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Connecticut home invasion survivor welcomes baby boy

Associated Press

Publication: theday.com

Published November 25. 2013 9:00AM   Updated November 25. 2013 9:44AM

Hartford (AP) — The Connecticut doctor whose wife and two daughters were killed in a 2007 home invasion has a new infant son.

The baby was born over the weekend to Dr. William Petit and his wife Christine.

The former Christine Paluf met Petit while volunteering for the Petit Family Foundation. William Petit created the charity in memory of his wife Jennifer Hawke-Petit and their daughters, 17-year-old Hayley and 11-year-old Michaela.

The family was held hostage for hours and their home in Cheshire set on fire. William Petit was severely beaten but survived.

Petit and his new wife announced shortly before their first wedding anniversary Aug. 5 that they were expecting a child.

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