Cheshire Connecticut Home Invasion Trial Penalty Phase - Demonstration of How Mitigation Factors Play Out Under Connecticut Law

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Coming as no surprise to anyone following this case, Steven J. Hayes has been found guilty of capital murder in the Cheshire Connecticut home invasion case where Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters, Michaela and Hayley, died leaving only surviving spouse and father Dr. William Petit to testify. (For details on this particular case, check out our post on the trial itself as well as the early media coverage which began long before jury selection.)

The job of the criminal defense team setting at Mr. Hayes’ table at this point is to fight against the death penatly. To do that, they must present admissible evidence in support of one or more of the mitigating factors as they are defined by the Connecticut Legislature.

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