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  • 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.
  • 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...

    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...

    Letters: Fast track to the execution chamber

    Re "Campaign seeks faster route to death chamber," Feb. 13 On a number of issues California has been a forward-thinking leader. That is why it is most disturbing that three governors who are clearly out of touch with the direction this state is...

    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....