| 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 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...
| Nov 8, 2010
| 4:42 PM
Republican Tom Foley conceded the gubernatorial election Monday to Democrat Dannel Malloy, saying that various problems with voting in Bridgeport were not enough to overturn the outcome of the race.
The official results show that Foley lost by more...
| Oct 25, 2010
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....
| Oct 17, 2010
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.
| Mar 10, 2011
| 10:23 AM
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...
| Feb 2, 2011
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...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 8:17 PM
Joshua Komisarjevsky has been convicted of murder and now faces the sentencing phase of his trial. He could get life in prison or the death penalty. Does he deserve death for his role in the murderers of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters, Hayley...
| Sep 28, 2011
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....
| Sep 25, 2011
On Aug. 25, 1994, Robert Hardcastle was beaten and stabbed in a ditch in Miami, Okla. He survived long enough to crawl to the road, and tell the police officer who'd arrived at the scene — Miami being a small town, and the police officer being a...