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Lawyer in Mansion Murder Asks Some Evidence Be Barred

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STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The lawyer for a Bridgeport man charged in the slaying of a Greenwich real estate mogul has asked a judge to bar some evidence from trial he says could prejudice the jury against his client.

Attorney Lindy Urso argues that allegations involving Carlos Trujillo’s marriage, drug habits and whereabouts right after the killing should be kept out of the trial.

The 49-year-old Trujillo is charged with murder and attempted murder in connection with the death of Andrew Kissel. Kissel was found stabbed to death in his home in April 2006. Trujillo, Kissel’s chauffeur, is believed to be the last person to have seen him alive. He has pleaded not guilty.

Eight out of 15 jurors have been selected for the trial, which is scheduled to begin Nov. 1 and last about two weeks.
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Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

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