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  • Connecticut home invasion killer sues for Kosher meals on death row

    (Reuters) - A man sentenced to death for a triple murder in a brutal home invasion in Connecticut is suing to demand a Kosher diet as a newly declared Orthodox Jew, saying the prison's resistance has forced him into "starvation." Steven Hayes, 51,...
  • Letters: Fast track to the execution chamber

    Re "Campaign seeks faster route to death chamber," Feb. 13 On a number of issues California has been a forward-thinking leader. That is why it is most disturbing that three governors who are clearly out of touch with the direction this state is...
  • Conn. Home Invasion Killer's Elaborate Oyster Suicide Plan

    Conn. Home Invasion Killer's Elaborate Oyster Suicide Plan
    HARTFORD, CT -- While Steven Hayes sat on Connecticut's death row late in 2011, the trial of his accomplice in the Cheshire home invasion killings was underway in a New Haven courtroom. Joshua Komisarjevsky's lawyers were rolling out a no-holds-barred,...
  • Two Wrongs: Death Penalty Is Revenge, Not Justice

    The execution of Troy Davis in Georgia last week has once again pushed the debate over capital punishment to the forefront. Although there are many questions regarding this particular case, Mr. Davis is dead, and any discussion is purely academic....
  • Death Penalty: Costly And No Deterrent

    If anyone has a good reason to support maintaining the death penalty in Connecticut, it should be me. I live in Cheshire, where the horrific home invasion and triple homicide took place in 2007. I knew the victims. The mother, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, was a...
  • Five Years After the Cheshire Home Invasion, A Killer Answers Questions

    Five Years After the Cheshire Home Invasion, A Killer Answers Questions
    While he sat on Connecticut's death row late in 2011, the trial of his accomplice in the Cheshire home invasion killings was underway in a New Haven courtroom. Joshua Komisarjevsky's lawyers were rolling out a no-holds-barred, detailed defense,...
  • Steven Hayes: A Life In And Out Of Prison

    Steven Hayes: A Life In And Out Of Prison
    Throughout his many trips into and out of the state's prison system, Steven Hayes could always count on his mother. Each time Hayes left prison, Diana Hayes took him into her tiny Winsted home. She wrote letters to wardens, parole officers and prison...
  • Family Shattered

    As town police officers raced to Dr. William A. Petit Jr.'s home on Sorghum Mill Drive Monday morning they had no idea of the horrors that lay ahead. By the time they reached the Deaconwood neighborhood of half-million-dollar homes, flames had blown...
  • Cheshire Victims' Relatives See Suspects Charged

    A judge getting ready to send Joshua Komisarjevsky to prison in 2002 called him a "cold, calculating predator.'' Equipped with night-vision goggles and armed with a knife, he would slash his way through screens into houses around his hometown of...
  • Parole An Issue After Cheshire Slayings

    A prosecutor said Thursday he will pursue the death penalty against two men suspected of killing three members of a Cheshire family, while new questions emerged about how the state decided to release them from custody earlier this year. Joshua...
  • Love And Pain

    He wasn't listed in the program, but he was first on everybody's minds. As William Petit's wife and daughters were tinted with the sainthood of tragedy at this Saturday service, he sat and watched. The survivor. Central Connecticut State University's 1,...
  • Rowing Helps Friend Honor Hayley Petit's Memory

    Rowing Helps Friend Honor Hayley Petit's Memory
    WOODBURY — When Bianca Czaderna and Hayley Petit were in middle school, many classmates and friends called them "twins." "We were tall and athletic, had the same interests, and did everything together," Czaderna said. Czaderna, sitting in her...