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  • 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...
  • Victims' Families Support Repeal Of Death Penalty

    For opponents of the death penalty, the timing probably couldn't be worse. One of the two men accused in one the most heinous crimes in state history, the murders of three members of the Petit family in Cheshire, has been convicted and the other is about...
  • Prague Wrong To Propose Frontier 'Justice'

    Shame on state Sen. Edith Prague of Columbia for her ghoulish, disgusting suggestion about how to punish Joshua Komisarjevsky, the second man accused of murder in the 2007 Cheshire home invasion case that took the lives of three members of Dr. William...
  • William Petit Engaged To Photographer

    William Petit Engaged To Photographer
    With two trials of his family's killers now behind him, Dr. William Petit Jr., the lone survivor of the 2007 Cheshire home invasion, plans to marry again. In an email Wednesday, Petit, 55, said no date has been set for his marriage to Christine Paluf....
  • Oprah Winfrey to offer interview with Dr. William Petit Jr.

     
    On Thursday, Oprah Winfrey will air an interview Dr. William Petit Jr., the Connecticut man who lost his wife and two daughters in a heinous crime that made national headlines....
  • Jurors: Connecticut man deserves to die for home invasion horror

     
    Home invasion case: Jurors announced today that a Connecticut parolee deserves to die for his role in a 2007 home invasion case that a mother and her young daughters dead and made national headlines because of its horrific cruelty....
  • 'Most hated' man in America gets death for home invasion horror

     
    Connecticut home invasion: It was a crime that shocked the nation: A deadly night of terror that began when two paroled burglers broke into a suburban home. One of the men was sentenced today to death....
  • Witness Harassed After Defense Calls Her To Testify In Steven Hayes Case

    Witness Harassed After Defense Calls Her To Testify In Steven Hayes Case
    The trouble started shortly after West Hartford restaurateur Christiane Gehami left the witness stand. Internet posts at the end of news stories about her testimony in the trial of triple-murderer Steven Hayes urged a boycott of Gehami's restaurant....
  • Jurors in House of Horrors Trial Sickened by Evidence in the Case

    Jurors in House of Horrors Trial Sickened by Evidence in the Case
    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...
  • A Dead Issue: Will CT's Death Row Inmates Die of Old Age?

    A Dead Issue: Will CT's Death Row Inmates Die of Old Age?
    Here’s a little life-or-death quiz for you. The 11 guys now on Connecticut’s death row will: A) Never be executed because this state has repealed the death penalty; B) Get juiced because the new law only ends the death penalty for future...
  • Prelude To Horror

    Prelude To Horror
    As a small circle of friends celebrated his freedom at a barbecue in July, Joshua Komisarjevsky brooded, burying himself in a bottle of whiskey. State probation officers had removed an electronic monitoring bracelet less than 24 hours earlier, bringing...