Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The Cheshire Murders
My friends at HBO are showing another intriguing documentary on July 22, 9 PM Eastern (Fargo time). This one has me jumping up and down already! It is just short days away. Join me for this exciting program...
"Using exclusive interviews and spanning half a decade, THE CHESHIRE MURDERS reveals the shocking police failures and untold personal dramas behind the notorious rape-arson-homicide case that shook Cheshire, Connecticut in the summer of 2007. However, much of the story has been hidden from the general public, and alarming failures in the system reveal another tragedy: this crime could have been prevented at many turns. Told intimately by the victims’ and perpetrators’ friends and families, as well as the attorneys, journalists, and mental-health professionals involved firsthand in the case, the film takes viewers from the morning of the crime, through the death-penalty trials five years later. "
Here is just a little sneak they gave me...to reel us in...
"In the early-morning hours of July 23, 2007, in Cheshire, Connecticut, ex-convicts Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky broke into the family home of Dr. William Petit, his wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, and their daughters, Michaela, 11, and Hayley, 17. Dr. Petit was beaten and tied to a pole in the basement. The three women were bound in their bedrooms while the men ransacked the house. The brutal ordeal continued throughout the morning, ending with rape, arson and a horrific triple homicide. "
Now, I am somewhat familiar with this case and when it came out in the news, myself and my detective cronies were all ears as this was not the norm Home Invasion. It was gruesome. I might even have to include a good 90 Schilling while I watch this with open eyes.
Mark your calendars and tune into HBO for a riveting night of television!