The estranged husband of missing Connecticut's mother Jennifer Dulos was filmed jogging on Wednesday after placing a $ 500,000 bond on charges of tampering with evidence in the continuing case of his missing wife.
Fotis Dulos, 51, and his girlfriend Michelle Troconis have been accused of the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos, 50.
She has not been 24 since May 24 after dropping off the couple's five children at school.
According to the police, Fotis attacked her in her house somewhere before 11 am that day.
They didn't find Jennifer's body, but the authorities found those trash bags that were dumped in tins that night by someone who looks like her ex-husband, who has traces of her blood.
The lawyer of Fotis insists that he is innocent and said on Wednesday that he has a clear alibi: he was at home when the police said that Jennifer had been attacked.
Fotis Dulos sees jogging on Wednesday morning in a batman shirt, khaki shorts and his ankle monitor the day after placing $ 500,000 bail in the disappearance of his estranged wife
Fotis, wearing a baseball cap and headphones, said nothing as he passed by journalists
The 51-year-old project developer received a guarantee on Tuesday after returning his passport
Missing: Jennifer Dulos has not been seen since 8:30 am on May 24 when she dropped her five children into school
The alibi can be verified by & # 39; multiple & # 39; witnesses, said his lawyer, including another lawyer who happened to meet his client at his home in Farmington until 9:00 am – 30 minutes after Jennifer was last seen alive, 70 miles away.
The lawyer claims that he would not have had enough time to drive from his house to his ex-wife, attack her in the garage and then run back to his home by 1:30 pm – when prosecutors confirm that he is home used to be.
What's more, Pattis says that the co-defendant friend of Dulos came home at 11:00 and saw him there.
He says that if cell phone data doesn't match his timeline, it's because someone else has taken the father-of-five's devices out of his house.
May 24, 8.30 am: Jennifer Dulos is last seen at school
9 am: Fotis Dulos & # 39; meeting with a lawyer, who is not mentioned, is coming to an end at his home in Farmington, his lawyer says
11.00 am: Fotis & co-suspect and girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, comes home to their home in Farmington and confirms that he is there. It is unclear where she had been
12:00 noon: housekeeper goes to Jennifer Dulos' house in New Canaan and doesn't notice
13.00: Jennifer Dulos misses her second appointment of the day
1.30 pm: According to police, Fotis Dulos is back in Farmington by that time, proven by telephone data
7:00 pm: Fotis phone shows him in Hartford, near garbage bags with his wife's blood
& # 39; There is no disagreement between Mr. Dulos and the state that he was back in Farmington at 1:33 (p.m.)
& # 39; So for our mind, that is an effective alibi. Because in order for him to have this crime, Mrs. Dulos dropped the children off at school at around 8:30 AM.
& # 39; The housekeeper was back in the house around noon and did not notice anything wrong. Apparently it hadn't gone into the garage.
& # 39; He would be Mrs. Dulos in the garage or another part of the house had to confront her, had to kill her, tried to clean up, had to drop the body in broad daylight on a well-populated part of the state and had to go back to Farmington, & # 39 ; he said.
& # 39; If the electronic data confirms that his devices were in use at that location, it will be an open question whether he used the devices or someone else.
& # 39; But from where I'm from, this is the start of an effective alibi defense.
& # 39; The alibi is huge & # 39 ;, Pattis said ABC on Tuesday.
He could not explain why a man, fitting in with his client's likeness and in the same car as he, was seen that evening with a woman who looks like Troconis, throws trash bags in cans along a road where the police later, if they was tested, found traces of Jennifer & # 39; s blood.
He described the bloody garbage bags as a & # 39; anomaly & # 39; but also tried to doubt how many were actually found.
Initially, the police said 30 bags had been dropped. Pattis says that he is told that there are only two, but at least they do not prove that his client killed his wife.
& # 39; That is an anomaly for which I have no explanation yet, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; This is a troubled couple going through difficult times.
& # 39; I just don't know (where Jennifer Dulos is) and he doesn't know either. There are disturbing questions or good reason for the police to search and conduct their investigation (into its disappearance).
& # 39; I do not dispute that. We would like to hear those accusations and clear his name, & he said.
Norm Pattis, the 51-year-old lawyer (left) said that telephone and computer records would help prove that Fotis Dulos (middle) is an & # 39; effective alibi defense & # 39; and was home when his girlfriend – Michelle Troconis – came home at around 11 a.m.
The lawyer described that Jennifer had her children dropped off at 8.30 am and that the housekeeper & # 39; nothing good & # 39; had noticed when he checked the house in the afternoon. A card with the alibi of the defense
Fotis Dulos left the court on Tuesday afternoon after placing $ 500,000 bond after his not guilty plea for indictment of his estranged wife's disappearance.
Fotis, still dressed in his orange jumpsuit, walked out the front of Stamford Superior Court, flanked by police and got into a black SUV before he was driven away.
Earlier, Fotis appeared with his handcuffs on family law in the Stamford courthouse for a guardianship for his five children.
He pleaded with the Fifth Amendment against self-accusation when his wife's divorce lawyers asked him to testify in the custody case.
Michael Meehan, a lawyer and guardian for the five children of Dulos, who are eight to thirteen years old, said he had visited them at their grandmother's house last week and said that their emotional and financial needs are being met.
Fotis Dulos left the court today after placing $ 500,000 bond after his not guilty plea for indictment regarding the disappearance of his estranged wife Jennifer Dulos
The 51-year-old, still dressed in his orange overall, walked out the front of Stamford Superior Court, flanked by police, and got into a black SUV before being driven out
Both Fotis and his socialist girlfriend, Michelle Troconis (who leaves the court on Tuesday) did not plead guilty of allegations of manipulating evidence and preventing prosecution
Jennifer and her mother's lawyers, Gloria Farber, asked the grandmother for custody of the children who had been staying in her apartment in New York City since their mother went missing.
The divorce lawyer of Fotis, Michael Rose, asked that the status quo be observed while Farber still had temporary custody.
Judge Donna Heller ordered a recess on Tuesday while she came to a decision in the case.
Fotis Dulos hired a new criminal defense team this weekend led by Alex Jones & # 39; attorney Norm Pattis, who claimed that & # 39; no proof & # 39; is to prove that his client was involved in & # 39; cheating game & # 39 ;.
During Tuesday's hearing, state attorney Richard Colangelo Jr. informed the court that investigators found the DNA of Fotis Dulos mixed with his wife's blood on a tap in the kitchen of her home in New Canaan.
On Tuesday, both Fotis and his socialist girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, 44, pleaded not guilty of allegations of manipulating evidence and preventing prosecution.
The judge asked that Fotis stay in Connecticut, give up his passport and be equipped with a GPS monitoring device. He set the following date for the court of justice for August 2.
At the hearing, Pattis said: “There is a huge public interest in the case.
& # 39; Mr. Dulos is being tried and convicted in the public opinion court for a crime he has not yet been charged with.
Troconis, (center), listens as a member of her legal team Andrew Bowman (left) appeals to the court after having made a non-guilty plea
& # 39; What we know is that Jennifer was missing.
& # 39; We have been able to explain Mr. Dulos's movement all along. & # 39;
Pattis said that the Prosecution & # 39; feeds speculation that there is a disintegrated body & # 39 ;.
Jennifer Dulos (photo) has been missing since May 24 after she was last seen letting her children drop out at their school in New Canaan
He called the prosecutor's theory & # 39; ridiculous & # 39 ;.
& # 39; There is no body we know and I am sick of hearing it … my client is entitled to the presumption of innocence. & # 39; We don't know where Jennifer is, & # 39; Pattis said in court.
Pattis also noted that, at the time of Jenny's disappearance, the custody case went to his client's favor, adding that the court & # 39; negative findings about Jennifer & # 39; s mental health & # 39; which he did not want to record at the moment.
According to Pattis, Troconis' lawyer, Andrew Bowman, will not talk to him about what she has told Colangelo.
Colangelo asked for the Fotis Dulos bond to be raised to $ 850,000 because the & # 39; smooth & # 39; is.
He told the court that the & # 39; laboratory was able to confirm that the suspect's DNA was found in a mixture with the victim's blood on the tap in Jenny's kitchen.
The judge asked that Fotis Dulos (shown in court Tuesday) stay in Connecticut, give his passport and be equipped with a GPS monitor. He set the following date for the court of justice for August 2
Troconis (photo) appeared on Tuesday just before Fotis in the courtroom. She was dressed in gray trousers with a light blue blouse and a gray vest. Her GPS ankle monitor was not visible
According to Norm Pattis, Dulos's lawyer, Troconis's lawyer, Andrew Bowman, will not talk to him about what she has told Colangelo (she will be introduced to the court on Tuesday)
Pattis admitted that his client was previously on Jennifer Dulos's days, which would explain his DNA.
Colangelo replied that Dulos was the day before Jennifer Dulos's departure, but had not entered the house and was alone in the backyard.
Pattis asked to speed up the test to August.
& # 39; Mr. Dulos is tired of sitting back and hearing people pick out his motives. We are now ready for the trial, & said the lawyer.
& # 39; If he then qualifies, I assure you that the court will house him & # 39 ;, the judge replied.
Outside, Pattis said he believed Troconis cooperates with prosecutors.
& # 39; She spoke to the state, they won't give us a copy of what she said.
& # 39; You do not speak voluntarily with the state unless you work together in some way. She wants something from them. The question is what did they offer her and what did she give her? As close as we can see, she didn't give them anything, & Pattis said.
State lawyer Richard Colangelo Jr. told the court that the & # 39; laboratory was able to confirm that the defendant's DNA had been found on the tap, mixed with the victim's blood in her kitchen & # 39 ;. Agents visited the house of Jennifer earlier (photo) and found her blood in the garage
Troconis appeared in court on Tuesday for her boyfriend. She did not plead guilty to the accusations.
She was wearing gray pants with silver flats, a striped blue blouse and a gray cardigan.
Troconis was accompanied to court by her sister, mother and father.
Her next session date has been set for July 18. Troconis has been out for a $ 500,000 bond since last week after she handed in her passport and is equipped for a GPS ankle monitor.
In the past week, researchers have systematically searched for properties related to The Fore Group, the construction company of Fotis, and the hectares of forests behind the former family home in Farmington.
The police also searched Jennifer & # 39; s New Canaan home where she and her five children lived after they decided to divorce in 2017.
The five children of the couple, between eight and thirteen, are cared for by their grandmother Gloria Farber in her apartment in New York City and are protected by armed guards.
Fotis and Jennifer had been in custody of their five children for the past two years.
A divorce petition for the missing woman stated that she feared that her estranged husband would harm her and that he owned a gun.
It also appeared that Fotis fought his wife's mother in court after he had not repaid $ 1.7 million in loans to his company.
On Thursday, Troconis (right) met a number of hours with investigating officers from the state police and the state attorney in her law firm, where she reportedly made a confession
The police can be seen at the home address of Fotis in Farmington on Friday, where Troconis traveled with the police after giving a video interview to them in the presence of her lawyer
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