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Trial underway for Bridgeport man charged in fatal work site shooting

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BRIDGEPORT — The trial of a Bridgeport man accused of fatally shooting a construction worker shortly after inquiring about a job at a work site near his home is now underway.

Gregory Weathers faces charges that include murder in the March 26, 2015 death of 31-year-old Jose Araujo, of Milford.

The Connecticut Post reports retired police detective Paul Ortiz testified before a three-judge panel Tuesday that the 34-year-old Weathers had been looking for a job at a construction site and was frustrated because he thought there were no openings.

Police said Weathers thought he had been rejected by the foreman of a Burns Construction job when he opened fire at the work site, killing Araujo.

Weathers has maintained he is suffering from a mental disease or defect, an insanity defense.