murders

Deliberations Begin on Hayes Punishment

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut jury has begun deliberating whether a man convicted in a deadly home invasion should get the death penalty or life in prison. The jury began weighing Steven Hayes’ […]

11/05/2010

Closing Arguments in Hayes Death Penalty Trial

By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A life sentence in prison would actually be harsher than a death sentence for a Connecticut man who killed a woman and her two daughters […]

11/04/2010

Judge Rejects Hayes Defense Objection to Alternate Juror

By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut man convicted of a deadly home invasion should be spared the death penalty because he was in a “state of intense rage, despair […]

11/03/2010

Attorneys List Mitigating Factors in Hayes Defense

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ Attorneys for a Connecticut man convicted of a deadly home invasion have argued that he should be spared the death penalty because he was in a “state of intense rage, […]

11/03/2010

Prosecution Witnesses Seek to Rebut Defense Claims in Hayes Trial

By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ Prosecutors seeking the death penalty for a Connecticut man convicted of killing a woman and her two daughters during a home invasion called their first […]

11/02/2010

Defense Wraps Up Hayes Penalty Phase Testimony

By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ Attorneys trying to persuade a jury to spare a Connecticut man the death penalty for a deadly home invasion rested their case Monday as a […]

11/01/2010

Defense Submits Another Letter from Hayes Brother

By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Shortly after Steven Hayes was charged with killing a woman and her two daughters during a night of terror in their home in 2007, his […]

10/30/2010

Hayes Trial Juror Dismissed

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ The judge in the trial of a Connecticut man convicted in a deadly home invasion has dismissed a juror who was overheard making a derogatory comment to another juror. The […]

10/29/2010

Brother's Letter Describes Hayes as "Monster"

By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut prosecutors have introduced a letter from the brother of a man convicted of a fatal home invasion that calls him an abusive, calculating “monster.” […]

10/28/2010

Psychologist Says Hayes Attempted Suicide Before Cheshire Murders

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A psychologist says a Connecticut man convicted of a deadly home invasion told him he tried to take his own life a week before the 2007 crime. Dr. Mark Cunningham […]

10/27/2010

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