October 25th, 2010
01:25 PM ET

Prison record of convicted killer reviewed in penalty phase of trial

Stephen Hayes, convicted of killing three members of a Connecticut family, was written up in 24 disciplinary reports during a stretch in state prison, the jury was told as the penalty phase of Hayes' trial resumed Monday morning.

Fred Levesque, former director of offender classification and population management for the state Department of Correction, said the 24 disciplinary reports included one for hoarding medication, a charge to which Hayes voluntarily pleaded guilty.

But when the defense asked Levesque if he had any knowledge of whether Hayes was a threat to the general population, he answered "no."

Hayes, 47, was convicted this month of 16 of the 17 charges against him - including nine counts of murder and capital murder and four counts of kidnapping - in the deaths of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters, 17-year-old Hayley Petit and 11-year-old Michaela Petit.

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  1. haha what

    Love how we keep these people alive just to keep giving them medication to horde and waste our time 'charging' them well-after all they've done.

    October 25, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. j rob

    execute him

    October 25, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. sgt. slaughter

    Guilty Without doubt? Confessed? Caught?....Tried?....executed....simple...why the liberals want to keep this animal alive another second is a mystery

    October 25, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. sarah

    in other articles they said that he wants to die that he wants the death penalty i say let him kill himself save everyone the trouble

    October 25, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Lisa baby

    He needs to suffer oh and if hes known for hording meds why are they giving him thorizine to horde to supposedly kill himself and if so why isnt he dead oh poor guy i say if he wants to die we should let him live with his memories tormenting him no meds to horde just

    October 25, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chan

    This man should be executed asap, but if he works at KPVI channel 6 he would have been let free so he could kill agian

    October 25, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chan

    This man should be executed asap, but if he works at KPVI channel 6 he would have been let free so he could kill again

    October 25, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hector Lubrius of Langley Park

      I guess that if he gets executed, he will be fed to the fish in the sea. Natalie Holloway was fed to the fish by that dude, whoever, some homey dude vanderslootdude, I guess. Adios homey!

      November 16, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Elle

    Convicted for nine murders?? And this guys not a threat to the population. OFF WITH HIS HEAD.

    October 26, 2010 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jim Brieske

    I just wish they were building a gallows outside on the courthouse front lawn so everyone could hear the nails being pounded in and the saws running. Many sitting happily waiting while this murderer sits knowing as soon as the judge gives him the death penalty he will be walked out of the courthouse.
    Past the roped off crowd, the band playing, the clowns, the concession stand selling hot dogs and cokes. Past the family, friends, fellow students, coworkers, neighbors of the victims. Past news media people speaking to cameras because the hanging is being broadcast live all over the country. Up the steps and to the hangman where within a minutes time, he will be on his way to Hell.
    And the number of murders being committed will decrease by at least 75 percent.
    jim

    October 26, 2010 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
  10. Navin

    He needs to be placed in a delapidated house and burnt alive. The sentencing phase should last about 2 minutes. Guilty as charged and therefore death by burning and possibly the same means as he used to kill the 3 family people.

    October 26, 2010 at 2:59 am | Report abuse |
  11. Michelle

    Don't forget the face painting and pony rides!!!

    October 26, 2010 at 3:14 am | Report abuse |
  12. Bond, James Bond

    wow, jim your only born about 150 years too late, you could have traveled the country, following on the shirttales of justice, no town to far, no gallow to big, popcorn anyone? Yes it would reduce murders. You could sell t shirts, hel.l screen print to match every lynchin' pa, we's gonna be rich. Sinless cast first stone . But im a hypocrite because, i want a snow cone, cotton candy, and one of those cool custom t shirts

    October 26, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  13. the Daddy

    Some crimes are so heinious that the brain of a normal human being goes on overload. The opinion of a man on this subject is best, not to come another man, but left to God. Prisons are mad houses in cases like these, asylums for these heretics. This is why we have prisons. Let not the remaining existance of these people reach the ears or minds of normal humans.

    October 26, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  14. sgt. slaughter

    Inject him with drano....and put him on TV as he dies a painful death....

    October 26, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  15. the Daddy

    His path is finished. We, being observers, can forget him. These guys probably did it to get crack cocaine. Every crackhead in the U.S., would themselves conclude that, this crime was committed for crack. They, most assuredly, went straight to their crack dealer when they left the house. They probably didn't even give their crimes a second thought.

    October 26, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
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