Defense attorney explains how Troconis verdict could impact Kent Mawhinney's trial

Police say Mawhinney was at Fotis Dulos' home the morning of Jennifer's disappearance to provide a fake alibi for him.

Tom Krosnowski and Rose Shannon

Mar 3, 2024, 5:40 PM

Updated 46 days ago

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Michelle Troconis is not the only person charged in connection with the disappearance and presumed death of Jennifer Dulos.
Fotis Dulos' friend, Kent Mawhinney has also been charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
He was the final person charged in the case.
Police say Mawhinney was at Fotis Dulos' home the morning of Jennifer's disappearance to provide a fake alibi for him.
Mawhinney has pleaded not guilty and is awaiting a trial date.
News 12 Connecticut's Tom Krosnowski spoke with Mark Sherman, a defense attorney who has represented clients with similar co-conspirator charges, on how the Troconis verdict could impact Mawhinney's pending trial.
Sherman says the first thing he would do in a situation like this is speak to the jurors.
"It's a dress rehearsal for my case. It's a great insight into what the jurors were thinking about the evidence, and it allowed me and my client to resolve the case much more favorably. I just think the time might be ripe to make a deal. And that trial might be somewhere in the near future because all the witnesses are prepped and ready, and they basically have a template to prosecute the attorney," says Sherman.
Mawhinney did not testify in the Troconis trial.
He was released from house arrest last May. In November, the court denied his request to remove his GPS ankle monitor.


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