CNN) — More than six years have passed since Steven Hayes broke into the Cheshire, Connecticut, home of the Petit family, setting off a deadly chain of events that ended in the death of a woman and her two daughters.
But even with time, Hayes struggles to explain exactly what happened and why.
“I started to lose it,” he told the New Haven Register. “I looked out the window and saw an unmarked police car. And I just snapped.”
Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky have been tried in the case, convicted and sentenced to death.