STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Michelle Troconis, one-time girlfriend to Fotis Dulos and co-defendant in the murder of Jennifer Dulos, posted bail Thursday morning, only to be rushed to Stamford Hospital.
Troconis is facing conspiracy to murder charges. Her bond was reduced on Wednesday from $2 million to $1.5 million; the judge based his decision on her cooperation with investigators.
The judge also ordered a GPS ankle bracelet with more restrictive perimeters than what she had months ago.
Directly after posting bail, she was taken to the Stamford Hospital Emergency Room. Still wearing her bright yellow prison jumpsuit, she was escorted in by police – rather than an ambulance – and seemed to walk in on her own.
Police told News 8 Thursday night that she underwent a standard medical evaluation as a condition of her release on bond. She was wearing the jumpsuit because she would have had to change out of her regular clothes for the evaluation anyway.
She was released later that day.
Troconis has spent the last two nights behind bars.
Her family, including her sister and mother, have been standing by at the courthouse ready to take her home – getting their chance Thursday – but surely not the way they would have hoped.
News 8 spoke to Troconis’ mother Thursday afternoon; she said she can’t release any information on her daughter’s condition.
Police said Troconis co-authored a so-called “alibi script” about what she and Dulos were doing on May 24, the same day police believe Dulos killed his estranged wife Jennifer in her New Canaan garage.
A warrant alleges Troconis’ DNA was found on garbage bags Dulos dumped in trash cans in Hartford that contained his wife’s blood and evidence to clean up a crime.
She admitted to helping Fotis clean up what she said was spilled coffee in a car. Police said it was Jennifer’s blood.
Police also said Troconis changed her story between the three times they interviewed her.