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Man sentenced to death for CT home invasion

December 2, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A Connecticut man was sentenced to death for the murders of a woman and her two daughters during a home invasion.Steven Hayes apologized for the crimes just before his sentence was pronounced on Thursday.

Hayes was condemned to death by a jury on Nov. 8 for the brutal 2007 killings.

Hayes sexually assaulted and strangled Hawke-Petit. Hayes and another defendant, Joshua Komisarjevsky, tied the two girls to their beds and set the home on fire, according to officials.

Komisarjevsky is set to go on trial next year.

The Associated Press Contributed to this report.