Family of Fotis Dulos says he was ‘in a dead-end where he saw taking his own life as the only way to be granted peace’

Feb 4, 2020 at 10:33 AM

HARTFORD, Conn. — The family of Fotis Dulos issued a statement Monday saying they believe he was innocent and that they feel let down by a state that “pursued and harassed him relentlessly,” and a world too quick to label him a “monster.” They called on the state to investigate not only the disappearance of his estranged wife, Jennifer Farber Dulos, but also the “circumstances that led to this horrible end.”

The statement was highly critical of Connecticut’s family court system where the couples’ contentious divorce had been on-going for more than two years, and of the media “that used him to make sensationalistic headlines, thus manipulating public opinion” of Dulos, who had faced charges of murder in connection with the May 24 disappearance of his wife.

“We feel devastated that a man, only 52 years of age, found himself in a dead-end where he saw taking his own life as the only way to be granted peace,” Rena Kyrimi, Dulos’ sister, said in the statement sent to The Hartford Courant.

Dulos, who had been free on bond following his Jan. 7 arrest, was pronounced dead in a New York City Hospital last Thursday after suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning at his Farmington home. Police found him in a vehicle inside his garage where he had clamped a vacuum hose to the tailpipe. The New York State Medical Examiner’s office said Monday the cause and manner of death is still under investigation. The couple met while […]

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