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Morbidology the Podcast – 08: The Cheshire Murders

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The Connecticut town of Cheshire has a suburban and homely feel. It looked like it belonged on a pretty postcard. Residents of this quaint town take care of their homes and keep their lawns well manicured.  Historically, it was a farming town with a number of small family-run farms.

But then in 2007, a random home invasion took a sinister turn and ended with the murders of two young girls and their mother. The senseless crime struck fear into the hearts of not only Cheshire families, but families across the world. If you’re not safe in your own home, then where are you safe?

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Sources:

Republican-American, 27 October, 2011 – “Killer’s Dad Tells Jury of Son’s Early Sex Abuse”

Record- Journal, 1 November, 2011 – “Sister: Komisarjevsky Says Petit Didn’t Do Enough to Save Family”

Republican-American, 27 September, 2011 – “Explicit Pictures of Home Invasion Victim Described in Court”

The Hartford Courant, 24 July, 2007 – “Two Arrests Follow A Brief Chase”

The Hartford Courant, 12 September, 2010 – “A Focus on Her Life”

The Cheshire Herald, 4 November, 2010 – “Younger Brother Paints Violent Picture of Hayes’ Early Years”

Town Times, 3 August, 2007 – “A Parole System Gone Bad”

Hartford Examiner, 8 Novemner, 2010 – “Steven Hayes: Six Death Penalty Verdicts”

Republican-American, 30 October, 2010 – “Hayes Failed to Outrun Cocaine Addiction”

The Star-Ledger, 3 December, 2010 – “Killer: I Welcome Death Penalty”

New York Post, 3 December, 2010 – “Now He’s Deeply Sorry – Conn. Monster Welcomes Death Sentence”

Audio Sources:

The Cheshire Murders, 22 July 2013. Directors: Kate Davis and David Heilbroner

“Petit Family Foundation Story”

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