HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Following the death of Fotis Dulos, one question remains – What happens to Michelle Troconis, Fotis Dulos’ one-time girlfriend, and his former attorney Kent Mawhinney who are both charged in the case?
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Both Michelle Troconis and former attorney Kent Mawhinney are facing conspiracy to commit murder charges. Mawhinney‘s court date was rescheduled to February 14 for violation of a protective order charge against his ex-wife and for a pre-trial hearing for disorderly conduct, unlawful restraint and sexual assault on a spouse.
Legal experts say the state is expected to drop the prosecution against Dulos now that he’s dead, but they may still proceed with the charges against Troconis and Mawhinney.
“I’ve believed and still believe the reason the other two were charged was to exert some pressure on them to cooperate against Fotis Dulos, whom the state I believe thinks is the principal bad actor,” E. Gregory Cerritelli, attorney and legal expert. “The state will need to re-evaluate how they are going to proceed against Troconis and Mawhinney as well.”
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Troconis also faces evidence tampering and hindering prosecution charges. Earlier this week, we learned that Mawhinney also had his legal license suspended.