HBO Documentary On Petit Home Invasion To Premier On Monday

The documentary, entitled "The Cheshire Murders," focuses on the triple-murder in Cheshire in 2007 and calls out the Cheshire Police Department.

On Monday, a documentary that focuses on the widely-publicized Petit home invasion in Cheshire is set to premier. The film is critical of the Cheshire Police Department.

The film, entitled "The Cheshire Murders," is set to premier at 9 p.m. on July 22 on HBO, according to the New Haven Register. It focuses on the home invasion that took place on July 23, 2007 at the Cheshire home of Dr. William Petit, where Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes murdered his wife and two daughters.

The documentary details the crime. It also questions how the Cheshire Police Department handled the invasion, as they allegedly waited outside while the Petit family was slaughtered, according to the New Haven Register.

Members of the Cheshire Police Department, including the chief, refused to be interviewed for the documentary, according to the New Haven Register. The two-hour documentary was made by husband-and-wife team David Heilbroner and Kate Davis.

To read more about the documentary, click here.

joe black July 26, 2013 at 10:19 AM
The police response that day was disgraceful as was the interview given by town manager Michael Milone. That none of these people will talk to the family, tell them the truth, compounds what is already a pathetic, weak response. It's also inhuman. Where the hell is the town council members? Why haven't they demanded accountability?
Mark Isenberg July 26, 2013 at 04:46 PM
Again,the town is a good place to live with a family.The Police have been told by lawyers not to comment for obvious potential lawsuit reasons. This is hard to accept given the six years of bad publicity but now we can see the HBO documentary show how poor the Police response was given their failure to enter the Petits home quickly. There is no accountability because it would open Police leadership to potential lawsuits and a nice suburban town like Cheshire can't expose itself to that. All it can do is be silent and hope few are still paying attention to what happened on a Monday morning,six years ago.And yes,there is a nice garden on the home site. And Dr.Petit has moved on with a Foundation. Sigh.
John Thomson July 28, 2013 at 04:03 PM
I thought the documentary answered a lot of questions which would have gone unanswered. No comments from the CPD? What bothers me is that it seems that liability seems to be the motivation for keeping a tight lid on this case. And the town manager immediately praising the CPD probably hopeful that they also will accept praise and keep quiet.
John Thomson July 28, 2013 at 04:07 PM
I hate to speculate. But we have to. A lot of people are happy to just let it go and move on. If there was a mistake I want to know. Three people died and the CPD is happy to say it could have been worse and they kept the bad guys from escaping. I want accountability not the convenient excuse of liability.
Mark Isenberg July 29, 2013 at 03:40 PM
Have you noticed lately that when there is a tragedy the first responders are always praised even if it turns out they did not do the usual outstanding effort be it in Cleveland rescuing ten year kidnapped and abused women or in Newton at an elementary school where nobody wanted to alert authorities about a disturbed young man,etc.


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