Home Invasion Killer |Resentenced to Life

     (CN) — A Connecticut man condemned to die for killing a woman and her two daughters during a 2007 home invasion was resentenced Tuesday to six life sentences without the possibility of parole.
     Joshua Komisarjevsky is the third death row prisoner resentenced to life after the state Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty is unconstitutional.
     Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes, who has also been resentenced, were convicted of breaking into the home of physician Dr. William Petit Jr. in 2007 and murdering Petit’s wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, and their daughters Hayley, 17, and Michaela, 11.
     Hayes was resentenced to six consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole on June 14.
     Trial testimony showed the men tied up and tortured the family as they ransacked the Petit home. Komisarjevsky sexually assaulted Michaela, and Hayes raped and strangled Hawke-Petit.
     They then doused the home with gasoline and set it on fire.
     The girls died of smoke inhalation. Dr. Petit survived.
     No Petit family members appeared at either man’s resentencing.

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