On of my colleagues in the US had the most horrific experience. His family was murdered. I never met Dr Petit, but we are both endocrinologist of about the same age. We are both members of AACE. This story very much upset me. These vermin deserve the maximum penalty.
Connecticut doctor whose family was killed takes the stand
By LAURA ITALIANO
Last Updated: 4:43 PM, September 14, 2010
Posted: 10:48 AM, September 14, 2010
NEW HAVEN -- He heard someone moaning, quietly, one floor up. He heard the intruder's voice answering, "Don't worry. It's going to be over in a couple of minutes." He heard what he described as an ominous "Pssssh. Pssssh. Pssssh" -- the sound, it turned out, of spraying gasoline.
Dr. William Petit, sole survivor of a Connecticut home invasion that left his wife and two girls slaughtered in his flame-engulfed home, took the stand this morning in the murder trial of the first of the crime's two alleged attackers.
He describing for the first time what he heard -- as he lay bound, sightless and helpless --of his family's nightmare of rape, arson and death.