Connecticut Home Invasion Trial – William Petit Testimony
Connecticut Home Invasion Trial – William Petit Testimony – Today was the fourth day of testimony in the trial of a Connecticut home invasion. The suspect, Steven Hayes, moved forward with the trial despite the fact that he suffered a seizure on Wednesday night. His attorney said that his client had suffered from the symptoms of a seizure, but that he had decided to move on with the trial regardless. Hates did not get any sleep on Wednesday night, and was visibly tired in the court room, rubbing his eyes throughout the proceedings.
Today, the individuals who were the first to respond to the scene of the crime took to the stand, making for a very emotional day in the court room. He is accused of entering their home during the early morning of July 23, 2007, beating and binding Dr. William Petit and then murdering his wife and two daughters. The prosecution has said that the younger girls were sexually assaulted during the crime, and have said that they believe that Hayes is a career criminal.
Several jurors, along with members of the family, broke down to tears when pictures of the bodies were shown in the court room. One juror was asked to leave after he said that it was too hard for him to listen to the testimony, and he was replaced by a number of individuals. The trial was cut short on Wednesday after the judge admitted that it had been a tough day, and told jurors that they had made it through the worst of the information and that it would get better from here on out.
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