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Court rejects appeal of killer of 3 in home invasion

Joshua Komisarjevsky that the state’s failure to move his trial out of New Haven to counter pretrial publicity denied him a fair trial.
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FILE - This July 2007 file photo provided by police, made available Sept. 21, 2011, by the Connecticut Judicial Branch as evidence and presented in the Joshua Komisarjevsky trial in New Haven, Conn., shows a fire-damaged portion of the William Petit home in Cheshire, Conn. The Connecticut Supreme Court issued a 7-0 decision Monday, April 12, 2021, upholding the convictions against Joshua Komisarjevsky. Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes are serving life prison sentences for the killings of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters, 11-year-old Michaela and 17-year-old Hayley, in their Cheshire home. (Connecticut Judicial Branch via AP, File)

CHESHIRE, Conn. — The Connecticut Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a man convicted of murder, sexual assault and other crimes in the killings of a woman and her daughters, ages 11 and 17, in a 2007 home invasion.

Justices issued a 7-0 decision Monday upholding the convictions against Joshua Komisarjevsky.

He appealed on several arguments including that the state’s failure to move his trial out of New Haven to counter pretrial publicity denied him a fair trial.

Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes are serving life prison sentences for the killings of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters, 11-year-old Michaela and 17-year-old Hayley, in their Cheshire home.

Credit: AP
FILE - In this photo supplied by the Connecticut State Police, Steven Hayes is shown. The Connecticut Supreme Court issued a 7-0 decision Monday, April 12, 2021 upholding the convictions against Joshua Komisarjevsky. Hayes and Komisarjevsk are serving life prison sentences for the killings of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters, 11-year-old Michaela and 17-year-old Hayley, in their Cheshire, Conn. home.(Connecticut State Police via AP)
Credit: AP
FILE - In this July 2007 photograph supplied by the Connecticut State Police, Joshua Komisarjevsky is shown. The Connecticut Supreme Court issued a 7-0 decision Monday, April 12, 2021, upholding the convictions against Komisarjevsky. Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes are serving life prison sentences for the killings of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters, 11-year-old Michaela and 17-year-old Hayley, in their Cheshire, Conn., home. (Connecticut State Police via AP)

    

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