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William Petit

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  • Special Report: 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...
  • Cheshire Dispatch Log Released

    Newly released dispatch records show a nearly five-minute gap between the time Cheshire police received an initial 911 call last July about an "incident" at the home of Dr. William Petit and the time officers were dispatched to the scene. It took seven...
  • Road Race Honoring Petits Draws 3,000

    Road Race Honoring Petits Draws 3,000
    Bill Ronalter has run in road races for 20 years. He hadn't heard silence like he heard Sunday morning when Dr. William Petit Jr. spoke before the GE Petit Foundation 5K Road Race. "I can tell you this: Normally when somebody's talking before a race,...
  • Rowing Helps Friend Honor Hayley Petit's Memory

    Rowing Helps Friend Honor Hayley Petit's Memory
    WOODBURY — When Bianca Czaderna and Hayley Petit were in middle school, many classmates and friends called them "twins." "We were tall and athletic, had the same interests, and did everything together," Czaderna said. Czaderna, sitting in her...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Petit Supports Streamlining Death Penalty Process; Joiner Opposes Reform Efforts

    William Petit Jr., the lone survivor of the 2007 Cheshire home invasion, urged lawmakers Wednesday to make changes to Connecticut's death penalty that would stop unnecessary delays in the death penalty process. He also said that victims should have the...
  • Cheshire Killings: Hayes' Lawyers Vow To Fight A Guilty Plea

    Cheshire Killings: Hayes' Lawyers Vow To Fight A Guilty Plea
    Steven Hayes' surprising offer Thursday to plead guilty to the 2007 Cheshire home-invasion killings — without some type of plea bargain — has pitted him against his own attorneys, who are vowing to fight his decision and keep him off death...