Penalty phase begins for convicted killer

Lawyers for convicted killer Steven Hayes are expected to argue today that their client should not receive the death penalty for his part in a

CHESHIRE - Lawyers for convicted killer Steven Hayes are expected to argue today that their client should not receive the death penalty for his part in a deadly home invasion.

The lawyers are expected to argue that putting Hayes to death will cost the state more money than keeping him in jail for life.

Last week, Hayes was convicted of murdering and sexually assaulting a mother and her two daughters after robbing their home in 2007.

His alleged accomplice is still awaiting trial.

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