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Troubling Questions In Petit Murder Case Go Unanswered

Troubling Questions In Petit Murder Case Go Unanswered

On the fateful day of the horrific Cheshire murders in 2007, we now know that Cheshire police officers had a chance to intercept the car carrying Jennifer Hawke-Petit to her death.

Why didn't they? It is part of a broader question: Why has there never been an official after-action review of the police response to the brutal murders?

The new information, reported by The Courant's Dave Altimari, comes from court filings by lawyers for Joshua Komisarjevsky, who, along with Steven Hayes, was convicted of murdering Ms. Hawke-Petit and her two daughters. The court filings in turn come from audiotapes of police...

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