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Judge Rules Michelle Troconis Will No Longer Be on House Arrest as Jennifer Dulos Murder Case Continues


Michelle Troconis

A judge ruled that Connecticut criminal defendant Michelle Troconis, 45, will no longer have to be on house arrest and a curfew pending her case in the disappearance and alleged murder of Jennifer Farber Dulos, 50. Troconis will have to ask for permission before crossing state lines, and must remain on GPS monitoring, however.

Troconis is accused of helping her now-dead ex-boyfriend Fotis Dulos, 50, hide evidence that he killed his estranged wife Jennifer Dulos. She faces charges of hindering prosecution, tampering with physical evidence, conspiracy to commit murder, and conspiracy to commit tampering with physical evidence.

Jennifer Dulos went missing from her home in New Canaan, Connecticut on May 26, 2019. She was in the middle of an ugly divorce with her husband, whom she described in court as harboring revenge fantasies against people who wronged him.

She remains missing, but is presumed dead. Fotis Dulos was charged as the alleged murder. He insisted on his innocence. The defendant died by suicide; he was found wounded at his Farmington home while out on bond.

Now, Trocoinis and fellow alleged co-conspirator—Fotis Dulos’s friend and attorney Kent Mawhinney, 54—are the only remaining defendants. They’ve both pleaded not guilty.

Troconis has pretty much thrown her dead lover under the bus.

“To those who are quick to judge people they do not know, let me say this: It is possible to misjudge others,” she wrote in a statement obtained by NBC Connecticut. (It was described as a originally in Spanish, but the office had an English translation.) “Whether or not Fotis Dulos was capable of doing the things the police and prosecutors accused him of doing, I do not know. But based on what I have learned in the last year, I think it was a mistake to have trusted him.”

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