STAMFORD — An attorney representing Michelle Troconis in the death and disappearance of Jennifer Dulos claims in new court filings that his client is the victim of an “unlawful scheme” and requested that the case be transferred to the Hartford Judicial District.
In one of his three motions filed Thursday in state Superior Court in Stamford, defense attorney Jon Schoenhorn said his client is being tried in the wrong judicial district.
“It appears that law enforcement officers, possibly working in conjunction with the state’s attorney for the Stamford-Norwalk Judicial District, illegally and deliberately disregarded the statutory jurisdictional requirements in order to permit prosecution in the wrong court,” Schoenhorn wrote.
Schoenhorn claims the crimes his client is accused of committing occurred in the greater Hartford area, therefore the “only proper venue for this is and was Hartford Judicial District.”
“In fact, no reasonable reading of the warrant or criminal information permits a conclusion that the defendant engaged in any act outside the Hartford Judicial District or Geographical Area No. 14,” Schoenhorn wrote in the motion, the second such requesting the relocation of the proceedings to Hartford.
Troconis, 44, is accused of helping Fotis Dulos, her boyfriend at the time, dispose of bloody bags containing the DNA linked to Jennifer Dulos along a 4-mile stretch of Albany Avenue in Hartford on the night of her disappearance on May 24, 2019.Fotis Dulos and Troconis had also conspired to lie about their whereabouts on the day Jennifer Dulos vanished, even going so far as to construct […]