Ct. Home Invasion Murder Trial Postponed; Will Resume Wednesday

The judge in the murder trial of Steven Hayes has been hospitalized

Monday, Sep 20, 2010  |  Updated 12:23 PM EDT
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The murder trial of Steven Hayes is postponed until Wednesday because the judge is hospitalized with an undisclosed ailment.

Judge Jon Blue is listed in good condition at Yale-New Haven Hospital on Monday, an upgrade from fair condition on Sunday.

Superior Court Judge Roland Fasano held a hearing at 10 a.m. on Monday and said Judge Blue is hospitalized for observation, feels fine and the case will resume on Wednesday.

Yale-New Haven Hospital spokesman Mark D'Antonio told the Associated Press earlier Monday that it was not clear when Blue would be discharged.

Late Sunday night, The Petit Family Foundation posted on its Facebook page: "Court will be postponed until Wednesday." 

Ann Baldwin, spokesperson for Dr. William Petit, confirmed the news but could not offer further details.

According to a report in the Hartford Courant, Judge Blue, was hospitalized after feeling light-headed.

An on-call executive at the hospital confirmed Blue was being treated there and gave his condition but wouldn't release any other information. In the past, court proceedings have been delayed due to Steven Hayes' health problems. 

The trial is expected to resume on Wednesday, with testimony from state Sgt. Karen Gabianelli, who collected evidence from the 2007 crime scene.

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