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Where Is Joshua Komisarjevsky Now?

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On July 23, 2007, Joshua Komisarjevsky and Linda Hayes (named as Steven Joseph Hayes and presenting as male at the time of the incident) invaded the residence of the Petit family in Cheshire, Connecticut. Though initially planning only to rob the house, Joshua and Steven murdered Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters, 17-year-old Hayley Petit and 11-year-old Michaela Petit. However, their father, Dr. William Petit, escaped with severe injuries.

Upon entering the Petits’ home, Joshua beat William with a baseball bat, and the pair restrained him in the basement. Jennifer and her daughters were also restrained. Steven later kidnapped Jennifer and forced her to withdraw money at a bank. After returning to the home, Steven raped Jennifer and strangled her to death. Joshua also raped 11-year-old Michaela.

The two invaders then decided to burn down the house to destroy evidence. With Hayley and her sister Michaela tied to their beds, the invaders doused them and the house with gasoline and set it on fire, leaving them to die of smoke inhalation.

The case, which has become known as the Cheshire home invasion murders, garnered significant attention in Connecticut, with the Hartford Courant citing it as “possibly the most widely publicized crime in the state’s history”. The murders received both national and international attention, and had a significant impact on Connecticut’s death penalty, ultimately delaying its abolition.

Both Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky were convicted of the murders and sentenced to death. However, their sentences were vacated in August 2015, when the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty was unconstitutional and retroactively commuted all death sentences to life imprisonment.

Where Is Joshua Komisarjevsky Now?

Joshua Komisarjevsky is currently imprisoned at State Correctional Institution – Mahanoy, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

Source: Vimbuzz.com

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