Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Fotis Dulos’ Lawyer ‘Relieved’ by Arrest Warrant, Asks Why ‘State Even Bothered’ to Charge Client with Murder

Fotis Dulos’ attorney Norm Pattis is not worried nor concerned about the charges brought against his client, Fotis Dulos, in connection to the alleged murder of Jennifer Dulos, according to a press conference Tuesday evening. What’s more, authorities have not located the physical body of the missing mother-of-five, but believe they have “sufficient evidence” to charge the trio in connection to Jennifer’s suspected murder.

“We categorically deny that Mr. Dulos had any involvement in the disappearance of his wife Jennifer and we defy the state to prove she is in-fact dead. As far as we’re concerned Mr. Dulos is not guilty,” Norm Pattis said at a press conference Tuesday night. “The warrants come as a great relief to us because after month of listening to innuendo suggestion and rumors we have something to shoot at and we intend to start firing those shots at Mr. Dulos’ bond hearing tomorrow morning.”

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“There is no body as of now,” a source close to the investigation told “It does not appear there will be a body from the minimal evidence located thus far.”

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“The state of Connecticut picked this fight and has twice entered a dagger into the presumption of innocence – so we’ll simply leave it at this: If this is all the state’s got, we wonder why it bothered.” Pattis said.

State Police released a 35-page arrest warrant Tuesday afternoon that reveals new details concerning a possible motive and why they concluded that Jennifer Dulos is dead.

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However, authorities remain stumped as they cannot solve the mystery over where Jennifer Dulos’ remains are.

“We are obviously chastened by the fact that the state thinks there is sufficient evidence for such serious crimes but frankly we are very encouraged of our preliminary review of the warrants,” Pattis continued. “What was exposed is a shocking lack of confidence in its strength of its case.”

Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner James Gill indicated that Jennifer Dulos sustained injuries that wouldn’t have been survivable without medical intervention after being presented with evidence gathered by State Police, according to the warrant. Trauma to Jennifer Dulos likely was a combination of blunt force trauma and sharp force injuries from a stabbing or slashing, Gill said.

Jennifer Dulos, 50, vanished on May 24 after dropping her five children off at school. 

On June 1, the case garnered international attention when Fotis & his former mistress-turned-girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, 44, were arrested and charged with hindering prosecution and tampering with physical evidence in connection to the mother-of-five’s disappearance.

Police previously said they found video surveillance that appeared to show the two dumping bags of evidence – including blood drenched sponges, clothing, and other material – at over 30 locations in a four-mile radius. 

Michelle posted bond and was subsequently released from custody the same day. Fotis posted bond shortly thereafter. 

Fotis Dulos & Michelle Troconis were re-arrested Tuesday morning for charges pertaining to the murder of Jennifer Dulos. 52-year-old Kent Mawhinney, a Connecticut based attorney, was also arrested and charged in connection to the murder of the mother-of-five.


Additional Reporting By: Hong Xie & Nik Hatziefstathiou in Partnership with BADMINS™

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Jonathan Riches
Jonathan Riches
Jonathan Riches is a Chief Investigative Correspondent & Justice Editor for Your Content. He is best known for his writings about prison reform and culture, including the social media scandal dubbed the ‘Feeling Cute Challenge’ — which ended with a widespread dismissal of prison guards throughout the United States.



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