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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The trial of a Connecticut man charged with killing a grocery store owner in 2015 is getting underway.

The Connecticut Post reports that the murder trial of 20-year-old Treizy Lopez, of West Haven, is scheduled to start Tuesday in Bridgeport.

Prosecutors say Jose Salgado and his wife were closing up their small grocery store in Bridgeport when Lopez and 23-year-old Leighton Vanderberg shot Salgado in the neck over a few dollars in the cash register.

Both suspects said the other was the shooter.

Vanderberg pleaded guilty to murder last year and was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Lopez has maintained his innocence. His lawyer, Assistant Public Defender James Pastore, declined comment on the trial.


Information from: Connecticut Post,