Los Angeles Times

Dr. William Petit , his sister Johanna Chapman

Dr. William Petit and his sister Johanna Chapman leave New Haven Superior Court Thursday. Lawyers wrapped up closing arguments and the judge gave sentencing instructions to the jury, who will begin sentencing deliberations in Steven Hayes' murder trial Friday. They will decide whether Hayes will get the death penalty or life in prison without parole.BETTINA HANSEN / HARTFORD COURANT