It looks like the Connecticut legislature intends to ban the death penalty, but the new law will not be retroactive. Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steve Hayes, convicted in the triple murder in Cheshire, will be the last people executed in Connecticut under the present statute.
If the death penalty is so abhorrent to the legislature and the governor, then why should these two people be put to death? Does the legislature think that no more heinous or vicious crime can ever be carried out in the future? They were convicted of three cruel murders and intended to kill a fourth person. These two men more than met the criteria for the death penalty.
Why does the news media consistently refer to their actions as a home invasion? It is like saying only that the driver was speeding when he drove away from the bank that he just robbed. A lot more clarity in reporting and consistency in the application of the law is necessary if justice is really going to be blind.