Fotis Dulos left behind a scolding suicide note that his legal team released Friday night. Fotis was at the epicenter of an international media firestorm after being charged in connection to the disappearance of his estranged wife, Jennifer Farber Dulos, who vanished on May 24.
But on Jan. 28 the saga that riveted the nation came to a rapid end for Fotis. He was due in court for an emergency bond hearing but didn’t show. When authorities tracked his whereabouts from an electronic GPS monitoring anklet, they discovered he was idle in the home.
That’s when police were dispatched to swarm Fotis’ massive multi-million dollar estate, but arriving officers found what they least expected: Fotis Dulos unresponsive in the garage of the home. Officers began to administer CPR. He was rushed to a local hospital. Shortly thereafter, he was airlifted to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx.
Fotis was pronounced dead at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 30.
Fotis’ attorney, Norm Pattis, released a copy of the note on Friday night.
“This is a horrific tragedy all around,” Carrie Luft, a spokeswoman for the Farber family and Fotis’ children said in a statement. “Please respect the privacy of the families and loved ones involved.”
Fotis stood accused of charges relating to the murder of his estranged wife.
On June 1, the case garnered international attention when Fotis & his former mistress-turned-girlfriend, 44-year-old Michelle Troconis, were arrested and charged with hindering prosecution and tampering with physical evidence in connection to the mother-of-five’s disappearance.
Authorities previously said they located video surveillance that appeared to show the two dumping bags of evidence, including sponges, clothing, and other material inside trashcans in a four-mile radius. Despite the initial claims that authorities located over 30 bags in a four-mile radius, they ultimately found a fraction of what was heavily speculated, according to the charging documents.
Their short-lived release was cut short on Jan. 7, 2020, when Fotis & Michelle were re-arrested for charges pertaining to the alleged murder of Jennifer Dulos. 52-year-old Kent Mawhinney, a Connecticut based attorney, was also arrested and charged in connection to the disappearance of the mother-of-five.
They were all released from custody after posting bond. Michelle was transported to a local hospital after sources say she suffered from “mental and/or heart issues.”
Mawhinney was the last of the trio to bond out. Fotis was released on $6m bond and placed under house arrest pending the outcome of the trial. There was a hearing scheduled for Jan. 28 to determine whether Fotis’ bond would be raised due to an alleged violation, but he was rushed to the hospital that day and died two days later.
The entire note reads as follows:
IF YOU ARE READING THIS I AM NO MORE. I REFUSE TO SPEND EVEN AN HOUR MORE IN JAIL FOR SOMETHING I HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. IF IT TAKES MY HEAD TO END THIS, SO BE IT.
I WANT IT TO BE KNOWN THAT MICHELLE TROCONIS HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH JENNIFER’S DISAPPEARANCE. AND NEITHER DID KENT MAWHINNEY. I ASK THE STATE TO LET THEM FREE OF ANY SUCH ACCUSATIONS.
I also ask the state to Stop harassing my friends andrea and anna. they are honorable people.
PLEASE LET MY CHILDREN KNOW THAT I LOVE THEM, I WOULD DO ANYTHING TO BE WITH THEM, BUT UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE OUR LIMITS. THE STATE WILL NOT REST UNTIL I ROT IN JAIL. MY ATTORNEY CAN EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE BAGS ON ALBANY AVENUE. EVERYTHING ELSE IS A STORY FABRICATED BY THE LAW ENFORCEMENT.Fotis Dulos: Jan. 28, 2020