CHESHIRE - (AP) - A Connecticut man has been sentenced todeath for the killings of a woman and her two daughters in agruesome home invasion.

Steven Hayes apologized for the crimes just before New HavenSuperior Court Judge Jon Blue pronounced the sentence Thursdaymorning.

A jury that convicted Hayes in the killings condemned him todeath last month.

Hayes sexually assaulted and strangled Hawke-Petit. Authoritiessay he and Joshua Komisarjevsky (koh-mih-sahr-JEF'-skee) tied thegirls to their beds, poured gasoline on or around them and set fireto their home in Cheshire.

Komisarjevsky goes on trial next year.

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