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For opponents of the death penalty, the timing probably couldn't be worse. One of the two men accused in one the most heinous crimes in state history, the murders of three members of the Petit family in Cheshire, has been convicted and the other is about...
Now that Steven Hayes was convicted of capital murder for killing Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters, Hayley, 17, and Michaela, 11, in their Cheshire home, the jury, beginning Monday, must decide whether he should be sentenced to death. In addition...
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...
If anyone has a good reason to support maintaining the death penalty in Connecticut, it should be me. I live in Cheshire, where the horrific home invasion and triple homicide took place in 2007. I knew the victims. The mother, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, was a...
Tags: Michaela Petit, Facebook, Death Penalty, Cheshire, Criminals
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 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 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...
The Hartford CourantIf we thought Steven Hayes' trial was a circus, the recent motions filed by lawyers representing his accomplice in the 2007 Cheshire killings show that the worst judicial theatrics haven't even begun. Just consider the first round of motions in Joshua...
Opening statements are expected today in Superior Court in the trial of Steven Hayes, one of two men charged in the July 2007 killings of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters, Hayley and Michaela, during a home invasion in Cheshire. Several members...
Tags: Social Issues, Cheshire, Murder, Prisons, Criminals
Throughout his many trips into and out of the state's prison system, Steven Hayes could always count on his mother. Each time Hayes left prison, Diana Hayes took him into her tiny Winsted home. She wrote letters to wardens, parole officers and prison...
The trouble started shortly after West Hartford restaurateur Christiane Gehami left the witness stand. Internet posts at the end of news stories about her testimony in the trial of triple-murderer Steven Hayes urged a boycott of Gehami's restaurant....
There's a treasure in a nearly empty closet at the Cheshire Academy infirmary. Debra Bond, the health center's director, uses a key to unlock the closet door. She's silent as her fingers gently touch a black gown draped from a hanger, academic regalia...
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