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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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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Death Penalty: Costly And No Deterrent

    If anyone has a good reason to support maintaining the death penalty in Connecticut, it should be me. I live in Cheshire, where the horrific home invasion and triple homicide took place in 2007. I knew the victims. The mother, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, was a...
  • Home Invasion Suspects Will Be Tried Separately

    Home Invasion Suspects Will Be Tried Separately
    The suspects in last year's triple slaying in Cheshire will be tried separately, the prosecutor seeking the death penalty in the case told a Superior Court judge today. But New Haven State Attorney Michael Dearington said he is considering trying...
  • Suspects In Cheshire Killings Seek Separate Trials

    Potential finger-pointing between the two suspects in last year's triple homicide in Cheshire and questions about the use of evidence in a single jury trial has prompted both suspects to seek separate trials. New Haven State's Attorney Michael Dearington...
  • Family Shattered

    As town police officers raced to Dr. William A. Petit Jr.'s home on Sorghum Mill Drive Monday morning they had no idea of the horrors that lay ahead. By the time they reached the Deaconwood neighborhood of half-million-dollar homes, flames had blown...
  • Cheshire Victims' Relatives See Suspects Charged

    A judge getting ready to send Joshua Komisarjevsky to prison in 2002 called him a "cold, calculating predator.'' Equipped with night-vision goggles and armed with a knife, he would slash his way through screens into houses around his hometown of...