Troconis’ attorney granted copy of sealed Dulos family psych report

Judge John Blawie first took up the request from attorney Jon Schoenhorn for a copy of a sealed family psychological report done in 2019 to determine custody of the five Dulos children as their parents divorced.

News 12 Staff

May 25, 2021, 4:59 PM

Updated 1,095 days ago

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A sealed psychological report from the contentious Fotis Dulos-Jennifer Dulos divorce will be released to Michelle Troconis' attorney.
That ruling came during a remote court hearing Tuesday for Troconis, who is charged in connection to Jennifer Dulos' presumed death.
Judge John Blawie first took up the request from attorney Jon Schoenhorn for a copy of a sealed family psychological report done in 2019 to determine custody of the five Dulos children as their parents divorced. Blawie said since state police had the report, there was no reason Schoenhorn shouldn't have access to it too.
But the judge issued a caveat, ruling the report is not to be made public.
“Those young and impressionable children are still very much on the court's mind in terms of what might be in their best interests,” said Blawie in court.
Jennifer Dulos disappeared two years ago. Fotis Dulos was charged with his estranged wife's murder but killed himself soon after. The cases against his two alleged co-conspirators continue.
Schoenhorn has included evidence in his motions, releasing items such as video clips from police interviews to the media. The prosecution wants an end to that, arguing Schoenhorn should file those under seal or get permission from the court to attach specific discovery.
“If the court allows counsel, either the state or the defendant, to put evidence in motions that leak out to the media – I think we're going to have a real problem finding a jury,” said Stamford State Attorney Paul Ferencek.
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Schoenhorn suggested it was “probably unconstitutional” to require that evidence be filed under seal. He also said that it would create a “tremendous amount of unnecessary litigation for the court, for the clerk's office and for the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Court.”
Blawie didn't make a decision on that motion on Tuesday. He did rule to deny yet another request from Troconis to remove GPS monitoring.
With jury trials still on hold until next month, there are many cases in front of Troconis’ cases. Blawie said he couldn't give attorneys a trial date as they had requested but it likely won't be until 2022.


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