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  • Images of Horror: Petit Case Evidence

    The sooty furniture in the Petit's living room is only a hint of the violence that occurred in the Connecticut house in 2007. Steven Hayes is on trial for rape and murder. Hayes and accused accomplice Joshua Komisarjevsky allegedly killed Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters Michaela and Hayley. The victims were allegedly tied to their beds and house set on fire.
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  • Images of Horror: Petit Case Evidence

    Photos of the charred remains of the Petit's dining room were submitted to the court as evidence. Pieces of the family's flatware still can be seen on the table.
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  • Images of Horror: Petit Case Evidence

    The Petit kitchen was burned practically beyond recognition. Only a few pots and pans remain in the incinerated kitchen cabinets.
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  • Images of Horror: Petit Case Evidence

    The blaze that killed the Petits' daughters and burned part of the mother's strangled body was so fierce it consumed the family room.
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  • Images of Horror: Petit Case Evidence

    Another view of the Petit family room shows that the fire was so intense that the only part of the room to remain intact was the brick fireplace. Rescue officials testified that there was so much accelerant poured in the house before the fire was started that it would have made any rescue impossible.
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  • Images of Horror: Petit Case Evidence

    Murder suspects Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky allegedly ransacked the basement refrigerator of the Petit family during the bloody home invasion, eating the family's food and taking beer from a six-pack that was on door shelf. The refrigerator contents include Diet Dr Pepper and Diet Cherry Pepsi, family favorites.
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  • Images of Horror: Petit Case Evidence

    An empty can of beer is shown on the rear floor of a car that belongs to the Petit's car. Prosecutors claim that the suspects took beer from the Petit's refrigerator and drank it during the alleged rape and murder spree.
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  • Images of Horror: Petit Case Evidence

    Police evidence photos show two cans of beer missing from a six-pack on the door of the Petit's basement refrigerator. Prosecutors claim the suspects drank the beer during the alleged rape and murder spree at the Connecticut home in 2007.
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  • Images of Horror: Petit Case Evidence

    An empty can of beer left in the Petit's car was marked for evidence by police during their investigation of the 2007 home invasion that left Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters dead. Only husband William Petit survived.
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  • Images of Horror: Petit Case Evidence

    A bag of cable ties was marked as evidence by investigators. Prosecutors claim that the suspects brought the ties with them with the intention of tying up the Petit family, but allegedly instead used ropes they found at the house.
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  • Evidence photos used in Petit murder trial

    The bedroom of one of the Petit girls who were allegedly tied to their beds and set afire. The yellow numbered cards around the room are evidence markers set by fire and police investigators.
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  • Evidence photos used in Petit murder trial

    Rope allegedly used to tie up Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters, Hayley and Michaela.
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  • Evidence photos used in Petit murder trial

    A home made face mask allegedly used by one of the suspects involved in the July 23, 2007 home invasion, rape and murder of the Petit family in Connecticut.
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  • Evidence photos used in Petit murder trial

    A cell phone recovered from the bedroom of Dr. William Petit and his wife. The doctor was the only person to survive the slaughter.
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  • Evidence photos used in Petit murder trial

    The scorched walls and charred bed where one of the Petit daughters was burned to death. Two men have been charged with the crime. The girls' mother also died in the 2007 attack on the Connecticut home.
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  • Evidence photos used in Petit murder trial

    Close up of the bedpost and the charred rope that was used to tie down one of the Petit daughters before the room was set ablaze. Two men are accused of the triple murder.
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  • Evidence photos used in Petit murder trial

    The bedroom of Dr. William Petit and his wife Jennifer Hawke-Petit after being damaged by a fire during the 2007 home invasion. It left the walls and ceiling smudged with smoke.
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  • Evidence photos used in Petit murder trial

    The yellow police evidence card notes the scarf that was used to tie Jennifer Hawke-Petit to her bed before the house was set on fire by two men who invaded the Connecticut home in 2007.
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  • Evidence photos used in Petit murder trial

    The telephone cord that was ripped out of the wall at the Petit home, cutting off chances for the family to summon help.
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  • Evidence photos used in Petit murder trial

    Destroyed family photos line the walls of the Dr. William Petit and his wife Jennifer's bedroom.
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  • Evidence photos used in Petit murder trial

    Personal possessions of the Petit's recovered from the scene.
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