Komisarjevsky's stint at halfway house recounted

AP News
Posted: Nov 16, 2011 5:20 PM
Komisarjevsky's stint at halfway house recounted

A Connecticut halfway house manager has testified that a man convicted in a fatal home invasion did well there after serving prison time for nearly 20 burglaries.

Jaclyn Osden took the stand Wednesday in the penalty phase of Joshua Komisarjevsky's (koh-mih-sar-JEV'-skee's) trial. A jury that convicted him last month in the 2007 killings of a woman and her two young daughters in Cheshire will decide whether he gets the death penalty or life in prison.

Komisarjevsky was at the Hartford halfway house in 2006. The defense is trying to show that he has good qualities and shouldn't get the death penalty.

The trial continues Thursday with a hearing on whether the courtroom should be closed to the public when the jury hears videotaped testimony from Komisarjevsky's 9-year-old daughter.