CNN Evening News for
Wednesday, Jul 25, 2007


Headline: Connecticut / Family Terror / Zager Interview / Home Invasions

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Summary:(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The deadly home invasion in Cheshire, Connecticut, in which a mother and two daughters were murdered, reviewed; details given about the crime in Dr. William Petit's house with a stop at a bank and about the two criminals, Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky††; family photos shown. [Jennifer Hawke-Petit's father Richard HAWKE†- says it is disaster and tragedy.] [Northeastern University Jack LEVIN†- says these are two career criminals.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with WTIC reporter Eric Zager about the home invasion crime. [ZAGER - talks about the grisly crime, the information about the people being followed home, the criminals, the incomplete timeline for the police involvement and what is not known and the issue of the death penalty.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Home invasion robberies introduced.

(Washington: Joe Johns) The growth of violent home invasion robberies examined; details given about how these crimes are carried out and how they can be prevented. [Former homicide detective Joe McCANN†, Dwayne STANTON†- comment on the robbery in residences scenario; give advice on prevention, including a barking dog.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The raw data on crime in Cheshire outlined on screen.

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Program Time:09:01:00 pm - 09:11:00 pm. Duration: 10:00
Reporters:Cooper, Anderson; Johns, Joe
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