Missing Connecticut woman's estranged husband hires same lawyer who is defending Alex Jones in Sandy Hook lawsuit
The estranged husband of a Connecticut mother-of-five who has been missing for more than two weeks has reportedly hired controversial Infowar host Alex Jones' lawyer in the Sandy Hook hoax lawsuit.
Fotis Dulos, 51, was arrested last week and charged with tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution in the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos.
NBC Connecticut reported that Dulos will now be represented by Norm Pattis, the same lawyer who is representing Jones. Jones is being sued by multiple families of Sandy Hook victims after he claimed that the school shooting in 2012 was a hoax. He had also alleged that the parents of the victims were actors.
Pattis spoke in defense of his new client in a statement that was released on Saturday. It read: "I caution the world at large that things are rarely as they appear early on in a sensationalized investigation like this one. The rush to judgement stops now, as does the conviction by innuendo. If necessary, we'll let a jury decide what happened here."
Dulos is still in Bridgeport Correction Facility with a $500,000 bail. The news of his new lawyer came only days after it was revealed that his girlfriend, 44-year-old Michelle Troconis, made a confession to the authorities. She has been out on bond after she was arraigned on charges of hindering evidence in connection to Jennifer's disappearance.
It was reported that on Thursday, June 6, Troconis met with investigators from the state police and the state's attorney for several hours at her lawyer's office, where it was reported that she made a confession. Ryan McGuigan, her attorney, told the Stamford Advocate: "She gave a videotaped interview, so that would indicate to anybody that there was a confession and that she gave evidence as to what she saw, heard, and did."
On Friday, Troconis was spotted with detectives at a home in Farmington that she shared with Dulos. Detectives with the state police brought the woman back to the home in Farmington and also combed through the massive woods behind it as the investigation into the missing woman continued.
MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) previously reported that Jennifer went missing on May 24 after dropping her kids off at school and missing appointments that day. She has not been found since. She and Dulos were embroiled in a contentious divorce and child custody case for the past two years.
Their children range in age from eight to 13 and include two sets of twins. Police have searched locations in several towns including a park in New Canaan where Jennifer's vehicle was found and the Hartford suburb home in Farmington.
The arrest warrants said clothing, kitchen sponges and other items with Jennifer's blood were found at various locations in Hartford in garbage bags police believe were dumped by Dulos and Troconis, based on surveillance videos and cellphone location data.
New Canaan police have said they are investigating her disappearance both as a missing person case and a criminal matter.
With AP inputs