January 19th, 2012 | City

Cheshire defendant denied new trial

Joshua Komisarjevsky.
Joshua Komisarjevsky. Photo by Wikimedia Commons.

Joshua Komisarjevsky, who was found guilty last October of the infamous 2007 Cheshire murders, had his request for retrial denied.

New Haven Supreme Court Judge Jon Blue said he denied the request because the jury came to its decision fairly and without bias, though Komisarjevsky argued that the presence of the victims’ family at the proceedings influenced the jury.

“Under these circumstances, I just don’t think it’s fair to say that the jury was influenced by outside pressures or anything like that,” Blue said. “Under these circumstances, I believe the trial was perfectly fair and a new trial should not be granted.”

Komisarjevsky will be formally sentenced next week.

[via AP.]