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Jennifer Hawke-Petit

Jennifer Hawke-Petit
Mother killed in a July 2007 home invasion in Cheshire, Conn.
Mother killed in a July 2007 home invasion in Cheshire, Conn. « Show less

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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,...
  • Descubren más grabaciones policiacas de la invasión en la casa de Cheshire

    Descubren más grabaciones policiacas de la invasión en la casa de Cheshire
    Grabaciones de las llamadas a la policía la mañana de los asesinatos del allanamiento en Cheshire en el 2007, nunca antes proporcionados a los fiscales o abogados de la defensa, fueron descubiertas recientemente en el Ayuntamiento y se están revisando...
  • More Cheshire Home Invasion Police Recordings Discovered

    More Cheshire Home Invasion Police Recordings Discovered
    Recorded police calls from the morning of the 2007 Cheshire home invasion murders, never provided to prosecutors or defense lawyers, were recently discovered in town hall and are being reviewed for potential new evidence. A Cheshire town employee...
  • Changing Views On Crime And The Ultimate Punishment

    Changing Views On Crime And The Ultimate Punishment
    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...
  • Murderer Steven Hayes Says He Wants To Die

    Murderer Steven Hayes Says He Wants To Die
    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...
  • Even With Death Wish, Hayes Won't Be Executed Soon

    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...
  • A New HBO Documentary Explores the 2007 Cheshire Killings

    A New HBO Documentary Explores the 2007 Cheshire Killings
    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...
  • State Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On Death Penalty's Repeal

    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...
  • 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,...
  • Campbell: Illinois has abolished the death penalty

    On Wednesday, the Land of Lincoln became the 16th state to abolish capital punishment. The abolition of the state's death penalty has been 11 years in the making. Gov. Pat Quinn made his decision, he said, after reading several books, including the...
  • Komisarjevsky Deserves Vigorous Defense

    Komisarjevsky Deserves Vigorous Defense
    Over the years, I've run across a fair bit of prejudice against lawyers. I'll not suggest that lawyers don't earn a certain amount of disdain, but when a white, tobacco-chewing, sheriff implied that if I came through his county after dark I'd never...
  • 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...