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  • Letters: Fast track to the execution chamber

    Re "Campaign seeks faster route to death chamber," Feb. 13
  • 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....

    Five Years After the Cheshire Home Invasion, A Killer Answers Questions

    Five Years After the Cheshire Home Invasion, A Killer Answers Questions
    While he 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, detailed defense,...

    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...

    Request For Separate Juries Dropped In Petit Slaying Trial

    Request For Separate Juries Dropped In Petit Slaying Trial
    State's Attorney Michael Dearington has withdrawn an unusual motion to have the two men accused of the Cheshire triple murders tried together but with separate juries. Dearington would not comment Friday on why he withdrew it. He had filed the motion...