FARMINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Out of nearly 500 pages of unsealed search warrants, Fotis Dulos ’ defense attorney Norm Pattis is flagging one document in particular.
“I’m asking the state now, by way of this interview: release that report,” he said.
Pattis is talking about a confidential custodial evaluation obtained by detectives under a court order issued four days after Jennifer Dulos was discovered missing.
The detectives who were scrambling to find her write that they were alerted to the report by the children’s court-appointed guardian Michael Meehan.
The evaluation was administered to Jennifer by Psychiatrist Dr. Stephen Herman as part of the ongoing divorce and custody battle between Jennifer and husband Fotis.
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In the search warrant signed by Judge John Blawie, investigators write Meehan encouraged them to obtain the report “which could assist us in gaining a better understanding of Jennifer’s…mental state.”Detectives hoped to glean “personal details of Jennifer that her family and friends do not know.”That report has never been made public. If it was, Pattis argues that any motive for the killing based on a bitter divorce would be moot. He said it will show Fotis is not the violent man prosecutors and those close to Jennifer have depicted. RELATED: Fotis Dulos tried to hit Jennifer with his car nearly 2 years before she went missing, search warrants say “The contention that he was is an exaggeration that we don’t understand,” said Pattis. “He […]
‘I object’: Norm Pattis says one document could save Fotis Dulos in court
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