Husband of missing Connecticut mother Jennifer Dulos wants people to stop calling him a 'monster', says he is innocent

Husband of missing Connecticut mother Jennifer Dulos wants people to stop calling him a 'monster', says he is innocent

Fotis Dulos, the husband of a missing Connecticut mother, Jennifer Dulos, implored people not to call him a "monster". 

51-year-old Fotis in an interview with NBC insisted that he was innocent and had no role to play in the disappearance of his 50-year-old wife.

Jennifer was last seen in Connecticut on May 24 after she dropped her children off to school.

Fotis and his 44-year-old girlfriend Michelle Troconis were arrested in connection with his wife's disappearance. The two pleaded guilty to charges of tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution. 

Fotis's lawyers have seemingly implied that Jennifer staged her own disappearance, claims which her friends and family have refuted.

In the interview with NBC, Dulos shared, "I know what I've done, I know what I haven't done. I have to stand and fight and hope the truth is going to come out."


Fotis Dulos maintains his innocence and urged people not to name him a "monster" (AP)

Surveillance footage showed Fotis and Michelle throwing away items which had Jennifer's blood on them.

The prosecutors also added that Fotis's DNA was found in his wife's house. 

Fotis said that he has been in shock over all that has happened over the last month including his arrest and time in jail.

"When it all started, I said this cannot be true, I must be dreaming. I’m wearing orange, I'm in a cell … this cannot be true," he shared. 

Michelle Troconis and Fotis Dulos were seen discarding Jennifer Dulos' blood-stained clothes on surveillance footage (AP)

He also said that he is aware that some people have already convicted him in the court of public opinion but he still has faith in the criminal justice system.

"I think they should wait. I have faith in the system, and in the police and the legal system, and hopefully, we’ll have some answers soon. I never follow the tabloids, and I don't care about the threats," Dulos shared. 

While Fotis insisted that he is innocent, he did not blame the police or the authorities for his arrest. 

"I think, with the information they had, they did best they could, I understand they had tremendous pressure on them. Statistically when this happens, 90 or 95 percent [of the time], it’s the spouse. So I understand why people feel like this," he said.

Fotis's lawyer, Norm Pattis, claimed Sunday that his office had come across a mystery novel that Jennifer had written which was very similar to 'Gone Girl'; a story about a woman who stages her own disappearance and frames her husband for her murder.


Fotis Dulos' lawyers implied that Jennifer Dulos had staged her own disappearance (AP)

Jennifer had filed for divorce from her husband in June 2017, as per the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch records.

Since then, there have been more than 400 filings as the former couple attempted to settle matters such as child custody and visitation, alimony and child support.

The couple had joint custody of the children as the finalization of the divorce was still pending and the pair were due to attend five more hearings in August.


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