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Fotis Dulos’ legal team has once again filed a motion requesting access his estranged wife Jennifer Dulo’s medical records, suggesting that she may have been ill or possibly even pregnant before vanishing.
The new filing, made Tuesday, is asking for billing records and medical reports from February through April 2019, when she underwent a series of medical tests, according to NBC Connecticut. Jennifer vanished on May 24 in the midst of a heated custody battle with Dulos.
“In the year prior to her disappearance, Ms. Dulos had dramatically lost more than thirty pounds, and commented to friends and family that she had gone from 120 pounds to a mere 88,” Fotis’ attorney Norm Pattis said in a statement. “The billing records and coding are consistent with pregnancy testing, as well as testing that would have been required before treating for life-threatening or terminal illnesses that would require chemotherapy, radiation, and other similarly toxic treatments.”
It goes on to say that Fotis Dulos seeks out “the medical records to evaluate whether Ms. Dulos, alarmed by her diagnosis and fearing that she might not be able to raise the children on her own, took steps to cause her own disappearance in such a way as to raise suspicions about Mr. Dulos.”
The statement is once again hinting at the "Gone Girl" theory that Fotis Dulos’ lawyers have put forth, claiming that Jennifer may have staged her own disappearance, a notion that Jennifer’s family and “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn alike have expressed disgust over.
This is not the first time Dulos’ lawyers have asked to see Jennifer’s medical records. Just last month, Pattis asked a judge to ignore privacy rules and review them, claiming the medical records will back up his theory that Jennifer faked her own disappearance. He claims she underwent $14,000 worth of medical tests
A "Dateline" episode dedicated to the case that aired this week addressed the "Gone Girl" theory.
"It's hurtful to her family, her children and anyone who loved her," Carrie Luft, a spokesperson for Jennifer's family, said on the broadcast.
While Dulos and his legal team put forward the theory that Jennifer staged her disappearance and is still alive, an arrest warrant issued by investigators suggests she is dead and that both Fotis and his girlfriend Michelle Troconis helped clean up the crime scene. Last week, both were arrested for the second time on tampering with evidence charges.
Investigators wrote in that arrest warrant 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.
Both Dulos and Troconis have pleaded not guilty.
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