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Jury starts day 3 of talks in Conn. home invasion

Jury starts day 3 of talks in sentencing of man in 2007 Conn. home invasion that left 3 dead By The Associated Press

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) ' A Connecticut jury is deliberating for a third day on whether a man convicted of killing a woman and her two daughters in a home invasion should get the death penalty or life in prison.

The New Haven Superior Court jury deliberated about seven hours total Monday and Tuesday in the sentencing phase of Joshua Komisarjevsky's (koh-mih-sar-JEV'-skee) trial. Jurors continued their discussions Wednesday.

The jury also asked the judge if they could come in at 9 a.m. Thursday instead of 10 a.m., if necessary.

Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes were convicted of killing Jennifer Hawke-Petit and daughters Hayley and Michaela at their Cheshire home in 2007. Hayes is on death row.

Defense attorneys say Komisarjevsky should not be condemned to death because was sexually abused as a child and never got proper psychological help.

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