| Sep 11, 2010
| 6:08 PM
There's a treasure in a nearly empty closet at the Cheshire Academy infirmary.
Debra Bond, the health center's director, uses a key to unlock the closet door. She's silent as her fingers gently touch a black gown draped from a hanger, academic regalia...
| Sep 12, 2010
| 4:12 PM
Opening statements are expected today in Superior Court in the trial of Steven Hayes, one of two men charged in the July 2007 killings of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters, Hayley and Michaela, during a home invasion in Cheshire.
| Sep 13, 2010
| 3:17 PM
During an active and emotional first day of testimony in the Cheshire home-invasion case, a neighbor of the Petit family said Monday that he had just finished walking his dog the morning of July 23, 2007, when he got home and heard someone outside calling...
| Sep 14, 2010
| 12:16 PM
The sole survivor of a deadly home invasion described to a Connecticut jury Tuesday how a quiet, ordinary Sunday in 2007 suddenly turned violent.
William Petit, whose wife and two daughters were killed in the July 23, 2007, home invasion, took the...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 9:23 AM
Yet another juror was excused from the Cheshire home-invasion trial this afternoon on a day that included dramatic testimony from Dr. William Petit Jr. describing the family's last hours together and the moment he woke up, bloodied and dazed, on the...
| Sep 16, 2010
As the flames and heat subsided, emergency officials began learning just how horrific the crime scene was at 300 Sorghum Mill Drive in Cheshire on July 23, 2007.
On the second floor, at the top of the stairs, was a body.
" Hayley Petit," Cheshire...
| Sep 16, 2010
| 6:25 PM
The medical condition of Steven Hayes prompted yet another delay in his trial Thursday, halting testimony and frustrating at least one family member.
Thomas J. Ullmann, a defense lawyer for Hayes, said the 47-year-old suspect in the killings of...
| Sep 16, 2010
| 10:05 AM
Jurors in a trial over a brutal Connecticut home invasion that resulted in two rapes, three murders and arson are in day four of testimony having seen evidence that led some of them to weep openly in court the day before. Haunting surveillance video and a...
| Nov 9, 2010
| 1:24 PM
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- A juror on the panel that condemned a Connecticut man to death for a home invasion triple slaying said Tuesday they kept a picture of the victims in plain view during the deliberations.
Jurors also said they had an emotional meeting...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 7:03 AM
A trial of Steven Hayes, who faces three counts of murder, sexual assault and other charges following the July 2007 home invasion of the Petit family in Cheshire, will resume Tuesday.
Hayes is charged, along with Joshua Komisarjevsky, with killing...
| Feb 10, 2011
It didn't take long before someone brought up Dr. William Petit Jr. at a press conference calling for the abolition of the death penalty.
It was inevitable. Even while families of murder victims spoke passionately about why they were against capital...
| Feb 13, 2011
If we thought Steven Hayes' trial was a circus, the recent motions filed by lawyers representing his accomplice in the 2007 Cheshire killings show that the worst judicial theatrics haven't even begun.
Just consider the first round of motions in Joshua...