Connecticut Home Invasion Trial: Judge Jon Blue in Hospital
Another Delay in the Connecticut Home Invasion Trial After Judge Jon Blue Was Hospitalized on Monday
Steven Hayes' trial has once again been put on hold after Judge Jon Blue was hospitalized for an unknown ailment on Monday. The trial has been postponed until Wednesday, but at this point it is unclear if the 61-year-old judge will be well enough to attend on Wednesday. He is considered to be good condition Monday afternoon.
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Steven Hayes is currently on trial for the deaths of Jennifer Hawke-Petit, Hayley Petit and Michaela Petit. Hayes, along with Joshua Komisarjevsky, entered the Petit family home on July 23 2007, beat Dr. Petit, the only survivor, sexually assaulted his wife and Michaela and then set the house on fire.
Hayes' trail has been beset by delays starting last week when the jurors were first show pictures of the crime scene and CCTV footage from Jennifer Hawke-Petit being forced to take money out of the bank about 40 minutes before she was killed.
Judge Blue decided to cut Wednesday's proceedings short after the he acknowledged it had been a difficult day. The judge told jurors at the end of the day that they had been through the worst testimony and that it was OK to hug one another.
On Tuesday, one juror was dismissed after telling the judge it was too difficult to listen to the testimony.
Then last Thursday the trial was delayed because Steven Hayes reportedly suffered 'seizure-like symptoms' according to his lawyer Thomas Ullman, and the judge ruled the condition was serious enough to warrant a trial delay until Monday morning. His lawyer also said Hayes urinated on himself then asked for a delay.
Now the trial will suffer another delay until at least Wednesday.