Hayes and Komisarjevsky sexually assaulted 11-year-old Michaela. The pathologist who conducted the autopsies testified that both suspects’ DNA was found in semen recovered from Michaela’s rectum. Komisarjevsky, who had photographed the sexual assault of the little girl on his cell phone, then provoked Hayes into raping the mother, Jennifer. Hayes raped her on the living room floor. Hayes then strangled Jennifer with a piece of rope, then doused her lifeless body and parts of the house, including the daughters’ rooms, with gasoline. While tied to their beds, both daughters had been doused with gasoline; each had her head covered with a pillowcase. A fire was started, and Hayes and Komisarjevsky fled the scene. Hayley and Michaela both died of smoke inhalation, but only after suffering extensive 2nd and 3rd degree burns on their feet and legs as they lay bound to burning beds.
The police remained outside the Petit home for more than half an hour, taking these preliminary measures, while the assailants were raping and murdering the women inside the house. The police made no effort to make the assailants aware of their presence, choosing to remain out of sight in an extended perimeter around the home.
Yes, it’s heinous.
Yes, it makes any human with a shred of decency shudder – but you need to read it –especially for the 6 lessons Tom provides.
You need to understand there are malevolent people who exist on this Earth.
You are more than welcome to hate guns, to wish them gone. You can think violence is a terrible thing and “never the answer”.
But it won’t make evil people disappear.
It won’t stop evil people from inflicting their will upon you.
Ignorance and denial doesn’t make evil things go away.