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Joshua Komisarjevsky

Joshua Komisarjevsky
Suspect of in the July 2007 home invasion killings of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters, Hayley Petit, 17, and Michaela Petit, 11, in Cheshire, Conn.
Suspect of in the July 2007 home invasion killings of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters, Hayley Petit, 17, and Michaela Petit, 11, in Cheshire, Conn. « Show less

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  • 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...
  • Executing Murderers Saves Lives

    Now that Joshua Komisarjevsky is declared guilty of murdering Dr. William Petit Jr.'s wife and two daughters in a Cheshire home invasion, it's easy to understand why most Americans hope he is put to death for his sadistic crime. Unfortunately, if death...
  • Prague Wrong To Propose Frontier 'Justice'

    Shame on state Sen. Edith Prague of Columbia for her ghoulish, disgusting suggestion about how to punish Joshua Komisarjevsky, the second man accused of murder in the 2007 Cheshire home invasion case that took the lives of three members of Dr. William...
  • Victims' Families Support Repeal Of Death Penalty

    For opponents of the death penalty, the timing probably couldn't be worse. One of the two men accused in one the most heinous crimes in state history, the murders of three members of the Petit family in Cheshire, has been convicted and the other is about...
  • Jurors Must Follow Strict Death Penalty Guidelines

    Now that Steven Hayes was convicted of capital murder for killing Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters, Hayley, 17, and Michaela, 11, in their Cheshire home, the jury, beginning Monday, must decide whether he should be sentenced to death. In addition...
  • Witness Harassed After Defense Calls Her To Testify In Steven Hayes Case

    Witness Harassed After Defense Calls Her To Testify In Steven Hayes Case
    The trouble started shortly after West Hartford restaurateur Christiane Gehami left the witness stand. Internet posts at the end of news stories about her testimony in the trial of triple-murderer Steven Hayes urged a boycott of Gehami's restaurant....
  • Care More About Victims Than Killers

    On May 24, 1994, my wife Wanda and I became homicide survivors. Our beautiful 19-year-old daughter, Melanie, was brutally strangled to death in our house by her ex-boyfriend. None of us asked for this. This was a brutal, selfish act by someone who...
  • A Dead Issue: Will CT's Death Row Inmates Die of Old Age?

    A Dead Issue: Will CT's Death Row Inmates Die of Old Age?
    Here’s a little life-or-death quiz for you. The 11 guys now on Connecticut’s death row will: A) Never be executed because this state has repealed the death penalty; B) Get juiced because the new law only ends the death penalty for future...
  • Home Invasion Suspects Will Be Tried Separately

    Home Invasion Suspects Will Be Tried Separately
    The suspects in last year's triple slaying in Cheshire will be tried separately, the prosecutor seeking the death penalty in the case told a Superior Court judge today. But New Haven State Attorney Michael Dearington said he is considering trying...
  • Suspects In Cheshire Killings Seek Separate Trials

    Potential finger-pointing between the two suspects in last year's triple homicide in Cheshire and questions about the use of evidence in a single jury trial has prompted both suspects to seek separate trials. New Haven State's Attorney Michael Dearington...
  • 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...