Murder In Connecticut

Author: Michael Benson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1599217058
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Murder In Connecticut from the Author: Michael Benson. An incisive, unflinching account of the shocking, summer 2007 Connecticut crime that is still making national headlines, Murder in Connecticut examines what happened to Dr. William Petit, his wife Jennifer Hawke-Petit, and their two daughters, Hayley and Michaela, in the early morning hours of July 23 in the quiet town of Cheshire--and how their community rallied bravely around the sole survivor of this vicious home invasion. Who was the Petit family? How were they marked for murder by their killers, Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes? How could these men have dreamed up such a crime? And will these horrifying murders--with startling similarities to the case in Truman Capote's classic In Cold Blood--really be the impetus behind sweeping parole reform laws that will not only affect Connecticut, but all of America?

The Rising

Author: Ryan D'Agostino
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0804140170
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The Rising from the Author: Ryan D'Agostino. The astonishing story of one man’s recovery in the face of traumatic loss—and a powerful meditation on the resilience of the soul On July 23, 2007, Dr. William Petit suffered an unimaginable horror: Armed strangers broke into his suburban Connecticut home in the middle of the night, bludgeoned him nearly to death, tortured and killed his wife and two daughters, and set their house on fire. He miraculously survived, and yet living through those horrific hours was only the beginning of his ordeal. Broken and defeated, Bill was forced to confront a question of ultimate consequence: How does a person find the strength to start over and live again after confronting the darkest of nightmares? In The Rising, acclaimed journalist Ryan D’Agostino takes us into Bill Petit’s world, using unprecedented access to Bill and his family and friends to craft a startling, inspiring portrait of human strength and endurance. To understand what produces a man capable of surviving the worst, D’Agostino digs deep into Bill’s all-American upbringing, and in the process tells a remarkable story of not just a man’s life, but of a community’s power to shape that life through its embrace of loyalty and self-sacrifice as its most important values. Following Bill through the hardest days—through the desperate times in the aftermath of the attack and the harrowing trials of the two men responsible for it—The Rising offers hope that we can find a way back to ourselves, even when all seems lost. Today, Bill Petit has remarried. He and his wife have a baby boy. The very existence of this new family defies rational expectation, and yet it confirms our persistent, if often unspoken, belief that we are greater than what befalls us, and that if we know where to look for strength in trying times, we will always find it. Bill’s story, told as never before in The Rising, is by turns compelling and uplifting, an affirmation of the inexhaustible power of the human spirit. From the Hardcover edition.

Murder In Connecticut

Author: Michael Benson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1599217058
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Murder In Connecticut from the Author: Michael Benson. An incisive, unflinching account of the shocking, summer 2007 Connecticut crime that is still making national headlines, Murder in Connecticut examines what happened to Dr. William Petit, his wife Jennifer Hawke-Petit, and their two daughters, Hayley and Michaela, in the early morning hours of July 23 in the quiet town of Cheshire--and how their community rallied bravely around the sole survivor of this vicious home invasion. Who was the Petit family? How were they marked for murder by their killers, Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes? How could these men have dreamed up such a crime? And will these horrifying murders--with startling similarities to the case in Truman Capote's classic In Cold Blood--really be the impetus behind sweeping parole reform laws that will not only affect Connecticut, but all of America?

Murder In Greenwich

Author: Mark Fuhrman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780786226337
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Murder In Greenwich from the Author: Mark Fuhrman. Reexamines a 1975 murder case involving a teenage girl bludgeoned by a golf club outside her Connecticut home, whose connections with prosperous families included the Kennedys.

Greentown

Author: Timothy Dumas
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
ISBN: 9781559704410
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Greentown from the Author: Timothy Dumas. Examines the unsolved 1975 beating death of teenager Martha Moxley in Greenwich, Connecticut, and the community's struggle to cope with the repercussions of the crime.

A Family Cursed

Author: Kevin F. McMurray
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466801026
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A Family Cursed from the Author: Kevin F. McMurray. As boys, Robert and Andrew Kissel competed and excelled. As men, they made millions—Robert in the Asian markets and Andrew in real estate. But a darkness was chasing the brothers down. In November 2003, Robert was murdered in his posh Hong Kong apartment. Two-and-a-half years later, Andrew was found stabbed to death in his Greenwich Connecticut mansion. Nancy Kissel was charged with murdering her husband Robert, after serving him a milkshake laced with sedatives and then beating him to death with a blunt object. But what happened to Andrew? His marriage was failing, and he faced prison for real estate fraud. Was his death a murder—or suicide? A Family Cursed tells the riveting true story of the different paths the Kissel brothers took toward the same fate.

Murder In The Model City

Author: Paul Bass
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465069026
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Murder In The Model City from the Author: Paul Bass. The murder of a Black Panther opens a revealing window into the volatile, confusing era that bridged the 1960s and 1970s in America

Arsenic Under The Elms

Author: Virginia A. McConnell
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803283091
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Arsenic Under The Elms from the Author: Virginia A. McConnell. This fascinating examination of two sensational, unsolved murders presents nineteenth-century New Haven as a microcosm of Victorian society, with new insight into the customs, law, medicine, journalism, and language of the day.

The Solemn Sentence Of Death

Author: Lawrence B. Goodheart
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 1558498478
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The Solemn Sentence Of Death from the Author: Lawrence B. Goodheart. The first case study of its kind, this book addresses a broad range of questions about the rationale for and application of judicial execution in Connecticut since the seventeenth century. In addition to identifying the 158 people who have been put to death for crimes during the state's history, Lawrence Goodheart analyzes their social status in terms of sex, race, class, religion, and ethnicity. He looks at the circumstances of the crimes, the weapons that were used, and the victims. He reconstructs the history of Connecticut's capital laws, its changing rituals of execution, and the growing debate over the legitimacy of the death penalty itself. Although the focus is on the criminal justice system, the ethical values of New England culture form the larger context. Goodheart shows how a steady diminution in types of capital crimes, including witchcraft and sexual crimes, culminated in an emphasis on proportionate punishment during the Enlightenment and eventually led to a preference for imprisonment for all capital crimes except first-degree murder. Goodheart concludes by considering why Connecticut, despite its many statutory restrictions on capital punishment and lengthy appeals process, has been the only state in New England to have executed anyone since 1960.

Murder On Trial

Author: Robert Asher
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791483614
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Murder On Trial from the Author: Robert Asher. A historical romp through the fascinating subject of murder jurisprudence in the United States from the colonial period to the present, showing how changing social mores have influenced the application of murder law.