Court documents: Co-defendant in Dulos murder case spoke with investigators before bond reduction

Court documents have revealed that Kent Mawhinney, a co-defendant in Jennifer Dulos' murder case, spoke with investigators before his bond was reduced.

News 12 Staff

Dec 8, 2020, 12:46 AM

Updated 1,321 days ago

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Court documents have revealed that Kent Mawhinney, a co-defendant in Jennifer Dulos' murder case, spoke with investigators before his bond was reduced.
It was revealed in a motion filed Monday by Jon Schoenhorn, the attorney for Michelle Troconis - who is also charged with conspiracy in the case. At one point, Schoenhorn called Mawhinney a jailhouse informant.
Mawhinney walked free on bond Oct. 19 - 285 days after being charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the case of the missing New Canaan mother.
The development came after Mawhinney's bond was reduced from $2 million to $246,000.
It now appears to have also been preceded by a sit-down with investigators.
Schoenhorn says Mawhinney met with state police at their Middletown headquarters on Aug. 31, then gave a signed statement on Sept. 18.
What Mawhinney told investigators isn't outlined in the documents.
Schoenhorn's motion is seeking all videotapes, reports and other evidence related to that interview and the eventual statement.
Schoenhorn also wants "confessions" from any co-defendant, including Fotis Dulos. Investigators believe Fotis Dulos is the one who killed his estranged wife in May 2019.
He then killed himself in late January.
Schoenhorn's filing suggests Mawhinney might be trying to work out a deal.
The attorney is asking for information on any discussions "pertaining to consideration, rewards or understanding regarding favorable treatment, compensation or reward of any kind in exchange for Mawhinney's cooperation with the state, the investigation or the prosecution of this case."
Other things to note from Schoenhorn's list in his motion include a color copy of the photograph shown to Mawhinney during his recorded police interview on Aug. 31.
There's also a request for forensic reports on a piece of possible evidence we haven't heard about before - a white Tyvek suit recovered from the woods in Farmington this past year.
The motion filed by Michelle Troconis' lawyer - Page 1
The motion filed by Michelle Troconis' lawyer - Page 2
The motion filed by Michelle Troconis' lawyer - Page 3


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