A psychiatrist says the Connecticut man convicted in a deadly home invasion told him he wanted to take the stand and encourage a jury to give him the death sentence.
Yale psychiatrist Dr. Paul Amble testified Wednesday before a New Haven jury considering punishment for Steven Hayes. Hayes was convicted two weeks ago of killing of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters, 17-year-old Hayley and 11-year-old Michaela, at their Cheshire home in 2007.
Amble also says Hayes repeatedly tried to kill himself after the crime because of guilt, remorse and a fear of being isolated in prison. He said Hayes made several suicide attempts, overdosing on prescribed medication.
The doctor says Hayes wanted to "look like a monster" in front of jurors by expressing no remorse.
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