Nightly News   |  October 13, 2011

Man convicted in deadly 2007 home invasion

A man was convicted in Connecticut Thursday of murdering a woman and her two daughters in a gruesome 2007 home invasion. He faces a possible death sentence. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: found guilty today on 17 charges related to a home invasion robbery and murder that shocked the entire country. Joshua Komisarjevsky faces a possible death sentence for the '07 crime. He was convicted of breaking into the Cheshire , Connecticut , home of Dr. William Petit , sexually assaulting his wife, two daughters, tying them down, setting the house on fire in what was the most awful crime a lot of people can remember. Mother and both daughters died of smoke inhalation. Komisarjevsky 's accomplice was also convicted and is now on death row.