Cheshire Home Invasion Case Goes Back to Court

A judge will decide on two motions

The case against the two suspects in the deadly 2007 home invasion in Cheshire returns to court Tuesday. 

Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes are accused of killing Petit's wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, and two daughters, Hayley, 17, and Michaela, 12, in an attack on their Cheshire home. 

Attorneys are expected to address two motions Tuesday. The first is regarding the timing of the trial of Komisarjevsky and Hayes. The second is a request from the sole survivor of the attack, Dr. William Petit Jr., who's asking a judge to block representatives for the two suspects from contacting him or his family members.

The state victim advocate's office filed a motion last week on behalf of Dr. Petit seeking a no-contact order against the two suspects, their lawyers and any representatives.

The Hartford Courant reports that Petit and his family received letters last month from a North Carolina attorney who told them she was a victim liaison "offering a line of communication" between the defense team, Petit and his family.

The two-year anniversary of the attack is Thursday.. 


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