10 years later, shocking home invasion haunts Cheshire
CHESHIRE — It’s been 10 years since three members of the Petit family were killed in their suburban home by two men who terrorized them for hours.
It’s a day seared in the memories of all involved.
Hawke-Petit’s sister, Cynthia Hawke-Renn, says on most anniversaries of the murders she suddenly wakes up around 3 a.m. and imagines her relatives’ suffering over the next seven hours.
Bank manager Mary Lyons recalls the fear in Hawke-Petit’s eyes as she withdrew $15,000 that morning, under the threat that her family would be harmed.
The killers, Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes, are serving life in prison.