A Connecticut jury will begin a third day of deliberations on whether a man convicted in a deadly home invasion should be executed.

The New Haven jury considering the punishment for Steven Hayes resumes its work Sunday morning.

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

His attorney has argued that Hayes is so isolated and anguished by the crime that life in prison would be worse than death.

But prosecutors say the death penalty is justice for a crime so heinous. They say Hayes and his co-defendant, Joshua Komisarjevsky (koh-mih-sar-JEV'-skee), were on a "power trip" when they tormented the family for seven hours before they killed them.

Komisarjevsky is awaiting trial.