No Speedy Trial In Greenwich Murder Case

A former chauffeur is getting ready for a longer journey through the justice system.

A judge dismissed a speedy trial motion for Carlos Trujillo, one of the men charged in the stabbing death of Greenwich real estate developer Andrew Kissel.

Connecticut law entitles people who have been arrested and held to a trial within eight months of arrest but delays for actions by the defense can add to that, the Greenwich Times reports. Trujillo's public defender has taken issue with several delays the state says the defense should be accountable for, the paper reports.

Trujillo, 47, of Bridgeport, was Kissel's long-time chauffeur. He pleaded not guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit murder. 

Leonard Trujillo, 21, of Worcester, Mass., has pleaded not guilty to murder, conspiracy to commit murder and capital murder.

Kissel's body was found in his Greenwich mansion in 2006. He had been tied up and stabbed repeatedly. The body was found just days before Kissel's sentencing in a fraud case involving millions of dollars.

Read more about the case here.

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