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Petits Show Off Their Baby Boy

William Petit III was born on Saturday, Nov. 23.



    Petits Show Off Their Baby Boy
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    William Petit III, born November 23, 2013.

    Dr. William Petit and his wife, Christine, are showing off their new baby boy.

    William Petit III was born on Nov. 23 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. Dr. Petit sent the photo of his son to NBC Connecticut on Wednesday.

    Dr. Petit met his new wife while she was volunteering for the charity foundation that Petit created in memory of his wife Jennifer Hawke-Petit and their daughters, 17-year-old Hayley and 11-year-old Michaela. The three were killed during a 2007 home invasion at the family's house in Cheshire.

    The Petit Family Foundation helps educate young people, improve the lives of those with chronic illnesses and protect those affected by violence.

    Hawke-Petit's mother, Marybelle Hawke, has said her family welcomed the marriage and encouraged Petit to find peace and joy in his life.

    The couple announced shortly before their first wedding anniversary Aug. 5 that they were expecting a child.

    The photo was taken by mom, Christine, just prior to their discharge on Wednesday.