These Prison Diaries May Be Used Against You in a Court of Law

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Photo: Connecticut Department of Public Safety

In an attempt to avoid the death penalty, Steven Hayes's defense team read passages from Joshua Komisarjevsky's confiscated prison diaries to paint Komisarjevsky as the mastermind behind the grisly home invasion that led to rape and a triple murder in Connecticut in 2007. Komisarjevsky's sickening diaries taunt Dr. William Petit, the family's lone survivor, and refer to Komisarjevsky's "rapturous control" over Michaela, the Petit's 11-year-old daughter. [NYP]