Bill could seal some autopsy records

The only survivor of the deadly Cheshire home invasion will be in Hartford today urging lawmakers to pass a bill that would allow a parent

HARTFORD - The only survivor of the deadly Cheshire home invasion will be in Hartford today urging lawmakers to pass a bill that would allow a parent or guardian to seal autopsy reports from the public.

Dr. William Petit, whose wife and two daughters were killed in a home invasion in 2007, is scheduled to speak at a hearing today at the state capitol.

Right now such records, while not open to the general public, can be made available by a court order.

The Danbury senator who proposed the bill says parents should be allowed to choose whether to limit public access to such records.

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