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Joshua Komisarjevsky

Joshua Komisarjevsky
Suspect of in the July 2007 home invasion killings of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters, Hayley Petit, 17, and Michaela Petit, 11, in Cheshire, Conn.
Suspect of in the July 2007 home invasion killings of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters, Hayley Petit, 17, and Michaela Petit, 11, in Cheshire, Conn. « Show less

Top Joshua Komisarjevsky Articles

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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...
  • Care More About Victims Than Killers

    On May 24, 1994, my wife Wanda and I became homicide survivors. Our beautiful 19-year-old daughter, Melanie, was brutally strangled to death in our house by her ex-boyfriend. None of us asked for this. This was a brutal, selfish act by someone who...
  • 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...
  • 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 The 11 guys now on Connecticut’s death row will: A) Never be executed because this state has repealed the death penalty; B) Get juiced because the new law only ends the death penalty for future...
  • Murderer Steven Hayes Says He Wants To Die

    Murderer Steven Hayes Says He Wants To Die
    Steven Hayes, the notorious killer who sits on death row for the 2007 slayings of a Cheshire woman and her two daughters, wants to waive his appeals and proceed to his execution, a path that serial killer Michael Ross took before being put to death in...
  • Five Years After the Cheshire Home Invasion, A Killer Answers Questions

    Five Years After the Cheshire Home Invasion, A Killer Answers Questions
    While he sat on Connecticut's death row late in 2011, the trial of his accomplice in the Cheshire home invasion killings was underway in a New Haven courtroom. Joshua Komisarjevsky's lawyers were rolling out a no-holds-barred, detailed defense,...
  • Even With Death Wish, Hayes Won't Be Executed Soon

    Condemned serial killer Michael Ross told a Superior Court judge in September 2004 that he wanted to be executed. In less than eight months, he was dead. Legal experts and attorneys, including one who represented Ross, say such a timeline is...
  • A New HBO Documentary Explores the 2007 Cheshire Killings

    A New HBO Documentary Explores the 2007 Cheshire Killings
    The Cheshire Murders HBO, July 22, 9 p.m.   Before there was Newtown, there was Cheshire. The Cheshire home invasion that left a mother and her two daughters dead sent waves of shock across the state and country and made headlines overseas, so...
  • Changing Views On Crime And The Ultimate Punishment

    Changing Views On Crime And The Ultimate Punishment
    Courant crime reporter Gerald J. Demeusy probably didn't realize at the time that he would chronicle a historic moment in Connecticut on the night of May 17, 1960. The veteran journalist watched 2,000 volts of electricity surge through the body of...
  • Asesino Steven Hayes hallado insensible en celda, hospitalizado

    Asesino Steven Hayes hallado insensible en celda, hospitalizado
    Foto:  Asesino convicto Steven Hayes fue encontrado sin responder en su celda en el corredor de la muerte el lunes y fue posteriormente hospitalizado, dijeron las autoridades. Hayes, quien ha sido condenado a muerte por su papel en los asesinatos...