National News: Husband of missing mother-of-five facing murder charges

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Photo Creds: New Canaan Police Department

Fortis Dulos (L) and late wife Jennifer Farber Dulos (R)

Jaden Gadsden, Staff Writer

Husband Fotis Dulos is facing charges for the murder of his wife Jennifer Farber Dulos. Dulos’s ex-girlfriend Michelle Troconis was also charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Kent Mawhinney, an attorney who worked with Dulos was arrested on Tues, Jan. 7 with conspiracy to commit murder.

Dulos’s current attorney, Norm Pattis, said he’d be “surprised” if the state can win the case. According to Pattis, Dulos is innocent and he doesn’t think the evidence will show that he’s not. Dulos was arrested beforehand for suspicion of tampering with evidence on the disappearance of his wife. Dulos’s wife has been missing since May of 2019. Police say Jennifer Dulos was last seen driving a 2017 Chevrolet Suburban on May 24 in New Canaan, Connecticut. Police found her car near a park that wasn’t far from her house.

At the time she went missing, she was in a disputed battle for custody of their five children with her husband. According to authorities, there are several pieces of evidence that show Jennifer Dulos is dead. Police found blood-like stains in three different places on the car she was last seen driving, which was parked in the garage of her New Canaan home. Her DNA was found in these blood-like stains as well as in stains on the garage wall and door. Medical examiners for this case say she likely suffered from a series of “traumatic, blunt-force injuries.” However, Jennifer Dulos’s husband, Fotis Dulos, had alibi scripts in his office.

Dulos is thought to have driven a borrowed truck from an employee of his on the day of his wife’s disappearance. Dulos’s girlfriend at the time said he had the truck cleaned a couple of days later “because the body of Jennifer at some point was in there.” According to the employee from which Dulos borrowed the truck, Dulos was getting “pushy” when the employee wouldn’t get the seats changed due to worry about hair evidence in the truck since he had hugged his wife before she disappeared. The employee didn’t change seats in case the police needed them and the blood-like substance containing Jennifer’s DNA was later found on one of the seats.

Police found “alibi-scripts” or notes written by Dulos and his ex-girlfriend Trocinis about activities and phone calls on the day of Jennifer’s disappearance. The notes turned out to be false and any “alibi witnesses” included in the notes were concluded to be false. Read more about this particular case at https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/07/us/connecticut-fotis-dulos-arrested-jennifer-dulos-case/index.html