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The Hartford CourantDefense attorneys for Joshua Komisarjevsky are trying to keep the lone survivor of the Cheshire home invasion killings out of the courtroom. Last year in the first trial in the killings, defense attorneys for both of the men charged with killing the...
Tags: Sex Crimes, Trials, Rape, Witnesses, Lawyers
The Hartford CourantThe execution of Troy Davis in Georgia last week has once again pushed the debate over capital punishment to the forefront. Although there are many questions regarding this particular case, Mr. Davis is dead, and any discussion is purely academic....
Should Joshua Komisarjevsky be "hanged by his penis in the middle of Main Street" for his role in the Cheshire home invasion in 2007? I suspect plenty of people think so. But when a senior member of the General Assembly, Sen. Edith Prague, publicly airs...
Tags: Lawyers, Laws, Cheshire, Joshua Komisarjevsky, Crimes
The Hartford CourantYears before the July 2007 home invasion at the Petit family's house in Cheshire, Joshua Komisarjevsky amassed a long list of crimes, mostly burglaries, that he ended up admitting to when questioned by police. State officials have said that...
Tags: Litigation, Trials, Prisons, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, Witnesses
The Hartford CourantA Superior Court judge today rejected a motion to sequester the jury seated for the trial of Joshua Komisarjevsky, which is scheduled to begin Monday. Komisarjevsky, 30, of Cheshire, faces the death penalty if convicted of the slayings of Jennifer Hawke-...
Tags: Crimes, Trials, Judges, Punishment, Jennifer Hawke-Petit
Some of the people following the Cheshire home-invasion trials need to review the Constitution. When Steven Hayes, the first defendant in the case, was tried last year, he and his public defender were threatened. At least one witness, a restaurant...
On a summer night in 2007, Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes broke into the home of Dr. William Petit Jr. The doctor was beaten and his wife was raped and strangled. His two daughters died in a fire started just before the accomplices escaped. Dr....
Tags: Crimes, Punishment, William Petit, Justice System, Laws
The Hartford Courant— Prosecutors seeking execution for convicted triple killer Joshua Komisarjevsky have filed a document outlining which legal reasons they will use to justify the death penalty. The penalty phase of the trial is scheduled to begin Monday. A Superior...
The Hartford Courant— Hayley Petit died of smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning, an associate state medical examiner who performed the autopsy on the 17-year-old victim of the Cheshire home invasion testified Monday afternoon in Joshua Komisarjevsky's trial....
Tags: Trials, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, Hayley Petit, Lawyers, Cheshire
The Hartford CourantThe gasoline-fueled arson fire that killed Michaela and Hayley Petit started in the first-floor family room of the Petit home, near the body of Jennifer Hawke-Petit, a state police fire investigator testified Friday in the trial of Joshua Komisarjevsky....
Tags: Trials, Arson, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, Arts, Hayley Petit
The Hartford CourantNEW HAVEN — Witnesses in the trial of Cheshire home-invasion suspect Joshua Komisarjevsky will not be bound by a court-imposed gag order that already bars court officials, lawyers and prison employees from speaking publicly about the case. Superior...
Tags: Trials, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, Witnesses, Lawyers, Cheshire
Shame on state Sen. Edith Prague of Columbia for her ghoulish, disgusting suggestion about how to punish Joshua Komisarjevsky, the second man accused of murder in the 2007 Cheshire home invasion case that took the lives of three members of Dr. William...
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