NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — One of two men who killed a woman and her two daughters inside their Connecticut home in 2007 has formally dropped an appeal of his conviction.
Steven Hayes told a Superior Court judge on Tuesday that he is guilty and gave up his pursuit of a new trial.
The Hartford Courant (http://cour.at/2as7AwB ) reports that Hayes said the only thing a new round of hearings could accomplish would be a presentation of the specific roles he and his accomplice Joshua Komisarjevsky (koh-mih-sar-JEV'-skee) had in the 2007 Cheshire home invasion. The men were convicted in the slayings of Jennifer Hawke-Petit (hawk PET'-it) and her two daughters.
A lawyer for Hayes had previously withdrawn the appeal, and the hearing was held to confirm the decision.
Komisarjevsky's appeal of his conviction is still pending.
Information from: Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com