Jennifer Hawke Petit alleged Murderers: Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes

September 14, 2010

Jennifer Hawke Petit and her family is finally getting justice served. The sad part is that she isn’t here to put her alleged killers, Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes, behind bars for life. Not only are Joshua and Steven being accused of murdering Jennifer, but also her two daughters Hayley and Michaela after the men allegedly invaded their home back in 2007. Jennifer’s husband William is the lone survivor. Read more about the case and see photos here.


The Jennifer Hawke Petit case is a gruesome one and many are thinking that Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes may get the death penalty as a result of their actions. Back in 2007, the two men allegedly broke into the Petit home in Connecticut and murdered Jennifer and her daughters 17-year-old Hayley and 11-year-old Michaela.

It all happened back in July of 2007 when all of the girls had been shopping and were followed back to their home by their alleged killers. It was later that evening when the men broke into the Petit home and knocked William Petit unconscious. Following the beating they went on to rape Jennifer and one of the girls. The men are said to have taken Jennifer to the bank and made her take out money. It wasn’t long after that the men returned to the Petit home and set it on fire. After strangling Jennifer, the other two girls were found dead from smoke inhalation. What a terrible, devastating tragedy!

Even though three years have passed and the men have been serving time behind bars, the devastation that William Petit has endured has been an everyday challenge. Now that the trial is taking place he has to be experiencing a whirlwind of emotions.

So who are these three women who passed? Jennifer was known for being not only a hardworking nurse but she was an active member of her community, specifically her involvement with the MS Society.

Hayley had big dreams of her own as she had been accepted into Dartmouth to study to be a doctor.

Michaela was a middle school student and was also active in charity work.

So what is the fate that Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes face after allegedly murdering Jennifer Hawke Petit and her girls?

William Petit can only hope that justice is served! Check out William’s horrifying testimony and see photos here.


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7 Responses to “Jennifer Hawke Petit alleged Murderers: Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes”

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    MNW Says:


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    Miriam Says:

    This kind of stories make me sick in my stomach is unbelievable this things happens in real life, what the hell is going on with people, there is no name for the sick things these men did

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    Jen Says:

    gruesome. i have no words….

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    Rachelle Says:

    This is a horrible horrible story I hope they get the death penalty for what they did to Jennifer and her family.

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    Sandy Says:

    So so sad!

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    Jeanette Says:

    Those men are SICK. What a horrible tragedy for this family.

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    mjg Says:

    then u wonder why america has the right to bear arms. those two monsters should have been shot by the police but instead the decision was made to surround the house. this was no different than an active shooter situation the first responding units should of entered the house and eliminated the monsters. i am horrified that both of these monsters were locked up previously and released to continue mayem. both need to be executed. no one should have to support these monsters on the tax payers money.