Photos Show Bedrooms Turned Crime Scenes

Jurors were disturbed by some of the pictures they saw Tuesday.

Jurors are seeing rope and panty hose used to tie up two girls left to die in a fire during a brutal 2007 home invasion, as well as their charred beds and suspected gas poured nearby on the floor.

State police Sgt. Karen Gabianelli took the stand on Tuesday in the trial of Joshua Komisarjevsky in New Haven Superior Court. He faces a possible death sentence if convicted.

As some of the evidence was shown, Dr. William Petit, the only survivor closed his eyes.

His wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit and two daughters, Hayley, 17, and Michaela, 11, were killed during the home invasion.

The photos showed on Tuesday showed typical girl’s bedrooms transformed into gruesome crime scenes.

Steven Hayes, was convicted last year of strangling Jennifer and killing her two daughters and was sentenced to death.

Komisarjevsky admits to beating Dr. William Petit with a bat and molesting his younger daughter after cutting off her clothes with scissors, but blames Hayes for the three killings.

A police sergeant said Komisarjevsky had Michaela’s cell phone with him when police arrested him

Prosecutors showed jurors the girl's cut bra, a photo that the Petit and Hawke families were visibly upset to see.


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