CHESHIRE - The penalty phase begins today in the Cheshire home invasion trial of Joshua Komisarjevsky.

He was found guilty on 17 charges including capital felony killing, kidnapping, arson and sexual assault earlier this month.

The victims, Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters Hayley and Michaela, were tied up, molested, doused in gasoline and their home was set on fire.

Komisarjevsky could face the death penalty.

The penalty phase of the trial is expected to take about to six weeks.

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