Jury resumes deliberations in home invasion case
by John Christoffersen
Associated Press
October 13, 2011 11:15 AM | 575 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This July 23, 2007 file photo, provided by the Connecticut State Police, shows Joshua Komisarjevsky, charged in a deadly 2007 home invasion in Cheshire, Conn. Komisarjevsky has been playing a "blame game" against his co-defendant, but it took two men to carry out the brutal 2007 home invasion, a prosecutor told a jury Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Connecticut State Police, File)
This July 23, 2007 file photo, provided by the Connecticut State Police, shows Joshua Komisarjevsky, charged in a deadly 2007 home invasion in Cheshire, Conn. Komisarjevsky has been playing a "blame game" against his co-defendant, but it took two men to carry out the brutal 2007 home invasion, a prosecutor told a jury Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Connecticut State Police, File)
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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A jury has begun its second day of deliberations in the trial of a Connecticut man charged with killing a woman and her two daughters during a night of terror inside their suburban home.

Jurors who heard the case against Joshua Komisarjevsky (koh-mih-sar-JEV’-skee) deliberated for about four hours Wednesday and resumed deliberations Thursday morning.

Komisarjevsky could face the death penalty if convicted of capital felony charges in the 2007 attack.

Authorities say he and a co-defendant, Steven Hayes, broke into the family’s Cheshire home, beat Dr. William Petit with a bat, tied his family up and forced his wife to withdraw money from a bank. The house was set on fire and the girls died from smoke inhalation.

Komisarjevsky has blamed Hayes for killing the family. Hayes was convicted last year and is on Connecticut’s death row.

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