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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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  • Judge denies Connecticut killer's bid to speed up execution

    A Connecticut judge has rejected a request by one of two men convicted in the killings of a mother and her two daughters in a home invasion to drop his remaining appeals and proceed to execution. The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at/1dmKn02 )...
  • Cheshire Killer's Attempt To Speed Up Execution Denied

    Cheshire Killer's Attempt To Speed Up Execution Denied
    VERNON — Cheshire home invasion killer Steven Hayes has lost his latest bid to waive his appeals and proceed to execution. In a handwritten document titled, "Emergency Habeas," filed June 17 in Superior Court in Rockville, Hayes said his...
  • Children's State Flower Named In Michaela Petit's Honor

    Children's State Flower Named In Michaela Petit's Honor
    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed a bill designating four o’clocks as the official children's state flower in honor of a young girl who was murdered in a home invasion in Cheshire in 2007. The designation is in memory of Michaela...
  • Governor Signs Bill Designating Official State Children's Flower

    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed a bill designating four o'clocks as the official children's state flower in honor of a young girl who was murdered in a home invasion in Cheshire in 2007. The designation is in memory of Michaela Petit,...
  • Senate Poised to Approve Bill Honoring Youngest Victim of Cheshire Home Invasion

    Senate Poised to Approve Bill Honoring Youngest Victim of Cheshire Home Invasion
    The Connecticut Senate is poised to approve a bill that honors the youngest victim of a brutal, 2007 home invasion in Cheshire. The legislation designates Four O'Clocks as the state's official children's flower in honor of Michaela Petit. The flowers,...
  • 'Nothing More Rewarding' Than Volunteering, Plainville Woman Says

    'Nothing More Rewarding' Than Volunteering, Plainville Woman Says
    If there were a contest for extreme volunteering, anyone in it would have a hard time competing against Laura LaCombe. Since 1999, LaCombe has assumed various roles as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, Junior Achievement and the United Way of...
  • House Vote Honors Cheshire Victim Michaela Petit

    House Vote Honors Cheshire Victim Michaela Petit
    The Connecticut House on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that commemorates the youngest victim of a brutal, 2007 home invasion in Cheshire. The legislation designates Four O'Clocks as the state's official children's flower in honor of Michaela...
  • Komisarjevsky Not Involved In Sale Of Personal Items On "True Crime" Website

    Komisarjevsky Not Involved In Sale Of Personal Items On "True Crime" Website
    A state Department of Correction investigation found that Cheshire home invasion killer Joshua Komisarjevsky did not take part in the sale of his personal items on a website that sells items of serial killers and other notorious murderers. Earlier this...
  • State 'Children's Flower' Would Honor Cheshire Home Invasion Victim

    State 'Children's Flower' Would Honor Cheshire Home Invasion Victim
    HARTFORD — The fragrant and tender blooms of four o'clocks were a favorite of the youngest victim of a brutal, 2007 home invasion in Cheshire. Lawmakers held a hearing Wednesday on a plan to designate four o'clocks, or Mirabilis jalapa, as the...
  • Website Sells Poems, Drawings It Claims Are Cheshire Killer's

    Website Sells Poems, Drawings It Claims Are Cheshire Killer's
    Poems and drawings purportedly by Cheshire home invasion killer Joshua Komisarjevsky and clothes he reportedly wore in prison are for sale on a website that hawks items of serial killers and other notorious murderers. The website darkvomit.com began...
  • Michaela Petit's Beloved Four O'Clocks Proposed As Official Children's State Flower

    Michaela Petit's Beloved Four O'Clocks Proposed As Official Children's State Flower
    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...