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Fotis Dulos, Connecticut man charged in spouse Jennifer Dulos homicide, declared lifeless after suicide try, l…

Fotis Dulos, the Connecticut man charged with homicide within the disappearance of his spouse Jennifer Dulos, has died, his lawyer Norm Pattis mentioned Thursday night time.

Dulos, 52, had been in vital situation from carbon monoxide poisoning at Jacobi Medical Middle in New York Metropolis.

“To those that contend that Mr. Dulos’ loss of life 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, center, seen here in June 2019, was declared dead Thursday, according to attorney Norm Pattis, left.

Fotis Dulos, heart, seen right here in June 2019, was declared lifeless Thursday, in keeping with lawyer Norm Pattis, left.
(Erik Trautmann/Hearst Connecticut Media through AP, Pool, File)

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 college 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 notice had been present in Fotis Dulos’ suburban dwelling during which he “declared his innocence of the notorious and heinous crimes that the state has accused him of and claimed his attorneys have the proof to show it.”

Pattis and one other lawyer, Kevin Smith, held a vigil on the hospital earlier Thursday. Dulos’ family members from Greece had 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 choose on issues 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.

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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, an area lawyer who represented Dulos in a civil case, had been charged with conspiracy to commit homicide.

Jennifer Dulos vanished in May 2019.

Jennifer Dulos vanished in Could 2019.
(AP/New Canaan Police Division, File)

Final week, a Connecticut choose ordered Dulos to strict dwelling confinement after allegations surfaced he took gadgets from a makeshift memorial for Jennifer Dulos. The choose 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 may need occurred to Jennifer Dulos has taken investigators on an exhaustive nine-month, multistate probe involving Ok-9s, state police, drones and even a New York State Police helicopter. They’ve rooted by means of tons of trash at a Hartford dump and regarded 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 dwelling 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 regarded like Fotis Dulos’ from childhood towards Jennifer Dulos’ New Canaan dwelling. Surveillance video additionally confirmed somebody driving Dulos’ automotive 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’ dwelling 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 gadgets listed within the affidavit allegedly linking Dulos to the crime included bloodied zip ties.

James Bergenn, a felony litigator on the Shipman & Goodwin legislation agency in Hartford, informed Fox Information that prosecutors “might be pondering lengthy and exhausting about what to do with the opposite of us, who had been, by all public data, not truly concerned within the killing.”

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He added, “The one that is crafty sufficient to take his personal life with out anybody predicting it’s extra probably somebody who acted on his personal, so prosecutors have some pondering to do about others who sat down with the prosecutors and gave their data.”

Bergenn mentioned he is identified Pattis professionally for 30 years and would not rule out a wrongful loss of life civil swimsuit 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.