Jurors were split over whether to doom Steven Hayes to death row or sentence him to life in prison for the grisly murder of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters, according to jury notes released by the court today.
The jury's struggle to agree on a sentence for Hayes, 47, came towards the end of their first day of deliberations when they sent a note to Judge Jon Blue.
"What does it mean to unanimously find the existence of a statutory mitigating factor?" the note asked.
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