The protection licensed legitimate for a Connecticut man charged in connection alongside with his companion’s disappearance insists that his client is harmless, and says the actual person’s lady friend can abet the claim up.
Stamford Suggest reports that fifty one-yr-musty Fotis Dulos and his lady friend, Michelle Troconis, accept as true with both been charged with tampering with proof and hindering prosecution, in reference to the disappearance of lacking mother of 5, Jennifer Dulos.
Norm Pattis, the licensed legitimate for Fotis Dulos, claimed Troconis may possible provide an alibi for her boyfriend, but simplest if the prosecution drops all expenses in opposition to her.
“Michelle offers Fotis a total alibi for the morning of Ms. Dulos’ disappearance. Yet most definitely she is rarely any longer going to testify as long because the say presses its meritless claims in opposition to her,’” Pattis mentioned in an announcement on Thursday.
“We’re calling on the say to descend the expenses in opposition to Michelle so as that she is able to testify in Fotis’ protection. We’re asking that the expenses in opposition to her be dropped so as that she will be able to feel free to testify with out fearing the effects.”
Troconis’ lawyer, Andrew Bowman, nonetheless, filed for an expose to prohibit Fotis Dulos and/or his attorneys “from having any contact whatsoever” with Troconis. He also requested permission for Troconis to leave the say and return ahead of her July 17 court docket hearing.
“[Troconis] would be staying with a guilty occasion totally unconnected with this case who has identified the defendant since she became once 15 years of age when the defendant lived with her household for one yr,” Bowman wrote.
Bowman filed the question a day after Pattis filed his claim on behalf Dulos. Pattis’ question came after Troconis and her attorneys showed up at Dulos’ dwelling to purchase up some of her assets. Troconis and her daughter had been residing with Dulos ahead of Jennifer’s disappearance, but since her arrest, she’s had little to no contact with Dulos.
Patis claimed that after Troconis became once picking up her belonging, he overheard her telling Dulos she cherished him and didn’t concentrate on he had something else to electrify with Jennifer’s disappearance.
“Mr. Dulos would actually like to uncover the chance of reunification with her but is anxious such efforts may possible just dart afoul of court docket orders absent a clarification,” Pattis wrote in his slide.
Bowman reportedly mentioned his client wants no contact with Dulos.
On Friday morning, a say Plentiful Court docket take granted Troconis’ question to leave the say. The take also banned Fotis Dulos from contacting her.
Where is Jennifer?
Within the intervening time, Jennifer remains lacking. She became once final considered on Would per chance perchance 24 around Eight a.m. while losing her children off at the New Canaan Nation College within the significant New Canaan neighborhood. Police later found out her automobile, a dusky 2017 Chevrolet Suburban, parked off of Lapham Avenue. Jennifer became once nowhere to be found out. A cleaning carrier arrived to her dwelling at noon on Friday but Jennifer became once no longer there.
Jennifer also uncared for quite loads of appointments that day, alongside with one at eleven a.m. and one at 1 p.m. Since she vanished, she has no longer ragged her cell phone or her credit score playing cards.
Search canine and search teams scoured thru wooded areas by Jennifer’s dwelling, as smartly as a 300-acre park, bodies of water and a cornfield. Authorities also spent days browsing at a mountainous dump facility and scouring Fotis Dulos’ property.
Dulos and Troconis were arrested earlier this month after authorities mentioned the pair tampered with proof in connection to Jennifer’s disappearance. In step with the arrest affidavit, investigators found out,
- Baggage of blood-stained garments and sponges that Dulos allegedly dropped into trash cans at companies in Connecticut
- Stains of blood on Jennifer’s storage ground
- Blood spatter in alternative areas of Jennifer’s dwelling
- Dulos’ DNA blended in with Jennifer’s blood on her kitchen faucet
- Obvious attempts to attention-grabbing up the scene
- Altered Connecticut license plates that belonged to Dulos
- Safety photography of Dulos riding his Ford pickup to various locations, losing trash baggage into quite loads of public trash receptacles
- Safety photography of Troconis “leaning out of the passenger seat of the Ford pickup and either putting something on the bottom or picking up an item”
Both defendants accept as true with since bailed out of detention center, but both were required to provide up their passports and put on GPS monitoring around their ankles while staring at for trial.
Bitter Custody Battle
As the see Jennifer continues, court docket documents obtained by the Stamford Suggest shed mild on the prolonged and tumultuous baby custody war between Jennifer and her husband.
“I’m fearful of my husband,” Jennifer mentioned, in step with court docket documents. “I know that submitting for divorce and submitting this slide will enrage him. I know he’ll retaliate by looking out to injure me in a technique.”
“At some stage right thru our marriage, he urged me about sickening revenge fantasies and plans to cause bodily injure to others who accept as true with wronged him. I’m anxious for my safety and the bodily safety and emotional smartly-being of our minor children…..I concentrate on him to be extremely obedient and vengeful adequate to take the kids and go.”
The pair piece 5 children collectively, who are in actuality between the ages of Eight and thirteen. In step with court docket documents, Jennifer mentioned her husband became once “obsessed” with water snowboarding and tried to salvage their children eager with the game as smartly.
Court docket documents say that Fotis reportedly insisted that their children turn into “world-class skiers.” He would allegedly educate them for eleven hours per day, something Jennifer notion to be excessive and unhealthy for the kids.
When notion to be one of many children major a ruin from coaching, Fotis Dulos allegedly broke a ski on a rock in a fit of rage. One other baby, in step with court docket documents, developed psychological smartly being disorders from alleged the extraordinary, excessive coaching.
“We’re all alarmed to disobey my husband,” Jennifer wrote.
Fotis Dubos, in step with his lawyer, denies the allegations. He reportedly claimed that his children had their very web alternative and he never forced them to ski.Jennifer also claimed that her husband sold a handgun, and she feared what he became once obedient of doing with it, given his “controlling, volatile, and delusional habits.”
Fotis Dulos later handed the gun over to police upon question.Jennifer filed for divorce in 2017, after thirteen years of marriage. Forward of the divorce, the household lived in Farmington with Fotis, but Jennifer took the kids and moved to a New Canaan condo dwelling.
Fotis Dubos has no longer made public comment since his companion’s disappearance. In step with court docket documents, nonetheless, he claimed Jennifer became once the one who made threats against him, the Hartford Courant reports.
Somebody with data regarding Jennifer’s disappearance is told to call the New Canaan Police Tip Line at 203-594-3544.
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[Feature Photo: Jennifer Dulos/Handout]