Release of Kissel murder warrants hits snafu

STAMFORD - A judge Thursday delayed the release of documents concerning the murder of wealthy Greenwich developer Andrew Kissel.

During the pretrial hearing, the Stamford judge decided to leave arrest warrant affidavits containing alleged evidence against two cousins charged in the 2006 fatal stabbing sealed at least until April 24.

The judge also decided to rule later on the prosecutor's request to have the names of six potential witnesses blacked out of those documents. The prosecution cited concern for the witnesses' safety.

The attorney for Carlos Trujillo, one of the men accused in the crime, says he doesn't care when the details of the state's investigation come to light because his client is innocent.

"Carlos has nothing to hide. It is what it is," says defense lawyer Lindy Urso. "I certainly can understand Lenny's lawyer. It's a very long warrant and he needs time to review it."

Carlos, Kissel?s former driver, has already pleaded not guilty to the murder. His cousin Leonard Trujillo is also charged in connection with the case. Leonard has yet to enter a plea in the case.

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