Nov 29, 2011

The old one - two punch by Komisarjevsky and lawyers Re Daughter's so called " Testimony"

Here they go again. And What a performance.

The very day that Joshua Komisarjevsky's attorney's were about to play the video - taped "testimony" of Komisarjevsky's now estranged nine year old daughter ( a little girl who by the way calls her biological father" Nana's son Josh" who is in jail for something...) , we were all in for a surprise! 

The Surprise

A "last minute"  transparently - staged intervening by Joshua Komisarjevsky, who had months to intervene, yet waited to this last possible and therefore, least potent moment, on the very day that his daughters videotaped conversation with a therapist was scheduled to be played for his Jury. The video-taped "testimony" was motioned for by his very own defense attorneys well over a month ago!

Judge Blue, in his predictably defense accomodating mode, approved the motion.

The sudden leaping into the fray and objecting to his child being "used" was actually a two-fold manipulation;

First and foremost this was an attempt by Komisarjevsky to officially save face, whilst still getting that attempt in for a empathetic emotional reaction from his JURY.

This morning in court, Mr. Komisarjevsky, suddenly, and literally at the 11th hour, purportedly asked to address the court regarding his daughters testimony" announcing that he was acting "against the advice of his attorneys" (ahem,.....)

His address to the court was an obviously pre-written and well-rehearsed " strenuous" objection to that day's scheduled presentation of his daughters video-taped testimony. The so called testimony which had been discussed in court and the media for weeks, was being used by the defense as a ploy to manipulate the court and the jury into what they hoped would be a facile reflexive emotional reaction which would then move them to have mercy giving Komisarjevsky a life sentence rather than the death penalty that the state is asking for and indeed the crimes demand.

And This reflexive compassion from the jury, the Komisarjevsky defense lawyers are hoping, will spring forth from said jurors (or even just one holdout, ,causing a mistrial ) because when they see Komisrajevsky's daughter, whom he in fact has not seen in over four years,they will be inclined to think of this child rapist killer as a father and this in turn will rattle their consciences and make them uneasy about putting him to death.

First of all Komisarjevsky impregnated an under age girl whilst he was 22 years of age and whether Komisrajevsky wanted to be a father or not we'll never know but we do know the then 15 year old had the baby. It should be noted that Joshua Komisrajevsky was serving one of two stints for two strings for house break-ins that totalled over 40 arrest charges and within Connecticut's infamous plea bargaining model of justice" magically whittled themselves down to 20 or so felony convictions by the  time he was 23 years old, and now in prison where he belonged, a father.

Today's events translated in possible or plausible to the defense criminal/ legal ramifications;
 Convicted murderer Joshua Komisrajevsky  addressed the court,  IE the public, IE the media  IE the Jury. The Jury. Those 12 people that will soon decide if he is to get the death penalty as is dictated by Connecticut state law when certain capital crimes such as multiple murders are committed in a particularly egregious depraved and cruel manner. The crimes committed against four members of the Petit family of Cheshire who were personally selected by Joshua Komisrajevsky, fit every single one of the aggravating factors listed by the prosecution in the first day of Komisrajevskys penalty phase.

Now although the Jury wasn't in the room when Komisrajevsky made his rather convenient sudden last minute objection to his daughter being used in this way" His so called address to the court will invariably make its way to its intended target  ie the jury anyway.

You see, while it's true that Judge Blue had the jury leave for Komisarjevsky' address to the court, Komisarjevsky and his attorneys knew darn well that the national media is reporting/tweeting every single happening of any consequence within said courtroom, And as such, Komisarjevsky's  so called "unexpected " address to the court would surely makes its way to at least one or two members of the jury as it will be splashed all over every headline on the Internet and many newspapers as well.

And all most people will see is something akin to:

" Joshua Komisarjevsky objects to daughter's video-taped testimony" 

And this is exactly what this Sociopath and his slippery lawyers wanted to achieve.
They knew that people, the public and thus the Jury as explained, were inwardly judging Joshua Komisrajevsky for allowing his own child to be utilized and emotionally harmed in yet another attempt at sparting his despicable life.    The entire show was just that a show intent upon manipulating the jury intogiving him a life sentence, rather than the death sentence that the State of Connecticut has rightfully pursued for these particularly cruel, brutal and self serving crimes.

And despite his cavalier attitude, IE the stretching of legs, the  languid yawn,the bored disaffected look, upon hearing the Jury say Guilty on every criminal count that he was charged with for his part in the Petit family assaults murders,arson, we know he is a coward. Komisarjevsky wants life in prison, his lawyers told us so in a little speech they gave about "what Josh wants." just a few months ago at the onset of this trial that they his lawyers turned into a hateful sleazy circus.

Inserted into his little speech today were several choice words that you better believe were very carefully selected and for a very good manipulative reason, allow me to explain;

Komisarjevsky injected this bit for good measure:

'I refuse to beg for my life, I will humbly ask the court to spare my life..... but I am not at all comfortable with my daughter testifying at this age without her knowledge or agreement as it could later harm her in life when she inadvertently could learn or believe that she might have said something that inadvertently wound up assisting my being given the death penalty"

That's where he slipped IT IN. IT in case you re wondering is the little key to he and his lawyers next shrewd and calculating psychological maneuvering.

Uh oh Judge Blue allowed the child to testify via video, and he allowed official members of the press to view the video, thus outing the girls identity, which had been up until that point anonymous to the public.

Now when this child finds out that whatever she said one day while talking to some doctor, she was indeed part and parcel of her fathers penalty phase!  This is the part of his trial where his lawyers try to fool everyone into thinking that " Nana's son Josh" wasn't  a bad man at all for having chosen 11 YEAR OLD Michaela Petit to rape and killed her and nearly her whole family just to get at her and to cover up evidence of his crimes.

Now Komisrajevskj and later his lawyers will claim that it will be cruel to this child who they insisted should quote testify at her dads trial, cruel to give her dad a death sentence if for no other reason than the way things have unfolded this child might wonder if she said something that made the Jury say ebnough already, we are going to award the death penalty to this man.

In other words, Komisrajevskys and his lawyers are using his daughter in an old fashioned one -two-punch scheme.

First we'll put the kid in front of the juries faces and get her to acknowledge her fathers existence
(since she was only five when he left the house one night, knowing full well he was going off to at the very least sexually assault a young girl whom he'd lusted after earlier that day at a supermarket near his and his victims home. )

He followed that little girl and her family back to their house, creepily stalking the girls hanging back just far enough in a truck given to him by his enabling parents, who were allowing him to live in their Cheshire home rent free despite having absolutely no responsibility for any bills whatsoever.

In fact by winning primary custody,  Komisrajevsky did not have to pay child support anymore. And there has been more than one witness in Joshua past that has shared that he was always complaining about having to pay jayda child support - this before he won his aggressive bid for primary custody.

And don't think for one minute that this was not a big part of the motivating factors in seeking out primary custody so aggressively in family court, despite having just been paroled and in fact still wearing his ankle tracking GPS anklet.

Joshua Komisarjevsky's words in court today have no truth no real meaning, other than to show anyone who is paying close attention, that he is once again attempting to dupe others. Certainly, he had the help of his lawyers with today's tactic, and really, this really speaks volumes about these evil men. They will stop at nothing to wage their war against Justice whilst telling themselves, and anyone else who will listen, that they are all about saving the life of a man; A man who would just as soon rape their child, their grandchild, and smash their heads in with a baseball bat in order to get them out of the way, so that he can rape and pillage in their homes. possibly extorting a cache of money by first playing the role of the good guy between the two bad guys, only to show himself as the devil in the end, when he ties up their loved ones, along with them, bruised bleeding and in shock, tied up and helpless to help their loved ones. Joshua Komisrajevsky would splash on a little accelerate, drop a match and run away..... laughing.

First these lawyers barge into the life of an innocent 9 year old child, with nary a care that they re destroying the priceless bit of distance that this young child has managed to put between herself and this monster that happens to be through no fault of her biological father, and a sexual predator, Arsonist and child murderer.

This whole last minute show; Komisarjevsky standing up and speaking to the court, showing he is intelligent,well spoken and again, his lawyers banking on the prejudices that many Americans have regarding their pre-conception of what killers, especially child killers, should look and sound like.

.This, as they are not sequestered and despite instructions not to talk about the case with anyone, someone somewhere will inadvertently fill in a juror or two regarding Komisrajevsky's sudden attempt to simultaneously redeem himself in the eyes of the jury, the public and his family, by making a disingenuous albeit  articulate and eloquent (that's the manipulative sociopath at work) statement regarding his strenuous opposition to his child testimony, being used to either help or harm his case IE whether or not he gets the death penalty or life in prison.

At the center of this whole flowery diatribe and he has a penchant for flowery insincere wording in all of his writing, from his so called journals to his letters to Brian MacDonald, to his letters to the mother of his child while he was serving his last stint in prison for that string of what amounts to stalkings and home invasions but were classified as House Robberies, he told the mother of his child in one particularly memorable letter that "while prison was a bitter pill for him to swallow, he was ready to take life by storm with her and their beautiful child"

That attitude of Komisrajevky's did not last long. Nor did any loyalty he might or might not have had for the mother of his child in the first place. Think of his letters and all of his words as exercises in manipulating others. That is what sociopaths do. And even in prison he was honing his skills. He would soon have his eye on a new young conquest; A very young companion of a visiting friend in prison. THAT young girl would soon become his lover, the two meeting up at the mall while he was still in his prison halfway house. Komisarjevsky would take pictures of his new gal pal while they had sexual relations in the Malls public Restroom stalls.

I suppose some non existent sexual abuse made him use his own brand new underage girlfriend in this most despicable disrespectful way.

In the end after Komisraevsky;s totally planned little 'surprise objection diatribe"
Judge Blue predictably said something to the effect of" ok we listened, and I suggest you listen to your counsel The video-tape will be shown and entered in as evidence."

Meaning:your so called wishes which you have so loudly and officially made to the court,albeit at the very very last minute for something that has been planned and in the works for months via you and your defense team, And the court says"too bad were going ahead with the plan to view your daughter videotaped without her knowledge while she speaks to a child psychologist  all in a transparent attempt to warm the cockles of this Jory's heart -  or at least one of them -- and get them thinking about the fact that you are a dad and that once upon a time you fought for custody of your then 5 year old, a child that you in fact put to bed the very same night that you'd already planned to the smallest detail a home invasion that revolved around your sexually assaulting an eleven year old little girl. A little girl that you'd spotted that very same day at the Cheshire Stop and Shop.Her name was Michaela Petit.

It should be noted that the decision to allow this video tape of Komisarjevsky's daughter (which was technically supposed to qualify as "testimony" during the penalty phase of a capital murder trial) to be entered into evidence and shown to this jury was highly unorthodox and extremely controversial. Children's testimony in the guilt phase of a trial is not wholly uncommon, but a long estranged child of a convicted child rapist and murderer, basically being used as an emotional ploy to the jury by the convicted mans lawyers, well this is
unheard of.

However, like many of his decisions within the penalty phase portion of the State of Connecticut vs Joshua komisarjevsky,Judge Blue ill advisedly succumbed and rather easily at that, allowing this utterly moot testimony to be played to this Jury as well as the media. Whatever the reasons, Judge Blue has lost his once extremely sound common sense judgement and appears to have long thrown his judicial arms in the air and said " go ahead boys its all yours from here on out" to the Komisarjevsky defense attorneys.

Incidentally, I am using the word  testimony very loosely here for I don't know if one can even call the surreptitious videotaping of the long estranged daughter of a convicted Child rapist and murderer,talking with a child psychologist about nothing in particular -  as testimony.

Moreover this whole show regarding Komisrajevskys child has been nothing but a show within a show whereby Komisrajevsky and his lawyers said I know -  we'll use the fact that giving Joshua the death penalty
would be harmful to his daughter, and while were at it, well hype of the whole fact that he is a dad in the first place (meaning he impregnated an underage girl when he was 22 years old and in typical sociopath fashion, he fought bitterly for her custody, since he and the girls mother had broken up and he wasn't going to have anyone else have control or oversight of his daughter!

 And thus, once again with the aiding and abetting of his parents Ben and Jude, (who have alternately been portrayed as the reason Josh is a killer (due to their particular brand of Christianity and his mothers reluctance to put him on anti-psychotics for genuine fear he'd abuse them or sell them) or hapless parents simply in over thier heads. The Bottom line is that the Komisarjevskys helped Josh enormously in his bid for primary custody, they allowed their home, thier prescence in thier home all to be used in family court hearings as a much more stable living environment than the childs mothers residence, an easy feat considering at that particular moment she was in drug treatment having some temporary difficulties within her treatment center. Remember up until this point in time the girl raised this child unti age five along with the help of her relatives. Komisarjevsky was in prison  when the child was born chasing a much younger girl as the baby was talking and walking and before that he was breaking into houses while people were home, watching them from trees with night vision goggles often for hours and hours.

Once Komisrajevsky was in his halfway house sexually involved with yet another minor, he became aware of said difficulties that the mother of his child had being the control freak that he was, he was all over it. This , despite the fact that he was just being paroled and would wear a GPS tracking anklet which was part of his special parole. That parole was supposed to last 6 years as per the wishes of the judge who presided over Komisrajevskys last sentencing hearing. The judge who was appalled by the sheer magnitude of komisrajevskys house break -ins at his young age and moreover his penchant for breaking into homes where people were present- boasting that anything less was " too boring." took note of the night vsion goggles, the knife that he toted, and announced that this felon was a cold calculating predator and a danger to the people of this state. The Judge intended Komisrajevsky to serve nine years in prison and six years special parole.
Due to something Connecticut called early release parole, Komisrajevsky was sent to a halfway house after 2 and a half years.

 He was home with a tracking anklet in another 8 months. Leniency is clearly a very bad idea for shrewd cunning sociopaths.

The very same night that Komisrajevsky had his GPS anklet removed from the dept of corrections, he was right back out breaking into homes, according to Steven Hayes, showing the inexperienced house burglar just how easy a home invasion could be. All he needed as the perfect set of victims. On his third night of GPS government tracking freedom, Joshua Komisarjevsjy spotted and followed home 11 year old pretty little Michaela Petit and her attractive mom and her attractive older sister. He sized up thier home and made notes in his head regarding posssible break in points. He then called his friend Steven Hayes on his cell phone. That phone was given to him by his parents, along with a laptop computer to use, a decent working truck that was registered and insured and only added to his appeariamce of a regular working guy in Cheshire Ct. a town full of working class men and women.

The difference was that Joshua Komisrajevsky was a predator, who had just had the very last bit of State mandated control removed from his person.

Komisarjevsky once said that the main thing about Robbery, stealing and any other crimes was that

"You  must look as if you belong."

"Appearences are everything" he said.

Nov 27, 2011

The Komisarjevsky Penalty Phase Show. Part Two

Note to Readers: This Post is Part two of a prior Post. It is quite long, but all of the facts are necessary in order to understand the crimes, and moreover this trial which has been excessively deceiving, if one is to rely on most mainstream media.

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The Chasing Justice Blog has been writing about these tragic crimes of sexual predation since Sept. 2007.  For interested readers, you may access all Posts about the Petit family crimes and both trials by beginning in my archives section September 2007.

 Remember Ted Bundy?

He not only was an innocuous - looking man when he wanted to be, but he also went to law school and worked at a suicide hot- line for several years during the same time that he was raping and murdering women.

He also escaped prison once, specifically because he had his guards and everyone else thinking what a regular predicatble sort of guy he was, and as such - they let their guards down.

After escaping, Bundy proceeded to kill more women and a 12 year old child by the name of Kimberly leach. Poor Kimberly was the first child that Ted Bundy had killed, at least to the knowledge of Police and the FBI. This only showed an escalating, completely out of control sexual predator, who now was raping and murdering several women and/or children a day in orderr to feed what had become an insatiable desire to cause fear horror and pain in sexual assaults whose excitement came from his complete control of  his always female - victims..

The victims were no longer a specific type, as they had started out: long haired attractive brunettes with straight hair often framing thier young faces. It was quickly discovered that his first bartrage of victims closely resembled a young women whom Bundy had been rejected by, in his mind due to his lack of social elevation.

That original victimology soon dissapeared as Bundy evolved into a serial rapist and murderer. After his escape he simply went on a spree of killing and rape willy nillly grabbing up any victim out of sheer convienence and opportunity. After raping and torturing his victims, he murdered in particularly vicious brutal ways, such as bludgeoning them in thier heads and face with pieces of wood.  This is also an escalation.

My point is that Ted Bundy was a Sociopathic sadistic murderer motivated by control and domination. Yet his criminal activities evolved, became easier with each rape and murder and he admitted to needing more stimulus within the crimes as time went on.   Anti-Social personality disorder aka sociopath psychopath is
not a mental illness, it does not serve as an insanity defense for a very good reason. Right and wrong are
very discerable to the sociopath, he often goes to great lenghts and lies to avoid detection. It is however a
choice the sociopath makes upon whether to act upon his fantasys and desires to harm and stalk etc.

Bundy had the same textbook personality disorder that Joshua Komisarjevsky had beginning in childhood.
He was diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder at age 13 or 14. This is the adolescent version of a
repeated life of violating other human beings rights and harming others, often rationalizing or minimizng their behaviors even using the notion that they are victimized and persecuted by whomever society the law.

Shared trait among sociopath predators  is  zero  empathy. He could fake it, but when his prison buddy referred to Komisarjevsky as "emotionally dead" prosecutor Dearington should have brought the jury's attention to that description - and explained why it was so pertinent.

 Instead when he cross examined that witness, he asked of the man " by emotionally dead",  wasnt that a way of saying that Komisarjevsky had a calm nature about him?" And the defense witness/  friend of Komisarjevsky said ...."uh....yes?

It seemed as if Dearington thought that by using the term "emotionally dead" that this would somehow give credence to the notion that Komisarjevsky had a mental illness, and that this would alleviate his responsibility for the beating, rape and murders.

But that isn't the case. Emotionally dead is perfectly in sync with  Sociopaths,: despite being able to turn on and off highly manipulative and persuasive natures, there is still a discernable lack of normal empathy, the ability or desire to feel true compassion for anyone because they are so narcissistic (self involved)

However, I think the prosecutor was confusing the emotional flatness of a psychopath with the mood disorder that Komisarjevsky's defense attorney's were trying desperately to inisist thier client had had since childhood or adolescence, using it as if it were a viable excuse for all of his criminal behaviors which incidently all involved an utter disregard for other peoples rights possesions, privacy sancity and safety IE The gas station fire where he was caught on videotape.

The defense were of course way out of thier league from a forensic psychology standpoint. This man killed  a mother and her two young daughters and sexually assaulted an eleven year old girl because of an untreated mood disorder which they managed to procure a pyschoatrist to diagnose him retrospectively without knowing komisarjevsky until well after these murders, as being bipolar since late childhood and this stunted his emotional development, leading to a life of crime.

In the meantime, there is no such

The defense team have spent the better part of three years setting up this notion; Coming up with anything any possible mental illness concussions he suffered (Ive had five myself and yet I am not a rapist nor a killer, nor did i set fires as a child nor did I steal underwear break into other peoples houses every chance i got, try to make bombs, get thrown out of every camp I ever went to and stalk my neighbors hiding in trees and bushes.

In any event this so called mood disorder IE Bi-polar disease is a mental illness that is highly treatable and it does not resemble a psychopath by a long shot ie anti social personality disorder.

Komisarjevsky's lawyer have been dragging out highly paid psychologists and psychiatrists to suggest  and or claim retrospectively that komisarjevsky had bipolar disorder- because this was the only mental illness that the research team for his natural biological family came up with in their attempts to find mitigating factors in this adopted killers past.

The biggest difference between someone like Ted Bundy and Komisarjevsky is age by the time each man was caught. Komisrajevsky unlike Bundy had been in trouble his entire life -  he chose to violate other peoples rights starting at a very young age and when there was no true tangible negative seleleque because his enabling mother and his beleaguered father continued to rescue him from his own criminal acts and had not perfected his craft yet. He also appeared somewhat thug like and unlike Bundy he was so over the top that he used zero self control, unlike Bundy he left a trail of signs of his deviant sexual predatory behaviors from a very early age and unfortunately his parents enabled him over and over again, even if it was unwittingly or do tho their own haplessness and refusal to admit that some human beings are genetically evil. Socio-pathology is not a mental illness again - and it is not treatable, ask any forensic psychiatrist.

The biggest problem for society and particularly the town of Cheshire is that Komisarjevsky has two parents with extremely impenetrable fundamentalist Christian beliefs, that added to their digging in their heels and refusing to see that this was a case of a hopelessly dangerous young man and when the law got a hold of him, he belonged behind bars. Instead there was Jude and Ben Komisarjevsky consistently enabling Thieu son, showing up to every court hearing for his many many burglaries, his juvenile arson stalking, Robbery's, trespassing and stealing ladies and girls panties- a very very ominous sign.

By their loud presence in his current life they are helping him in the eyes of the Judge visiting him religiously, his father in the courtroom talking about how they cant hug their son"

Denial is a very scary thing, and there would seem to be a lot of it going around. Lets just hope and pray that this jury is too smart to succumb to the tactics that they are being barraged with.

Back to Joshua Komisarjevsky's daughter, who was likely doing just fine until this subpoena came crashing into her young life c/o Jeremiah Donovan and Co and her biological father, trying to using the mere fact that he is a father as a deterrent to this Jury giving him a death sentence.

Any hope this young girl had of putting distance between her innocent life and this man's criminal atrocities and legacy, are now lost forever. His legacy has become her own. And Judge Blue allowed this harmful circus to be carried out, his thinking forever a mystery to the sane among us. It has become painfully clear that he has either succumbed to the sometimes mind numbing parade of defense witnesses, in what has to be the longest most despicable penalty phase of a murder trial or:.....

Judge Blue has fallen prey to good old fashioned Lookism and classism, as in "well ....he doesn't look like a child rapist murderer..... and he has (middle class) parents that love him..... and a daughter after all...." and well there is that (alleged)

"Hold your horses ... putting the kid to bed.."

Komisarjevsky, again the author of the above line in a series of text messages sent between he and his hand picked accomplice, Steven Hayes, mere hours before the pair invaded the home of the Petit family of Cheshire Connecticut, with sexual assault and robbery on the mind of Komisarjevsky,who had personally chosen the victims earlier that day at an area stop and shop.

Remember, Steven Hayes had not laid eyes upon anyone in the Petit family, he only had Komisarjevsky's descriptions to go by. Including that Mrs Jennifer Petit was"a young looking tall blond mom"of his personal target for sexual assault, eleven year old Michaela Petit, who Komisarjevsky later claimed to police detectives that s he thought she was 14 or 16 when he sexually assaulted her several times throughout the home invasion. This he said within his taped recorded statement to Cheshire Police after being captured fleeing the Petit murders scene in the Petit's family car.

The trouble with this is that by this point he'd also admitted on tape to the Cheshire police detective that he had spent a lot of time with the child whom he had the nerve to continue to refer to as KK within his statement, KK again was the Petit families nickname for Michaela and it made me ill and showed just how twisted Komisrajevsky was to be using that nickname knowing he had raped and killed this child at this point, having left her tied to her bed doused in Gasoline, after raping her.

But still he almost affectionately called her KK as he told the detective that the too chatted quite a bit including talking about her summer plans and other assorted things as he tried to pretend in his own mind that he was relating to an 11 year old as if she were an adult woman. During that time did he not ask the girl how old she was, did she not tell him what grade she was in in school. Here he was calling her by her family nickname, supposedly bringing her water, letting her use the restroom, and chatting about her summer. In all of these many many visits to this young girl's bedroom, this guy would have us believe that he never asked Michaela her age? I think not as common sense dictates - Joshua Komisarjevsky simply does not want the world to know including his parents, and the jury, that he sexually assaulted a child.

After raping and murdering Michaela by pouring Gasoline on her, after he was done sexually assaulting her and setting both Michaela and her 17 year old sister Hayley who was also doused in Gasoline, on fire while the girls were alive and tied to their beds. Michaela basically cooked to death from the inside out,her lungs and trachea scorched with soot, she died a terrible death.

Thank God that this Jury appears to be extremely intelligent, and I am still banking on them seeing through this ridiculously elaborate smokescreen, and focusing on the facts that indeed can be found by listening carefully to the defenses very own witnesses during this penalty phase.

Some recent happenings in Courtroom 5A that simply defy logic:

The court, (as in Judge Blue) has allowed a Komisarjevsky's nine year old daughter to be subpoenaed and forced to testify on behalf of her father in an attempt by his attorney's to win him a life sentence rather than the death sentence that the State (and everyone else) believes that he deserves.

This is the man who chose these victims, he made these crimes happen. Komisarjevksy has been convicted for murdering and sexually assaulting eleven year old Michaela Petit in the first phase of this trial. In fact he was found guilty of every single count against him by this jury.

It is very clear from the evidence between the Stop and Shop video tape, his taped statements to Police, and his interviews and letters to writer Brian MacDonald that sexually assaulting Michaela Petit was Komisrajevsky's main objective for the Petit crimes. Once he realized how badly he'd beaten Dr William Petit with a baseball bat (in order to gain control of the house), once he understood that Michaela and her mother had each heard him at length speaking, saw him several times without their eyes being covered with Pillowcases - in Jennifer Petit's case she certainly saw Steven Hayes at the very least wearing his mask, if he even kept it on while riding in the back of her car to the bank.( I doubt very much he wore his mask, which certainly insured that the Komisarjevsky wasn't going to allow her to live)

If Steven Hayes who was a convicted Felon happened to be identified, he also knew that Hayes would finger him in a nano - second in order to get a plea deal.

Jeremiah Donovan who is heading up this over the top penalty phase throwing anything and everything at this Jury hoping to evict empathy or mercy from them based on a series of lies about Komisarjevsky's childhood.

Mind you Donovan is the same lawyer that deliberately broke a gag order on what was then a still pending capital murder case, by holding his very own press conference on the steps of the Steven Hayes trial, because on that particular day of Hayes trial evidence was discussed proving that Komisrajevsky had sodomized Michaela Petit.

Using the utterly disingenuous reason that he was concerned for Dr William Petit and his family, he announced that the forensic findings were wrong and when pressed as to how his clients semen was found where it was found, muttered some vague comment about Komisrajevsky ejaculating on the eleven year old child. He actually had the audacity to say that his client didn't want the Petit family thinking that he had sodomized an 11 year old child between that point in time and whenever Komisarjevsky's trial began.

Now this is so wrong on so many levels but the irony for those who have been really paying attention, like me, is that William Petit and his family are the very same folks that Donovan incessantly, attacked demeaned harangued and harassed all the way from his clients pre-trial motions throughout Komisrajevsky's trial and right up to this very moment. Recently he made just another in a series of objections regarding the Petit family and what they re wearing to Court. This time it was the slight edge of the letter M that Donovan spied on Dr Petit's vest which lay beneath a jacket he was wearing to court one day!

This was a particularly sleazeball tactic even for Donovan who has become the embodiment of sleaze, stooping to any level of victim bashing in his ridiculous attempts to draw attention to himself under the guise of "saving his client". Dr Petit's vest said MS which stood for Multiple Sclerosis, a disease that the defense the prosecution the judge and everyone else now knows that Jennifer Petit suffered with as she and her children were involved in a great deal of community outreach for fund raising and awareness for the MS society.

How Dr Petit wearing a MS vest ( beneath a jacket no less) to court was a problem is a complete mystery to anyone with common sense, and yet, as has been his habit since the advent of this trial, Judge Blue not only backed Donovan up in his objection, despite a very rare angry display by prosecutor Michael Dearington, he basically stared Dr Petit down until he removed the vest in Court. A vest which again - was underneath a jacket!

And this has been but one of a myriad of harassing motions and objections in a veritable endless succession by the Defense for Komisarjevsky, always with Donovan, ever the moral vacuum, leading the way. Which is why Mr Donovan's claims that he was making an announcement regarding the forensic findings that his client had sodomized Michaela Petit, trying to nullify said findings for the Benoit of Dr Petit and his family, is so completely and obviously mendacious.

In what was an inordinate amount of pre-trial issuance's, Donovan literally waged a war against the sole surviving victim and his family who had been nothing but gracious throughout the entire judicial process, a process that was entirely too long, with Komisrajevsky the second of the two men to be tried, it was over three years from the murders of their family members before jury selection even began for Joshua Komisrajevsky.

Attorney Donovan having gotten nowhere with several attempts to manipulate Dr Petit and his family, decided to turn on them; One of his higher profile attempts to BS the Petit's was the infamous Hayes courthouse steps press conference where the Petits who had every right to be angry, called for a hearing to address Mr Donovan's obvious and flagrant thumbing his nose at the court imposed gag order on the case. Indeed Donovan should have been held in contempt of court for breaking the gag order, and calling the media around him to do so.

First of all that media was gathered for Steven Hayes trial which was well into its second half. - Hayes and Komisrajevsky had adversarial defenses, each pointing the finger at each other, however by the time Hayes trial had drawn near he wished to change his plea to guilty, his brother having written him a man to man letter encouraging him to take accountability for the first time in his life"

Donovan had been allowed to attend every single day of the Hayes trial which I personally found to be absolutely unfair advantage and seemed inherently wrong. When Donovan's cell phone went off in the middle of someones testimony, playing Joy to the world" it really seemed wrong. He sat in the front row writing notes constantly.

After basically announcing to the world via major network TV cameras, that the medical examiner and forensic Md's must be mistaken when they testified that day in court citing Michaela's rape at the hands of his client Josh" Komisarjevsky, Donovan as I claimed he had no other way to address the Petits because they had attempted to get a restraining order against he and his law.offices. So you see he just had to use the national media who were gathered there for Komisarjevsky's accomplices trial, in order to assuage the Petit family's unnecessary heartbreak and fears regarding 11 year old Michaela being sexually assaulted in this the very worst of ways.

One day later Jeremiah Donovan did a complete 180 degree turn and now was claiming that he made the announcement as a way of contesting the gag order on the case, which he had felt was unfair from the start.

Are we getting the picture here regarding Mr Donovan's credibility and professional and personal integrity?

After being summoned to a hearing by Judge Fasano, the earlier presiding judge who placed the Gag order on the case, Donovan was given a tongue lashing but escaped the contempt of court charge that he so absolutely deserved for pulling such an obvious manipulation of his clients Jury Pool. And in the end of course IT WAS TRUE, HIS CLIENT DID sodomize an eleven year old child. Not one of Komisrajevsky's lawyers dared to question the forensic proof of such during his trial I noticed.

Ever since he was called out by Judge Fasano it seems that Attorney Donovan began baring his teeth towards Dr Petit and his family beginning a campaign of such ugliness towards this courageous and gracious family, that have suffered so much pain. In the end, Donovan has only managed to garner the disdain and lack of respect of most people residing in the State of Connecticut.

He has referred to the family in pre-trial motions and then in court as "the Petit Posse" . He and his cohorts made a record number of legal motions designed to simply delay, harass and deter the prosecution and the Petits from taking an active part in the adjudication of the case against his client.

His client of course was the ringleader in the torture and murder of their beloved family members.

After seeing the recent decision by Judge Blue allowing this convicted child rapist and murderer's nine year old daughter to testify on her fathers behalf via video, I've decided that Judge Blue has indeed fallen for good old fashion American " Look ism, and class ism" within the Komisrajevsky case. The latter class ism is ironically something that both the Komisrajevsky and the Hayes defense have tried to lampoon the prosecution, the state of Connecticut with, since the very earliest pre-trial machinations for their clients.

This man that wrote this infamous text is in fact the very same man who had already targeted the Petit family, specifically Michaela Petit, her mom Jennifer, who he had dangled like bait to would be accomplice Steven Hayes who was the same age as Jennifer Petit. and her sister Hayley, for sexual assault and murder: Unabashedly admitting to writer Brian MacDonald, that" he liked the: way the younger Petit girl looked" (This, at the Cheshire Stop and Shop where the recently released parolee was trolling for victims) Komisarjevsky found what he wanted in 11 year old Michaela Petit, a veritable child who ironically was just two years older than Komisarjevsky's biological daughter is now, making us all wonder what Joshua Komisarjevsky had in store for his daughter when she grew just a bit older.

Remember, he fought tooth and nail for custody of that daughter, when she was just five years old and he was still in a halfway house-the last stint of a supposedly nine year prison sentence imposed by his last judge at sentencing. That nine years plus six years of special condition parole somehow magically got whittled down to just two years actual prison time and approximately a year in a halfway house, where the inmates had complete access to the outside world, working at part time Jobs and in Komisrajevsky's case, having a physical relationship with yet another underage girl whom he had met at prison when the young girl had accompanied a friend who was visiting Mr Komisrajevsky.

Komisarjevsky incidentally, only served an actual two and a half years behind prison bars before being transferred out to a Hartford "sober" halfway house, here he and the other inmates were allowed to come and go as they pleased and thus this is where he began having a sexual relationship with the substantially younger girlfriend he was seeding at the time he committed the Petit family rapes and murders,

That "younger Petit girl" was Michaela Petit eleven years old at the time of her murder, Komisarjevsky had the audacity to call her by her familial nickname during his lengthy "confession like" statement to police (KK) was in fact an endearment by her loved ones, a fact not over- looked by those of us familiar with child predators, sexual offenders rapists, serial killers and would be murderers.

Komisarjevsky acted out a fantasy of control and domination on an 11 year old child, yet as he recounted it to the Cheshire Police detective, knowing full well that Michaela Petit had burned to death in the fire he helped start, he actually made it sound as if there was some kind of "relationship"" between he and his victim calling her by her intimate family nickname K.K throughout the entire interview.

He even made a remark that their eyes locked" at one point and well one thing led to another.

"Their eyes locked" ?!

This means that Komisrajevsky had taken the pillowcase off of little Michaela's head at this point. This sexual assault which was but one of several that occurred over the course of the home invasion, was while Michaela's mother was at the bank with Steven Hayes, and Komisrajevsky was in effect alone in the house with both Michaela and Hayley.

Komisarjevsky in trying to eradicate the appearance of being a child rapist tries to manipulate what transpired between he and his victim by inventing some kind of " connection" with this undoubtedly terrified eleven year old child on an
who was in fact the entire motivation for Komisrajevsky's home invasion. He had never brought restraints and masks with him to a "robbery". We know what this man had in mind when he brought along restraining devices.

Earlier that same evening Komisarjevsky had molested Michaela quietly as her mom was tied to her own bed up the hall as he needed Jennifer Petit's compliance in order to obtain that cache of money from the Petit's bank account. For this reason only Komisrajevsky took great pains to be quiet about his molestations of Michaela up until the moment Mrs Petit left the house.

He made the child change from her Pajamas to a schoolgirl outfit in order to cut the clothing off of her body, again proving that this was not an incidental rape, a sexual assault that just "happened as opportunity just presented itself to Komisrajevsky. The school girl outfit is further proof of a pedophile mentality, and remember this man had a long long history of attraction to and involvement very young girls. He impregnated a 14 year old girl when he was 21. The child was born when the mother was 15 years old.

Komisrajevsky also took trophy's of his sexual assault on Michaela Petit. He took nude cell phone photos of the terrified girl tied to her bed, naked and half nude with close ups of her private regions.

Sadly this is telltale and textbook behavior of sexual predators. I am so very frustrated with this prosecution as they are the only ones who can be the voice for the Michaela Hayley and Jennifer Petit. If they would at least bring attention to these simple basics somewhere during this penalty phase it would help insure that this man gets the death sentence that he earned via every solitary step of these crimes.:

Komisarjevsky chose the victims. He dictated the crimes, the elocution to the smallest details; Such as Mrs Petit calling in her husbands sick-day in order to cover the fact that the Doctor would be missing his normally scheduled rounds at the local hospital where he worked. Steven Hayes certainly didn't think of these details. Joshua Komisarjevksy did all the thinking planning. This was HIS CRIME.

He merely used Hayes predilection for crime, as well as their obviously shared control domination sexual assault fantasy, that the two had clearly lit upon sometime after they met at an Hartford Connecticut halfway house during the last stages of their exclusive prison sentences. Before that stint Hayes who was raised fatherless in Winsted Ct, never knew each other. Komisrajevsky grew up in Cheshire Connecticut where he had a long arduous history with the local police from the age of 8 when he first began stealing panties from clotheslines and later peoples houses.

To hear Joshua Komisrajevsky described by the parade of witnesses who it seems were mere onlookers in his so called troubled life. That life was a life fraught with anti-social behavior which had at its core, a blatant disregard for rules authority, and moreover, the rights of his fellow human beings. This abuse of women started with his own sister and then any females that were in his periphery be it Cheshire Connecticut, Vermont New Hampshire and everywhere he went, he stalked, he stole lingerie, breaking into houses to do so and soon he was breaking into others homes " for fun"

The " fun" for Joshua Komisrajevsky was invading other peoples private domains, their sanctuary's. He enjoyed taking from and hurting others.He starting out laying in wait and trespassing and stealing trophy's always of a sexual nature - women's panties were a specialty of his. As a slight boy and later young man he had not emboldened himself yet to fully cross over and sexually assault, (besides his abuse of his own sister.) But any therapist looking at this mans childhood and criminal history and the Petit crimes can see the natural evolvement, These were Joshua Komisarjevsky crimes, and they were crimes of sexual predation, with his life long pattern of inappropriately young girls, in several cases - pedophilia at there core. The preference for young girls was simple; they are emotionally underdeveloped and therefore perfect for a predator.

This man was not a burglar, anything he stole was incidental. Joshua Komisrajevsky was a stalker and a sexual predator, committing sexual assault and then murder in an attempt to cover up his tracks to escape arrest and conviction, were completely predictable seleleque for this young sociopath. Even within his co called confession he is soon heard laughing and chuckling, despite trying to sound contrite as he begins the taped statement..

An eleven year old little girl her 17 year old sister and their vibrant and dearly loved young mother had just been killed in the most horrific fashion.

Joshua Komisarjevsky chose the victims personally.

Nov 24, 2011

Komisarjevsky's Daughter forced to testify for him in Petit family assault/ Murder Trial

"Hold your horses dude, putting the kid to bed."

The above is a text message written by Joshua Komisarjevsky on the night of the Petit home invasion, mere hours before he sexually assaulted eleven year old Michaela Petit, taking pictures of the child in varying stages of nudity, tied to her bed amidst her stuffed animals, with a pillowcase over her head in some of the cell phone photographs found on Komisarjevsky when he was arrested.

 Komisarjevsky would admit that at one point he "allowed the girl to take the pillowcase off" when he quote "allowed" Michaela to take a shower" after he claimed to have "only" ejaculated upon the eleven year old.

I propose that the pillowcase being off signalled that Komisrajevsky had already decided that Michaela and her family were going to die. Even though the convicted child rapist claimed to the Cheshire Police detective that he still wore his mask when Michaela Petit's pillowcase was off, it is quite clear that from his body type and voice, identification would have been very very easy for Michaela and her mother Jennifer Petit, who Joshua Komisrajevsky admitted speaking with at length throughout the home invasion.

Considering Komisarjevsky's reputation in Cheshire Connecticut, he had been in trouble with that Police department since he was a boy - among his "troubles" setting fire to an abandoned gas station at 13 - one can easily see that it was Komisrajevsky more-so than Steven Hayes, that would have been quickly taken in for questioning had he not been caught fleeing the murder scene.

As it turned out, when Cheshire Police arrived at the Petit home consumed in flames and a report of  hostage taking for money, one of the lead detectives actually said   "if Joshua Komisarjevsky is out of prison he is definitely involved with this" 

Komisrajevsky would later more or less admit within that same taped statement that he made Michaela shower in an attempt to rid her body of his DNA.

The shower incident changing turned out to be just one of a many versions and lies that Komisrajevsky told the detective during his hours long taped statement to Police.. Forensics proved that Komisrajevsky has sodomized the eleven year old, which is why he spent months concocting a similar thing happening to him as a child, knowing that having had the identical abuse as he wielded upon a 11 year old child, would serve him well with a jury as well as the public eye and even more importantly, the eyes of his parents, who he simply had to manipulate, as they were his only allies besides his attorneys, after he was caught fleeing these horrific crimes.

It makes one ponder what Joshua Komisrajevsky might have had in store for his own daughter, whom at the time of the Petit murders he'd just fought bitterly for and won primary custody rights. He won custody, despite having begun the process while wearing an ankle tracking bracelet c/o the State of Connecticut department of corrections.

Yes, you read it correctly.

Komisarjevsky, a parolee with over 30 felony criminal convictions, won primary custody of his then five year old daughter, a daughter whom he was so cavalierly referring to in this now infamous text as "the kid"

Just warms your heart doesn't it?  Brings his role as loving dad" right into sharp focus,

"Hold your horses dude -  putting the kid to bed"

"The kid"

That kid" was recently primed and forced to testify on behalf of her now estranged biological father Joshua Komisrajevsky, a man who obviously could care less about what's best for his now nine year old daughter.

His biological daughter has been reportedly living with an anonymous maternal relative since Komisarjevsky's parents received a death threat letter against the child within months of the Petit family Kidnappings, assaults and murders. His parents, who Komisarjevsky lived with at the time of the murders, had applied for and were awarded primary custody of the child until the time that the threatening letter was received.

Apparently, the child's natural mother had once suffered from substance abuse issues and was reportedly experiencing some difficulties in out patient drug treatment when Komisrajevsky won a temporary bid for the child's primary custody. That custody surely never would have been granted back in 2007 if Komisarjevsky had not been living at his parents home in Cheshire, cost free, with built in baby-sitters -( his folks-) this, for the nights where Komisarjevsky was out creepy crawling through other peoples homes, after stalking  the homeowners to insure that they were home, rather than the other way around, as most thieves or  Robbers would do.

Joshua Komisrajevsky resumed his life ;long habit of breaking into other peoples houses the very same night that his Dept of corrections ankle tracking bracelet was officially removed as part of his parole conditions.
The very same evening he left his "beloved" daughter with his now aging and beleaguered parents who had helped him get custody ill advisedly thinking that the "responsibility would be good for Joshua".

These were the words of Ben Komisarjevsky on the witness stand while testifying for his sons defense attorneys at the start of this penalty phase charade designed to create as big of a smokescreen as possible in hopes of attaining a life sentence from this Jury instead of the death sentence that this man so richly deserves.

He made these crimes happen. He has shown absolutely no remorse, Shown, not spoken.

He even laughed at several points throughout his taped statements to the Cheshire Police. Despite after being taken into custody fleeing the murder scene in the Petit's car. He attempted to say all the right things at different times, no doubt trying to emulate what he thought a person with a conscience, who inadvertently got dragged into a multi murder against his will" would behave.

He failed miserably.

Laughing and chuckling while speaking to the Cheshire detective interviewing him Komisrajevsky spoke about the entire set of crimes in extremely detailed terms, using a flat unemotional voice that betrayed an absolute lack of care that he had just been party to stealing three lives off the face of this earth, having intended to kill four. Those three lives,  unlike Komisarjesvky's, were going to continue to be charitable, giving and kind in spirit heart and self.

Sociopaths speak a lot, their words are very very cheap;  most of what comes out of their mouths have a specific purpose, which is almost always to deceive and or manipulate others to do their bidding. In this case, this man is afraid of paying for his crimes with his life, as the law dictates in the State of Connecticut for Capital murders, with a certain amount of aggravating factors of which Komisarjevsky is guilty of many. Translated, he committed pre-meditated capital murders including one child and he committed those murders in a particularly cruel, tortuous manner. There was a great deal of suffering for his victims, they endured hours of captivity, only to be tortured and murdered what must be one of the most frightening ways to die.

And lest the jury forget, among all of these purposeful and deceptive distractions, Komisrajevsky is the man responsible for choosing these victims, based entirely upon his attraction to eleven year old Michaela Petit whom he spotted at that Stop and Shop supermarket the very day he broke into the Petit home.

 He admitted to writer Brian MacDonald that he quote" liked the way the younger Petit girl looked"

For some reason the entire subject of MacDonald's book In the middle of the night" which was  in effect, authored basically by Komisrajevsky while he met with the writer in prison, agreeing to interviews and letters to be used for purposes of publication of a book, supposedly describing the facts of the murders.

Albeit the "facts" were a utterly false rendition of  what happened in the Petit home whereby Komisrajevsky tried predictably to shift all the blame for the murders onto his hand picked accomplice Steven Hayes, a man considerably less intelligent, less cunning, far less shrewd and I believe, less evil than his younger counterpart.

He had the audacity to taunt the sole survivor in this book, as well he did within his Journals and other writings found within his prison cell - papers he knew would be confiscated and thus eventually make their way to the media. After bashing a mans head in at least 8 -12 times with a bat, just so he could get at a child whom he wished to rape, Komisrajevsky co-writes a book breaking a gag order in an effort to BS the Jury pool as well as taunt the one survivor who as a sociopath, he sees as the one loose end he wasn't able to control within these crimes, and therefore his animosity towards William Petit is extremely clear and further proof of his absolute evil nature.

This is where people must learn to suspend their natural inclination to imagine that the bad guy must be the one who looks mean and has no one standing by him throughout the Judicial processes. This was merely fortuitous luck for Komisrajevsky, that his face had a certain arrangement of features, And it is most unfortunate, because our country, collectively speaking, would seem to be suckers when it comes to refusing to accept that a relatively normal looking, clean cut person, who came from a "decent" set of parents they appearing to play by all the rules of life... well then, it must have been the other mean looking guy.

Remember Casey Anthony? The outcome of this trial, including Casey's own attorneys zealous defense, is a perfect example of"  bias based upon  lookism" and in this case - genderism/sexism and classism for that matter. As well, just like Komisarjevsky, Anthony also had the advantage of of a good dose of parental enabling, particularly,Casey's mother, who actually lied on the stand over and over in attempt to spare her daughter from a murder conviction and subsequent death penalty for murdering her own child. And that mother, like Komisarjevsky's parents, refused to believe that her adult child could kill in cold blood. It must have been an accident" Mrs Casey convinced herself that the accident scenario was much more palatable to her parental conscience.

Right after the Petit murders, I recall a public statement being released by the Komisrajevsky family.  As soon as I heard the choice of wording, I said to myself....Well, there you have it Denial at it's worst.
While of course being long time Cheshire residents and Christians, they were compelled to say something;  What Jude Komisrajevsky said was something to the effect of " We are so sorry for the Petit family's loss and this whole terrible situation, we are at a complete loss -- we simply don't understand what made this happen"

Now right there, the Komiarjevsky's were separating the crimes, the murders and the rapes of the Petit family from their son. " What made this happen"

 The inference is that some outside force, either Steven Hayes, or perhaps those demons that their son was always trying to blame his actions on,
(knowing full well that his evangelical parents believed in such things) perhaps the demons and Steven Hayes" made these crimes happen" 

OK, your son has a life long history of breaking into peoples homes when they are occupied by the homeowners. He has an even earlier history of stealing women's sexual trophy's such as panties and other lingerie. He sexually assaulted his own sister and mentioned NOTHING about having suffered years of  severe sexual assault by his foster brother at that point. He was caught setting a gas station on fire at age 13---which he since claimed to his defense hired psychiatrist was " an accident" . He has been having sex with underage girls since he was of a legal age.

But you" don't understand how this, the Petit crimes, home invasion, rape of a minor, extortion, his beating a sleeping man almost to death so he could rape the mans child HAPPENED?
And finally, the arson murder and attempted destruction of the crime scene.

None of this seems familiar Mrs Komisrajevsky?  You don't understand what made this happen?"

Your son Joshua made it happen.

I recall thinking all of these things when I read the official Komisarjevsky family statement soon after these terrible crimes.

Komisrajevsky was not a thief or a robber, as is evidenced by his very early habit of peeping into women and girls windows, climbing trees at times, hiding in bushes and stealing panties and other such trophy's" at the tender age of 8-10 years of age.

I cannot believe that this prosecution has not brought in a forensic psychiatrist of their own to point out that Komisarjevsky's problem wasn't"an untreated mood disorder"IE bipolar disorder, which Komisrajevsky's defense team dreamed up and steered their hired psychiatrists and psychologist to attest to once  given a tidbit of information from an anti-death penalty group in Europe whose sole job is to find mitigating factors for Americans with European descent,currently on death row or as in Komisarjevsky's case, charged with capital murder charges that could result in a death penalty sentence.

I read about this group months ago researching Komisarjevsky's adoptive past, and looking for mitigating factors" since he was adopted.

If Komisarjevsky had been adopted later, they would have searched for any information supporting possible abuse or even volatility in his birth mothers life while carrying! As it was, he was adopted in fact at 2 weeks old by Jude and Ben Komisarjevsky as this was the case they could only work with things like mental illness in his genetic family which they then proffer up to the attorneys to use for the defendant or convicted persons defense.

Whether the person committed the murders and or rapes and or other atrocities that they have been either charged with convicted of and or sentenced for, is of no consideration the this European based anti-death penalty group. They simply help anyone anyone who is of European descent in America that is facing a death sentence- period. They believe that the American death penalty is wrong, but they will aid and abet murderous child rapists and insidiously feed child killers attorneys monies derived from various sources such as wealthy people in Europe and abroad who do not believe in the death penalty, despite the fact that this country has been using lethal injection for many years, an incredibly kind way of removing extremely dangerous and evil murderers from our midst, people who  may very well escape and commit more murders given half a chance.

Additionally this latest excuse for a mitigating factor, that Komisrajevsky was suffering from an undiagnosed mood disorder throughout his entire adolescence must be addressed and nipped in the bud for the Jury, and no one is doing, so as of yet. If, incidentally he did have bi-polar disorder which hundreds of thousands of people live untreated with as teens and adults, this was of little to no consequence in light of clearly more dominant "disorders" that komisarjevsky had. 

I am speaking of  personality disorders which includes anti-social personality disorder, which when one is under the age of  seventeen is technically called oppositional defiant disorder, ODD, which in fact Komisrajevsky was diagnosed with right after setting the fire at the gas station at age 12 or 13.

This was when Jude Komisrajevsky, his mother, decided that if she followed the psychiatrists suggestion of putting Komisrajevsky on anti-psychotics, he would likely abuse and misuse them and it would then turn into another problem with her problematic son, and she was right.:

Komisarjevsky would never had adhered to a drug regimen-one can ascertain this simply by looking at all of his childhood behaviors up until that point. At the core of oppositional defiant disorder is a hatred for authority; No one is going to tell a oppositional defiant kid to take his medicine at such and such a time. That "kid"was already sneaking out of his window at night for years.He was stalking girls and stealing panties, breaking into homes, sexually abusing his sister and trying to make bombs.

 And not that it has one ounce of relevancy except for me it speaks volumes of his propensity to fabricate and manipulate in order to not escape detection and thus culpability and punishment, I also do not believe Komisarjevky's story about rolling around in the thickets for a minute, so that he could quote"feel the pain in order to feel alive"

He probably read this somewhere as it relates to cutting and other behaviors of "Troubled teens and children and he latched right onto it. This man has proven via the Brian MacDonald letters and interviews, and even his own lie packed "journals" that were confiscated in his prison cell while awaiting his trial, that he lies

Nor do I believe that Komisrajevsky was continually sexually abused by his foster brother Scott, who molested their other foster child.  I do believe that perhaps one incident might have happened and I know in my heart that if Komisrajevsky had been sodomized and  left bleeding by his so called "brother" he certainly would have been telling the world this much sooner, trying to use it as a means of getting lesser punishments for his many many other criminal charges and convictions. He has had months and then years and years to dream this stuff up and that is what Sociopaths do. Komisrajevsky  is intelligent in a certain sense; he is a master manipulator and he gravitates towards naive people people who have kind and decent natures as they are most likely to want to believe that no one who looks like him who is that young could be so very evil;

Unfortunately for us and Jennifer Petit Komisarjevsky does not have a prototypical face that most people, including Judge Blue, ascribe to killers and rapists, compared with Steven Hayes face and even his body type at the time of the murders. This is a country that foolishly continues to rely on peoples appearance when ascertaining whether they are likely to be a threat.

Poor Jennifer Petit likely fell prey to the fact that Komisrajevsky didn't "look like  a man who would sodomize her 11 year old and murder her family after getting the money he so pleasantly asked for.  Remember, Mrs Petit told the bank teller " they're being really nice" as she referred to the men that invaded her house and at that point hadn't killed anyone yet simply because they hadn't gotten the 15,000 from Mrs Petit at that point which was the very last part of their" plan" 

Thus, the men, led by Komisrajevsky, who did almost all the talking to Jennifer Petit, were "playing nice" in order to gain her compliance, knowing full well the gasoline had been purchased already in order to burn down her house and kill her family -  the plan was laid out.

While Steven Hayes was dispatched by komisarjevsky to accompany Mrs Petit to the bank, thereby putting him in the position of risk if she were to run or tell authorities,  he was safely ensconced at the Petit home, with Dr Petit beaten by his hands and a wooden bat tied to a pole in the cellar, and Komisrajevsky was upstairs in Michaela room, sodomizing the eleven year old whom he had waited patiently to do, as he could not afford to risk Jennifer Petit knowing what a monster he was before he got everything he wanted from her, including the ever important 15,000.

This is a man who is twice as evil as his accomplice Steven Hayes. Joshua Komsarjevsky played Jennifer Petit like a violin, because he knew she was a nice trusting person christian and like his own mother could easily be manipulated not wanting to believe that someone so young and relatively "normal looking" who spoke intelligently, was capable of being "nice" to her and her daughters- so she thought as she was tied up on a separate floor from Michaela's room and didn't know of the quiet sexual molestations that were going on throughout the early morning hours before she even left the house to get the money, as per Komisrajevsky's instructions.

Every member of this jury needs to look at Komisrajevsky and simply remember how he has manipulated so many people, all of his life, and this should in turn put anything that he has told anyone ( much less his lawyer funded shrink who has been paid to give a skewed regurgitation of Komisarjevsky's most recent claims about his childhood)  none of which can be directly verified.  All of the so called abusers in Komisrajevskys life were interviewed by these defense paid Psychologists and Psychiatrists. None of them have taken the stand as they would then have to be cross examined by the prosecutor, which the defense knows would equal their testimony falling apart; So this defense, ever the slippery eels, thinking this Jury wont know the difference, pull in Scott Reese, the learning disabled foster child, now an adult, who happens to be near retarded and possibly schizophrenic,And according to the therapist when asked about abuse of Komisarjevsky, Reese said simply something like that might have happened"

Besides the fact that we as well as the jury have no idea if this man even said that or to exactly what he was referring when he said it if he said it!  Anything from did you two mutually masturbate, to did you play with his private parts might have been asked, we don't know what words Scott Reese was asked, as we only have the testimony of these two therapists who again are being paid big money by the defense to meet with komisarjevsky and briefly Mr Reese, and testify in a manner that will make komisrajevsky appear as abused as possible as a child.

There are no tape recordings of these sessions that these shrinks had with komisarjevskys supposed childhood abuser that turned him into an abuser. as well I have read for years that Komisarjevsky claimed one one sexual abuse at the age of 14, by someone he quote trusted." Now this has transformed magically into years and years, of not only abuse, but were now being expected to believe that Komisrajevsky was penetrated anally over and over and left bleeding.


Such as this supposed now five years of sexual abuse, which just a few years ago komisarjevsky claimed was  one sexual assault at the age of 14 - In fact again, this is what he told writer Brian MacDonald and what he told his own mother while he was in prison for a string of burglaries. Burglaries of course being a misnomer as they were not burglaries at all,  but in fact home invasion's,stalking, sexual predation crimes

Komisarjevsky, remember, only broke into homes when the residents were in them.

He called it a form of "extreme sport"  His defense paid shrink would have us believe that poor Joshua Komisarjevsky had to break into our homes while we lay sleeping or watching TV or eating their dinner, not because he is a Sociopath, and has been since he was a young teen, but because of some made up for the occasion sexual abuse that he now is claiming  to have endured silently. Only after having years to sit in prison dreaming up plausible scenarios for why he would sodomize an 11 year old child, set the poor child on fire, tied to her bed, along with her sister to destroy his DNA evidence and the witnesses in one act;

Both girls had gasoline poured on their bed linens, and their bodies, while they were alive.

Komisrajevsky, according to Steven Hayes and later admitting it himself, tied up Jennifer Petit after she returned from the bank with the 15,000 that he Komisrajevsky had asked for.

According to Hayes Komisrajevsky told him " take care of her" meaning to murder Mrs Petit.
Komisarjevsky had planned this all along; Jennifer Petit was now a serious threat to Komisrajevsky, an eyewitness to both men; she spoke to Komisarjevsky  at length, according to both his interviews with MacDonald as well as Cheshire Police.  Of course both versions contradicted each other but it is easy to see where the truth lay, and later Komisrajevsky would say, ' I shouldn't have talked to her, I liked her" meaning I didn't want to like her because she was going to be killed no matter what - she was a huge threat to Joshua Komisarjevsky, as was her daughter Michaela. Besides the DNA all over Michaela's bed in Michaela's body and her room both she and her mother had seen and heard way too much of him.

He was, after all, the Town of Cheshire's most well known thief home invader, arsonist stalker of young girls and general trouble maker. He had just gotten his GPS ankle tracker removed three days prior to these crimes.On the first and second night he took Steven Hayes to other homes in Cheshire, to perform break-ins, with small items stolen, merely to show Hayes " how easy it would be to get inside a home and take it over"


Nov 17, 2011


11-17-1995 -  7-23-2007

Happy Sweet 16 Michaela! We all miss you and your sweet smile and disposition every day. We are celebrating your life on the 17th with our first event to honor Women in Science. We know that as you finished 5th grade you liked the Gandhi paraphrase, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." We are hoping that encouraging more women to enter and remain in fields of scientific study will make the world a better place. The Michaela's 4 O'Clock Flower Project with the CT Science Center is going full steam ahead! Your flowers have been planted in 15-20 states. While you were here you were always smiling and always sticking up for the underdog. We will honor your memory every day.

"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." 1 Mark 10:14-15

Love, Dad and the Petit, Hawke, Chapman, and Renn Families

* Published in The Hartford Courant on November 17, 2011

Happy Birthday sweet Michaela,
You are far beyond Heaven's gates.
We will celebrate you and your precious life forever.
We will carry your legacy, 
We will 'be the change.'

And in this way, you will never leave us.

L.. O'keefe

Nov 12, 2011

Cheshire "Lights Of Hope" Honors Petit Family

The Cheshire Lights Of Hope

In the middle of a great deal of struggle and angst in trying to attain Justice for the murders of Jennifer, Hayley and Michaela Petit, came a beautiful and miraculous display of unity, faith, love and hope - All qualities that embodied these three lovely human beings whilst they shared their earthy life among us.

The word HOPE stood out tonight like the brightly lit candles that lined the roads, the homes and the local business's, as they wound throughout Cheshire shining like a beacon of faith upon the town.

It seemed fitting that the word hope was heard over and over and an eye to the future was on so many people's minds and on their lips tonight: Love and Hope is what resides within when we choose to turn towards God and eachother.

Proceeds from tonight's ceremony will go to multiple charities including The Petit Family Foundation. The Multiple Sclerosis Society, The Cheshire Food Pantry and Cheshire's Human Service's Department. There were upwards of one hundred volunteers that made this event happen!

Bravo to the people of Cheshire, to all of the volunteers as well as the participants from all over the State of Connecticut!

Nov 9, 2011

Court Closings Add to ‘Criminal Justice Triage’

This is an older article from Connecticut News Junkie, but it explains one of the reasons that there has been such a difference in the Steven Hayes, and current Joshua Komisarjevsky trial's, insofar as the elaborate and expensive show that the Komisarjevsky defense has been putting on for well over a month.

The trial, now deep into the penalty phase, is parading out a gaggle of defense witnesses, culled from various stages of their client's "troubled" past.

That past includes a pattern of law breaking, arson, stalking behaviors, stealing and sexually assaulting his sister, bomb-making and  the like.

The Defense witness list has also included a high paid Psychiatrist who the defense hired to meet with Komisarjevsky for well over a year while he has been imprisoned, now convicted of all 17 charges including capital murder and rape, in the Petit family murders. His hand picked accomplice Steven Hayes was convicted last year and was subsequently given the death penalty after a considerably shorter, less elaborate trial.

Steven Hayes Attorneys, Thomas Ullmann and Patrick Culligan were regular lead public defender's from Connecticut's Public defender's office, as opposed to their counterparts Jeremiah Donovan, Walter Bansley and Todd Russert who are "special Public defenders", hired by the state because the regular Public defender well was empty once Steven Hayes, who was tried first, was lawyered up - at the State's expense.

However the cost for Steven Hayes defense was considerably less than Mr Komisarjevsky. This is undoubtedly due to several factors, one of which is that Hayes unlike Komisarjevsky wished to plead guilty and indeed tried to change his plea to guilty, shortly before his trial began. His attorneys managed to convince him to keep his plea of Not Guilty standing, but their defense reflected a certain acquiescence to their clients desire to admit his basic culpability within the brutal crimes. However, Hayes still contends to this day that although he is a monster, Joshua Komisarjevsky is ten times the monster I am.

Another important factor in the disparity of monies spent on each man's defense is clearly the fact that Komisarjevsky basically "lucked out" when it was decided that Hayes would be tried first - This, because Steven Hayes had one extra criminal charge than Komisarjevsky.  As a result of this decision, the entire regular Public defenders office was emptied via Steven Hayes's defense needs. and the special public defenders as described in this article, had to be solicited for Komisarjevsky;s defense.

As I recall, Jeremiah Donovan, a private attorney who was on the Connecticut special Public defender's list volunteered to represent Komisarjevsky. As a result, Komisarjevsky's defense has been financially fueled on a different scale altogether and the special public defenders have made full use of the monies at their disposal, causing a domino-effect on State Judicial resources.

There have also been peripheral anti-death penalty groups pitching in their services free of charge to the Komisrajevsky defense; An anti-death penalty group based out of England offered to do research on Komisrajevsky's biological family, in an effort to hopefully uncover something, anything that could be used as a mitigating factor, possibly saving him from a death sentence.  The group which was once Russian- based has expanded in recent years to include all Americans of any European descent who are charged with capital crimes, or who are on death row.

As Komisarjevsky was adopted at two weeks old, the best the group could come up with was that there was some bi-polar disorder in his biological families history. It is safe to assume that this entiity ordinarily looks for possible abuse issues that an adopted child may have sufferred before being adopted, as well as posssible genetic mental illness etc, but it is clear that the relative with bi-polar illness was not one of Komisarjevsky's biological parents, as the subject of the familial bi-polar was introduced at the trial but it was merely mentioned that there was bi-polar mood disorder within his genetic background.

The State monies spent on Komisarjevsky's defense alone are said to have exceeded 700,000 dollars thus far, and it looks like a considerable bit more will be spent by the time this penalty phase is over, which is now being estimated by Judge Blue to last until mid-december.

Nov 6, 2011

Petit Trial Judge Sets hearing to Determine if Komisarjevsky's daughter Can Testify in Penalty Phase

The fact that the nine year old daughter of Joshua Komisarjevsky is being subpoenaed by this defense team should clearly illustrate, once and for all, that this convicted murderer and his lawyers do not care a whit about who gets hurt, even another young child, in their ego - based drive to get their client "off"

And by "off",  I mean life in prison, rather than the death sentence that Joshua Komisarjevsky so richly deserves. From a criminal - judicial standpoint,  there are plenty of aggravating factors, more than are required by State law for a Jury to award the death penalty to this man.

To call in the child of this convicted child rapist and murderer all in an transparent bid for a reflexive emotional reaction from the Jury ( IE " he's a father, so putting him to death is wrong or will negatively effect his child") while not a shocker to those of us who've been watching this trial, is by far the lowest maneuver yet from Komisarjevsky's defense attorneys. And there have been many many morally and ethically - vacant maneuvers throughout this trial, as well as the entire pre-trial phase.

Remember, this is the child he referred to as "the kid",  as in "hold your horses dude, I'm putting the kid to bed"  the ever so loving sounding text message that Komisarjevsky sent to his accomplice Steven Hayes, just hours before the pair were to meet up for the express purpose of breaking into the Petit family home so that Komisarjevsky could sexually assault 11 year old Michaela Petit, which he has thus been rightly convicted of.
Forensics proved that Komisarjevsky sodomized Michaela before dousing her in Gasoline and setting her and her sister on fire while tied to their beds.

Komisarjevsky had lied to Police, undoubtedly hoping the fire had destroyed all DNA evidence of the sodomy, which was in fact the fires primary purpose, as KLomisarjevsky claimed to police that he"only" performed oral sex on the girl, after cutting off her clothing with scissors, clothing that he made her change into from her pajamas, with another version citing that he " only" ejaculated upon her naked body, after taking off her pajamas in order to take nude photos of the chjild in order " to later blackmail Dr Petit with".
Being utterly "surprised" by Michaele's developed body, he opportunistically decided to ejaculate upon her naked stomach and then "allowed her" to take a shower, so that she could rid herself of him" ie meaning his semen.

In the taped statement to Cheshire Police Komisarjevsky would change that key portion of testimony, stating that he in fact ' asked her to take a shower"   When the detective asked him if he allowed Michaela to take her pillowcase off her head whilse she showered, he actually had the audacity to laugh stumbling over the question nonetheless, saying no the pillowcase was off. The policeman asked did you have your mask on then...and JK hesitantly said yes in a most unconvincing manner. It was clear from his answers at this point that the pretense of pillowcases and masks had long since been abandoned as both men knew they were going to kill both girls and thier mother, especially once Jennifer Petit drove Steven Hayes to the bank.

These versions Komisarjevsky related to Cheshire police and various other sources, including a writer named Brain MacDonald whom he tried to spoon feed a bogus version of his part in the crimes, downplaying his role and of course pointing the finger at his own hand picked accomplice Steven Hayes, as the man who was responsible for all of the murders. MacDonald unfortunately published his book before the Hayes trial began and subsequently forensic testimony within that trial showed that Komisarjevsky lied to everyone (no big surprise there) and had in fact fully sexually assaulted the child in the worst way imaginable.

After the Hayes testimony and evidence made clear what Komisrajevsky had really done, MacDonald admitted that Komisarjevsky was extremely manipulative and had basically duped him, using his articulate nature and regaling him with stories of abuse etc, and outright lying about the facts of the Petit crimes in such a way that he had really believed him. Such is the way of the successfully deceitful sociopath. Add to this, Komisarjevskys relative youth and appearance and many people want to believe him when he turns on the innocent act, which this man can do at a moments notice. Those jurors not familiar with the sociopath and the textbook manipulation and often shrewd intelligence that acompanys them, might find themselves at a distinct disadvantage here.

Komisarjevsky had spotted Michaela with her mother earlier the day of the murders shopping at an area supermarket. Hayley Petit, 17 was in the car waiting for her mom and sister to finish shopping.  Komisarjevsky followed Mrs Petit and her two pretty daughters back to their raised ranch home  ( seen above after Komisrajevsky, the arsonist rapist/ murderer visited with his handiwork)

Attached is the official motion for a hearing to decide whether Komisrajevsky's now long estranged daughter will be forced to testify for no other reason than his and his lawyers selfishness and cowardice, in attempting to avoid a death sentence for the murders and sexual assault. Of course we can expect Komisarjevsky attorneys to be their typically mendacious selves and come up with something a bit more reasonable sounding than were trying to use a child who doesn't even know her father (the child is now with a maternal aunt since a threatening letter was sent to the child through Komisarjevsky's parentswho had custody for a time after the murders)  to pull on the heartstrings of the jury.  They will shape their bid or already have, into something sounding as close to legitimate as possible.

Children have been known to testify within the guilt phase of various murder trials over the years but it is completely unheard of in a penalty phase such as this to use a child in such an obvious attempt to gain some kind of credit pity or mercy simply based upon the fact that the convicted person is a parent.

Knowing Jeremiah Donovan and Co. they will undoubtedly drag in the fact that this sociopath Komisarjevsky was so clever that despite 48 burglaries he managed to fight for and win custody of his then 5 year old daughter - they have already injected this information, framed rather differently of course, into this trial at least a dozen times thus far, now they're going for the full out gamut - the child's appearance on video feed talking about what losing her dad who is a killer of a young girl not much older than she) would mean to her, as well they'd likely try to prompt any of her positive memories of dad etc.

Fortunately, even with Judge Blue's recent bizarre defense - favoring courtroom antics, I don't believe that he or any of the other powers that reign over this decision, ( D.C.Y.F etc ) are going to force this child to testify,  in her fathers penalty phase due to the potential harm to the child's emotional welfare.
Let's hope and pray that the morally responsible decison is made. There is more than one innocent child's life to be considered within this decision; Michaela Petit was just two years older than Komisarjevsky's now 9 year old little girl when Joshua Komisarjevsky acting alone targeted Michaela for a home invasion revolving around the notion of sexually assaulting this child whilst the entire house full of people were under his control.

Note; For Court documents concerning this Post and other Joshua Komisrajevsky Trial evidence, visit my Scribd account online here:

Click on the appropriate links and gain further insight into this trial; The brutality, loss of life, the grief and the trauma that sole surivor Bill Petit lives with each day. The entire State of Connecticut has been deeply traumatized by these assaults and murders. For that matter many people far beyond Connecticut state borders have also shared  this same sense of pain grief and anguish that we have all felt since first learning of these crimes.

Rest in Peace Jennifer Hayley and Michaela Petit.