NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut jurors are seeing rope and panty hose used to tie up two girls left to die in a fire during a brutal home invasion in 2007, as well as their charred beds and suspected gas poured nearby on the floor.
Sgt. Karen Gabianelli took the stand Tuesday in the trial of Joshua Komisarjevsky (koh-mih-sar-JEV'-skee) in New Haven Superior Court. He faces a possible death sentence if convicted.
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 after cutting off her clothes with scissors, but blames Hayes for the three killings.
Prosecutors showed jurors the girl's cut bra.