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Fotis Dulos Being Treated For Carbon Monoxide Poisoning After Reported Suicide Attempt
Fotis Dulos, who was due in court Tuesday for an appearance related to his estranged wife Jennifer Dulos' murder, is being treated for carbon monoxide poisoning.
Fotis Dulos, the man accused of killing his estranged wife Jennifer Farber Dulos, is being treated for carbon monoxide poisoning amid reports of an attempted suicide.
Norm Pattis, Dulos’ lawyer, told Oxygen.com in a statement early Tuesday afternoon that "Mr. Dulos is en route to the hospital with a pulse.” He has since been listed in critical condition and is being treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after being found unresponsive in a vehicle inside his garage, authorities said according to a report from The Associated Press.
Dulos was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday for an emergency hearing related to his $6 million bond but after he was a no-show, police went to his home and found him unresponsive. Another lawyer representing Dulos, Rich Rochlin, told NBC News that he attempted suicide.
The 52-year-old was arrested on murder and kidnapping charges earlier this month in connection with what authorities say was the killing of Jennifer Dulos. Jennifer has not been seen since she dropped her children off at school on May 24 and is presumed dead. Fotis Dulos has long denied any involvement in Jennifer's disappearance or death.
Just last week, he was placed under strict house arrest after taking items from a memorial dedicated to his missing wife, which was erected on the edge of his property.
Michelle Troconis, Dulos' (possibly former) girlfriend, and his former civil lawyer Kent Douglas Mawhinney have both been charged with conspiracy to commit murder in Jennifer Dulos' disappearance. She vanished as she and Fotis were embroiled in a heated custody battle.
While Dulos and his legal team had put forward the theory that Jennifer staged her disappearance and was still alive, an arrest warrant issued by investigators alleged that Dulos was “lying in wait” for Jennifer the day she vanished and that “the crime and clean-up are believed to have occurred” shortly after.
A Connecticut State Police arrest warrant, obtained by Oxygen.com, asserts that – although Jennifer’s body was never found – she likely suffered “non-survivable” injuries in her garage, which "likely include some combination of traumatic, blunt-force injuries such as bludgeoning/beating, and/or sharp-force injuries such as a stabbing/slashing."