Jennifer Dulos mystery: Fotis Dulos's attorney says husband's record of the day his wife disappeared will be "effective alibi defense"
Dulos' attorney Norm Patis said it is "implausible" that his client killed Jennifer Dulos based on the timeline of the day she vanished after dropping off their five children
Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of the missing mother-of-five Jennifer Dulos, put in a not guilty plea in court on Tuesday, June 11, and his lawyer said that it is "implausible" that his client killed Jennifer only based on the timeline of the day she vanished.
Norm Pattis, the attorney representing Dulos and who is also representing controversial Infowars host Alex Jones, described how the 51-year-old man met with a lawyer at his Farmington home until about 9 am on the day his wife disappeared.
ABC News reported that Dulos was arrested two weeks ago and was charged with tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution following the disappearance of his 50-year-old wife on May 24.
Pattis also said that phone and computer records will be able to help prove that Dulos has an "effective alibi defense" and was at home the whole morning until his live-in girlfriend Michelle Troconis arrived at around 11 am.
According to the outlet, Pattis said: "There is no dispute between Mr. Dulos and the state that he was back in Farmington by 1:33 [p.m.]. So to our minds that is an effective alibi."
The lawyer also described that Jennifer had dropped off the children at 8:30 am. and that the housekeeper did not notice "anything amiss" when the house was being checked at noon.
Pattis then said that this would have only left a four-hour window for Dulos to drive 70 miles to Jennifer's home in New Canaan where "he would have had to confront Ms. Dulos in the garage or some other part of the house, kill her, try to clean up, dispose of the body in broad daylight on a well-populated section of the state and get back to Farmington".
He continued: "If the electronic data confirms that his devices were in use at that location, it’ll be an open question whether he was using [the devices] or someone else was. This is the beginning of an effective alibi defense. The alibi is enormous."
Dulos left the court earlier on Tuesday, June 11, after he posted a $500,000 bond following his not guilty plea to charges that relate to the disappearance of Jennifer. He appeared in family court at the Stamford courthouse in handcuffs for a custody hearing for his five children.
He pleaded the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination when Jennifer's divorce attorneys asked that he take the stand to testify in the child custody case.
Michael Meehan who is the guardian for the five children, who are between the ages of eight and thirteen, said that he visited them at their grandmother's home last week. Meehan said that their emotional and financial needs are being met.
MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) previously reported that the news of Pattis being hired as Dulos' 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, said: "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."
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. New Canaan police have said they are investigating her disappearance both as a missing person case and a criminal matter.