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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: Justice System, Clonazepam (drug), Murder, Death Penalty, Judges
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...
While he sat on Connecticut's death row late in 2011, the trial of his accomplice in the Cheshire home invasion killings was underway in a New Haven courtroom. Joshua Komisarjevsky's lawyers were rolling out a no-holds-barred, detailed defense,...
The Hartford CourantSteven Hayes, the notorious killer who sits on death row for the 2007 slayings of a Cheshire woman and her two daughters, wants to waive his appeals and proceed to his execution, a path that serial killer Michael Ross took before being put to death in...
Alaine Griffin, Hartford CourantHARTFORD, CT -- While Steven Hayes sat on Connecticut's death row late in 2011, the trial of his accomplice in the Cheshire home invasion killings was underway in a New Haven courtroom. Joshua Komisarjevsky's lawyers were rolling out a no-holds-barred,...
Here’s a little life-or-death quiz for you. The 11 guys now on Connecticut’s death row will: A) Never be executed because this state has repealed the death penalty; B) Get juiced because the new law only ends the death penalty for future...
Tags: Martin M Looney, Elections, Politics, Murder, Death Penalty
The Hartford CourantOn the day he was sentenced to execution for the slayings of a mother and her two daughters, Joshua Komisarjevsky kept his finger pointed at his accomplice and insisted he never meant for anyone to die during the July 2007 deadly home invasion in...
The Hartford CourantIt was the year of the storm — and not just because of all that snow, rain and wind. The state's budget battle led to a union showdown and the largest tax increase in Connecticut's history. Troubled local police departments weathered internal...
The Hartford Courant— Four and a half years ago, the sound of sirens and the odor of smoke roused Krista Repko, a 16-year-old resident of Sorghum Mill Drive, from her bed. Repko immediately logged onto her computer and began messaging friends, detailing for them...
The Hartford CourantJurors decided Friday on the death penalty for Cheshire home invasion killer Joshua Komisarjevsky, rejecting weeks of defense evidence that portrayed him as a man damaged by childhood sexual abuse and a strict religious upbringing while struggling with...
Tags: Defendants, Family, Sexual Assault, Mental Health, Television
The Hartford CourantTen years before he would commit one of the worst crimes in recent state history, convicted triple killer Joshua Komisarjevsky wrote his mother an apology letter. "I'm sorry I wasn't the son you wanted me to be. I'm sorry for being a failure in your...
The Hartford CourantJurors deciding whether Joshua Komisarjevsky will be sent to death row or to prison for life for the July 2007 killings of a Cheshire woman and her two daughters will hear closing arguments Friday morning at Superior Court. For weeks, the jury of seven...
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