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Trial begins for man accused of killing cyclist in New Haven

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NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

The trial is now underway for the man accused of killing a popular New Haven cyclist two years ago.

Tashaun Fair is accused of killing Mitchell Dubey, 23, inside Dubey's Basset Street home in March 2011.

When Dubey opened his door, police said Fair, who was wearing a mask, came into the apartment. It appears Fair may have been surprised because there were several others in the apartment.

Police said Fair fired a shot and ran out after that bullet hit Dubey in the chest.

Police said they believe Fair targeted Dubey's home because he thought he had a lot of money, due to the fact he worked often.

The courtroom in New Haven was packed Monday with the victim's family and friends.

Dubey worked at a bike shop in New Haven and as was well known in the cycling community.

Fair wasn't arrested until more than a year after the murder. Police said someone he talked to about the crime came forward and reported it to officers.

Fair's family was in the court, but did not want to talk.

Monday was the prosecutions time to present its case and the defense will have their say later in the week.

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