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Fotis Dulos case: Scorching testimony for the Connecticut chiller

Featured Fotis Dulos case: Scorching testimony for the Connecticut chiller

Three years after the suicide of Greek-American businessman Fotis Doulos, who had been considered a suspect in the murder and disappearance of his wife, the saga that shocked Connecticut is being revived in the courtroom.

The trial continues for the 3rd week in the supreme court of the American city, and Michelle Trokonis, who lived with Fotis Doulos when his ex-wife, Jennifer, disappeared in May 2019, is sitting on the bench.

 A few months later, in January 2020, the Greek construction businessman, once a student at Athens College, killed himself before being sent to prison for her murder, denying, in the note he left, any involvement.

Jennifer Doulos has now been declared legally dead, even though she was never found, while 49-year-old Trokonis - who is accused, among other things, of conspiracy to commit murder - declares she is innocent innocence. However, according to the police, she helped her boyfriend at the time to disappear the evidence of the crime - as the two allegedly threw bags in about 30 places on the day of the disappearance - and also to give him an alibi which he later admitted was false 

The indictment is based on bloodstains that identified Jennifer's DNA on the employee van Dulos allegedly used on the fateful day.

The court, according to local media, is focusing these days on that car, a red Toyota Tacoma, which the police officer who took over the investigation two weeks after Jennifer's disappearance told the trial that he found it very clean. for an 18 year old van, with two black Porsche seats in the driver's and passenger's seats, roughly fitted.

As the officer testified, he had seen a Porsche in Dulu's garage and noticed that two seats were missing. Searching for evidence, he spoke of a blood-like stain on the speaker, however the defense disputes how the stain in question was identified and whether it was indeed the missing woman's blood.

However, the medical examiner who dealt with the case also testified that fingerprints matching those of Dulou were found in garbage bags that were thrown away on the day she was reported missing.

The Tacoma, which police believe Doulos was driving accompanied by Trokonis, is recorded stopping at various dumpsters that night before ending up at Fotis Doulos' home.

Fotis Doulos employee denies driving his truck the day Jennifer disappeared.

The employee who worked for Fotis Doulos' real estate company testified that he did not drive his truck at all on the day of Jennifer's disappearance. As the witness has told the authorities, Doulos asked him to change the driver's and passenger's seats with his own Porsche brand, but he kept the old ones and handed them over to the police.

Meanwhile, the employee told the court he had heard Trokonis speaking harshly about Jennifer before she disappeared. She once remembers her saying characteristically, "that b... should be buried next to the dog," when Doulos had told her that his estranged wife wouldn't let their children see his dying pet. But also on the night of the disappearance, according to the witness, Trokonis had said about Jennifer "I'll kill her when she shows up", because of the disturbance the case had caused her daughter

The Greek businessman had allegedly borrowed a large sum of money from his wife's wealthy family, while the couple had an intense confrontation over the terms of the divorce and the custody of their children.

The guardianship of Fotis Doulo's children has now been taken over by Jennifer's mother, with a court decision that was issued almost simultaneously with the start of the trial.