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Worcester Telegram, MA
By Gary V. Murray
TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF
WORCESTER— A Worcester man waived rendition today and is expected to be taken to Connecticut tomorrow to face...
...Leonard Trujillo, 21, of 63 Outlook Drive, Apt. 13, was at his home Saturday morning when he was arrested and charged with being a fugitive from justice after being charged Friday in Connecticut with the April 3, 2006, stabbing death of 46-year-old Andrew Kissel in the victim’s Greenwich mansion. Also charged in the slaying is 47-year-old Carlos Trujillo, Mr. Kissel’s former driver, who was identified by the Associated Press as Leonard Trujillo’s cousin.
Leonard Trujillo agreed to waive rendition proceedings after being arraigned this morning in Central District court on the fugitive from justice charge. At the request of Assistant District Attorney Roberta A. O’Brien, Judge David B. Locke ordered Mr. Trujillo held without bail and continued his case until tomorrow. Ms. O’Brien told the judge Connecticut authorities would come to Worcester tomorrow to transport Mr. Trujillo to Connecticut.
Moving company employees found Mr. Kissel tied up and stabbed to death just days before he was to plead guilty in a multi-million-dollar real estate fraud case in New York, according to the AP.
Lawyer Michael C. O’Doherty, who was appointed to represent Mr. Trujillo at today’s arraignment, asked that his client’s bail be set at $10,000 cash....