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Connecticut’s Top Court Overturns Death Penalty In State

Three years after Connecticut abolished the death penalty for any future crimes, the state’s high court spared the lives of those who were already on death row when the law took effect, saying it would be unconstitutional to execute them.


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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.


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Steven Hayes, Cheshire Home Invasion Killer, Found Unresponsive In Cell

A guard conducting a routine check at the Northern Correction Institution found Steven Hayes unresponsive at 9:35 a.m., authorities said.


Dr. William Petit, the sole survivor of the 2007 Cheshire, Conn., home invasion murders, with his new wife, Christine. (Photo: Handout)

Dr. William Petit Approached By GOP Officials To Run For Congress

Petit’s wife and two daughters were killed in a 2007 home invasion in Cheshire.


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Cheshire Home Invasion Murderer Steven Hayes Wants To Be Executed Now

Steven Hayes, now on death row for the 2007 murders of a Cheshire woman and her two daughters during a home invasion, is speaking out from prison.


An execution chamber is seen in Huntsville, TX - Jun 23, 2000 - Photo: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers

Conn. Death Penalty Repeal Bill Passes In Senate, Moves On To House

State senators voted 20-16 in favor of a death penalty repeal bill after about 11 hours of impassioned floor debate.


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Komisarjevsky Formally Sentenced To Death In Cheshire Home Invasion

A Connecticut man has been sentenced to death for killing a woman and her two daughters during a night of terror in their suburban home.


Joshua Komisarjevsky (credit: Handout)

Judge Denies New Trial In Cheshire Home Invasion Case

A judge has denied a request by convicted murderer Joshua Komisarjevsky for a new trial in the home invasion killings of a woman and her two daughters, saying he received a fair trial.


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Joshua Komisarjevsky Sentenced To Death In CT Home Invasion

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.


Joshua Komisarjevsky (credit: Handout)

Still No Penalty Phase Verdict After Day 4 In Cheshire Home Invasion

Jurors are weighing punishment for Joshua Komisarjevsky, who was convicted in October of killing Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters.


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Jury Enters Day 3 Of Penalty Phase In Komisarjevsky’s Conn. Home Invasion Trial

It’s the third day of deliberations for a Connecticut jury on whether a man convicted of killing a woman and her two daughters in a home invasion should get the death penalty or life in prison.


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No Verdict Yet In Penalty Phase Of Komisarjevsky’s CT Home Invasion Trial

The jury deliberated about five hours Tuesday and will continue their discussions Wednesday. Judge Jon Blue suggested they could go later in the day.


Joshua Komisarjevsky (credit: Handout)

Komisarjevsky’s Mom Blames Sex Abuse For Son’s Role In Deadly CT Home Invasion

The defense said Joshua Komisarjevsky was sexually abused between the ages of 4 to 6 by a foster teen his family had taken into the home.


Joshua Komisarjevsky (credit: Handout)

Penalty Phase Begins In Komisarjevsky Home Invasion Trial

The jury that convicted Komisarjevsky of murder will now decide whether he should be put to death or sentenced to life without parole.


Joshua Komisarjevsky (credit: Handout)

Jury Finds Komisarjevsky Guilty Of Murdering Cheshire Mom, Daughters

Komisarjevsky was found guilty of all counts against him — 17 in total — including aiding the murder of Hawke-Petit and guilty of murdering Hayley and Michaela Petit.