The accused woman-murderer Fotis Dulos asked his new live-in girlfriend to go to the bank and withdraw money the morning of his “carefully planned” suicide.
Police in Farmington, Connecticut, released their report on the investigation into Fotis’s death on Wednesday, four months after attempting a suicide attempt by carbon monoxide poisoning at his home on January 28 and dying two days later.
The project developer was charged with the disappearance and murder of his wife Jennifer in May 2019, who is believed to be dead, but her body has still not been found more than a year later.
The new report includes statements from Anna Curry, a 42-year-old wealth manager with whom Fotis was dating and living at the time of his death, who set aside thousands of dollars to help him with his $ 6 million bond.
Curry told the police to take Fotis to court in Stamford for his emergency aid the day he died, but he asked her to go to the bank and take him in beforehand.
While she was away, Fotis called her at 10:59 a.m. and sounded breathless, telling her he would drive himself to court so he wouldn’t be late, according to the report.
Accused woman-murderer Fotis Dulos (left) asked his new live-in girlfriend Anna Curry (right) to go to the bank and withdraw money on the morning of his ‘carefully planned’ suicide in January, according to a new police report
Curry said she was staying with Fotis at his Connecticut mansion. Police are pictured at home after Fotis was unconscious in his garage on January 28
Curry said she was returning to the house at around 11:15 a.m., she found computers that Fotis had said were in his car, so she assumed he had forgotten to leave in a hurry.
She also saw a cap from a medicine bottle cap, possibly Tylenol PM, but didn’t think of it, the report says.
Curry said she was afraid Fotis had hurt herself after calling her and sounding breathless – but she never called 911
Curry told police that she never checked the garage – where police officers Fotis stopped responding in his car a few minutes later.
As she drove to court to meet Fotis, one of his attorneys, Kevin Smith, called her to ask where he was and said his GPS showed he was still at home.
The report quotes an officer who says, “Anna said that at that time she knew Fotis must have done something to harm herself.”
Curry said she told Smith to call 911 and get an ambulance. She said he declined because he didn’t want to cause further problems for Fotis in case he removed the GPS imposed by the court.
According to the report, Curry said to Smith, “Fotis would not have done that and asked him again to call an ambulance,” but he still said no.
Curry told police she called Fotis attorney Kevin Smith (right) to call 911 minutes before he was found unresponsive in his garage, but the attorney declined. Smith denied Curry’s claims
Fotis’ lawyer denies refusal to call and insists: ‘I would have done everything possible to save his life’
Smith denied Curry’s allegations NBC4.
“The idea of telling someone not to call 911 because I didn’t want to trouble Fotis once he had removed the GPS device is absurd on his face,” he said.
Smith said Fotis’ legal team expected the judge to withdraw his $ 6 million bond and take him into custody.
“It never occurred to me that Fotis had cut off his GPS bracelet and I had no indication that he would not meet me at court,” said Smith.
“My only concern was that he would be speeding in an effort not to be late for court, as I had warned him when we last spoke.”
Smith said at the time that he spoke to Curry on the phone that he was with state attorney Richard Colangelo and that Colangelo told him that the police were on their way to Fotis’ house.
“Anna called back and said she couldn’t get Fotis to answer his phone, and asked if we should call 911, I told her my probation was already underway, and asked if she thought he’d hurt herself,” Smith explained.
“She said no, asked again if we should call the emergency number, I repeated that [law enforcement] was already on her way and would coordinate with the medical service if needed but she had to call the emergency if she wanted or had any reason to believe Fotis had harmed herself but she said she didn’t and I hung on. ‘
Smith added, “Fotis’s death was tragic and devastated me. I would have done everything possible to save his life. ‘
He and other members of Fotis’ legal team insisted they had no idea he was planning to take his own life.
Police see CPR on Fotis after watching him collapse in his running car in his garage. Fotis died in a hospital two days later on January 30
When asked why she hadn’t called 911 to help herself, Curry told police she didn’t think about it at the time and committed to going home to check on him, the report said.
She returned to the house to find that the police had already come in and found Fotis slumped in the front seat of his Chevy Suburban, which had filled the garage with a haze of exhaust.
He was not breathing and had no pulse when officers pulled him out of the vehicle and started CPR.
An officer on site described hearing glass breakage and Curry shouting for someone to call 911 to report while medical personnel were already on the way.
While agents were treating Fotis, Curry called nearby people to tell them what had happened.
Police carried out search warrants the next day and found that the carbon monoxide detector in the house had been removed.
Photographs of Fotis and his five children, a bottle of Tylenol PM and electrical tape were found in the suburb, along with a note signed by him.
“If you’re reading this, I’m no longer there,” Fotis wrote. He said he “didn’t want to spend an hour in prison for something I have nothing to do with is enough.”
At the end of the letter, Fotis wrote, “Anna Curry in particular, I’m sorry to disappoint you and not continue the fight.”
Fotis died on January 30 in a hospital in the Bronx, two days after his attempted suicide.
A judge agreed to drop charges against Fotis for his death.
Curry was not available for comment on the statements described in the investigation report.
But one of Fotis’ other former flames spoke out about the case last week.
Fotis was charged with the disappearance and murder of his wife Jennifer Dulos. He is shown during his arrest in September 2019
Fotis was accused of attacking Jennifer (pictured) in the garage of her rented New Canaan home in May 2019 after returning from dropping their five children off at school. More than a year later, Jennifer’s body has never been found
Fotis confesses his innocence in Jennifer’s disappearance in a suicide note in his suburb (photo). At the end of the note, he wrote, “Anna Curry in particular, I’m sorry to disappoint you and not continue the fight.”
Fotis’ other former flame, Michelle Troconis, insists she knows nothing about what happened to his still missing wife Jennifer
Michelle Troconis, who had an affair with Fotis while still married to wife Jennifer, insisted that she knew nothing about what had happened to the mother of five and that she should never have known the accused murderer what she knows now.
Troconis and Kent Mawhinney, a friend of Fotis and his former lawyer, pleaded not guilty of plotting to murder on charges they helped cover up the murder.
Fotis was accused of attacking Jennifer in the garage of her rented New Canaan home in May 2019 after returning from dropping their five children off at school.
The police never found her body, but they did find puddles of blood in her garage that someone had tried to clean up and clean.
Fotis’ ex-girlfriend Michelle Troconis has been charged with plotting to commit murder in Jennifer’s disappearance. Troconis spoke out last week, insisting she didn’t know where Jennifer was
They also found traces of her blood in her car – which was later left in a parking lot – and in the vehicle Jennifer was driving the day she disappeared.
Fotis and Troconis are said to have been filmed on surveillance footage dumping garbage bags at various locations in Connecticut, which were later found to contain traces of Jennifer’s blood.
Troconis initially gave her friend an alibi and said they’d been together all morning.
She then turned her story around in a second interview with the police and said, according to affidavits, that he had given her an ‘alibi script’.
The two-time U.S. and Venezuelan citizen, who is currently on bail, released an audio statement in Spanish last week – just days before Jennifer’s disappearance’s one-year anniversary.
Troconis’s lawyer, Jon Schoenhorn, delivered a translated transcript of the statement, saying that people have said cruel things about her and out of frustration that she can’t tell her side of the story.
“I don’t know if Fotis Dulos was able to do the things the police and prosecutors accused him of,” she said. “But based on what I’ve learned over the past year, I think it was a mistake to trust him.”
Authorities are reorienting Jennifer’s remains around the family’s former home
Sunday May 25 was a year ago since Jennifer’s disappearance.
Prior to the anniversary, Connecticut state police renewed their interest in a house in Avon where the family lived in 2010, and after questions from the Hartford Courant about how thoroughly the property was initially searched.
The couple briefly lived in the house on Sky View Drive 44 in the summer of 2010, two former employees of the Fore Group, Farber Dulos’ home construction company, told the Courant.
Records show that the Fore group had returned home and spent several months cleaning it after the pipes burst in. The house was empty since December 2017.
The state police were aware of the connection of the Dulos with the house, after interviews with (former) employees of the construction company. It was not clear how vigorously the possible lead was pursued by researchers, sources told the Courant.
Investigators received a copy of a demolition permit and contacted David Ford, a lawyer who currently owns the property, and gave them permission to conduct a house search last fall, police say.
Cops eventually came to the house, but without a search warrant and no cadaver dogs to search the woods behind the house or a septic tank on the property, as they did in other Fotis and Jennifer homes, sources said.
It was also not clear whether the researchers knew that the couple lived in the house for several months while they waited for their first home on Jefferson Crossing to be completed.
Focus on the whereabouts of Jennifer’s remains has shifted to a $ 3 million house in Avon, where the couple had lived briefly in 2010 (photo)