Cheshire Home Invasion Killers Transferred to Prison in Pennsylvania

The two men who were convicted in the home invasion and murders of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters in their Cheshire home in 2007 have been transferred to prison in Pennsylvania. 

Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky were transferred on Tuesday to maximum security prisons run by the Pennsylvania Department of Correction, according to officials with the Connecticut Department of Correction. 

State officials said the transfer is part of the Interstate Corrections Compact in which participating States Departments’ of Corrections agree to accept inmates from each other for reasons of safety and security. 

Both men were on death row, but the state abolished the death penalty and Hayes was resentenced to life in prison in June while Komisarjevsky was resentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in July. 

Both will serve six consecutive life terms in prison without the possibility of release and will be housed out of state for an indefinite period of time, according to state officials. 

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