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Steven Hayes Sentenced to Death for the Deadly Conn. Home Invasion
ABC News ^ | 8 November 2010 | Emily Friedman and Anne-Marie Dorning

Posted on 11/08/2010 9:06:26 AM PST by Racehorse

Steven Hayes was sentenced to death by a Connecticut jury today for his role in the deadly 2007 home invasion that killed Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters.

The verdict came halfway through day four of deliberation for the jury that spend the whole weekend holed up in a New Haven courtroom discussing the fate of Hayes, 47.

Hayes is convicted of raping and choking Hawke-Petit to death, while accused accomplice Joshua Komisarjevsky is accused of sexually assaulting 11-year-old Michaela Petit. Michaela and her older sister Hayley, 17, died after they were tied to their beds and the house was set on fire.

The jury had struggled several times during deliberation to agree on a sentence for Hayes. On the first day of delibrations the jurors sent a note to Judge Jon Blue asking, "What does it mean to unanimously find the existence of a statutory mitigating factor?"

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: connecticut; deathpenalty; hawkepetit; homeinvasion; murder; newhaven; petit; rape
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Update via Fox News: Jury recommended death on all six counts. Fry em . . . same as he did to this family.
1 posted on 11/08/2010 9:06:31 AM PST by Racehorse
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To: Racehorse

They might get around to killing him by 2030.


2 posted on 11/08/2010 9:07:44 AM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: Racehorse

couldn’t have happened to a nicer schmuck.

too bad they can’t reciprocate. i’d pay money to bring marshmallows...


3 posted on 11/08/2010 9:07:47 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Racehorse

It took them four days? Four minutes would have sufficed for me. Heard on Fox that some of the jurors were crying—hope not for him!


4 posted on 11/08/2010 9:08:47 AM PST by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: Racehorse

Applause GIF here.


5 posted on 11/08/2010 9:08:50 AM PST by JewishRighter ( Multiculturalism is killing us.)
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To: Racehorse

This sounds like the right verdict, especially if they kill him by tying him to a bed and setting it on fire.


6 posted on 11/08/2010 9:08:50 AM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Racehorse

I only regret its going to take 20 yrs, and that we can’t use cruel and unusual methods of execution.


7 posted on 11/08/2010 9:08:55 AM PST by krogers58
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To: Racehorse

Too quick, too clean, too good for him.


8 posted on 11/08/2010 9:08:55 AM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: Racehorse

Good.


9 posted on 11/08/2010 9:09:12 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: dfwgator

In this case, that’s perfect. It’s an unattractive trait, but I enjoy knowing that prison justice is meted out to such as him. And may he receive much of it.


10 posted on 11/08/2010 9:09:42 AM PST by definitelynotaliberal
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To: Racehorse
Excellent! This was he gets life imprisonment and execution!
11 posted on 11/08/2010 9:09:42 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Racehorse

One of the worst murders I have ever read about. I will never understand those who are not against the death penalty.


12 posted on 11/08/2010 9:09:55 AM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: MizSterious

Hiya Miz....I wouldn’t have had to leave the jury box..!


13 posted on 11/08/2010 9:10:42 AM PST by mystery-ak (gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: Racehorse

Good riddance to this vicious, heinous, pathetic excuse for a man.

Enjoy an eternity in hell, scumbag.


14 posted on 11/08/2010 9:10:51 AM PST by mojito
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To: Racehorse

Well, so much for my use of a negative... I will never understand those AGAINST the death penalty, which I think is merited in many cases. Just want to clarify that one.


15 posted on 11/08/2010 9:10:58 AM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: Racehorse

Speed up the process for all on death row, kill him.


16 posted on 11/08/2010 9:11:06 AM PST by Karliner (Now this is not the end. .... But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning, Churchill 1942)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

His dance card will be full in the Pen.


17 posted on 11/08/2010 9:11:25 AM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: Racehorse

Now to see if the Judge holds and imposes the decision of the Jury or reduces it to Life without parole.


18 posted on 11/08/2010 9:12:08 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Racehorse
The note gave an example in which two jurors indicated that they saw no mitigating circumstances and Hayes should be to put to death.
Good for those two!!!
(But it also means ten jurors only wanted to give him life.)
19 posted on 11/08/2010 9:12:20 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: MizSterious
Heard on Fox that some of the jurors were crying—hope not for him!

This is The Peoples Republic of CT. Of course they were crying for him.

20 posted on 11/08/2010 9:12:35 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: dfwgator

What a monster...


21 posted on 11/08/2010 9:13:30 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Racehorse

what a bunch of numbnuts took so long


22 posted on 11/08/2010 9:13:55 AM PST by wardaddy (diversity is only good if you are young and unmarried and chasing women)
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To: krogers58

In Florida we have many on Death Row since the 70’s, some of whom committed their crimes in the 60’s. In our state, 20 years would be the Express Lane.


23 posted on 11/08/2010 9:14:12 AM PST by untwist
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To: Racehorse

The death sentence is meaningless if the perp stays alive in jail for 15-25 years after sentencing.
The law should read that upon sentence to death an immediate appeal process to last no longer then 1 year is strated and when the appropriate appeals if any are done the execution is carried out within one week.


24 posted on 11/08/2010 9:14:28 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA
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To: Paved Paradise

I think you mean those who ARE against the death penalty. As one of those, I’m against the death penalty on religious grounds - I don’t believe that Jesus would have anyone executed. Stick him in a cage where he can’t harm anyone else and have him wave goodbye to life. Maybe he’ll accept the grace of God and be forgiven in the next life. Would I be able to say the same if it was one of my family? No idea.


25 posted on 11/08/2010 9:16:21 AM PST by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: Racehorse
I'm sure gonna miss him on Bret Baiers show.


26 posted on 11/08/2010 9:18:33 AM PST by crosshairs (Guns have two enemies: Rust and Politicians)
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To: Racehorse

Big Deal. He’ll die of old age in a comfy cell while his court-appointed lawyers make millions of taxpayer dollars.


27 posted on 11/08/2010 9:18:50 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Racehorse

He ought to go the same way he killed them!


28 posted on 11/08/2010 9:19:50 AM PST by tutstar
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To: Racehorse

RE: Steven Hayes Sentenced to Death for the Deadly Conn. Home Invasion


If the history of the Death Penalty in the Blue States for the past 40 years is any indicator, the following will happen :

* Some liberal academic will find a way to write a book casting doubt on Hayes’ guilt.

* His scheduled execution will be postponed and his case reviewed till Kingdom come.

Most of you will probably die first before Hayes does.

* Eventually, students will make Hayes a cause celebre’ and print his face on T-shirts (on second thought, scrap that idea, he’s a white guy, only blacks and minorities get that treatment).


29 posted on 11/08/2010 9:20:31 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: MizSterious
Heard on Fox that some of the jurors were crying—hope not for him!

I doubt anyone was weeping for this animal but for they way they tortured these girls.

Hayes is convicted of raping and choking Hawke-Petit to death, while accused accomplice Joshua Komisarjevsky is accused of sexually assaulting 11-year-old Michaela Petit. Michaela and her older sister Hayley, 17, died after they were tied to their beds and the house was set on fire.

Too bad he will get a nice lethal injection instead of an eye for an eye sentence.

30 posted on 11/08/2010 9:22:53 AM PST by McGruff (A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs)
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To: Racehorse

Thank-you for your posting.


31 posted on 11/08/2010 9:23:16 AM PST by Biggirl (GO UCONN FOOTBALL, You Did It, Beat WVU!!!!!!!!!!!! :)=^..^=)
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To: tutstar
“He ought to go the same way he killed them!”

Perhaps someone in prison will do him the honors. I would have to think there are people in there that don't like scum that rape and murder 11 year old girls.

32 posted on 11/08/2010 9:23:48 AM PST by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Puppage
This is The Peoples Republic of CT. Of course they were crying for him.

I dunno. It wouldn't have taken me a nanosecond to vote for the death penalty, but after reviewing the evidence and arguing with nitwits for four days, I might be emotionally drained and brought to tears.

Connecticut is the last New England state to have actually executed anyone, sometime around 2005. Those morons in New Hampshire are not eligible for the death penalty because they only killed a mother and mained her eleven year old daughter asleep in their beds and not an armed police officer. (New Hampshire has one guy on death row for killing a cop, but I bet I (currently 60) die before him.)

33 posted on 11/08/2010 9:24:01 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Go Packers!)
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To: Racehorse
HOORAY!!!

Too bad the ACLU will be suing to save this vile POS. These people deserve one appeal and then get the needle the next day. You wanna cut deficits? Kill all the thugs on death row you'll save a lot of money that way.

34 posted on 11/08/2010 9:24:28 AM PST by Dengar01 (Go Blackhawks!!!)
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To: Karliner

Judge Roy Bean style, trial in the morning and hanging that very afternoon.


35 posted on 11/08/2010 9:24:34 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: JewishRighter

36 posted on 11/08/2010 9:25:20 AM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: domenad
I think you mean those who ARE against the death penalty. As one of those, I’m against the death penalty on religious grounds - I don’t believe that Jesus would have anyone executed. Stick him in a cage where he can’t harm anyone else and have him wave goodbye to life. Maybe he’ll accept the grace of God and be forgiven in the next life. Would I be able to say the same if it was one of my family? No idea.

Not meaning to pick on you, but your statement reminds me of the old joke; Ask a girl to go to bed with you for a million dollars and she says yes, we'll what about fifty? She replies what kind of girl do you think I am? The reply is "We've already determined that, we're just haggling over the price".

I understand the issue of WWJD because he's a friend of mine as well.

That said, I believe that some people give up their rights to breathe by their own actions. I say Hang 'em from a large tree and how's tomorrow afternoon?

This is an easy one...

37 posted on 11/08/2010 9:25:20 AM PST by Taylor42
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To: wardaddy

Actually, a full review is what you want. This guy can’t appeal on the grounds the jury didn’t weigh the particulars when sentencing him.

Four days is just fine with me. As long as the sentencing came down right, it’s great.

Now, if we can just get the sentence implemented in less than thirty years...


38 posted on 11/08/2010 9:26:03 AM PST by DoughtyOne (BHO fans said I was a hater, dismissed my thoughts. Sure glad our side isn't like that.)
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To: Racehorse
I still want the police tried for incompetence. Instead of bashing down the door and killing these thugs on site they had to set up a "perimeter" and only acted when they saw the house was on fire.

Keystone Cops X 1000000000.

39 posted on 11/08/2010 9:26:21 AM PST by Dengar01 (Go Blackhawks!!!)
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To: MizSterious

It probably took them that long to calm each other down.


40 posted on 11/08/2010 9:27:39 AM PST by donna (The fruits of Feminism: Angry fathers, bitter mothers, fat kids and political correctness.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
"Excellent! This was he gets life imprisonment and execution! "

Unless some other POS whacks him in the interim.

41 posted on 11/08/2010 9:28:13 AM PST by moehoward
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To: Racehorse

Great news. Hopefully some inmate can accelerate the process of his demise sooner.


42 posted on 11/08/2010 9:29:47 AM PST by Amerikan_Samurai
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To: domenad

If Jesus is against the death penalty, why did he pay it for us?


43 posted on 11/08/2010 9:31:10 AM PST by Mom MD (Jesus is the Light of the world!)
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To: MizSterious

I’m sure I will get some bad comments for this, but as much as I think he deserves the death penalty and more, I think it would still be tough to be on a jury and actually do it. I applaud them, I thank them. It’s not something that should be taken lightly, and I’m glad we have people who can go out there, sit on juries like this and come up with a tough and correct decision. Now, I pray for the family of the murder victims to have some sort of peace.


44 posted on 11/08/2010 9:31:15 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Racehorse
The family:

The scumbag killers:

45 posted on 11/08/2010 9:31:32 AM PST by Bon mots ("Anything you say, can and will be construed as racist...")
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To: Racehorse

Connecticut is the place where they just elected a man to the U.S. Senate who lied about being a combat veteran. Connecticut should now change its nickname from “The Constitution State” to “The Stolen Honor State”.

It’s amazing when anything correct is done there.


46 posted on 11/08/2010 9:32:17 AM PST by devere
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To: Racehorse

Fox Special Report panel will have to find a replacement for him, not to mention the Weekly Standard will have a job opening.

He was never very Conservative anyway, was a Romney guy


47 posted on 11/08/2010 9:33:11 AM PST by Friendofgeorge (SARAH 2012 OR BUST)
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To: Racehorse

I also read somewhere that Dr.Petit can no longer continue his practice because the baseball bat beating he took to his head was too severe.


48 posted on 11/08/2010 9:34:03 AM PST by Amerikan_Samurai
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To: dfwgator

***They might get around to killing him by 2030.***

Ecc 8:11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

As Dean Martin said in ROUGH NIGHT IN JERICO...

“We’ll hang him tomorrow right after the trial!”


49 posted on 11/08/2010 9:34:24 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Museum in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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To: Racehorse

Heard on the radio report of this sentence that the state of Connecticut has nine men on death row. The last execution was in 1990! I’m thankful to live in Texas, where we think our average of ten years to execution is much too long to pay the bills for murderers and their lawyers.


50 posted on 11/08/2010 9:35:38 AM PST by kittymyrib
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