Request for mistrial denied in Cheshire home invasion case

The judge in the Cheshire home invasion trial told attorneys for Joshua Komisarjevsky that he would not declare a mistrial after relatives of the three

NEW HAVEN - The judge in the Cheshire home invasion trial told attorneys for Joshua Komisarjevsky that he would not declare a mistrial after relatives of the three victims walked out in a group before testimony about an autopsy.

The attorneys called the move a stunt but the judge said they can come and go as they please.Komisarjevsky is on trial for the murders of Jennifer Hawke Petit and her two daughters.

If convicted, he could face the death penalty already handed down to co-defendant Steven Hayes.

Cheshire home invasion trial won't be moved

Trial set for 2nd defendant in Cheshire home invasion

Steven Hayes sentenced to death

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Police say an argument over a dirt bike 1 Police: Argument ends with at least 3 people being shot
VIDEO: Woman accused in murder plot pleads not 2 VIDEO: Woman accused in murder plot pleads not guilty
Neighborhood Brief for March 26 3 Neighborhood Brief for March 26
A new proposal is asking the federal government 4 Officials seek funding to protect Long Island Sound
Police say Evelyn Agyei lost control of her 5 Driver killed in Bridgeport crash

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE