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.