Conn. home invasion trial to continue

This inmate photo released by the Connecticut Department of Correction shows Steven Hayes, convicted of killing Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters during a home invasion in Cheshire, Conn., in 2007. ((AP Photo/Connecticut Department of Correction))

September 19, 2010 10:58:57 AM PDT
Testimony will be continuing in the murder trial of a man charged in the killings of a woman and her two daughters during a 2007 home invasion in Connecticut.

Steven Hayes' trial in New Haven Superior Court is scheduled to resume Monday. He and another defendant, Joshua Komisarjevsky, who awaits trial, face the possibility of the death penalty if convicted.

Last week's testimony focused on the events of July 23, 2007, when Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters, 17-year-old Hayley and 11-year-old Michaela, were killed in their Cheshire home. Both defendants are also accused of sexual assault and setting fire to the house.

Prosecutors showed jurors disturbing photos of the burned crime scene last week, including pictures of the victims' bodies.