Steven Hayes

Eduardo Santiago (Courtesy Department of Correction)

State Supreme Court Overturns Death Penalty

Connecticut’s highest court on Thursday ordered the state’s death row emptied out, ruling that the 2012 law abolishing capital punishment for any future crimes must be applied to the 11 men facing execution for offenses they committed before the measure took effect.


Steven Hayes (Courtesy Department of Correction)

Judge Rejects Home Invasion Killers Habeas Corpus Request

VERNON, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut judge has rejected a request by convicted home invasion killer Steven Hayes to drop his remaining appeals and proceed to execution. The Hartford Courant reports  that a Superior Court […]


File photo of a gate outside of a prison. (Photo by FRANK PERRY/AFP/GettyImages)

Condemned Inmate On Food Strike Over Kosher Diet

A Connecticut inmate awaiting execution for his role in the killings of a woman and her two daughters says he is refusing to eat prison food that he believes is not kosher.


Joshua Komisarjevsky (Courtesy Department of Correction)

Prosecutor Files Motion For Court Hearing In Home Invasion Murders

A Connecticut prosecutor says newly discovered evidence related to a 2007 home invasion that killed three people warrants a court hearing in the appeal of one of two men sentenced to death for the murders.


File photo of a jail cell. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Conn. Home Invasion Convict Unresponsive In Cell

Connecticut prison officials say an inmate sentenced to death for a 2007 home invasion has been found unresponsive in his cell.


Steven Hayes (Courtesy Department of Correction)

Audio Tape Missing In Cheshire Home Invasion Case

An audio tape of jury selection is missing from the records of the murder trial of a man convicted of killing a woman and her two daughters in a 2007 home invasion.


Steven Hayes.  Photo from state Department of Correction.

Hayes Appeals Cheshire Death Conviction

Cheshire home invasion murderer Steven Hayes today filed paperwork informing the court that he will appeal his death penalty conviction. This appeal is required, under Connecticut’s death penalty law.



Judge: Komisarjevsky Witness’ Names Public

The judge in the Cheshire home invasion murder case today ruled that a list of potential witnesses can be made public, in the trial of Joshua Komisarjevsky.


Sunday Deliberations: No Verdict In Hayes Trial

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