William Petit, Whose Wife and Daughters Were Murdered, to Marry Again
updated 01/05/2012 AT 06:55 AM EST
•originally published 01/04/2012 AT 06:55 PM EST
The couple met while Paluf, 34, was photographing events for the Petit Family Foundation. They became engaged after Christmas but have not set a wedding date, Petit's spokesman Rick Healey tells PEOPLE.
Petit, 55, has sat through the separate trials of two men accused of killing his wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, 48, and his two daughters, Hayley, 17, and Michaela, 11.
Stephen Hayes was sentenced to death in November 2010. Last month a jury sentenced Joshua Komisarjevsky to death.
Petit will give his victim impact statement on Jan. 27, when the judge officially imposes the death sentence on Komisarjevsky.