| Apr 2, 2010
Steven Hayes' surprising offer Thursday to plead guilty to the 2007 Cheshire home-invasion killings — without some type of plea bargain — has pitted him against his own attorneys, who are vowing to fight his decision and keep him off death...
| Apr 3, 2010
Veteran defense lawyers Patrick J. Culligan and Thomas J. Ullmann are well-known for their vehement opposition to the death penalty.
And now they represent a client who seems willing to take a seat on death row.
Next week, the two attorneys plan to...
| Nov 8, 2010
| 4:42 PM
Republican Tom Foley conceded the gubernatorial election Monday to Democrat Dannel Malloy, saying that various problems with voting in Bridgeport were not enough to overturn the outcome of the race.
The official results show that Foley lost by more...
| Dec 2, 2010
The words started coming the day after her sister, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, and nieces Hayley and Michaela were brutally killed in the 2007 Cheshire home invasion.
They'd awaken Cynthia Hawke-Renn in the middle of the night. When she went to her family's...
| Sep 16, 2010
| 6:25 PM
The medical condition of Steven Hayes prompted yet another delay in his trial Thursday, halting testimony and frustrating at least one family member.
Thomas J. Ullmann, a defense lawyer for Hayes, said the 47-year-old suspect in the killings of...
| Sep 16, 2010
| 10:05 AM
Jurors in a trial over a brutal Connecticut home invasion that resulted in two rapes, three murders and arson are in day four of testimony having seen evidence that led some of them to weep openly in court the day before. Haunting surveillance video and a...
| Nov 9, 2010
| 1:24 PM
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- A juror on the panel that condemned a Connecticut man to death for a home invasion triple slaying said Tuesday they kept a picture of the victims in plain view during the deliberations.
Jurors also said they had an emotional meeting...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 7:03 AM
A trial of Steven Hayes, who faces three counts of murder, sexual assault and other charges following the July 2007 home invasion of the Petit family in Cheshire, will resume Tuesday.
Hayes is charged, along with Joshua Komisarjevsky, with killing...
| Oct 17, 2010
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...
| Jul 13, 2010
| 2:20 PM
After his arrest in connection with the July 2007 Cheshire home invasion slayings, Steven Hayes gave what his lawyers say are "inculpatory and highly inflammatory" statements to police acknowledging his role in the crime.
Now, Hayes' defense team is...
| Sep 11, 2010
| 6:08 PM
There's a treasure in a nearly empty closet at the Cheshire Academy infirmary.
Debra Bond, the health center's director, uses a key to unlock the closet door. She's silent as her fingers gently touch a black gown draped from a hanger, academic regalia...