Ex-driver trial starts in Conn. mogul murder case

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Posted: Nov 01, 2010 10:05 AM
Ex-driver trial starts in Conn. mogul murder case

The trial of a former chauffeur charged with hiring someone to kill his boss, a Connecticut real estate mogul, is set to begin.

The trial of Carlos Trujillo starts Monday.

Trujillo is charged with hiring his cousin to kill Andrew Kissel. Kissel was found stabbed to death in his Greenwich mansion in April 2006, just days before he was to plead guilty in a multimillion-dollar fraud case.

Trujillo's cousin, Leonard Trujillo of Worcester, Mass., pleaded guilty last year to reduced charges of manslaughter and conspiracy. He's agreed to testify against his cousin who is charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

Carlos Trujillo's lawyer has maintained her client's innocence.