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Hayley Petit

Joshua Komisarjevsky (credit: Handout)

No Jurors Selected Yet In 2nd Cheshire Home Invasion Trial

The judge told attorneys before prospective jurors were brought into New Haven Superior Court that any who cry or panic when they learn the graphic nature of the case would be excused.

03/16/2011

Jennifer Hawke-Petit

More Anguish: Cheshire Readies For Death Penalty Trial 2

The stage is now set for another death penalty trial in the home invasion murders of a mother and her two children in Connecticut.

11/09/2010

Steven Hayes - File / Photo: Connecticut State Police via AP

Psychiatrist Testifies In Cheshire Home Invasion Case

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.

10/28/2010

Steven Hayes - File / Photo: Connecticut State Police via AP

Witness: Jail Violence Unlikely From Hayes

The charge was included in a disciplinary report on Steven Hayes, read in court during the penalty phase of his trial.

10/26/2010

Steven Hayes

Testimony To Resume In Conn. Home Invasion 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.

10/24/2010

Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky (credit: AP)

Doc: Cheshire Home Invasion Defendant Tried Suicide

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.

10/20/2010

Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky (credit: AP)

Home Invasion Defendant’s Journal Read To Jury

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.

10/19/2010

Steven Hayes - File / Photo: Connecticut State Police via AP

Jury To Decide If Hayes Should Die For Home Invasion

Prosecutors have rested their case after calling a court clerk to testify about Steven Hayes’ long criminal record.

10/18/2010

Steven Hayes (Photo/AP)

Judge Hears Cheshire Death Penalty Cost Arguments

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.

10/13/2010

Steven Hayes - File / Photo: Connecticut State Police via AP

Cheshire Killer: Death Sentence Will Be Costly

A Connecticut man convicted of murdering a woman and her two daughters in a home invasion is trying to avoid the death penalty by arguing executions actually cost taxpayers more than life sentences.

CBS New York–10/08/2010

Steven Hayes (- File / Photo: Connecticut State Police via AP

Hayes Guilty Of Murder In Cheshire Home Invasion Trial

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.

10/05/2010

(L-R) Hayley Petit, Michaela Petit, Jennifer Hawke-Petit

Defense Challenges Evidence In Conn. Invasion

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.

09/30/2010

Steven Hayes (- File / Photo: Connecticut State Police via AP

Witness: DNA Links Home Invasion Suspects, Victims

A state forensic scientist says DNA evidence links victims of a fatal 2007 Connecticut home invasion with two men charged in the attack.

09/24/2010

Police and Fire officials are seen outside the Sorghum Hill Drive home of Dr. William Petit. (AP Photo/George Ruhe)

Cheshire Police Defend Triple Murder Response

A Cheshire police captain on Wednesday defended the department’s July 2007 decision not to enter a house where they had been told a family was being held hostage.

CBS 2–09/16/2010

From left: Hayley, Michaela, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, & Dr. William Petit (Handout)

Sole Survivor Of Cheshire Home Invasion Testifies

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.

1010 WINS–09/14/2010