Recently, the two men convicted of the horrific Cheshire home invasion murders were sentenced to death. But now the debate is raging over whether to remove the death penalty from the books in Connecticut.
With the sentencing to death of both men in the brutal Cheshire home invasion murders, Connecticut lawmakers appear ready to again take up arguments for repeal of the state’s death penalty.
The jury deliberated over the span of five days before returning the verdict against Joshua Komisarjevsky, who will join his accomplice Steven Hayes on Connecticut’s death row.
Narcy Novack, the Florida woman accused of arranging the killings of her husband and mother-in-law, was already complaining last year about how much time she’d spent in jail.
Death penalty supporters are also promising an amendment that would streamline the appeals process.
Seventy-six people who have all lost loved ones to murder have signed a letter saying capital punishment in Connecticut offers a “false promise that goes unfilled.”
Sen. Robert Singer says it should be applied to those convicted of murdering a child, killing a police officer in the line of duty, or committing a fatal terrorist attack.
The monster that killed a mother and her two daughters in their Connecticut home broke his silence in court on Thursday, moments before he was sentenced to die.
Jurors deciding if a man convicted in a deadly Cheshire home invasion completed a second day of deliberations without agreeing on whether to impose the death penalty.
Lawyers for a man convicted of a deadly home invasion have called a parole officer to testify as they try to persuade a jury to spare their client the death penalty.
A psychiatrist says the Connecticut man convicted in a deadly home invasion told him he wanted to take the stand and encourage a jury to give him the death sentence.
Lawyers for Steven Hayes cited the writings of his co-defendant who described how his “dark shadow was let loose” as he beat Dr. William Petit and terrorized his wife and two daughters.
Quinnipiac University’s poll, released Wednesday, found 65 percent of those surveyed support the death penalty. That’s up from 61 percent two years ago.
Republican Tom Foley and Democrat Dan Malloy took aim at each other in a debate Tuesday and argued over issues ranging from the death penalty to the deficit.
Steven Hayes could face the possibility of the death penalty if convicted of capital felony charges in the 2007 killings of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters.