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William Petit

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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...
  • Executing Murderers Saves Lives

    Now that Joshua Komisarjevsky is declared guilty of murdering Dr. William Petit Jr.'s wife and two daughters in a Cheshire home invasion, it's easy to understand why most Americans hope he is put to death for his sadistic crime. Unfortunately, if death...
  • 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...
  • Home Invasion Suspects Will Be Tried Separately

    Home Invasion Suspects Will Be Tried Separately
    The suspects in last year's triple slaying in Cheshire will be tried separately, the prosecutor seeking the death penalty in the case told a Superior Court judge today. But New Haven State Attorney Michael Dearington said he is considering trying...
  • Suspects In Cheshire Killings Seek Separate Trials

    Potential finger-pointing between the two suspects in last year's triple homicide in Cheshire and questions about the use of evidence in a single jury trial has prompted both suspects to seek separate trials. New Haven State's Attorney Michael Dearington...
  • Family Shattered

    As town police officers raced to Dr. William A. Petit Jr.'s home on Sorghum Mill Drive Monday morning they had no idea of the horrors that lay ahead. By the time they reached the Deaconwood neighborhood of half-million-dollar homes, flames had blown...
  • Cheshire Victims' Relatives See Suspects Charged

    A judge getting ready to send Joshua Komisarjevsky to prison in 2002 called him a "cold, calculating predator.'' Equipped with night-vision goggles and armed with a knife, he would slash his way through screens into houses around his hometown of...
  • Family Struggles To Cope

    Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her youngest daughter checked out groceries at 7:30 Sunday night at a Stop & Shop a mile or so from their Cheshire house. Police investigating the home invasion that left Hawke-Petit and daughters Michaela, 11, and Hayley, 17,...
  • Parole An Issue After Cheshire Slayings

    A prosecutor said Thursday he will pursue the death penalty against two men suspected of killing three members of a Cheshire family, while new questions emerged about how the state decided to release them from custody earlier this year. Joshua...
  • Suspect Was 'Depressed'

    In the days before being charged with committing a brutal triple murder in Cheshire, Joshua Komisarjevsky was depressed over the loss of his teenage girlfriend and struggling financially because of mounting costs related to his 5-year-old child, a close...
  • Love And Pain

    He wasn't listed in the program, but he was first on everybody's minds. As William Petit's wife and daughters were tinted with the sainthood of tragedy at this Saturday service, he sat and watched. The survivor. Central Connecticut State University's 1,...