Conn. home invasion killers close by on death row

December 13, 2011 - 3:55 PM

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Two Connecticut men condemned to die for killing a mother and her two daughters in a home invasion will be in the same prison for the first time since the 2007 crime, but their attorneys and experts say they are likely to have little, if any, interaction.

A jury decided Friday that Joshua Komisarjevsky (koh-mih-sar-JEV'-skee), should face death by lethal injection. His accomplice, Steven Hayes, was sentenced last year to death.

Hayes and Komisarjevsky blamed each other for escalating the crime, but prosecutors say it took both men to carry out the killings.

Komisarjevsky's attorney says he's in a medical unit, a standard procedure for a few days to ensure inmates don't harm themselves.

He says Komisarjevsky remains bitter toward Hayes and any conversation between them would be "very unpleasant."