Judge rules against convicted Cheshire killer

A judge has ruled that the man convicted in the deadly Cheshire home invasion can not bring up cost in the death penalty phase of

CHESHIRE - A judge has ruled that the man convicted in the deadly Cheshire home invasion can not bring up cost in the death penalty phase of his trial.

Attorneys for Steven Hayes had wanted to argue that it would be cheaper to keep him alive than to sentence him to death.

Hayes was convicted last week of murdering a woman and her two daughters in 2007. The same jury will begin hearings on his punishment Monday.

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