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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

Top Jennifer Hawke-Petit Articles

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  • Police Sluggish Response Questioned In Deadly Home Invasion

    Police Sluggish Response Questioned In Deadly Home Invasion
    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...
  • Jurors in House of Horrors Trial Sickened by Evidence in the Case

    Jurors in House of Horrors Trial Sickened by Evidence in the Case
    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...
  • Trial Of Steven Hayes Resumes Tuesday

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Aunt: Nephew doesn't deserve death for killings

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The aunt of a Connecticut man convicted of killing a woman and her two daughters in a home invasion told a jury he doesn't deserve the death penalty because he's been rejected since birth and has a daughter he loves....
  • 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...
  • Execution Is A Terrible Legacy For The Victims

    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...
  • Two Wrongs: Death Penalty Is Revenge, Not Justice

    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....
  • Death penalty for Joshua Komisarjevsky?

    Death penalty for Joshua Komisarjevsky?
    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...
  • Death Penalty: Costly And No Deterrent

    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...
  • Home Invasion Suspects Will Be Tried Separately

    Home Invasion Suspects Will Be Tried Separately
    The suspects in last year's triple slaying in Cheshire will be tried separately, the prosecutor seeking the death penalty in the case told a Superior Court judge today. But New Haven State Attorney Michael Dearington said he is considering trying...