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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

Top Jennifer Hawke-Petit Articles

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  • 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...
  • A Revolving Door Of Heartache And Happiness For Petit

    A Revolving Door Of Heartache And Happiness For Petit
    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...
  • More Cheshire Home Invasion Police Recordings Discovered

    More Cheshire Home Invasion Police Recordings Discovered
    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...
  • Descubren más grabaciones policiacas de la invasión en la casa de Cheshire

    Descubren más grabaciones policiacas de la invasión en la casa de Cheshire
    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...
  • State Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On Death Penalty's Repeal

    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...
  • Changing Views On Crime And The Ultimate Punishment

    Changing Views On Crime And The Ultimate Punishment
    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...
  • 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 for Joshua Komisarjevsky?

    Death penalty for Joshua Komisarjevsky?
    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...
  • Murderer Steven Hayes Says He Wants To Die

    Murderer Steven Hayes Says He Wants To Die
    Steven Hayes, the notorious killer who sits on death row for the 2007 slayings of a Cheshire woman and her two daughters, wants to waive his appeals and proceed to his execution, a path that serial killer Michael Ross took before being put to death in...