Jan 25, 2012

Petit Case prosecutor gives rare interview

This is a rare interview by Prosecutor Michael Dearington, the lead States attorney in both the Steven Hayes and the Joshua Komisarjevsky trials.

Both men were convicted and sentenced to death for the capital murders of Jennifer, Hayley and Michaela Petit. Dr Wiliam Petit Jr was beaten with a baseball bat, but managed to escape by breaking his hand binds hop up the bilco cellar steps and roll to a neighbors yard, just before his house was engulfed in flames.

The fire was fueled by Gasoline which both Komisarjevsky and Hayes used in an attempt to destroy DNA evidence of multiple sexual assaults which both men had committed during the home invasion.

Dearington apparantly would only answer some questions, which was smart of him, citing that he did not want to enable any grounds for future appeals,( particularly when one considers how many times Jeremiah Donovan has mentioned laying the groundwork for future appeals....)

I found the part about Dearington walking through the crime scene very emotional and it brought me right back to the days weeks and months following the media coverage of these crimes.

It is definately worth the read.