As I prepared to interview Dr. William Petit on “Face the State” my primary concern was how we could make this man feel at ease. He’s been through a hell many of us don’t even want to think about, and to say every day for him is tough, would be a huge understatement.
Before he arrived at the station, I started to get a little nervous, hoping I would say the right thing. Right away, Dr. Petit put ME at ease! He asked me to call him “Bill,” and we spent a good amount of time talking before the taping.
In the interview we talked about how he is doing, his foundation, and his quest to get justice for victims. He thinks about three victims named Jennifer, Hayley and Michaela every day, all day.
Dr. Petit also talked about candidates who support abolishing the death penalty, and how he hopes they are not successful. He also has a message for statemakers. Speaking of politics, I asked him whether he would run for office.
Tune in this morning at 11AM
Here is a link to the Petit Family Foundation
Here is a link to the Prudence Crandall Center