Komisarjevsky checks in on the girls, giving them water and bathroom breaks when needed. “I was being provided screenshots of social media posts prior to my even arriving on the scene,” Barrett said. Since the murders of his family, Bill Petit gave up his career as a physician and now manages The Petit Family Foundation. Here the plan changed; Komisarjevsky and Hayes decided that when the bank opened in the morning at 9AM, one of them would take Jennifer and force her to withdraw $15,000 from her account. Hayes’s previous criminal record was lengthy, but by no means did it indicate he was likely to graduate from burglarising cars to far more serious crimes, according to his defence attorney. 1 hour ago. The photos of inmates are ordered by ID# and can be used to search for inmates by that name. The sole survivor, William Petit was 50 years old at the time. He said: "Death for me will be a welcome relief and I hope it will bring some peace and comfort to those who I have hurt so much.". They are detained immediately. “I really feel this gentleman did everything right including how he handled the aftermath of the shooting,” Relford said. While they were searching for money, Hayes had come across a check written for $40,000. The Brownsburg Police Capt. “So it played a huge role. He had taken note of how nice a house it was. Joshua Harris (born November 27, 1978) is an American former child actor, former baseball player, and television producer. Steven Hayes was born on May 30, 1983, in Homestead, Florida to James and Diana Hayes. Police say 22-year-old Joshua Christopher Hayes launched an unprovoked attack against two men working in Brownsburg Cemetery Tuesday around 1:15 p.m. Hayes … According to Police in Brownsburg, Ind., Joshua Christopher Hayes, 22, who was black, stepped out of his car at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday. LOL.". Cheshire is the kind of place you’d want to raise a family. Shortly after the call was made, police were dispatched to the address in unmarked vehicles and they proceeded to set up a perimeter around the home. Jennifer approached the bank teller, leaned in and passed a note over the counter. He had noticed a mother and daughter driving a nice car going into the store. As I mentioned previously, there was significant upset regarding the response of the police to the murders. Brownsburg police say they don’t have any evidence to believe victim number three will be charged for stopping Hayes, but say that will ultimately be handled by the Hendricks County Prosecutor’s Office. The event, in which luminaries are placed on each street of the town, takes place yearly. According to his confession, he stood over Dr. Petit for 15 or 20 debating to strike him while Hayes, who was still outside, motioned for Komisarjevsky to hit him. At that, he puts his hands around Jennifer’s neck and strangles her to death. Required fields are marked *. After putting her to sleep he met up with Steven Hayes. Instead, they were instructed to set up the perimeter and observe. Komisarjevsky had originally been charged with 12 counts of burglary and sentenced to 9 years in prison in December 2002, but was paroled after serving a total of close to 5 years. Personally, this doesn’t seem to me like it was the most effective way to handle the situation. Waiting for the bank to open so they can bring Jennifer to the bank to withdraw money, the intruders ask if the family has jobs they are expected to show up for. “However, I think the biggest thing that Mr. Hayes’ family has expressed is that they want there to be a mental health awareness component to this. The day became known to locals as Cheshire’s own 9/11. They collected the phones from the house and left; Komisarjevsky got his truck while Hayes drove the family’s car. Did Trump Set Vote Fraud Trap For Dems With Watermarked Ballots. FREE Background Report. On July 23, 2007, in Cheshire Connecticut, Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky broke into the Petit’s family home looking to steal money. They’re, of course, devastated. Bill can barely speak, but tries desperately to shout that the girls are still in the house. But they’re also devastated for the other victim.”. Once Hayes kills Jennifer, he pours gasoline over her body. He had noticed a mother and daughter driving a nice car going into the store. 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Little did they know that as they browsed the supermarket shelves, they had caught the eye of Joshua Komisarjevsky, who proceeded to follow them home. He told them that he questioned Hayes, saying to him, “You can’t seriously be contemplating burning these two girls alive?” Komisarjevsky did not report doing anything to stop him, however. As time passes, Hayes seems to become paranoid about getting caught. Copyright 2020 Circle City Broadcasting I, LLC. Jennifer Barrett. A lot of misinformation was out there.”. If police would have acted on the information they had, they may have saved the lives of Jennifer and her two daughters. Jennifer was patient with him, despite knowing his technique was all wrong. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Bill replied that there was no safe. Their relationship became serious quickly and the two began to contemplate marriage. Hayes’s attorney, Thomas Ullman, told the jury that being given a life sentence would be the worst punishment for Hayes, worse than being sentenced to death, because he was tortured every day by his actions.