Death sentence in Connecticut home invasion
Jurors convicted Joshua Komisarjevsky in October on six capital felony charges.
January 27th, 2012
02:47 PM ET

Death sentence in Connecticut home invasion

A judge in New Haven, Connecticut, sentenced a 31-year-old man to death Friday for his role in a deadly home invasion that killed a woman and her two daughters in 2007.

Jurors convicted Joshua Komisarjevsky in October on six capital felony charges. The 12-member jury had recommended death by lethal injection on each of the counts.

The man convicted of being Komisarjevsky's accomplice, Steven Hayes, was sentenced to death in 2010. Juries convicted the pair on charges that they beat and tied up Dr. William Petit Jr., raped and strangled his wife, molested one of their daughters and set the house on fire before trying to flee.

Petit is the sole survivor of the attack that killed his wife and two daughters.

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  1. raven

    What punishment did his accomplices receive? And I think Dr.Petit has suffered enough without conspiracy theorists trying to besmirch his name.Shame on you.

    January 27, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Portland tony

    If your theory is true, I would think the time is right for a plea deal for the two guys who were given the death penalty. Whoops too late!

    January 27, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. raven

    What punishment did his accomplices receive? And I think the Doctor has suffered enough without conspiracy theorists trying to besmirch his name.Shame on you.Shame.On.You.

    January 27, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    I don't know if the rest of you guys caught it but the jury recommended lethal injection on all three counts. It seems to me, after the first lethal injection, the other two would be useless. Yes, I'm nitpickicking. So sue me.

    January 27, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • leeintulsa

      after 3 injections, he might be immune.. THEN he'd live forever..

      January 27, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Clydster

    I could speed things up for these monsters, i taught my daughters that monsters are real. I have friends in the california doj, i asked them to show me photos of murderers and one of them happened to be somebody i went to highschool with. Anyways, i could ssslllooowwwlllyyy put these guys to death and it would be a privelege to do so .and when im done after about 12 hours , then ill start on the second one, and the best part of it is is i walk away with a clear conscious. Death sentences carried out. Free of charge!!

    January 28, 2012 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Philip

    This man deserves a medal,call the president to shake his hand and give him a kiss

    January 28, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Andreas Moser

    If you try to pick apart the justifications for punishment, punishment is almost never justified: http://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2011/09/21/punishment-reason-constraint/

    January 29, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. sgtnitnoy

    I wish it does not take so long to eliminate this sub-human from society.

    January 29, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Andreas Moser

      There are no sub-humans: http://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/desires-and-values/

      January 29, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Tcr c2

    @andreas moser......... I correct my self im sorry, punish the monsters. If people in the public society could see or understand what these monsters are like than society would be more apt to carry out executions immediately! So for me or anybody else who pays there taxs and to have to house these people in a facility that i have to pay for even in another state through federal taxes it ticks me off when people sit on death row for 20yrs to await death, and laugh about there crime, and all the other crimes they have commited in the past, so for these monsters to sit back and get 3 meals a day and a bed on my buck to them over a long period of time its just a bad dream for them and they have forgotten the feeling of the crimes commited

    January 29, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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