An inherited husband of the missing mother of Connecticut is instructed to stay away from his girlfriend
The estranged husband of the missing Connecticut mother of five Jennifer Dulos was ordered to stay away from his girlfriend by a judge on Friday.
Fotis Dulos and Michelle Troconis, free on bail, have been charged with attacking the evidence and preventing prosecution in connection with the May 24 disappearance of Jennifer Dulos, from New Canaan.
According to police, the couple have removed articles in Hartford that contain the blood of Jennifer Dulos.
Troconis, 44, and her lawyer, Andrew Bowman, went to court in Connecticut headquarters, who agreed to issue a contactless order to keep Fotis Dulos and his lawyer away from her.
Fotis's lawyer, Norm Pattis told The New York Post on June 22, the couple had split and added: & # 39;I don't know how [a relationship is possible] with these circumstances. & # 39;
The order prohibits Fotis Dulos or its & # 39; s lawyers, agents or representatives from having any contact whatsoever, whether personal, electronic, telephone or in any other way & # 39 ;.
Michelle Troconis attends a hearing at Stamford Superior Court in Stamford on Friday
The judge agreed to issue a contactless order to keep Troconis & boyfriend Fotis Dulos and his lawyer away from her and also gave her permission to travel to a friend's house
Fotis Dulos and Michelle Troconis, center, are free on bail, accused of tampering evidence and preventing prosecution in connection with the May 24 disappearance of Jennifer Dulos
Troconis, 44, went to court in Connecticut Superior Court every Friday
Dulos insists that Troconis has an alibi to explain where he was that morning and her testimony can support his defense.
His lawyer Norm Pattis urged the state to drop the charges against Michelle so that she can testify in the defense of Fotis.
& # 39; Michelle offers Fotis a complete alibi for the morning of Mrs. Dulos's disappearance. However, she is unlikely to testify as long as the government presses her creditable claims against her, & Pattis said in a statement on Thursday.
& # 39; We call on the state to drop the charges against Michelle so that she can testify in the defense of Fotis. We ask that the charges against her be dropped so that she feels free to testify without fear of the consequences, & Pattis added.
A lawyer from Troconis filed a request to ask Dulos not to contact her on Tuesday, because Fotis's lawyer made comments to protect his client at Troconis' expense.
The judge also gave Troconis permission to travel to a friend's home in the state of New York from Sunday 17 July.
Jennifer Dulos, left, disappeared on May 24 after dropping her children off at school. Fotis Dulos & # 39; attorney, Norman Pattis, said he believes Troconis can provide an alibi for Dulos, right
Fotis Dulos, on the left, is accompanied by his lawyer Norm Pattis after being admitted to Connecticut Superior Court in Stamford, Conn. Wednesday
Jennifer and Fotis underwent a controversial divorce and custody case at the time of her disappearance. Their children have stayed with Jennifer Dulos & # 39; mother in New York
Jennifer Dulos, 50, disappeared on 24 May after she dropped off the children at school in New Canaan.
The children, who range in age from 8 to 13 and include two sets of twins, have stayed with Jennifer Dulos & # 39; mother, Gloria Farber, in New York City. Both Farber and Fotis Dulos want custody of the children.
According to their arrest warrants, a few police believed that Fotis Dulos and Troconis were seen on video surveillance in Hartford around the time Jennifer Dulos was reported missing.
The man was seen throwing trash bags into more than 30 trash cans that were later determined to take on the blood of Jennifer Dulos.
Prosecutor Richard Colangelo has said that Fotis Dulos's DNA was found in the blood of his wife on the tap of her kitchen counter.
Fotis Dulos is scheduled for court on August 2.
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