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Hartford Man Sentenced In Two City Murders

 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A Hartford man has been sentenced to 37 years in prison for two killings in 2006 and 2009 that had been featured on “cold case playing cards” that authorities hand out […]


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Woman Charged In Child Deaths Off Suicide Watch

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut woman charged with killing her two children earlier this month has been removed from a suicide watch in prison. A Superior Court judge in New Haven ordered 36-year-old […]


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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.


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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.


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,” […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]