Police recordings released in 2nd Cheshire home invasion trial

NEW HAVEN - The trial for the man accused of killing Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters, Hayley and Michaela, in the Cheshire home invasion continues today.

A detective is expected to take the stand.

Yesterday, the jury learned that Hayley, 17, died of smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning.

The medical examiner testified that she had been tied to her bed but managed to break free. The chilling police recordings of suspect Joshua Komisarjevsky were released.

Komisarjevsky said this about the victims, "They did what they were supposed to do, there was no reason for them to die. They were compliant the entire way, both very bright young ladies. Even the mother shouldn't have died."

Dr. William Petit, the lone survivor of the attack, was not in the courtroom yesterday for the medical examiner's testimony.

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