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Judge Sets Death Penalty Hearing In Bridgeport Killings

A state judge has decided the move ahead with a death penalty hearing for a man convicted of killing two adults and a 9-year-old girl in Bridgeport in 2006, over the objections of his lawyers.

07/11/2013

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Second Trial In Cheshire Murders Starts Monday

The trial starts Monday in New Haven Superior court for Joshua Komisarjevsky, the second of two suspects charged with the murders of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters Hayley and Michaela at their home in Cheshire four years ago.

09/18/2011

Dr. Petit:"They Were Special People;" Hayes: "I Am Tormented;" Judge: "A Terrible Sentence"

By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut man sentenced to death Thursday in the killings of a woman and her two daughters said his execution will be “a welcome relief,” […]

12/02/2010

Hayes Sentencing Today

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ Several jurors who condemned a Connecticut man to death for a deadly home invasion have shown up for his sentencing, saying they wanted to see the process through. New Haven […]

12/02/2010

Judge Denies Motion for New Hayes Trial or New Penalty Hearing

Judge Jon Blue has denied the motion filed by lawyers for Steven Hayes for a new trial or a new penalty phase hearing in their client’s conviction and death sentence in the Cheshire home invasion […]

11/26/2010

Attorneys Challenge Hayes Death Sentence

By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ Attorneys for a man condemned to die for a deadly home invasion tried to convince a judge Wednesday that the jury was unduly swayed by emotion, but […]

11/24/2010

Jury Kept Petit Photo at Hand

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A juror on the panel that condemned a Connecticut man to death for a home invasion triple slaying says they kept a picture of the victims in plain view during […]

11/09/2010

Jury "Disgusted. . .Horrified" at Hayes Trial Evidence

JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ The foreman of a jury that sentenced a Connecticut man to death for a deadly home invasion says jurors were “disgusted” and “horrified” by the evidence. […]

11/08/2010

Weekend Deliberations Bring No Verdict in Home Invasion Murders

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut jury has ended a third day of deliberations without deciding a sentence fo a man convicted of killing a woman and her two daughters in their suburban home […]

11/07/2010

No Decision by Hayes Jury; Deliberations Resume Sunday

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ Jurors deciding if a man convicted in a deadly Connecticut home invasion should be executed have gone home after a second day of deliberating without reaching a decision. Steven Hayes […]

11/06/2010

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