Michaela Petit

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

Cheshire Home Invasion Killer, Steven Hayes, Claims He’s Being Denied Kosher Food In Prison

Steven Hayes, who is on death row at Northern Correctional Institution in Somers, describes himself as an orthodox Jew and claims he’s been requesting a kosher diet since May 2013.


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.


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.


Dr. William Petit and Steven Hayes (credit: AP)

Jurors Speak Out On Hayes Death Sentence

Hayes’ fate will likely be delayed by years of appeals, but the jurors were unanimous in their view that life in prison was simply not enough for his role in the 2007 home invasion.


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

Hayes Sentenced To Death In Cheshire Home Invasion

A Connecticut man was condemned to death Monday for a night of terror inside a suburban home in which a woman was strangled and her two daughters tied to their beds, doused in gasoline and left to die in a fire.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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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.


(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.