Jurors deliberate through 3rd day in Cheshire death penalty trial

Jurors continued to deliberate for a third day today in the death penalty phase of the trial of Joshua Komisarjevsky.

The jury must decide if Komisarjevsky, who was convicted for the murder of a Cheshire mother and her two daughters in 2007 during a home invasion, should receive the death penalty or life in prison for the murders.

Defense attorneys argue Komisarjevsky should not be put to death because he was sexually abused as a child and didn't get the proper psychological treatment.

The jury asked the judge today if they could begin deliberations an hour early tomorrow, if necessary.

Komisarjevsky's co-defendant, Steven Hayes, has already been sentenced to death for the murders.

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