Fotis Dulos, estranged husband of missing CT mom Jennifer Dulos, arrested on murder charge: attorney

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Fotis Dulos, estranged husband of missing Connecticut mom Jennifer Dulos, was taken into custody Jan. 7, 2020 on a murder charge, his attorney said.

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FARMINGTON, Conn. — Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of missing Connecticut mom Jennifer Dulos, was taken into custody on a murder charge in connection to her disappearance Tuesday morning, his attorney confirmed.

Norm Pattis, Fotis Dulos’ attorney, confirmed his client was arrested at his Farmington home on a murder charge.

Police allege Dulos — along with his girlfriend Michelle Troconis — discarded items containing Jennifer’s blood and performed other cover-up actions.

Two other people have also been charged. Traconis and Kent Mahwinney were arrested. Traconis and Mahwinney — Dulos’ former civil attorney — were charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

Police did not comment on the investigation but Pattis said this evidence is what could have led to the arrests.

“One would presume that those are factors contributing to the arrest, they certainly don’t look good. We have an explanation which will give in do course,” said Pattis.

Pattis said he’s prepared this win this legal fight.

“We’re relieved that we can now address evidence rather than innuendo. And so as paradoxical as it sounds, our view is bring it on. We’ve been waiting for this fight and we’d ready to go,” said Pattis.

Dulos is expected to be held on a $6 million bond, Pattis said in a report.

Connecticut State Police issued a tweet after they received inquiries regarding police activity in Farmington and said updates would be provided later in the day.

Jennifer Dulos’ body has not been found.

Minutes after reports of Dulos being taken into custody, New Canaan Police tweeted “Justice!”

A statement was released by close friend Carrie Luft on behalf of the family and friends of Jennifer Farber-Dulos:

Above all we thank the Connecticut State Police and the New Canaan Police Department, as well as the assisting local departments, for their tireless commitment and diligent, painstaking work that have led to these arrests. Although we are relieved that the wait for these charges is over, for us there is no sense of closure. Nothing can bring Jennifer back. We miss her every day and will forever mourn her loss.

We believe the arrest warrants will speak for themselves, and we ask that you please respect our privacy during this time. Thank you.

The New Canaan mother of five has been missing since May 24 when she was last seen dropping her kids off at school. She and estranged husband Fotis Dulos were in the middle of divorce and child custody proceedings.

Fotis Dulos and girlfriend Michelle Troconis were both hit with evidence tampering and hindering prosecution charges related to the disappearance of his estranged wife. Police allege the couple discarded items containing Jennifer Dulos’ blood and performed other cover-up actions.

Both pleaded not guilty in June to to initial charges, but were arrested and hit with new evidence tampering charges in September.

Dulos has continuously denied any connection to his estranged wife’s disappearance.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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