Convicted killer found unresponsive in cell in Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn., March 11 (UPI) -- Steven Hayes, one of two men facing execution for a deadly home invasion in Connecticut, was in stable condition after a possible suicide try, officials said.

Hayes: Letter detailing murders is fake

HARTFORD, Conn., July 1 (UPI) -- Connecticut death row inmate Steven Hayes said he lied about killing 17 women as a suicide attempt.

Second death sentence in Conn. home invasion

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A Connecticut ex-con denied rape and murder Friday as he was sentenced to death for a deadly home invasion he carried out with a man he met in prison.

Death sentence for home invasion killer

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A jury in New Haven, Conn., Friday sentenced Joshua Komisarjevsky to death for the torture and murder of a woman and her two daughters in a home invasion.

Jury to watch killer's daughter on video

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Joshua Komisarjevsky's 9-year-old daughter will appear on videotape before a jury deciding if he'll be executed for a Connecticut triple-murder, officials said.

Murderer's daughter, 9, called to testify

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- A 9-year-old daughter of a man convicted of killing a Connecticut mother and her two daughters may have to testify at his death penalty hearing, officials say.

Home invasion-murders penalty phase begins

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The death penalty phase in Joshua Komisarjevsky's trial in Connecticut trial opened Tuesday with testimony about his previous 19 burglary convictions.

Death row man brags of killings in letters

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A man on death row for the home invasion killings of a Connecticut mother and her two daughters has written letters bragging of other killings, officials said.

Suspect convicted in home invasion murders

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Joshua Komisarjevsky could face the death penalty after his conviction Thursday in the murders of a mother and her two daughters in a Connecticut home invasion.

Jury deliberates home invasion killings

HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- A jury began deliberations Wednesday in the case of a man accused of killing a Connecticut mother and her two daughters during a home-invasion robbery.

Defense rests in Komisarjevsky home invasion killings

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Defense attorneys for Joshua Komisarjevsky, accused in the home-invasion killings of a Connecticut mother and her two daughters, have rested their case.

Defense starts in home invasion trial

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The defense in Joshua Komisarjevsky's Connecticut home invasion murder trial Wednesday set about trying to prove he didn't help set fire to the victims' home.

Mistrial denied in Day 10 of Conn. trial

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The judge in a Connecticut murder trial Monday rejected a call for a mistrial after a juror reported being approached by a supporter of the victims' family.

No mistrial in Conn. slaying case

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The defense in a Connecticut slaying case requested a mistrial after family members of the victims walked out during testimony, but the request was denied.

Fire set by home invaders killed girls

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A medical expert testified smoke inhalation killed a teenage girl and her younger sister when home invaders set fire to their Connecticut house in 2007.
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