Arrest warrants to remain sealed in Kissel case

The two suspects arrested in connection with Andrew Kissel?s murder last month were in Stamford Superior Court Wednesday where it was determined their arrest warrants will remain sealed for the time being.

Kissel was found stabbed to death in his Greenwich mansion in April 2006. This past March, Greenwich police charged Kissel?s driver, 47-year-old Carlos Trujillo, with conspiracy to commit murder. His cousin, 21-year-old Leonard Trujillo, was also charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

The warrants have been sealed ever since the arrests. Police have also been very tight-lipped about the case. Many thought the arrest warrants would be unsealed Wednesday, but in a surprise move, Leonard switched his legal representation from a public defender to a private attorney. The new attorney, Mark Sherman, then asked for three weeks to make edits to the arrest warrants.

Carlos? attorney also asked that the warrants remained sealed until edits can be made. The judge agreed that to unseal the documents now might put the defendants? rights to a fair trial in jeopardy.

The prosecutor also asked for the identities of six key witnesses to be kept secret.

Carlos has pleaded not guilty, while Leonard has yet to enter a plea. Sherman must file his proposed edits by May 20.

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