BRIDGEPORT - The first witness in the state's case against the Long Island man accused of killing two Fairfield jewelers in 2005 took the stand this afternoon.
Chris DiMeo is accused of killing Tim and Kim Donnelly in their store during a robbery. Witness William Burke told the jury that he was in his office that night, one floor above the Donnelly's jewelry store, when he heard two series of gunshots. Burke also described what he saw when he went downstairs, leading him to place a 911 call to Fairfield police.
Among those who testified after Burke were two Fairfield police officers who arrived at the scene shortly after his 911 call.
DiMeo has already been convicted of another murder and is serving a life sentence in New York State.
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