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A Connecticut nightmare, the Petit family murders

Over nearly seven hours on the morning of July 23, 2007, Dr. William Petit, his wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit and their two daughters, Hayley, 17, and Michaela, 11, were bound, assaulted and terrorized. Beaten beyond recognition, Dr. Petit escaped, prompting neighbors to call 911. Moments later, the house, along with Jennifer and the girls, was set ablaze by their attackers.

Connecticut Home Invasion Killer Reveals Plan to Commit Suicide With Oysters

Convicted murdered Steven Hayes, who along with Joshua Komisarjevsky was sentenced to death for the horrific 2007 killings of three members of the Petit family in Cheshire, Conn., has revealed a bizarre plan to kill himself in prison.

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