BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Tuesday's opening of a trial for a man accused of killing a construction worker in Bridgeport in March 2015 included chilling eyewitness testimony of the fatal shooting itself along with accounts from police at the scene, one of whom said the man was frustrated that there were no jobs for him at the Chopsey Road site, according to the CT Post.
Gregory Weathers was in the courtroom Tuesday as his trial before a three-judge panel got underway. Weathers, 34, is maintaining an insanity defense against charges of murder and related weapons charges in the killing of Jose Araujo, 31, of Milford, on March 26, 2015, the CT Post reports.
Witnesses at the construction site recalled seeing the man approach Araujo, ask about a job, then leave. When he returned, he began shooting at Araujo, said witnesses who also recalled the bloody scene in court, the CT Post says.
Two psychiatrists are expected to take the stand when the trial resumes Wednesday, the CT Post says.
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