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  • Prosecutors: 'Library Book' Could Be An Issue In Cheshire Case

    A library book Steven Hayes was reading in the months before the Cheshire home-invasion killings could be used as evidence by prosecutors at his trial. Hayes' defense team, however, is prepared to fight the use of the book to prosecute Hayes for the July...
  • Judge To Rule Wednesday On Closing Courtroom For Hearing In Cheshire Home-Invasion Case

    A Superior Court judge is expected to rule today on a request by attorneys for Cheshire home-invasion suspect Steven Hayes to bar the public from pre-trial testimony and arguments about statements and admissions Hayes allegedly made to police after his...
  • Hayes Defense Wants Alleged 'Inflammatory' Statements Kept Out Of Trial

    After his arrest in connection with the July 2007 Cheshire home invasion slayings, Steven Hayes gave what his lawyers say are "inculpatory and highly inflammatory" statements to police acknowledging his role in the crime. Now, Hayes' defense team is...
  • Steven Hayes, A Suspect In Cheshire Home Invasions, Apparently Overdosed On Drugs

    Steven Hayes, A Suspect In Cheshire Home Invasions, Apparently Overdosed On Drugs
    Steven Hayes, who apparently tried to kill himself Sunday with a drug overdose, was taken to the hospital after prison guards found him unconscious. Jury selection in Hayes' trial at Superior Court in New Haven on charges that he killed a mother and...
  • Campbell: Illinois has abolished the death penalty

    On Wednesday, the Land of Lincoln became the 16th state to abolish capital punishment. The abolition of the state's death penalty has been 11 years in the making. Gov. Pat Quinn made his decision, he said, after reading several books, including the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Courant Archive: 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...
  • 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....