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

Mon, November 25, 2013 12:59pm EST by 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

More Dr. William Petit News:

  1. William Petit’s Second Wife Pregnant, 6 Years After His Family Murdered
  2. Connecticut Survivor Of Home Invasion Marries Again
  3. Dr. William Petit’s Family Starts To Heal

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Posted at 9:28 PM on November 26, 2013  

Congratulations I think this is wonderful for a man that went through a tragedy that was horrific . I can’t imagine conceive losing a family to such scum as those 2 murderers. But God is merciful and kind and brought an anguished devastated man and his new wife Joy. It’s only just that this had a joyful ending for the petit family. Congrats to Dr Petit and wife on the birth of their son. It is So Great and Just!!!!

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Posted at 12:57 AM on November 26, 2013  

Bless them both. Dr. Petit certainly deserves happiness after the unspeakably horrific tragedy he suffered. All good wishes to you, Dr. Petit, your lovely wife, and blessed baby boy.

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Posted at 2:21 PM on November 25, 2013  

After such a horrible tragedy, good for them.

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Posted at 2:05 PM on November 25, 2013  

I was, and still am, sickened by this story. How devestating for anyone to go through. I’m so sorry for his loss and what he had to go through. I’m happy he found love and life again. God bless them all.

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