- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 7, 2016

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A Bridgeport man accused of fatally shooting a construction worker shortly after inquiring about a job at a work site near his home has waived his right to a jury trial.

The Connecticut Post reports (https://bit.ly/2c6E9lq ) Assistant Public Defender Bradford Buchta told Judge Robert Devlin Tuesday that his client, Gregory Weathers, intends to claim the insanity defense.

Devlin continued the case, which will be heard by a three-judge panel in November.

Police say Weathers thought he had been rejected by the foreman of a Burns Construction job when he opened fire at the work site on Chopsey Hill Road in March 2015. Thirty-one-year-old Jose Araujo was struck several times and died at an area hospital.

Weathers has been charged with murder, criminal possession of a firearm and other weapons offenses.


Information from: Connecticut Post, https://www.connpost.com

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