September 28th, 2010
09:30 AM ET

Testimony resumes in Connecticut home invasion case

Swetha Iyengar
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(CNN) - Testimony resumes Tuesday in the trial of Steven Hayes, the man accused of killing three members of a Connecticut family in a 2007 home invasion.

Hayes, 47, who has entered a plea of not guilty, is currently on trial in New Haven, Connecticut, for the murders of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters.

The killings took place in the New Haven suburb of Cheshire in the early hours of July 23, 2007.

The home of Dr. William Petit, his wife Jennifer Hawke-Petit and two daughters was invaded in the middle of the night by Hayes and co-defendant Joshua Komisarjevsky, prosecutors say.

Connecticut State Police Det. Anthony Buglione, who interviewed Hayes following the incident, testified the duo beat Petit bloody and left him in the basement.

The two men then went upstairs and found Hawke-Petit and 11-year old Michaela Petit asleep in the master bedroom.

After tying Hawke-Petit to her bed, they led the girl to her room, tied her to her bed and put a pillowcase over her head, Hayes told Buglione.

They then found 17-year old Hayley Petit in her room and did the same, he said.

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  1. Arzantine

    The death penalty for both; no prison time!

    October 4, 2010 at 1:53 pm |
  2. cindy

    Are you for real, the death sentence should be inforced. Any home invasion with a death involved should have the death sentence, is there no safe place to be?

    September 29, 2010 at 7:46 am |
  3. ambria

    I lived not far from where this took place I know it has shaken the community.I also think they should let the husband decide weather they get the death penalty or life in prison. After all he knows what happened and it was his live and love that was taken. Him being the only survivor should have a say on the punishment. I think personally they should be put to death after about thirty years or more in prision.

    September 29, 2010 at 12:04 am |

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