Hayes Wanted to Commit Suicide by Eating Oysters

Steven Hayes, convicted and sentenced to die along with Joshua Komisarjevsky, for the triple murder of the Petit family of Cheshire, nearly five years ago, tried to commit suicide by eating oysters.  In an interview with the Hartford Courant, Hayes said he attempted to concoct a story that he was a serial killer in the hopes prison guards would contact authorities. He then intended to tell them information behind the murders, in return for oysters.  Hayes says he is allergic to oysters and could die, if he ate them.   Hayes says he wants the death penalty, although with the appeal process, he recognizes it may be years, before he is executed by the state.

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