Cheshire Home Invasion
Lawyers for a Connecticut man convicted of a deadly home invasion are trying to contrast his criminal history with that of his co-defendant in an effort to spare him the death penalty.
A man convicted of killing a woman and her two daughters in a 2007 home invasion told a psychiatrist he was shocked by his co-defendant’s violence, but later found himself in a rage, strangling and then raping the woman, the doctor testified Thursday.
The charge was included in a disciplinary report on Steven Hayes, read in court during the penalty phase of his trial.
Testimony will continue in the trial of Steven Hayes to determine whether he should receive a death sentence for killing Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters.
Prosecutors have rested their case after calling a court clerk to testify about Steven Hayes’ long criminal record.
Attorneys for convicted murderer Steven Hayes argued they should be allowed to bring up the cost of executions when jurors consider whether to impose the death penalty.
A jury that heard eight days of gruesome testimony about a Connecticut family’s night of horror has convicted a paroled burglar of killing a mother and her two daughters.
Attorneys for Steven Hayes said in court papers that prosecutors failed to prove he intended to cause the deaths of Hayley Petit and her sister Michaela.
Chilling new evidence was released Wednesday from the home invasion and triple murder that shocked the tri-state area. A mother is seen on bank surveillance video as her alleged killers waited.
Three years after surviving a horrific home invasion, Dr. William Petit described to a jury, in chilling detail, the night that cost him his entire family.