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Conn. Inmate Wanted Death by Oyster

July 03, 2012  | 

A Connecticut man now on death row for killing three people during a violent 2007 home invasion told the Hartford Courant he concocted a story that he was a serial killer as a suicide ploy.

It was the latest suicide ploy by the 49-year-old Steven Hayes, who has failed numerous other times to kill himself. Hayes and his cohort Joshua Komisarjevsky were convicted of killing Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters Hayley, 17, and 11-year-old Michaela.

In a series of letters presented at Komisarjevsky's trial, Hayes claimed he had killed 17 other women, all runaways, hitchhikers and prostitutes.

During a recent interview with the Courant, Hayes admitted to the bogus story, saying he had hoped to make a deal to reveal the location of the bodies in exchange for soda, a pepperoni pizza and a dozen oysters with hot sauce.

Hayes is deathly allergic to oysters and wanted authorities to "find me dead in my cell the next morning."

Related:

Violent Connecticut Home Invader Gets Death

Hyperviolent Connecticut Home Invader Found Guilty

Tags: Corrections, Inmate Behavior, Death Penalty Cases


Comments (2)

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Dudley SHarp @ 7/3/2012 2:17 PM

Any media outlet would have to be cruel or an idiot to print this story. Or both.

The cruelty of it, in reference to the surviving loved ones of the three girls, should be obvious, to anyone with compassion.

The idiocy of it is just as clear.

1) Hayes is a sociopath. Why would any reporter believe anything he said? A major part of THIS story is his confessions of lies. Anyone thinking?

2) Hayes knows this is a cruel story for the Petit/Hawke families and, I suggest, that is the very reason he did this. Enter media, stage left, to facilitate it.

3) Does anyone believe Hayes wants to die? Oh yes, he must keep his promise to his attorney. Lying would be just too much of a dishonorable leap for a kidnapper/rapist/ torturer/arsonist/multiple murderer. What a pair. (see NOTE)

4) Hayes, do the honorable thing. Waive appeals and be executed.

5) Hey, maybe the media will start the Komisarjevsky/Hayes NewsHour. Would anyone be surprised?

NOTE:

When Hayes was sentenced to death, what did Hayes' defense counsel, Ullman, say?

"Today when the court sentences Steven Hayes to death everyone becomes a killer. We all become Steven Hayes."

The moral decay of Ullman's statement is hard to fathom, as is the profound cruelty of when and to whom he voiced it.

Bill Petit, the extended Hawke/Petit family, loved ones and friends were in the courtroom. Ullman called all of them Steven Hayes.

Grotesque.

Frank @ 7/4/2012 4:10 AM

Then call me Steven Hayes! the scumbag shot be shot at sunrise.

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