Second defendant convicted in Connecticut home invasion trial
October 13th, 2011
04:40 PM ET

Second defendant convicted in Connecticut home invasion trial

JJoshua Komisarjevsky, the second man to be tried in connection with a deadly 2007 Connecticut home invasion, was found guilty on all counts during the second day of deliberations Thursday in a case that drew worldwide attention and sparked broader discussions about safety in the home.

Komisarjevsky (pictured) was convicted of 17 charges, including three counts of murder, four counts of kidnapping, and charges of burglary, arson and assault.

He could receive the death penalty.

The trial has gone on for a little over three weeks, during which time jurors heard emotional testimony detailing the deaths of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters - 17-year-old Hayley Petit and 11-year-old Michaela Petit.

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  1. citizen

    Accept and embrace the rich as your benevolent and caring masters.

    October 13, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • What_are_you_thinking?!

      Yes, that is exactly true. The only reason he was found guilty is because thats what the rich people want. He is completely innocent. Another innocent citizen being held down by the "man".

      October 13, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pietra

      Are you two puff puff passing?

      October 13, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio)"Right Wing Insanity"

    He could recieve the death penaly He could recieve an aquittal and be out Monday morning. Had he tried his little here, "he'd of been smoked before he got through the door." 😉

    October 13, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio)"Right Wing Insanity"

    These stupid little buttons. SORRY for all my typos.

    October 13, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio)"Right Wing Insanity"

    Being the system handling the case, all joking aside, I hope they prosecute him to the fullest extent of law. No family, and I mean NO family should have endured what this man has put them through. @citizen – get a life!

    October 13, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Eye for a Eye

    He should be burned at the stake on National TV. Tonight

    October 13, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jimmy Hoffa (D-Cal)

    We should forgive him for his sins. Live and let live.

    October 13, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    Jeff, he was convicted.

    I have followed this crime from the start, and what these men did was absolute gratuitous cruelty for it's own sake.
    You are right about one thing, Jeff Frank; no man should have to endure what this poor man has.
    No man should have to bury his whole family...

    October 13, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Name*eileen

    he should suffer as he done. but how ya gonna kill him three times. i guess they could flatline him twice and bring him back and then ... off to hell he goes.

    October 13, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Goose

    Let's skip the penalty faze and head straight to castration.

    October 14, 2011 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  10. Portland Tony

    This is the kind of case that takes away all of my arguments and feelings about the death penalty. This guy is beyond redemption. He exemplifies evil. Call it what you will ...a deterrent, revenge, blood -lust or whatever...This man should be put to death. There is no justification for his actions. NONE!

    October 14, 2011 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    @Portland Tony:

    October 14, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  12. CK

    Joshua was my neighbor and I have a daughter that was 15 at the time of the murders, the same age as the young mother of his child. Perhaps he is now thinking, "maybe I should have just applied for a job at the Stop-N-Shop". Could've, would've, should've, Josh, His loser buddy will keep him company in the next life. I hear it is really really warm so he can pack lightly.

    October 15, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Hide Behind

    Odd how one hears Sharia law spoken by so many who then call those who use it barbarians.
    Before justice left the courtrooms and the God Judges began their rule a jury could recomend the pubishment and was allowed to question both the accused and the witnesses.
    Jury nullification while not unheard of was a very infrequent event.
    It worked both ways as in places where judges were too lenient or outright crooked both they and lawyers never knew until foreman of jury read the verdict.
    Today a vharge is brought and the jufge insrructs the jury and even after determination of guolt has final say on penalty, bypassing the publics will in many cases.
    Good or bad of penalty phase but IMHO, if left to the callous minds and the ignorance of humane rules drawing and quartering would be the norm.
    Seems to be a lot of ones who would get vicarious pleasure out of viewing or being the executioners.
    We've gone a long ways back baby.

    October 26, 2012 at 3:02 am | Report abuse |