Cheshire Home Invader Wants New Trial
Like any state, Connecticut has had it's share of horrific crimes. Certainly, the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School will forever be embedded in our history. But, back in 2007, Connecticut and the country was gripped by a crime unfolding in an unthinkable way. Almost 9 years later, the events of those fateful hours in Cheshire still bring a shudder and tear, and it still won't go away.
July 23, 2007. Cheshire Connecticut. A day filled with horror for Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters, Hayley and Michaela. A lifetime of the unimaginable for Dr. William Petit.
If you have followed this story, you know that Doctor Petit has been blessed to find love again. But, even with that joy, I can't imagine what he must be feeling, as one of the killers that murdered his family is in the news again.
According to WFSB.com, convicted Cheshire home invasion killer, Joshua Komisarjevsky, wants a new trial. His attorneys allege that he should get one because Cheshire Police failed to provide dispatch tapes to the defense before his trial. As unbelievable as it seems, a hearing on the new trial request will happen in New Haven Superior Court.
Komisarjevsky and accomplice Steven Hayes were both convicted of killing Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters during the 2007 home invasion. The story of the crime, and the amazing resilience of Dr.Petit, is told in an incredible book titled The Rising by Ryan D'Agostino. After reading The Rising, there is no question in my mind that new trial or not, neither of these men should see the light of day ever again.