Jurors hear confession in Connecticut home invasion.

Speaking matter-of-factly and laughing occasionally, a Connecticut man told police…

Speaking matter-of-factly and laughing occasionally, a Connecticut man told police in a recorded confession played for jurors Wednesday how he and another man terrorized a family during a brutal home invasion that left a woman and her two daughters dead.

Joshua Komisarjevsky mostly sounds subdued and calls the crime “home invasion gone terribly wrong.” He details how he beat a sleeping Dr. William Petit with a bat, tied up him and his family, and molested his 11-year-old daughter, Michaela.

But Komisarjevsky blamed his co-defendant, Steven Hayes, for turning a home robbery into a triple murder by strangling Petit’s wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, and dousing the house with gas and setting it on fire. Michaela and her 17-year-old sister, Hayley, died of smoke inhalation.

Source: John Christoffersen for the Associated Press.

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