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Cheshire Home Invasion Archive

  • Petit Trial Scheduled To Begin Today

    Petit Trial Scheduled To Begin Today

    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 of the Hawke and Petit families are planning...

  • Remembering Jennifer Hawke-Petit On Eve Of Murder Trial

    Remembering Jennifer Hawke-Petit On Eve Of Murder Trial

    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 once worn by Bond's colleague at graduations...

  • Hayes Defense Wants Alleged 'Inflammatory' Statements Kept Out Of Trial

    After his arrest in connection with the July 2007 Cheshire home invasion slayings, Steven Hayes gave what his lawyers say are "inculpatory and highly inflammatory" statements to police acknowledging his role in the crime. Now, Hayes' defense team is trying to keep those alleged statements out of...

  • Judge To Rule Wednesday On Closing Courtroom For Hearing In Cheshire Home-Invasion Case

    A Superior Court judge is expected to rule today on a request by attorneys for Cheshire home-invasion suspect Steven Hayes to bar the public from pre-trial testimony and arguments about statements and admissions Hayes allegedly made to police after his arrest. Hayes' lawyers say exposing jurors...

  • Prosecutors: 'Library Book' Could Be An Issue In Cheshire Case