- Summary: The murder of the Petit family by ex-convicts Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky on July 23, 2007 in Cheshire, Connecticut is the focus of the documentary directed and produced by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner.
- Genre(s): Documentary
- Show Type: TV Movie
- Season 1 premiere date: Jul 22, 2013
- Air Time: 09:00 PM
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A powerful and unforgettably thorough HBO documentary, is not only an exploration of what happened (difficult questions linger, particularly about the response of the town’s police to the initial 911 call), it also invites a frank and remarkably even-handed discussion of what sort of punishment could ever fit the crime.
[A] desperately sad yet compelling doc digs deep into the events that led to and followed the tragedy. [26 Jul 2013, p.62]
There is much more to the story than the graphic details of the invasion and whether the police could have intervened earlier. The case became a pivotal issue in the debate over the death penalty in Connecticut and that's a big part of the film.