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Deadly home invasion still haunts Cheshire 10 years later

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It's been 10 years since three members of the Petit family were killed in their suburban Connecticut home by two men who terrorized them for hours.

Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters, 17-year-old Hayley and 11-year-old Michaela, were killed in Cheshire on July 23, 2007. Dr. William Petit was severely wounded but survived.

It's a day seared in the memories of all involved.

Hawke-Petit's sister, Cynthia Hawke-Renn, says on most anniversaries of the murders she suddenly wakes up around 3 a.m. and imagines her relatives' suffering over the next seven hours.

Bank manager Mary Lyons recalls the fear in Hawke-Petit's eyes as she withdrew $15,000 that morning, under the threat that her family would be harmed.

The killers, Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes, are serving life in prison.

The Associated Press wire services helped contribute to this report

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