Sentenced to Death
Home Invasion and Triple Homocide
In perhaps this country’s most highly publicized home invasion, Steven Hayes was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder and torture of a mother and her two daughters in Cheshire, Connecticut. The trial of his accomplice, Joshua Komisarjevsky, was completed on December 2.
Prosecutor Gary Nicholson said in his sentencing closing argument that Joshua Komisarjevsky deserves the death penalty. “It was shockingly brutal. It was evil. It was vicious,” Nicholson said, adding the men created a “hellish inferno.”
The judge is currently considering Komisarjevsky’s sentence.