NEW CANAAN, Conn. – Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of Jennifer Dulos, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday in connection with the disappearance of his wife and is expected to leave a courthouse in Connecticut with a GPS ankle monitor after spending more than a week behind bars in the Bridgeport Correctional Center ,
Fotis Dulos & # 39; s lawyer Norm Pattis argued that his client's $ 500,000 bail should be lowered to $ 100,000, and doubted his client would ever be charged with murder.
Public prosecutor Richard Colangelo argued at a brief hearing that the Fotis Dulos DNA was mixed with his wife's blood at a faucet in the kitchen of their New Canaan home and this bail was raised to $ 850,000. The judge held it at $ 500,000.
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Pattis said his client will deposit a deposit on Tuesday using his pension fund as collateral. After the hearing, Pattis said he believes his client is "completely relieved". He added that the state has "chosen this fight and we will win it." The next trial of Fotis Dulos will take place on 2 August.
Fotis Dulos' girlfriend, gray-shaven, Michelle Troconis, also pleaded guilty to not obstructing prosecution and manipulating evidence before Judge John Blawie. Her next court date is July 1
After the brief hearing, her lawyer Andrew Bowman suggested that the media report "unfair and inaccurate" and said his client was innocent.
Earlier, Pattis According to Fox News, there are "powerful reasons" to doubt that his client was in her home in New Canaan the day she disappeared.
"I had an opportunity to meet my client and investigate the suspicion on him," Pattis said in a statement on Monday. "There are strong reasons to doubt that he himself was at the place of residence of his estranged wife the day she disappeared, and I have no evidence to support the theory that he was involved in bad games." New Canaan on the day Jennifer Dulos disappeared, according to Hartford Courant. Troconis told the police she had no idea where Dulos might be. The police, however, received a search warrant for their now seized phone.
Jennifer Dulos, a 50-year-old brunette, was last seen on May 24 when she dropped off her children at her private school in the affluent city of New Canaan ,
The case has attracted national attention and the search for Dulos, which began on its 18th day, extended from Connecticut to neighboring New York. They began last Tuesday to carefully search the football-sized area for Dulos. At times, they have used K-9 units and corpse dogs as assistants, but have failed so far.
Also on Monday, local authorities announced the launch of the website (www.FindJenniferDulos.com) and a special email ([email protected]) known. to help with the search.
Since their disappearance, the police have received more than 225 tips and 70 video surveillance responses to households and businesses in the area to support the investigation.
Fotis Dulos, aka Inmate No. 430902, spent more than a week in the Bridgeport Correctional Center, a state prison that accommodated both defendants and convicts for failing to pay his $ 500,000 bail.
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In controversial cases, Dulos' lawyer Pattis made headlines earlier this year when he appointed InfoWars publisher Alex Jones as a client recorded. Jones is accused by some family members of the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook School. They claim that Jones deliberately spread the story that shooting was done in 2012 at elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
"I generally warn the world that in a sensational investigation such as this one rarely appears so early," he said over the weekend regarding the Dulos case. "The onslaught on the verdict ends now, as well as the condemnation by allusions. If necessary, let a jury decide what happened here."