New Haven, Conn. (WTNH) - The second Cheshire home invasion trial resumed this morning with a police detective saying Joshua Komisarjevsky never asked for anything in return for his confession.'s taped confession to police.
*** Warning: part of the confession aired on WTNH and is available online, here. It contains some graphic material that may not be appropriate for children and young readers. Discretion is advised. ***
Det. Joseph Vitello resumed his testimony this morning and was questioned by Komisarjevsky's attorneys. He testified never showed emotion during his confession, and showed no hesitation talking with police.
On the tape, which was played for jurors last week, Komisarjevsky admitted to beating Dr. William Petit with a bat and molesting Petit's youngest daughter Michaela in the July 2007 home invasion.
The defense also pointed out how it was Komisarjevsky, not Steven Hayes, who first told police outside the stolen SUV that there were three women inside the burning home, one dead, strangled - and two others that were upstairs.
But when the state resumed their questioning, Det. Vitello recounted how Komisarjevsky only offered up that initial information of the women trapped inside after being questioned by officers on the scene.
Also during his testimony Monday, Det. Vitello said Komisarjevsky told him he took pictures of Michaela with his cell phone because he'd send them to Steven Hayes if Jennifer Hawke-Petit wasn't cooperating at the bank when withdrawing money.
Komisarjevsky blames Hayes for the killings. At his trial Hayes blamed Komisarjevsky. Prosecutors say both men are equally responsible. If Komisarjevsky is convicted he could face the death penalty. Hayes has already been sentenced to death.
The start of testimony was delayed Monday because jurors were late getting to court. Judge Jon Blue spoke with them about being on time, and said and told them that being habitually late could cost a day.
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