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Steven Hayes

Steven Hayes
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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  • 2 Men Mixed Drugs, Parole

    Career criminal Steven Hayes, one of two men charged with killing three members of a Cheshire family during a home invasion last week, had a long history of failure in parole and community release programs. He also was a crack addict, a fact that...
  • Cheshire Dispatch Log Released

    Newly released dispatch records show a nearly five-minute gap between the time Cheshire police received an initial 911 call last July about an "incident" at the home of Dr. William Petit and the time officers were dispatched to the scene. It took seven...
  • Prosecutors: 'Library Book' Could Be An Issue In Cheshire Case

    A library book Steven Hayes was reading in the months before the Cheshire home-invasion killings could be used as evidence by prosecutors at his trial. Hayes' defense team, however, is prepared to fight the use of the book to prosecute Hayes for the July...
  • Judge To Rule Wednesday On Closing Courtroom For Hearing In Cheshire Home-Invasion Case

    A Superior Court judge is expected to rule today on a request by attorneys for Cheshire home-invasion suspect Steven Hayes to bar the public from pre-trial testimony and arguments about statements and admissions Hayes allegedly made to police after his...
  • Petit Seeks No-Contact Order Against Murder Suspects, Defense Team

    Defense attorneys for one of the suspects in a 2007 deadly home invasion robbery in Cheshire want to reach out to family members of the victims, but Dr. William Petit and his family have refused the offer and are asking a judge to block such contact....
  • After Tragic Loss, A Soft Voice Speaks Up

    He never returned to the practice of medicine, not after a home invasion took his wife and daughters, leaving him a survivor and a symbol. Dr. William A. Petit Jr. is an activist now, willing to stand with any candidate who pledges to support a mandatory...
  • Dr. Petit Tells Lawmakers Death Penalty Should Be Repaired, Not Scrapped

    For nearly eight hours Wednesday, lawmakers pondered the fate of Connecticut's death penalty. Then Dr. William Petit Jr. approached the microphone and explained why he believes a just and fair society sometimes has to inflict the ultimate punishment. His...
  • Steven Hayes, A Suspect In Cheshire Home Invasions, Apparently Overdosed On Drugs

    Steven Hayes, A Suspect In Cheshire Home Invasions, Apparently Overdosed On Drugs
    Steven Hayes, who apparently tried to kill himself Sunday with a drug overdose, was taken to the hospital after prison guards found him unconscious. Jury selection in Hayes' trial at Superior Court in New Haven on charges that he killed a mother and...
  • Request For Separate Juries Dropped In Petit Slaying Trial

    Request For Separate Juries Dropped In Petit Slaying Trial
    State's Attorney Michael Dearington has withdrawn an unusual motion to have the two men accused of the Cheshire triple murders tried together but with separate juries. Dearington would not comment Friday on why he withdrew it. He had filed the motion...
  • Hayes Defense Wants Alleged 'Inflammatory' Statements Kept Out Of Trial

    After his arrest in connection with the July 2007 Cheshire home invasion slayings, Steven Hayes gave what his lawyers say are "inculpatory and highly inflammatory" statements to police acknowledging his role in the crime. Now, Hayes' defense team is...
  • Remembering Jennifer Hawke-Petit On Eve Of Murder Trial

    Remembering Jennifer Hawke-Petit On Eve Of Murder Trial
    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...
  • Petit Trial Scheduled To Begin Today

    Petit Trial Scheduled To Begin Today
    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. Several members...