Steven Hayes Formally Sentenced to Death for Cheshire, Conn. Murders

      NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man has been sentenced to
death for the killings of a woman and her two daughters in a
gruesome home invasion.

      Steven Hayes apologized for the crimes just before New Haven
Superior Court Judge Jon Blue pronounced the sentence Thursday

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

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

      Komisarjevsky goes on trial next year.

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