Mom Withdrew $15K for Robbers Before Her Murder

Bank surveillance tape shows mother's desperate bid to save family

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 16, 2010 4:27 AM CDT

(Newser) – In a desperate bid to save her family, a Connecticut mom withdrew $15,000 for home invaders who were holding her husband and two daughters hostage. Despite the payoff, she and her children were sexually assaulted and murdered, prosecutors said yesterday. Jennifer Hawke-Petit withdrew the... More »

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