Troconis’ attorney requests access to prosecutors’ evidence at Dulos case hearing

The Dulos Case

STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Michelle Troconis, suspect in the case of missing New Canaan mom-of-five, Jennifer Farber Dulos, faced a judge Tuesday morning in a virtual court appearance.

She is facing conspiracy to commit murder and obstruction of justice charges in the case stemming from the 2019 disappearance and suspected murder of Jennifer, the estranged-wife of Troconis’ then-boyfriend Fotis Dulos.

Fotis Dulos was also charged in the death of his estranged wife. He died from injuries following a suicide attempt at the end of January.

We are inching towards the trial in this case. Troconis remains free on bond, but she had her video off during most of the hearing.

During the hearing, her attorney argued for access to evidence including surveillance video of a person on a bike that state police cited in their arrest warrants against Fotis Dulos and Troconis.

Attorney Jon Schoenhorn also asked for photos of what he said was a strip search done on Troconis, saying he is concerned those photos were never turned over by police. Prosecutors agreed.

“For all I know, they were passed around the state police barracks,” Schoenhorn said.

Richard Colangelo the chief state’s attorney replied, “Is he making a claim of impropriety? I don’t understand what he’s talking about, your honor.”

Next, Schoenhorn argued for document access to a custody evaluation done by a psychologist of Jenner Farber Dulos as part of divorce proceedings. State police applied for a search warrant for that document at the time Jennifer went missing, but the family court judge sealed it.

Judge John Blawie said he wants to see the document himself and told prosecutors to turn it over.

But that sparked setting off already simmering tension between Schoenhorn and Colangelo.

Schoenhorn: “I will not further release that publicly.”
Colangelo: “He’ll turn it over to the press.”

Troconis made only a brief on-camera appearance via video link, listening to the rest through a Spanish language interpreter in between the back and forth-pleas from the judge.

Judge Blawie: “Let’s not forget there are five minor children here…I’d appreciate if counsel could cooperate with each other.”

Finally, there was jurisdiction over whether Troconis’ trial should be held in Stamford or Hartford.

Her attorney says she’s charged with conspiracy and tampering with evidence, peculiarly tied to trash bags dumped by Dulos on Albany Ave. The judge delayed that decision until January.

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