Jury recommends death for man convicted in Conn. home invasion
Joshua Komisarjevsky was one of two men convicted of murder in the 2007 deaths of a woman and her two daughters.
December 9th, 2011
03:39 PM ET

Jury recommends death for man convicted in Conn. home invasion

A jury on Friday recommended that Joshua Komisarjevsky receive the death penalty for his role in a deadly Connecticut home invasion in 2007.

At a later date, a judge will weigh the jury's recommendation in sentencing Komisarjevsky, who was convicted in October on six felony charges.

Komisarjevsky's accomplice, Steven Hayes - the first defendant to stand trial in the case - was sentenced to death after a jury convicted him on 16 of 17 charges last year.

Prosecutors argued that Hayes and Komisarjevsky went into the Petit home, beat and tied up William Petit, raped and strangled his wife, molested one of their daughters and set the house on fire before attempting to flee.

The two daughters, who were both tied to their beds, died of smoke inhalation, while William Petit managed to escape from the basement, where he had been held.

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  1. Curious

    "pliers and blowtorches. Get medival on his azz."

    December 9, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Portland tony

    I'm opposed to the death penalty in most cases.HOWEVER This man should be dragged through hell for eternity by his privates. This is one evil dude where his death penalty isn't half as severe as his punishment should be.

    December 9, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    @ Portland tony@ Curious
    couldn't agree more.

    December 9, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. F1

    My punishment is to graphic to share out of respect to fellow bloggers

    December 10, 2011 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  5. brian chanda

    Life is in Gods image. God demands death for any who loses respect for this element. Preach christ and execute him so that his soul may be spared but his body punished.

    December 10, 2011 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      This man has no soul and to try to preserve it goes against any of God's commandments. This man's existence on earth only goes to solidify my belief in an eternal battle of good vs. evil.

      December 10, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
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