Fate of Fotis Dulos case could be decided Tuesday

STAMFORD — A Superior Court judge could determine the fate of the Fotis Dulos case Tuesday when the prosecutor plans to request the a nolle of the charges, while the defense will argue for the defendant’s estate to stand trial.

Chief State’s Attorney Richard said he plans to file a nolle for each of the charges against Fotis Dulos in the death and disappearance of his estranged wife.

Defense attorney Norm Pattis is expected to request for the case to move forward in an effort to clear his client’s name.

Jennifer Dulos was last seen on a neighbor’s security camera returning home after dropping off her children at school around 8 a.m. on May 24. Police believe Fotis Dulos was “lying in wait” in his estranged wife’s garage where he attacked her when she returned home, according to arrest warrants.

The 50-year-old New Canaan mother has not been found, but is presumed dead based on the blood evidence found in her garage, the warrants state.

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Fotis Dulos died Jan. 30 from an apparent suicide while he faced murder, felony murder, first-degree kidnapping, tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution charges .Despite Dulos’ death, Pattis filed a motion to substitute his client’s estate as the defendant in the case and to move forward with the murder trial.“Mr. Dulos’ right to confront these charges and to assert his innocence does not die with him,” Pattis wrote in the motion. “The court should afford his estate an opportunity to clear his name.”The judge can either grant […]

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