Suspect in Petit Family Murder Seeks Plea to Avoid Death Penalty

A man who faces a possible death penalty when his trial begins Wednesday in the gruesome murder of Dr. William Petit's family is offering to plead guilty if prosecutors will agree to give him life in prison instead. But prosecutors said that it's not Joshua Komisarjevsky's place to make a plea deal. Connecticut State Attorney Michael Dearington, who is prosecuting Komisarjevsky, makes it clear that "as a general proposition of law, only prosecutors can negotiate plea...Full Story
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