Dulos, 52, had been in vital situation from carbon monoxide poisoning at Jacobi Medical Heart in New York Metropolis.
“To those that contend that Mr. Dulos’ demise displays a consciousness of guilt, we are saying no,” Pattis mentioned.
He had declined to touch upon his shopper’s situation earlier within the day however on Wednesday mentioned Dulos was in “dire” situation.
Fotis Dulos and Jennifer Dulos had 5 youngsters collectively ranging in age from Eight to 13. The youngsters have been staying with their maternal grandmother in New York Metropolis ever since their mom disappeared final Could after dropping them off at their faculty in New Canaan, Conn.
“It is a horrific tragedy throughout,” Jennifer Dulos’ household spokeswoman Carrie Luft mentioned. “Please respect the privateness of the households and family members concerned.”
In a courtroom submitting Thursday, Pattis mentioned a word had been present in Fotis Dulos’ suburban house during which he “declared his innocence of the notorious and heinous crimes that the state has accused him of and claimed his legal professionals have the proof to show it.”
Pattis and one other legal professional, Kevin Smith, held a vigil on the hospital earlier Thursday. Dulos’ family from Greece have been believed to be on the hospital.
The day Dulos was discovered unresponsive in his storage, he had been scheduled to look earlier than a decide on considerations surrounding the circumstances of his $6 million bond. The insurance coverage firm that secured his bond had questioned the property Dulos used. He used six properties as collateral, however the insurer found one of many properties went into foreclosures this previous December.
Dulos was arrested for the third time earlier this month in connection to his spouse’s disappearance. He was charged with felony homicide, homicide and kidnapping. His girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, and Kent Mawhinney, a neighborhood lawyer who represented Dulos in a civil case, have been charged with conspiracy to commit homicide.
Final week, a Connecticut decide ordered Dulos to strict house confinement after allegations surfaced he took objects from a makeshift memorial for Jennifer Dulos. The decide informed Fotis Dulos that if he violated the situations of his launch once more, he would double the bond to $12 million.
Piercing collectively what might need occurred to Jennifer Dulos has taken investigators on an exhaustive nine-month, multistate probe involving Okay-9s, state police, drones and even a New York State Police helicopter. They’ve rooted by way of tons of trash at a Hartford dump and appeared in excessive grassy areas in addition to in shallow ponds for the lacking mom.
In a 35-page arrest warrant, investigators alleged Jennifer Dulos was killed at her house on Could 24 between 8:05 a.m. and 10:25 a.m. That very same day, surveillance footage confirmed somebody in a darkish hoodie driving a motorbike that appeared like Fotis Dulos’ from childhood towards Jennifer Dulos’ New Canaan house. Surveillance video additionally confirmed somebody driving Dulos’ automobile leaving her home at 10:25 a.m.
Investigators additionally mentioned Fotis Dulos’ DNA was found on the doorknob of the mudroom in Jennifer Dulos’ house in addition to in a rubbish bag police recovered from a trash can in Hartford, the place investigators claimed Dulos dumped proof of his crime.
Different objects listed within the affidavit allegedly linking Dulos to the crime included bloodied zip ties.
James Bergenn, a legal litigator on the Shipman & Goodwin regulation agency in Hartford, informed Fox Information that prosecutors “will probably be considering lengthy and onerous about what to do with the opposite people, who have been, by all public info, not truly concerned within the killing.”
He added, “The one who is crafty sufficient to take his personal life with out anybody predicting it’s extra seemingly somebody who acted on his personal, so prosecutors have some considering to do about others who sat down with the prosecutors and gave their info.”
Bergenn mentioned he is recognized Pattis professionally for 30 years and would not rule out a wrongful demise civil go well with introduced by Jennifer Dulos’ household “if the household wants some type of a judgment, just like the Goldmans and OJ.”
Fox Information’ Laura Ingle contributed to this report.