Panel: Bridgeport man shot worker dead because he wanted his job

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Gregory Weathers

BRIDGEPORT — A three-judge panel has found that a Bridgeport man who fatally shot a construction worker at a work site shortly after inquiring about working there did so because he wanted the man’s job.

The Connecticut Post reports the panel on Monday found 34-year-old Gregory Weathers guilty of murder in the March 2015 death of 31-year-old Jose Araujo, of Milford.

Weathers faces up to 75 years behind bars when he’s sentenced Feb. 3.

The panel rejected testimony from both defense and state psychiatrists who testified that Weathers suffered from a mental disease or defect, finding the evidence insufficient to establish Weather’s insanity claim.

Authorities said Weathers walked onto the construction site looking for a job and shot Araujo after he was told he’d have to fill out an application.