Fotis Dulos’ attorney requests emergency order for prosecution’s evidence

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The attorney for Jennifer Dulos’ estranged husband wants an emergency order compelling the prosecution to turn over evidence in the case.

If not, attorney Norm Pattis is asking for the state to be prevented from using those items in the prosecution of Fotis Dulos.

Fotis Dulos is charged with evidence tampering and hindering prosecution in connection to his estranged wife's disappearance. He is due back in court on Sept. 13.

Pattis contends he hasn't been given the evidence the prosecution has, which he says will clear his client’s name.

Pattis specifically is requesting any interviews the state has conducted with Fotis Dulos' girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, as well as any electronic data from Fotis Dulos' cellphones and computers.

The court’s latest filing says that the prosecution’s evidence is crucial to proving Fotis Dulos wasn't in New Canaan on the morning of May 24, when Jennifer Dulos disappeared.

Police say they found her blood in her home's garage, as well as mixed with Fotis Dulos' DNA on the kitchen sink faucet.

Surveillance cameras also captured what appeared to be Fotis Dulos and Troconis dumping bags in trash cans in Hartford. Tests on items recovered came back positive for Jennifer Dulos’ blood.

Matthew Maddox, a criminal defense attorney not connected to the case, told News 12 that the filing “contains some truths and it contains some things which are very imaginative and creative.”

 He says Pattis has a right to evidence when it comes to the current charges, but says forensic analysis takes a long time.

 “Our state laboratory is backlogged extraordinarily on cases that are way ahead of Fotis Dulos,” he says.

Kevin Black, a former prosecutor, says that Dulos isn't yet charged with causing Jennifer Dulos’ disappearance and is thusly “not entitled to know anything about the state's ongoing investigation into new charges.”

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