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Conn. Home Invasion: Trial date set for second suspect in Petit family murders

Joshua Komisarjevsky
WSFB
Conn. Home Invasion: Trial date set for second suspect in Petit family murders
Joshua Komisarjevsky
WSFB

(CBS/WSFB) NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The trial date has been set for Joshua Komisarjevsky, the second man charged in the brutal 2007 Connecticut home invasion that left three members of the Petit family dead. 

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Komisarjevsky could face the death penalty at his trial set for September 19.

Jury selection will begin in March.

In December, Steven Hayes was sentenced to death on six capital charges for his role in the home invasion, according to WSFB.

CNN reports that the announcement was made Friday.

Komisarjevsky is accused of invading the Petit family's Cheshire, Conn. home with Hayes in July 2007.

Dr. William Petit was beaten and tied up and his wife Jennifer Hawke-Petit was raped and strangled after Hayes forced her to go to a bank and withdraw $15,000 from an account, reports WSFB.

Their two daughters, Hayley Petit, 17, and Michaela Petit, 11, were tied to their beds and left to die after officials say the house was set on fire by the suspects as they fled.

Petit was able to escape to a neighbor's home, but Hawke-Petit and her two daughters were killed.

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