| Jan 25, 2015
| 4:45 AM
HARTFORD — There was little left to hold on to in the charred ruins of Dr. William Petit Jr.'s burned home in Cheshire.
A fire set there during the deadly 2007 home invasion that killed his wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, and daughters Hayley and...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 6:10 PM
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...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 4:11 PM
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...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 7:26 AM
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...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 4:47 AM
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...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 4:23 PM
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...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 10:23 AM
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...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 6:15 PM
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....
| Sep 20, 2011
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...
| Sep 28, 2011
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....
| Sep 22, 2011
| 8:17 PM
Joshua Komisarjevsky has been convicted of murder and now faces the sentencing phase of his trial. He could get life in prison or the death penalty. Does he deserve death for his role in the murderers of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters, Hayley...