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Petit family murders

The horrific 2007 home invasion slayings of Connecticut mother Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters, Hayley and Michaela, resulted in a guilty verdict in October against 31-year-old Joshua Komisarjevsky. Jurors decided on the death penalty for Komisarjevsky in December. His accomplice, Steven Hayes, was convicted separately last year and sentenced to death. Above, a fire-damaged portion of the Petit home in Cheshire, Conn.
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