published Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Connecticut home invasion trial continues

This July 2007 police photo released by the Connecticut Judicial Branch as evidence presented Wednesday, Sept. 21, 201l in the Joshua Komisarjevsky trial in New Haven, Conn., Superior Court, shows a fire-damaged portion of the Petit home in Cheshire, Conn., where three family members were killed during a home invasion July 23, 2007. (AP Photo/Connecticut Judicial Branch)
This July 2007 police photo released by the Connecticut Judicial Branch as evidence presented Wednesday, Sept. 21, 201l in the Joshua Komisarjevsky trial in New Haven, Conn., Superior Court, shows a fire-damaged portion of the Petit home in Cheshire, Conn., where three family members were killed during a home invasion July 23, 2007. (AP Photo/Connecticut Judicial Branch)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The trial of a Connecticut paroled burglar charged with a brutal home invasion that left a woman and her two daughters dead is resuming.

A state police detective is scheduled to testify for the second day running on Tuesday in New Haven Superior Court about evidence collected at the scene.

Joshua Komisarjevsky (koh-mih-sar-JEV'-skee) faces a possible death sentence if convicted of the crime in July 2007 in Cheshire.

His co-defendant, Steven Hayes, was convicted last year of strangling Jennifer Hawke-Petit and killing her two daughters, Hayley and Michaela. Hayes was sentenced to death.

Komisarjevsky admits to beating Dr. William Petit with a bat and molesting his younger daughter, but blames Hayes for the three killings. Hayes blamed Komisarjevsky, but prosecutors say both men are equally responsible.

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