Attorney files motion to dismiss charges against Fotis Dulos

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Lead defense attorney Norm Pattis has filed a motion to dismiss the charges against Fotis Dulos.

Dulos was arrested Tuesday on charges of felony murder, murder and kidnapping in the disappearance of his estranged wife, Jennifer Dulos.

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The motion says the state “blindly stacked charges” against Fotis Dulos without possessing the evidence necessary for them.

Pattis' motion cites a failure to indict Fotis Dulos by grand jury. But other legal experts tell News 12 that a grand jury indictment isn't necessary in Connecticut except for special circumstances.

Pattis also called the state’s treatment of Fotis Dulos “hasty and oppressive,” as well as a violation of his rights.

 

 

 

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