Survivor of deadly Conn. home invasion is engaged
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- A Connecticut doctor whose wife and two daughters were killed in a home invasion has become engaged to a woman who volunteered at events organized by the foundation set up to honor their memories.
Family friend Rick Healey said Wednesday that Dr. William Petit became engaged over the weekend to photographer Christine Paluf. There's no wedding date.
The Hartford Courant newspaper first reported the engagement.
Petit was beaten with a baseball bat and tied up in the 2007 invasion at his home in Cheshire, a wealthy New Haven suburb. He escaped to a neighbor's home.
Two men were convicted in the killings of Petit's wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, and their daughters, 17-year-old Hayley and 11-year-old Michaela. The men are on death row.
Petit says he's had "occasional moments of peace" since the crime but trial evidence brought back the horror.
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