Newspaper: Conn. man bragged of 17 killings

By the Associated Press | October 25, 2011 | 1:25 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A published report says a Connecticut man convicted in a deadly home invasion bragged that he has killed 17 people, and disparaged his accomplice as "not even worthy" of his partnership.

The New Haven Register reports ( it acquired a letter that Steven Hayes allegedly wrote from prison, where he is on death row for a 2007 home invasion that killed a Cheshire woman and her two daughters.

The Register reports Hayes' letter to an unidentified pen pal bragged of kidnappings, rapes and murders and a penchant for taking women's sneakers as trophies.

A judge has rejected a request by attorneys for Hayes' accomplice, Joshua Komisarjevsky (koh-mih-sar-JEV'-skee), to introduce the letters in his defense. The judge called Hayes' claims uncorroborated.

Komisarjevsky faces life in prison or the death penalty when he is sentenced in coming weeks.


Information from: New Haven Register,