A Connecticut judge on Wednesday ordered Fotis Dulos, who was charged a day earlier in the death of his estranged wife Jennifer Dulos, be hung on $6 million bond and have no contact with his five kids or their guardian
Dulos’ attorney, Norm Pattis, asked Superior Court Judge John Blawie to reduce the bond to $1 million, arguing that the state’s case versus his customer was weak which prosecutors were ” understanding at straws.”
” The state thinks he engineered and caused his spouse’s death,” Pattis stated. “We do not.”
If Dulos has the ability to post bond, he will be positioned on home arrest.
Dulos was detained for the third time Tuesday in connection to Jennifer Dulos’ disappearance. He was charged with felony murder, murder and kidnapping. His sweetheart, Michelle Troconis, and Kent Mawhinney, a local legal representative who represented Dulos in a civil case, were charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Mawhinney had actually been arrested twice in 2019; he was accused of raping his other half on Jan. 21 and was arrested later on for breaching a protective order in connection to the very first arrest.
Troconis is being held on $2 million bond while Mawhinney’s is set for $1.5 million.
Piecing together what may have occurred to Jennifer Dulos has taken authorities on an extensive 9-month, multi-state examination including K-9s, state police, drones and even a New york city State Police chopper. They’ve rooted through lots of trash at a Hartford dump and searched in high grassy areas as well as in shallow ponds for the missing out on mom.
In a 35- page arrest warrant launched Tuesday, authorities declared Jennifer Dulos was killed at her house on May 24 in between 8: 05 a.m. and 10: 25 a.m. That very same day, surveillance footage revealed someone in a dark hoodie riding a bike that appeared like Fotis Dulos’ youth bike towards Jennifer Dulos’ New Canaan home. Security video also reveals someone driving Dulos’ automobile leaving her house at 10: 25 a.m.
The children’s baby-sitter, Lauren Almeida, informed authorities she reached Jennifer Dulos’ home at 11: 30 a.m. on May24 Dulos was expected to be at a doctor’s consultation however when Almedia arrived she told investigators she discovered Dulos’ unopened granola bar and cup of tea on the kitchen counter.
She likewise noted that 10 rolls of a new pack of 12 paper towel rolls opened the day prior to were missing out on. She told authorities she made several efforts to call Dulos through text and telephone calls.
” Instantly my stomach sank and I had a sensation that somebody was wrong,” Almeida informed detectives. “In the practically seven years that I have actually worked for Jennifer, I never ever had a hard time reaching her and never ever had a problem with her phone being off.”
According to the arrest warrant, once Almeida found out Dulos failed to appear at her child’s orthodontist visit later on that day, her “very first thought was that Fotis did something.”
Private investigators likewise said Fotis Dulos’ DNA was discovered on the doorknob of the mudroom in Jennifer Dulos’ house along with in a trash can authorities recuperated from a trash can in Hartford, Conn., where private investigators claim Dulos disposed proof of his criminal offense.
Other products listed in the affidavit allegedly connecting Dulos to the criminal offense included bloodied zip ties.
The warrant claims the zip ties– 4 discovered in total– “appeared stained with a blood-like compound.”
” Offered the context of this case and the totality of scenarios in which they were recuperated, it appears the Zip Ties were used to protect and disarm Jennifer Dulos for some time duration, throughout which her blood and DNA moved onto the ties,” the warrant said. “As there is little factor to incapacitate a deceased person, it is reasonable that Jennifer Dulos lived at the time the Zip Ties were connected to limit her movements and avoid her escape.”
Law enforcement can be seen at the home of Fotis Dulos, the estranged hubby of long-missing Connecticut mother of five Jennifer Dulos.
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In the report, Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner James Gill said Dulos most likely continual injuries that wouldn’t have actually been survivable without medical intervention. Gill stated the 49- year-old mom most likely died from a mix of blunt force injury and sharp force injuries from a stabbing or slashing.
The prolonged arrest warrant lists other evidence linking Dulos, Troconis and Mawhinney to the criminal offense however does not supply responses about what took place to Dulos’ body– something that could make it tough to show Dulos killed her, defense lawyer informed Fox News.
Following the release of the arrest warrant on Tuesday, Jennifer Dulos’ friends and family in a statement thanked police for their “determined dedication and thorough, painstaking work that have resulted in these arrests.”
The declaration continued, “Although we are eliminated that the await these charges is over, for us there is no sense of closure. Absolutely nothing can bring Jennifer back. We miss her every day and will permanently mourn her loss.”