Petit Jurors Split on Executing Convicted Triple Murderer Steven Hayes

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. After meeting...Full Story
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