State fire marshal expected to continue testimony in 2007 Connecticut home invasion trialBy AP
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Connecticut home invasion trial resumes
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A state fire marshal is expected to return to the witness stand in the trial of one of two men charged with killing a mother and her two daughters in a 2007 Connecticut home invasion.
Paul Makuc of the state fire marshal’s office is due to resume testifying Tuesday in New Haven Superior Court in the trial of Steven Hayes, who is charged in the killings of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters, 17-year-old Hayley and 11-year-old Michaela.
Prosecutors say Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky (koh-mih-sar-JEFF’-skee), who is awaiting trial, tied the girls to their beds at their Cheshire home and poured gasoline on or around them before burning the house.
On Friday, Makuc described evidence of an accelerant around Michaela’s bed and on her body and a similar pattern of poured liquid on Hayley’s bed.