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Jennifer Hawke-Petit

Jennifer Hawke-Petit
Mother killed in a July 2007 home invasion in Cheshire, Conn.
Mother killed in a July 2007 home invasion in Cheshire, Conn. « Show less

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  • A Revolving Door Of Heartache And Happiness For Petit

    A Revolving Door Of Heartache And Happiness For Petit
    The thoughts and memories still spin like a revolving door. But these days, the door turns a little slower for Bill Petit. The good things in his life fight mightily against the heartache he endured seven years ago. Awarding a local children's...
  • More Cheshire Home Invasion Police Recordings Discovered

    More Cheshire Home Invasion Police Recordings Discovered
    Recorded police calls from the morning of the 2007 Cheshire home invasion murders, never provided to prosecutors or defense lawyers, were recently discovered in town hall and are being reviewed for potential new evidence. A Cheshire town employee...
  • Descubren más grabaciones policiacas de la invasión en la casa de Cheshire

    Descubren más grabaciones policiacas de la invasión en la casa de Cheshire
    Grabaciones de las llamadas a la policía la mañana de los asesinatos del allanamiento en Cheshire en el 2007, nunca antes proporcionados a los fiscales o abogados de la defensa, fueron descubiertas recientemente en el Ayuntamiento y se están revisando...
  • Changing Views On Crime And The Ultimate Punishment

    Changing Views On Crime And The Ultimate Punishment
    Courant crime reporter Gerald J. Demeusy probably didn't realize at the time that he would chronicle a historic moment in Connecticut on the night of May 17, 1960. The veteran journalist watched 2,000 volts of electricity surge through the body of...
  • State Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On Death Penalty's Repeal

    The 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...
  • A New HBO Documentary Explores the 2007 Cheshire Killings

    A New HBO Documentary Explores the 2007 Cheshire Killings
    The Cheshire Murders HBO, July 22, 9 p.m.   Before there was Newtown, there was Cheshire. The Cheshire home invasion that left a mother and her two daughters dead sent waves of shock across the state and country and made headlines overseas, so...
  • Conn. Home Invasion Killer's Elaborate Oyster Suicide Plan

    Conn. Home Invasion Killer's Elaborate Oyster Suicide Plan
    HARTFORD, 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,...
  • Campbell: Illinois has abolished the death penalty

    On Wednesday, the Land of Lincoln became the 16th state to abolish capital punishment. The abolition of the state's death penalty has been 11 years in the making. Gov. Pat Quinn made his decision, he said, after reading several books, including the...
  • William Petit Engaged To Photographer

    William Petit Engaged To Photographer
    With two trials of his family's killers now behind him, Dr. William Petit Jr., the lone survivor of the 2007 Cheshire home invasion, plans to marry again. In an email Wednesday, Petit, 55, said no date has been set for his marriage to Christine Paluf....
  • Komisarjevsky Deserves Vigorous Defense

    Komisarjevsky Deserves Vigorous Defense
    Over the years, I've run across a fair bit of prejudice against lawyers. I'll not suggest that lawyers don't earn a certain amount of disdain, but when a white, tobacco-chewing, sheriff implied that if I came through his county after dark I'd never...
  • Two Wrongs: Death Penalty Is Revenge, Not Justice

    The 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....