Witnesses began describing the final moments of and futile attempts to save a Connecticut mother and her two daughters inside their burning home, opening the trial Monday for one of the men who authorities claim is responsible for their murders.
"A calculated, cold-blooded predator." That was how Connecticut Judge James Bentivegna described a then 22-year-old Joshua Komisarjevsky on December 20, 2002, when the defendant was sentenced after being convicted on 12 counts of burglary.
A close friend of a woman who was killed -- along with her two daughters -- during a 2007 home invasion said she hopes that an upcoming trial gives a feeling of peace and justice for residents of the quiet Connecticut town where the incident occurred.
Connecticut jurors recessed Saturday without deciding the sentence of Steven Hayes, who was convicted of killing two sisters and their mother during a brutal 2007 home invasion. He faces life in prison or death.
A court clerk at the trial of Steven Hayes, who was convicted of capital murder in a 2007 Connecticut home invasion, read Tuesday from writings of Hayes' alleged accomplice describing the incident in graphic detail.
A man accused in a deadly 2007 Connecticut home invasion was back in prison Wednesday after being hospitalized earlier this week, delaying jury selection for his trial, according to a person who was in a court hearing.