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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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  • Komisarjevsky Deserves Vigorous Defense

    Komisarjevsky Deserves Vigorous Defense
    Over the years, I've run across a fair bit of prejudice against lawyers. I'll not suggest that lawyers don't earn a certain amount of disdain, but when a white, tobacco-chewing, sheriff implied that if I came through his county after dark I'd never...
  • Two Wrongs: Death Penalty Is Revenge, Not Justice

    The execution of Troy Davis in Georgia last week has once again pushed the debate over capital punishment to the forefront. Although there are many questions regarding this particular case, Mr. Davis is dead, and any discussion is purely academic....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 The 11 guys now on Connecticut’s death row will: A) Never be executed because this state has repealed the death penalty; B) Get juiced because the new law only ends the death penalty for future...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...
  • 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....