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Monday, July 22, 2013

The Cheshire Murders tonight on HBO

Next up in the HBO Docs Summer Series it's The Cheshire Murders which tells the story of the murders that took place in Cheshire Connecticut in 2007 when ex-convicts Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky broke into the home of the Petit family.  The husband Dr. William Petit was beaten & tied up in the basement while his wife & two daughters were tied up in their bedrooms.  The ex-cons ransacked the house and ended the entire ordeal with rape, murder & arson.  

The documentary uses exclusive interviews which reveal shocking police failures and untold personal dramas behind the Cheshire murders case.  Much of this story was hidden from the public and the hidden failures reveal that this crime could have been prevented at many turns.  Throughout the documentary we hear from the victims and perpetrators' friends and families plus lawyers, mental health professionals & journalists involved in the case.  The documentary takes us from the morning of the crime to the death penalty trials 5 years later.

The Cheshire Murders premieres tonight on HBO at 9:00 with ample reruns in case you have other things to watch...don't forget to set your DVR.  Check out the trailer below.

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