| Sep 25, 2009
| 7:40 AM
State's Attorney Michael Dearington has withdrawn an unusual motion to have the two men accused of the Cheshire triple murders tried together but with separate juries.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...
| Oct 28, 2007
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...
| Feb 22, 2011
For opponents of the death penalty, the timing probably couldn't be worse.
One of the two men accused in one the most heinous crimes in state history, the murders of three members of the Petit family in Cheshire, has been convicted and the other is about...
| Sep 11, 2010
| 6:08 PM
There's a treasure in a nearly empty closet at the Cheshire Academy infirmary.
Debra Bond, the health center's director, uses a key to unlock the closet door. She's silent as her fingers gently touch a black gown draped from a hanger, academic regalia...
| Sep 12, 2010
| 4:12 PM
Opening statements are expected today in Superior Court in the trial of Steven Hayes, one of two men charged in the July 2007 killings of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters, Hayley and Michaela, during a home invasion in Cheshire.
| Sep 13, 2010
| 3:17 PM
During an active and emotional first day of testimony in the Cheshire home-invasion case, a neighbor of the Petit family said Monday that he had just finished walking his dog the morning of July 23, 2007, when he got home and heard someone outside calling...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 9:23 AM
Yet another juror was excused from the Cheshire home-invasion trial this afternoon on a day that included dramatic testimony from Dr. William Petit Jr. describing the family's last hours together and the moment he woke up, bloodied and dazed, on the...
| Sep 16, 2010
As the flames and heat subsided, emergency officials began learning just how horrific the crime scene was at 300 Sorghum Mill Drive in Cheshire on July 23, 2007.
On the second floor, at the top of the stairs, was a body.
" Hayley Petit," Cheshire...
| Sep 16, 2010
| 6:25 PM
The medical condition of Steven Hayes prompted yet another delay in his trial Thursday, halting testimony and frustrating at least one family member.
Thomas J. Ullmann, a defense lawyer for Hayes, said the 47-year-old suspect in the killings of...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 7:03 AM
A trial of Steven Hayes, who faces three counts of murder, sexual assault and other charges following the July 2007 home invasion of the Petit family in Cheshire, will resume Tuesday.
Hayes is charged, along with Joshua Komisarjevsky, with killing...
| Oct 17, 2010
Throughout his many trips into and out of the state's prison system, Steven Hayes could always count on his mother.
Each time Hayes left prison, Diana Hayes took him into her tiny Winsted home. She wrote letters to wardens, parole officers and prison...