BRIDGEPORT - A murder trial began today for a Bridgeport man already on death row for ordering the killings of a woman and her 8-year-old son.

Prosecutors say Russell Peeler Jr. gunned down a rival drug dealer in a barbershop in 1998.

He was sentenced to death for later ordering his brother to kill witnesses to that murder, Leroy "B.J." Brown and his mother Karen Clarke.

Prosecutors are seeking a life term for the first shooting.