Conn. Triple Murder Suspect Won't Change Plea, Continues to Trial

Tuesday, Apr 6, 2010  |  Updated 2:14 PM EDT
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Conn. Triple Murder Suspect Won't Change Plea, Continues to Trial

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

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A triple murder suspect has told a Connecticut judge he no longer wishes to change his plea to guilty in the home invasion killings of a woman and her two daughters.

Forty-six year old Steven Hayes and 29-year-old Joshua Komisarjevsky are charged with capital felony, murder and sexual assault in the deaths of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters, ages 11 and 17.

A hearing was scheduled for Tuesday morning after Hayes indicated last week he wished to plead guilty.

After a meeting with lawyers and the judge Tuesday, Hayes said it is now his wish to keep his not guilty plea, and continue to trial.

The judge then indicated that jury selection would resume.

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