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The killer shall be killed — so said the jury in the Cheshire home invasion murder case. Steven Hayes, one of the two men accused of entering the home of the William Petit Jr. family on that July night in 2007, will join 10 other men on...
Tags: Death Penalty, Frank III Harris, Crimes, Cheshire, NAACP
The Hartford CourantAn in-depth feature on Dr. William Petit titled "Survivor" is featured in the June/July issue of Esquire magazine that hits the stands on Monday. Written by Ryan D'Agostino, the story focuses on Petit's life after the 2007 horrific Cheshire home invasion...
The Hartford CourantIt didn't take long before someone brought up Dr. William Petit Jr. at a press conference calling for the abolition of the death penalty. It was inevitable. Even while families of murder victims spoke passionately about why they were against capital...
Tags: Death Penalty, Twitter, Inc., Cheshire, Defendants, Punishment
The Hartford CourantSeveral times during this week's Cheshire murder hearing, lawyers for Joshua Komisarjevsky said the second trial would essentially be a repeat of the first. "This is a retrial of State vs. Hayes. Same evidence, same witnesses, same emotion. It's the same...
The Hartford CourantThe words started coming the day after her sister, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, and nieces Hayley and Michaela were brutally killed in the 2007 Cheshire home invasion. They'd awaken Cynthia Hawke-Renn in the middle of the night. When she went to her family's...
The Hartford CourantDuring closing remarks in Steven Hayes' death penalty phase, one of his lawyers compared the unrelenting burden they said their guilt-ridden client was carrying around to Sisyphus, the mythological king condemned to roll a boulder up a hill for all...
Nation NowHome invasion case: Jurors announced today that a Connecticut parolee deserves to die for his role in a 2007 home invasion case that a mother and her young daughters dead and made national headlines because of its horrific cruelty....
Nation NowConnecticut home invasion: It was a crime that shocked the nation: A deadly night of terror that began when two paroled burglers broke into a suburban home. One of the men was sentenced today to death....
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelOn Thursday, Oprah Winfrey will air an interview Dr. William Petit Jr., the Connecticut man who lost his wife and two daughters in a heinous crime that made national headlines....
The Hartford CourantThe state Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Tuesday on whether Connecticut's controversial prospective repeal of the death penalty is constitutional. The General Assembly eliminated capital punishment a year ago. But to win passage, lawmakers...
Tags: Death Penalty, Cheshire, Punishment, Justice System, Politics
On July 23, 2007, Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her children, Hayley, 17, and Michaela, 11, were slain in their Cheshire home. Dr. William Petit Jr. was badly beaten. JULY 23, 2007: Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes are arrested fleeing the Petits'...
Tags: Death Penalty, Cheshire, Punishment, Justice System, Prisons
The Hartford CourantA soot-covered piece of paper on top of a desk in the Petit family's home office caught the eye of prosecutor Michael Dearington the day he walked through the charred remains of 300 Sorghum Mill Drive in Cheshire. It was a letter announcing an...
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