Fotis Dulos Pronounced Dead, Attorney Says
Fotis Dulos, the Connecticut man accused of murder in the case of his estranged wife Jennifer Dulos, has reportedly died.
Fox 61 reports that Dulos' attorney, Norm Pattis, mades the announcement of his death on Thursday evening (January 30) two days after an apparent suicide attempt at his Connecticut home.
Since earlier this week, Dulos had been in critical condition and was being treated at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, a hospital known for its success in the treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning.
When he reportedly failed to show up for his scheduled court date on Tuesday in Stamford, police arrived at his home and found him in medical distress sitting in his car in the garage. He was taken to UConn Health Center in Farmington from his Jefferson Crossing home. His attorney, Norm Pattis, said that at the time he was found and taken by ambulance, he did have a faint pulse.
Dulos and his ex-girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, were both arrested and charged back on January 7 in association with the murder of Jennifer Dulos, the New Caanan mother of five.
Dulos had been expected to appear in court in Stamford Tuesday afternoon for an emergency bond hearing. The hearing, in which his $6-million bond reportedly may have been in jeopardy because the insurance company that was tied to paying the bond was uncertain to be able to cover the bond due to his home being in foreclosure. If the bond was not covered, then Dulos would have been sent back to prison.
As we reported earlier this month, Dulos and his ex-girlfriend Michele Troconis were arrested back in September on evidence tampering charges, alleging that the couple had disposed of what was believed to be Jennifer Dulos’ bloody clothing in a Hartford trash can. Police say other further investigations turned up evidence that there may have been an attempt to clean up the original crime scene. Both Dulos and Troconis had maintained their innocence.
We will continue to update this story as details are made available.
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