| 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...
| Sep 12, 2010
| 4:12 PM
Opening statements are expected today in Superior Court in the trial of Steven Hayes, one of two men charged in the July 2007 killings of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters, Hayley and Michaela, during a home invasion in Cheshire.
| Sep 13, 2010
| 3:17 PM
During an active and emotional first day of testimony in the Cheshire home-invasion case, a neighbor of the Petit family said Monday that he had just finished walking his dog the morning of July 23, 2007, when he got home and heard someone outside calling...
| Sep 14, 2010
| 12:16 PM
The sole survivor of a deadly home invasion described to a Connecticut jury Tuesday how a quiet, ordinary Sunday in 2007 suddenly turned violent.
William Petit, whose wife and two daughters were killed in the July 23, 2007, home invasion, took the...
| Sep 16, 2010
As the flames and heat subsided, emergency officials began learning just how horrific the crime scene was at 300 Sorghum Mill Drive in Cheshire on July 23, 2007.
On the second floor, at the top of the stairs, was a body.
" Hayley Petit," Cheshire...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 19, 2010
| 9:43 AM
A judge has denied Steven Hayes' request to skip the rest of jury selection in the 2007 Cheshire home-invasion case.
Hayes' attorneys last week filed a motion asking Superior Court Judge Jon C. Blue to waive Hayes' right to be present while attorneys...