Man acquitted of murdering Conn. developer

Driver Carlos Trujillo, 47, and his cousin, Leonard Trujillo, 21

December 16, 2010 10:02:03 AM PST
A former chauffeur has been acquitted of murder in the death of a millionaire real estate developer found stabbed at his rented Connecticut mansion just days before he was scheduled to plead guilty in a fraud case.

The Greenwich Time reports that a Stamford Superior Court jury found 49-year-old Carlos Trujillo of Bridgeport not guilty Thursday of murder in the April 2006 killing of Andrew Kissel.

The panel could not reach a verdict on an attempted murder charge, and a mistrial was declared on that count.

Prosecutors alleged Trujillo hired his cousin to kill Kissel for money.

The cousin, 24-year-old Leonard Trujillo of Worcester, Mass., awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to murder conspiracy and manslaughter.

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