Photojournalist reflects on meeting Fotis Dulos while working on book

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A former Navy photojournalist and Connecticut Post photographer is reflecting on the time he met Fotis Dulos at his home in Farmington.

Michael Fiedler met Dulos while he was putting a book together based on local interesting people. He even took a picture of Dulos and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis.

"I found him to be a very polished, charismatic, great looking guy," says Fiedler. "Super successful like he was living the American dream."

Fotis Dulos was eventually charged with murder in last year's disappearance of his estranged wife, Jennifer Dulos. Fiedler had a hard time believing this was the guy he met.

"And it shocked me," says Fiedler. "I just couldn't believe that this guy that I met would have anything to do with something so brutal and sinister."

Fiedler had to cut Dulos out of his newly released book called "Working Journal." Fiedler did keep the handwritten background that Dulos wrote about himself. In it, Dulos writes about his father and his time in Greece. Dulos also wrote about how much he loved his kids and his life.

"Sometimes you just never know the full facet of who people are," says Fiedler.

Dulos, who was set to appear in court for a bond hearing Tuesday, died Thursday following an apparent suicide attempt.

MORE: Attorney: Fotis Dulos pronounced dead following apparent suicide attempt at Farmington home
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