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Komisarjevsky's Daughter Offers Testimony This Week

November 26, 2011 by Josh Morgan

The daughter of convicted murdered Joshua Komisarjevsky testified in New Haven Superior Court earlier this week, and rarely spoke about her father.

The jury saw the roughly 25-minute testimony, which was videotaped a week ago. The child, who is around 9-years-old, was not aware she was being recorded. She only spoke about Komisarjevsky briefly, who she referred to as Josh.
Before the tape was played, Komisarjevsky rose and addressed Judge Jon C. Blue, and pleaded with him to withhold showing the tape. According to published reports about the statement, Komisarjevsky said, while his life was literally on the line, he didn’t want to expose his daughter to any harm by making her testify. Apparently, Komisarjevsky broke with his attorneys and delivered the statement on his own. Blue overruled his objection.
Komisarjevsky was already found guilty in October of all 17 charges against him. The same jury will now decide whether he spends the rest of his life in prison, or is sentenced to death. The case is expected to be given to the jury within the next couple of weeks.
The court was on break on Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday, but testimony is scheduled to resume on Monday morning. For a more detailed account of the last week of testimony, see the Dec. 1 issue of The Cheshire Herald.

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