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.
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Prosecutors are seeking a life term for the first shooting.