STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A chauffeur charged in the slaying of Greenwich real estate developer Andrew Kissel has been sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted murder.

Greenwich Time reports Carlos Trujillo entered the plea Friday in Stamford Superior Court under the Alford Doctrine, in which a defendant agrees that the state has enough evidence to likely get a conviction and a guilty finding is entered on the record.

The 49-year-old Trujillo, of Bridgeport, was found not guilty of murder last year but jurors were hung on an attempted murder charge.

Kissel was found stabbed to death in his rented mansion in 2006, days before he was to plead guilty on federal fraud charges.

Trujillo’s cousin, Leonard Trujillo, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and conspiracy to commit murder in 2009.

Information from: Greenwich Time,

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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