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The Hartford CourantThe 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...
Courant Staff WritersJennifer Hawke-Petit and her youngest daughter checked out groceries at 7:30 Sunday night at a Stop & Shop a mile or so from their Cheshire house. Police investigating the home invasion that left Hawke-Petit and daughters Michaela, 11, and Hayley, 17,...
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Courant Staff WritersCareer 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...
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Courant Staff WritersAs town police officers raced to Dr. William A. Petit Jr.'s home on Sorghum Mill Drive Monday morning they had no idea of the horrors that lay ahead. By the time they reached the Deaconwood neighborhood of half-million-dollar homes, flames had blown...
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Courant Staff WritersIn the days before being charged with committing a brutal triple murder in Cheshire, Joshua Komisarjevsky was depressed over the loss of his teenage girlfriend and struggling financially because of mounting costs related to his 5-year-old child, a close...
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Courant Staff WritersA prosecutor said Thursday he will pursue the death penalty against two men suspected of killing three members of a Cheshire family, while new questions emerged about how the state decided to release them from custody earlier this year. Joshua...
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Courant Staff WritersNewly 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...
Courant Staff WriterHe wasn't listed in the program, but he was first on everybody's minds. As William Petit's wife and daughters were tinted with the sainthood of tragedy at this Saturday service, he sat and watched. The survivor. Central Connecticut State University's 1,...
Courant Staff WriterBill Ronalter has run in road races for 20 years. He hadn't heard silence like he heard Sunday morning when Dr. William Petit Jr. spoke before the GE Petit Foundation 5K Road Race. "I can tell you this: Normally when somebody's talking before a race,...
Courant Staff WriterWOODBURY — When Bianca Czaderna and Hayley Petit were in middle school, many classmates and friends called them "twins." "We were tall and athletic, had the same interests, and did everything together," Czaderna said. Czaderna, sitting in her...
The Hartford CourantFor 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...
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