Accused Bridgeport murderer appears in court
A Bridgeport man went before a judge this morning on murder charges.
Wilfredo Fernandez, 55, was brought into the courtroom in a wheelchair, appeared to be wincing in pain and at one point mouthed the words "I'm sorry."
Police say he shot Jose Batista three times yesterday afternoon in a parking lot at the Fireside Apartments on Palisade Avenue.
Batista, 68, of Milford later died from his injuries.
Witnesses say Fernandez, a resident at the Fireside Apartments on Palisade Avenue, shot the home health aide following an argument.
The judge today raised Fernandez's bond to $2 million, citing a long criminal record that goes back nearly 40 years and includes convictions for violent crimes.
Elderly Milford man shot, killed at Bridgeport apartment complex