The girlfriend of the estranged husband of a missing New Canaan mother has made a request to travel outside Connecticut and she will be in court Friday.
Michelle Troconis and her boyfriend, Fotis Dulos, are facing charges in the disappearance of Fotis estranged wife, 50-year-old Jennifer Dulos, and are accused of tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution. Both Troconis and Fotis have pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Troconis legal team filed a motion Tuesday to amend her conditions of release, requesting permission for her to travel out of state from June 30 to July 17 to visit a person her attorneys say is not connected with the case. Troconis is currently required to wear a GPS monitoring device and stay within the state of Connecticut.
The same motion also requests barring Fotis or any of his team from contacting Troconis, saying that Fotis' defense attorney has made comments to protect his client at the expense of Troconis.
Fotis attorneys have previously requested access to Troconis and permission for Fotis to speak with her and his children.
"We are calling on the state to drop the charges against Michelle so that she is able to testify in Fotis defense. Were asking that the charges against her be dropped so that she can feel free to testify without fearing the consequences,” the statment from Pattis says.
Jennifer Dulos has been missing since May 24 and was last seen dropping her children off at school. According to public filings, she and Fotis were in the midst of a divorce and custody battle over the couples five children.
According to court documents, when police went to search Jennifer's home after she was reported missing they found what was determined to be blood and investigators believe she was the victim of a “serious physical assault.” The case remains a missing persons case.
City surveillance cameras captured a man police said matched the appearance of Fotis throwing away bags of garbage along Albany Avenue in Hartford the day Jennifer disappeared, according to court documents. A woman matching Troconis description was also seen in the video.
Investigators have spent the better part of the last month searching for clues related to Jennifer's disappearance at locations all over the state.
Pattis has maintained that his client is presumed innocent.
On Monday, he claimed that Jennifer may have staged her disappearance like a character in the book "Gone Girl," citing a "very dark 500-page plus novel" that she had writtenRead More – Source