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Steven Hayes

Steven Hayes
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

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • State Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On Death Penalty's Repeal

    The state Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Tuesday on whether Connecticut's controversial prospective repeal of the death penalty is constitutional. The General Assembly eliminated capital punishment a year ago. But to win passage, lawmakers...
  • 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....
  • Petit Seeks No-Contact Order Against Murder Suspects, Defense Team

    Defense attorneys for one of the suspects in a 2007 deadly home invasion robbery in Cheshire want to reach out to family members of the victims, but Dr. William Petit and his family have refused the offer and are asking a judge to block such contact....
  • After Tragic Loss, A Soft Voice Speaks Up

    He never returned to the practice of medicine, not after a home invasion took his wife and daughters, leaving him a survivor and a symbol. Dr. William A. Petit Jr. is an activist now, willing to stand with any candidate who pledges to support a mandatory...
  • Dr. Petit Tells Lawmakers Death Penalty Should Be Repaired, Not Scrapped

    For nearly eight hours Wednesday, lawmakers pondered the fate of Connecticut's death penalty. Then Dr. William Petit Jr. approached the microphone and explained why he believes a just and fair society sometimes has to inflict the ultimate punishment. His...
  • Request For Separate Juries Dropped In Petit Slaying Trial

    Request For Separate Juries Dropped In Petit Slaying Trial
    State's Attorney Michael Dearington has withdrawn an unusual motion to have the two men accused of the Cheshire triple murders tried together but with separate juries. Dearington would not comment Friday on why he withdrew it. He had filed the motion...