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  • Joshua Komisarjevsky, sentenced to death in a gruesome home invasion in Connecticut in 2007, is pictured in March 2011. (AP Photo/Connecticut Department of Correction)

    Killer of 3 in Conn. says he considers requesting death

    A man on Connecticut's death row for the murder of a suburban mother and her two daughters says he believes the only way he will be put to death is if he volunteers for the lethal injection.

  • ** FILE ** This June 2007 file photo provided by Dr. William Petit Jr., shows Dr. Petit, left, with his daughters Michaela, front, Hayley, center rear, and his wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, on Cape Cod, Mass. Dr. Petit was severely beaten and his wife and two daughters were killed during a home invasion in Cheshire, Conn., July 23, 2007. (AP Photo/William Petit, File)

    U.S. home invasion killer sentenced to death

    A U.S. man was sentenced Friday to die for killing a woman and her two daughters during a night of terror in their suburban home, a crime that halted momentum to abolish the death penalty in the state of Connecticut.

  • ** FILE ** This July 23, 2007, file photo provided by the Connecticut State Police shows Joshua Komisarjevsky, charged in a deadly 2007 home invasion in Cheshire, Conn. A jury has condemned Komisarjevsky to death for killing a woman and her two daughters in the attack. (AP Photo/Connecticut State Police, File)

    Man condemned to death in Connecticut home invasion

    A jury condemned a U.S. man to death Friday for raping and strangling a woman and killing her two daughters in an attack that led to the defeat of a bill to abolish the death penalty in Connecticut and was compared to Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood."

  • **FILE** Joshua Komisarjevsky, shown in 2007, is on trial for killing a woman and her two daughters during a gruesome home invasion. (Associated Press/Connecticut State Police)

    Conn. man convicted in deadly '07 home invasion

    A man was convicted Thursday of murdering a woman and her two daughters in a gruesome 2007 home invasion in which family members were tied up, molested, doused in gas and left to die in a fire. He now faces a possible death sentence.

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    A Connecticut man was convicted Thursday of killing a woman and her two daughters during a gruesome 2007 home invasion in which family members were tied up, molested, doused in gasoline and left to die in a fire.

  • **FILE** Joshua Komisarjevsky, shown in 2007, is on trial for killing a woman and her two daughters during a gruesome home invasion. (Associated Press/Connecticut State Police)

    Jury deliberations begin in Conn. home-invasion case

    A judge denied an effort Wednesday by lawyers for a Connecticut man charged with killing a woman and her two daughters in a home invasion to reopen their defense based on letters from a co-defendant claiming he had committed numerous murders in the past. The case then went to the jury.

  • **FILE** Joshua Komisarjevsky, shown in 2007, is on trial for killing a woman and her two daughters during a gruesome home invasion. (Associated Press/Connecticut State Police)

    Defense: Conn. home-invasion co-defendant claims other killings

    Lawyers for a Connecticut man charged with killing a woman and her two daughters in a 2007 home invasion tried to delay closing arguments on Tuesday, saying the accused's co-defendant wrote letters claiming he had committed numerous other murders and rapes.

  • **FILE** Joshua Komisarjevsky, shown in 2007, is on trial for killing a woman and her two daughters during a gruesome home invasion. (Associated Press/Connecticut State Police)

    Conn. jury sees texts between 2 men in home-invasion case

    Jurors on Wednesday saw text messages between two men charged with killing a woman and her two young daughters, including a message in which one man told the other he was "chomping at the bit to get started."

  • ** FILE ** A June 2007 photo shows Dr. William Petit Jr. (left) with daughters Michaela (front) and Hayley (center rear) and wife Jennifer Hawke-Petit on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Dr. Petit was severely beaten and his wife and two daughters were killed during a home invasion in Cheshire, Conn., on July 23, 2007. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Dr. William Petit Jr., File)

    Survivor testifies again about Conn. home invasion

    A doctor whose wife and two daughters were killed in a home invasion told jurors Tuesday that he was attacked with a baseball bat in the middle of the night and described how he fell, crawled and rolled in his frantic escape to a neighbor's house.

  • Judge allows Twitter in Conn. home invasion trial

    A judge has rejected a request by a Connecticut man charged in a deadly home invasion to ban the use of Twitter during his trial.

  • ** FILE ** A June 2007 photo shows Dr. William Petit Jr. (left) with daughters Michaela (front) and Hayley (center rear) and wife Jennifer Hawke-Petit on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Dr. Petit was severely beaten and his wife and two daughters were killed during a home invasion in Cheshire, Conn., on July 23, 2007. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Dr. William Petit Jr., File)

    Conn. man sentenced to death in home-invasion murders

    A Connecticut man who said he was "tormented" by his crimes was sentenced to death on Thursday for the killings of a woman and her two daughters in a gruesome 2007 home invasion.

  • Dr. William Petit Jr., center, arrives at Superior Court in New Haven, Conn., on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. A Connecticut jury found a man guilty in the home invasion killings of Petit's wife and two daughters. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    Conn. jury convicts man in deadly home invasion

    A paroled burglar was convicted Tuesday of killing a mother and her two daughters in a 2007 home invasion in an affluent Connecticut town and now could be sentenced to death.

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