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William Petit & Wife Welcome A Baby Boy, 6 Years After Home Invasion

Mon, November 25, 2013 12:59pm EDT by Kristine Kowalski 4 Comments
Dr. William Petit Baby Born
Courtesy Of Christine Paluf

The Connecticut home invasion survivor found happiness when his wife Christine gave birth to their first son on Nov. 23. After losing his first wife and two daughters in a brutal home murder in 2007, Dr. Petit got a wonderful Thanksgiving miracle: his first son.

Dr. William Petit and his wife Christine Paluf welcomed a healthy baby boy named William Petit III on Nov. 23. William’s first wife and two daughters were victims of the infamous deadly Connecticut home invasion, rape, and horrific deliberately set fire in 2007. Six years after their passing, William keeps their memory alive and has also found happiness again with his second wife — and their Thanksgiving baby!

Dr. William Petit’s Baby Born: Connecticut Home Invasion Survivor Has Son

Christine gave birth to a baby boy named William on Nov. 23 at 6:24 a.m. The baby arrived one week ahead of his Dec. 3 due date, but right before Thanksgiving — giving the family something extra special to be thankful for this season.

Dr. William Petit Survives Tragic Home Invasion & Family Slaying

Dr. Petit’s first wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, and two daughters, Hayley and Michaela, were killed in their home in 2007. The women were followed home from a store they shopped in by two ex-convicts. Petit’s wife was raped and strangled to death by the intruders. The couple’s two young daughters, ages 17 and 11, were both tied down to their beds and left to die when the intruders doused in gasoline and set it on fire. Dr. Petit was beaten by the intruders, but managed to escape to a neighbor’s home after sustaining terrible injuries.

Dr. Petit met his second wife, Christine, in 2011 while working with the Petit Family Foundation, an organization created in the memory of Jennifer, Hayley, and Michaela. They married in Aug. 2012.

Congrats to the couple on their new happiness.

What do YOU think, HollyMoms? Do you think it’s sweet that the family named their son after William’s family?

— Kristine Hope Kowalski

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