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Jury sends first note in Conn. home invasion case

Jury asks first questions in sentencing of man in 2007 Conn. home invasion that left 3 dead By The Associated Press

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) ' A Connecticut jury weighing whether a man should get the death penalty for killing a woman and her two daughters in a home invasion has asked its first questions.

The defense argues Joshua Komisarjevsky (koh-mih-sar-JEV'-skee) should get a life sentence because he played a relatively minor role compared to his accomplice, Steven Hayes.

The jury asked if that argument is satisfied if Komisarjevsky played a relatively minor role in only one of the three killings. The judge says yes.

Jurors also asked how to determine if Komisarjevsky played a minor role in the mother's death. The judge says they should focus on his role in aiding his accomplice in causing her death during her kidnapping.

The jury is deliberating for a third day.

Hayes, who strangled the woman, is on death row.

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