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Home invasion killer wants to waive appeals

A man on Connecticut's death row for killing a mother and her two daughters in 2007 says he wants to waive his appeals and volunteer for execution.

Steven Hayes says in a letter to the Hartford Courant (http://cour.at/TCFlRg ) that he cannot live with what he calls "cruel and unusual punishment" by prison staff at Northern Correctional Institution in Somers. He said he would make a formal announcement about his decision later.

Correction Department spokesman Brian Garnett says a disciplinary report led to Hayes losing prison visits for 30 days. Garnett said the department provides for safe and humane supervision of inmates.

Hayes and a co-defendant, Joshua Komisarjevsky, were sentenced to death for the Cheshire home invasion killings of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters.

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