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  • Conn. Home Invasion Killer's Elaborate Oyster Suicide Plan

    Conn. Home Invasion Killer's Elaborate Oyster Suicide Plan
    HARTFORD, CT -- While Steven Hayes sat on Connecticut's death row late in 2011, the trial of his accomplice in the Cheshire home invasion killings was underway in a New Haven courtroom.
  • Connecticut home invasion killer sues for Kosher meals on death row

    (Reuters) - A man sentenced to death for a triple murder in a brutal home invasion in Connecticut is suing to demand a Kosher diet as a newly declared Orthodox Jew, saying the prison's resistance has forced him into "starvation." Steven Hayes, 51,...

    Care More About Victims Than Killers

    On May 24, 1994, my wife Wanda and I became homicide survivors. Our beautiful 19-year-old daughter, Melanie, was brutally strangled to death in our house by her ex-boyfriend. None of us asked for this. This was a brutal, selfish act by someone who...

    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: Costly And No Deterrent

    If anyone has a good reason to support maintaining the death penalty in Connecticut, it should be me. I live in Cheshire, where the horrific home invasion and triple homicide took place in 2007. I knew the victims. The mother, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, was a...