Ep139 - The Cheshire Murders

07.15.2019 - By True Crime All The Time

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Bill Petit and his wife Jennifer Hawke-Petit had built a wonderful life. They lived in the upscale neighborhood of Cheshire, Connecticut with their two amazing daughters 17-year-old Hayley and 11-year-old Michaela. In 2007, Jennifer and Michaela were at the grocery when they caught the eye of Joshua Komisarjevsky. Joshua followed them home and realized their house was the perfect burglary target for him and his partner. Joshua met fellow career criminal Steven Hayes early in 2007 at a halfway house and the two were looking to continue burglarizing houses. They broke into the Petit house on July 23, 2007, and in a bizarre set of events, burned down the house and murdered three of the four members of the family

Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the horrific crimes committed against the Petit family. The paths of both Komisarjevsky and Hayes led them to serve time and then ultimately to meet each other just months before the murders. How did what they've stated was meant to be a home burglary end up in three murders and a husband left to grieve his wife and daughters?

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Writing/research - Lana Hiott

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