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Lawyer: Komisarjevsky Would Plead Guilty if Spared



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    Joshua Komisarjevsky, left, and Steven Hayes, right face the death penalty if convicted in connection with three murders in Cheshire in July of 2007.

    An attorney for Joshua Komisarjevsky says his client would plead guilty to the charges in the Cheshire home invasion case if he is spared the death penalty.

    He and Steven Hayes are accused of killing Jennifer Hawke Petit and her daughters, Hayley, and Michaela, during a home invasion in 2007.

    Komisarjevsky’s attorney, Jeremiah Donovan, told The Associated Press on Friday that his client has no plans to change his not guilty plea unless the state agrees not to pursue a death sentence. He noted that he's offered that deal from the beginning of the case.

    Donovan's comments came a day after Hayes said he wants to plead guilty. Hayes' attorneys are opposing that move, which is not part of a plea deal.

    The Associated Press left a telephone message with New Haven State's Attorney Michael Dearington.