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Judge unseals parts of Kissel affidavits
A state judge is unsealing portions of arrest warrant applications filed by police investigating the killing Greenwich developer Andrew Kissel. ...
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... 19, 2008 Updated 2:45 PM) -- Newly released police documents allege that three people obtained nearly $360,000 of Greenwich developer Andrew Kissel's assets before he was stabbed to death in 2006. Jobs in state pick up in May Wethersfield (AP, June ...
A state judge is unsealing portions of arrest warrant applications filed by police investigating the killing Greenwich developer Andrew Kissel.
UPDATE NUMBER 1:
The Greenwich Time Has Filed A Story
Behind The AP Report
Where is The Greenwich Citizen And Greenwich Post?
By Martin Cassidy
Leonard Trujillo, the accused killer of Greenwich resident Andrew Kissel, pled not guilty Thursday to counts of capital murder, murder and conspiracy to murder in the April 2006 crime.
Prosecutors contend that Leonard Trujillo, 21, was paid by his cousin Carlos Trujillo, 47, Kissel's long-time assistant, to kill the Greenwich man.
Kissel, 46, was found stabbed to death in the basement of his 10 Dairy Road mansion he rented the morning of April 3, 2006.
Carlos Trujillo has pled not guilty to one count of conspiracy to murder.
Stamford Superior Court Judge Richard Comerford on Thursday allowed the release of the arrest warrants for both Trujillo cousins.Comerford permitted defense attorneys in the case to redact statements and other passages in the warrants they said would be prejudicial to their clients.
Wait a minute Martin is that it!!!!
OMG - The Whole Greenwich Time
story is a mere six sentences long!!!
Hopefully, Martin will do better job tomorrow after reading all of the other news stories filed about the latest court ruling in the Greenwich Millionaire Murder Mystery.
Maybe The Greenwich Newspapers should just watch Norwalk's Cablevision News 12. They were broadcasting live in Stamford and have been repeating an interview with Lindy Urso every 15 minutes.
(06/19/08)STAMFORD A judge unsealed portions of the warrants Thursday for two cousins accused in the 2006 killing of Greenwich real estate developer Andrew Kissel in what prosecutors call a murder for hire plot.
Although the warrants do not reveal why Kissel was killed, they show the trail Greenwich police followed to arrest Carlos and Leonard Trujillo.
Detectives allege the two cousins obtained nearly $360,000 from Kissel before his death in April 2006, when he was stabbed in his home.
The defense attorneys for the Trujillo cousins fought to keep the warrants sealed, claiming the information contained in the documents cannot be admitted in trial.
“That kind of information should not be bantered about in the public,” says Lindy Urso, attorney for Carlos Trujillo. “It makes it much more difficult to pick a fair and impartial jury come trial time.”
Carlos Trujillo is charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Leonard Trujillo is also accused of conspiracy in addition to a capitol felony murder charge. Both pleaded not guilty Thursday. They are due back in court July 9.Please Also See Previous News 12 Stories:
UPDATE NUMBER 2:The Greenwich Post Has Filed A Story Behind The AP Report And The Greenwich Time News Report.
Released Kissel documents don't show motive BREAKING NEWS
Released today at 5:10 p.m.
Key documents have been unsealed in connection with the murder of Greenwich resident Andrew Kissel, but a motive for his killing hasn’t been publicly revealed.
Carlos Trujillo, who was Mr. Kissel’s driver and personal assistant, is charged with conspiracy to commit murder. His cousin, Leonard Trujillo, is charged with murder, capital murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Leonard was hit with the capital charge earlier this month, which opens the possibility the state could ask for the death penalty.
At a hearing on Thursday in Stamford Superior Court, Judge Richard Comerford unsealed the warrants Greenwich police submitted in order to arrest the two men. While details of the investigation are included in the warrant, the available information does not include why the murder was committed and why police believe Carlos and Leonard conspired to commit it....
...The defense attorneys said some of their requests were denied but they were satisfied with Judge Comerford’s redactions.
“At the end of the day it’s a fair balance,” Mr. Urso said. He said some of the information he wanted out would likely be ruled inadmissible at trial.
Mr. Sherman said, “I think the judge’s decision was fair. I would have preferred the entire warrant to be redacted, but in light of the public interest for this case, I think it’s a fair decision.”
UPDATE NUMBER 3:The Greenwich Time Has Filed A Second New And Improved News Story Behind The AP Report And Original The Greenwich Post News Report.
Arrest warrants for the two cousins charged in a murder-for-hire conspiracy in the stabbing death of Greenwich developer Andrew Kissel claim one of the men stole more than $350,000 from the prison-bound millionaire.
The arrest warrant for Carlos Trujillo, 49, Kissel's longtime personal assistant, says that in the six months leading up to Kissel's slaying, Trujillo and two other relatives put proceeds from the sale of Kissel assets, including luxury cars and jewelry, into their own bank accounts.
"No evidence exists that they returned any of this money to the victim," the warrant said.In the warrant, investigators also say alibis provided by Carlos Trujillo to account for the time when the murder was committed were shown to be false. In one instance a camera on the Whitestone Bridge photographed his car returning to Connecticut. Trujillo had told investigators he remained in Queens, N.Y., that night, hours before Kissel's body was found, the warrant states...
...The girlfriend and her family said they were never contacted or visited by Trujillo that Sunday, the warrant said, and bar staff said he was not there that night.
"All of these employees flatly denied that Carlos was present on April 2 and recalled that the bar was not busy that night," the warrant said.
Urso said that the details of Trujillo's whereabouts that are detailed in the warrant will ultimately be explained at trial.
"I don't put any stock into that and don't see what the point of that is," Urso said. "We are very eager to test out all these allegations before a jury of Carlos' peers."
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