Day three of deliberations ended with no decision on whether Joshua Komisarjevsky lives or dies, but the day was punctuated when jurors passed a note to judge seeking input on a legal aspect.
The jurors had questions on what constitutes a "minor role" in the death of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and if the jury should take into account just the strangulation or all the events leading up to her death. Steven Hayes, Komisarjevsky's co-defendant, strangled Hawke-Petit during the crime, and is now sitting on death row.
Judge Jon Blue said neither and referred them back to the count.
2nd Day of Deliberation Ends With No Verdict Update at 5:15 p.m. on Dec. 6
Jurors have yet to reach a decision on whether Joshua Komisarjevsky should be sentenced to death for his crimes. According to the Associated Press, deliberations lasted five hours and will continue tomorrow.
Jurors Consider Life or Death for Komisarjevsky Update at 7:45 p.m. on Dec. 5
Jurors began deliberating on whether Joshua Komisarjevsky should be put to death or sentenced to life in prison for his role in a home invasion turned triple murder. No decision was made on the first day, and the closed deliberations continue tomorrow.
For a complete recap of the trial, including a look back at both the guilt and penalty phases, .