Jennifer Hawke-Petit (48), Hayley Petit (17) and Michaela Petit (11) all apparently died in the course of this tragic crime. Dr. William Petit Jr., 50, was severely injured in the attack but survived.
Joshua Komisarjevky, and Steven Hayeswere charged with arson, assault, burglary, kidnapping, robbery, and sexual assault. Bail is $15 million each. Additional charges (including murder) are likely.
Short official answer: State officials claim they will re-examine their parole policies. However, Robert Farr, chairman of the Connecticut Board of Pardons and Parole, said neither suspect had a history of violent crimes. Both were free on parole after serving prison time for burglary convictions in 2003. They spent time last year in the same halfway house in Hartford this spring. (Great so not only did prison fail to reform them, it made them become violent!)