Andrew Kissel’s murder trial delayed

May 29th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by GD  

Carlos Trujillo case’s jury selection was set for Wednesday, but due to new developments in the case, it had to be rescheduled.

Carlos Trujillo and his cousin Leonard Trujillo are to be tried on the charges of the murder of the Greenwich real estate mogul, Andrew Kissel in 2006.

The delay came about because the Assistant State’s Attorney, Paul Ferencek requested the court to be granted more time. The negotiation came about after talks of a plea deal with the co-defendant, Leonard Trujillo.

Andrew Kissel was found bound and gagged, stabbed to death in the basement of his backcountry mansion on Dairy Road. The murder took place just days before he was to plead guilty on federal fraud charges.

It was only in 2008 that the Trujillos were arrested in connection with the Kissel murder charges.

Paul Ferencek told Judge Richard Comerford, in State Superior Court in Stamford, that Leonard Trujillo’s attorney, Mark Sherman had been in talks with him regarding resolving the case before his client is set for trial. Leonard, 22, is charged with capital murder and first-degree murder charges.

Carlos Trujillo, 48, is facing charges of conspiracy to murder. His attorney, Lindy Urso is arguing that his client does not face harassment in light of the new development.

Kissel’s brother, Robert Kissel was murdered by his wife, Nancy Kissel on November 2, 2003 in Hong Kong. He was given a milk shake laced with poison before getting battered to death.

The lives of the Kissel brothers and their tragic deaths have been captured in reel, in a film called, “The Two Mr. Kissels”. They will come alive again in a documentary, “Doubly Doomed”, narrated by actor Stacey Keach and produced by Kurtis productions.

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