Woman charged in disappearance of New Canaan mother appears in court

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The girlfriend of Jennifer Dulos' estranged husband appeared in court Monday.

Michelle Troconis and boyfriend Fotis Dulos have been charged in connection to the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos.

The hearing Monday lasted about 20 seconds, as the attorney for Troconis has not filed any motions since the last time she appeared in court. Troconis and her attorney had no comment as they entered and left the courthouse.

Monday’s hearing was a stark contrast to the last time Fotis Dulos was in court. During that hearing, the judge discussed several motions both the defense and prosecution filed. He reiterated that Fotis Dulos cannot have any contact with co-defendant Troconis, among other orders.

The two are charged with tampering with physical evidence and hindering prosecution in connection with Jennifer Dulos' disappearance.

They have pleaded not guilty to those charges, and have been out on bond since June.

Troconis has met with investigators at least twice since then - once at her attorney's office and a second time in the woods behind Fotis' Farmington home.

Jennifer Dulos was reported missing on May 24. Police found evidence of a crime scene at her New Canaan home. They believe she was the victim of a “serious physical assault” in her garage.

The state's attorney says her blood mixed with Fotis Dulos’ DNA was on her kitchen faucet.

Police also believe Fotis Dulos and Troconis were captured on surveillance video dumping trash bags containing items with Jennifer Dulos’ blood at more than 30 locations in Hartford.

Fotis Dulos' attorney has called for the charges against Michelle Troconis to be dropped so she can testify in Fotis Dulos’ defense. He maintains the pair has an alibi for the morning Jennifer Dulos went missing.

Troconis is due back in court on  Sept. 20.

Fotis Dulos is due back in court Sept. 13.

 

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