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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Witnesses Detail Tense Scenes At Bank, Home As Cheshire Trial Opens

    Witnesses Detail Tense Scenes At Bank, Home As Cheshire Trial Opens
    During an active and emotional first day of testimony in the Cheshire home-invasion case, a neighbor of the Petit family said Monday that he had just finished walking his dog the morning of July 23, 2007, when he got home and heard someone outside calling...
  • Sole Survivor Of Connecticut Home Invasion Testifies

    Sole Survivor Of Connecticut Home Invasion Testifies
    The sole survivor of a deadly home invasion described to a Connecticut jury Tuesday how a quiet, ordinary Sunday in 2007 suddenly turned violent. William Petit, whose wife and two daughters were killed in the July 23, 2007, home invasion, took the...
  • Cheshire Authorities Describe Grim Search For Bodies

    Cheshire Authorities Describe Grim Search For Bodies
    As the flames and heat subsided, emergency officials began learning just how horrific the crime scene was at 300 Sorghum Mill Drive in Cheshire on July 23, 2007. On the second floor, at the top of the stairs, was a body. " Hayley Petit," Cheshire...
  • Cheshire Trial Halted Over Concern For Hayes; No Testimony Friday Because Of Yom Kippur

    Cheshire Trial Halted Over Concern For Hayes; No Testimony Friday Because Of Yom Kippur
    The medical condition of Steven Hayes prompted yet another delay in his trial Thursday, halting testimony and frustrating at least one family member. Thomas J. Ullmann, a defense lawyer for Hayes, said the 47-year-old suspect in the killings of...
  • Police Sluggish Response Questioned In Deadly Home Invasion

    Police Sluggish Response Questioned In Deadly Home Invasion
    Jurors in a trial over a brutal Connecticut home invasion that resulted in two rapes, three murders and arson are in day four of testimony having seen evidence that led some of them to weep openly in court the day before. Haunting surveillance video and a...
  • Jurors in House of Horrors Trial Sickened by Evidence in the Case

    Jurors in House of Horrors Trial Sickened by Evidence in the Case
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- A juror on the panel that condemned a Connecticut man to death for a home invasion triple slaying said Tuesday they kept a picture of the victims in plain view during the deliberations. Jurors also said they had an emotional meeting...
  • Trial Of Steven Hayes Resumes Tuesday

    A trial of Steven Hayes, who faces three counts of murder, sexual assault and other charges following the July 2007 home invasion of the Petit family in Cheshire, will resume Tuesday. Hayes is charged, along with Joshua Komisarjevsky, with killing...
  • Steven Hayes: A Life In And Out Of Prison

    Steven Hayes: A Life In And Out Of Prison
    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...
  • Jurors Must Follow Strict Death Penalty Guidelines

    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...