| Apr 6, 2014
| 4:47 AM
Courant crime reporter Gerald J. Demeusy probably didn't realize at the time that he would chronicle a historic moment in Connecticut on the night of May 17, 1960.
The veteran journalist watched 2,000 volts of electricity surge through the body of...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:00 PM
The Cheshire Murders
HBO, July 22, 9 p.m.
Before there was Newtown, there was Cheshire. The Cheshire home invasion that left a mother and her two daughters dead sent waves of shock across the state and country and made headlines overseas, so...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 4:23 PM
The state Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Tuesday on whether Connecticut's controversial prospective repeal of the death penalty is constitutional.
The General Assembly eliminated capital punishment a year ago. But to win passage, lawmakers...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 7:54 PM
Condemned serial killer Michael Ross told a Superior Court judge in September 2004 that he wanted to be executed.
In less than eight months, he was dead.
Legal experts and attorneys, including one who represented Ross, say such a timeline is...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 4:29 PM
Steven Hayes, the notorious killer who sits on death row for the 2007 slayings of a Cheshire woman and her two daughters, wants to waive his appeals and proceed to his execution, a path that serial killer Michael Ross took before being put to death in...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 7:01 AM
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,...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 12:58 AM
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,...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 6:15 PM
With two trials of his family's killers now behind him, Dr. William Petit Jr., the lone survivor of the 2007 Cheshire home invasion, plans to marry again.
In an email Wednesday, Petit, 55, said no date has been set for his marriage to Christine Paluf....
| Dec 9, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Home invasion case: Jurors announced today that a Connecticut parolee deserves to die for his role in a 2007 home invasion case that a mother and her young daughters dead and made national headlines because of its horrific cruelty....
| Jan 27, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Connecticut home invasion: It was a crime that shocked the nation: A deadly night of terror that began when two paroled burglers broke into a suburban home. One of the men was sentenced today to death....
| Dec 3, 2010
| 4:35 PM
On Thursday, Oprah Winfrey will air an interview Dr. William Petit Jr., the Connecticut man who lost his wife and two daughters in a heinous crime that made national headlines....
| Oct 17, 2010
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...