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Jury Deliberates For 2nd Day in Home Invasion Case

Photo released in Feb. 2010 by the Connecticut Department of Correction shows convicted killer Steven Hayes.

Photo released in Feb. 2010 by the Connecticut Department of Correction shows convicted killer Steven Hayes.  (AP )

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut -- Jurors deciding if a man convicted in a deadly Connecticut home invasion should be executed have gone home after a second day of deliberating without reaching a decision.

Steven Hayes was convicted last month of killing a Cheshire woman and her two daughters in 2007.

The New Haven jury weighed Hayes' sentence for a second day Saturday, at one point asking to hear some of the testimony from a psychiatrist who said Hayes was in an extreme emotional state triggered after another man also charged in the case.

Hayes was convicted of sexually assaulting and strangling Jennifer Hawke-Petit, pouring gasoline on her two daughters and setting their house on fire. The jury is to return to court Sunday.