Cheshire home invasion inmate found unresponsive in cell

Steven Hayes (Photo: CT Dept. of Correction)
Steven Hayes (Photo: CT Dept. of Correction)

SOMERS, Conn. (WTNH) — Steven Hayes, one of two men found guilty in the grisly Cheshire home invasion in 2007, was found unresponsive in his cell this morning at the Northern Correctional Institution.

Hayes was transported to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition, according to a release from the state Department of Correction.

The release states that staff found Hayes unresponsive at about 9:35 a.m. He was the only inmate in the cell at the time of the discovery. The investigation is ongoing.

Hayes is on death row after being found guilty in the killings of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters on July 23, 2007.

In 2012, he reportedly told the Hartford Courant that he attempted to kill himself by convincing prison authorities to serve him oysters, which he is deathly allergic to.


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