Suspect in missing mom Jennifer Dulos case blows kiss in court
The estranged hubby of missing Connecticut mom Jennifer Dulos was arraigned separately Monday from his girlfriend — who blew a kiss to her relatives in the courtroom before her hearing.
The pair were ordered held on $500,000 bond on charges of evidence tampering and hindering prosecution — as authorities warned there may be more raps yet to come against the pair.
Neither Fotis Dulos nor his gal pal, Michelle Tronconis, spoke at their hearings in Norwalk Superior Court.
He appeared stunned and wide-eyed throughout his proceeding, dressed in an ill-fitting orange jumpsuit. She looked around the room for friendly faces as she entered court and blew kisses to people she knew.
Tronconis’ lawyer said his client had relatives from Florida who flew in to support her.
She posted bail and was freed by mid-afternoon.
Tronconis walked out of court with a blue shirt covering her head, guided by a court marshal to her lawyer’s waiting black sedan through a sea of reporters shouting questions. She didn’t say a word as she got in the vehicle and was driven off.
Fotis Dulos’s lawyer did not say when his wealthy real-estate-developer client would post bail. But his lawyer argued that the bail should be lowered, given the charges.
Prosecutors responded by telling the judge that the raps could just be the tip of the iceberg, and the jurist ultimately refused to budge on the bail.
The suspects must be fitted with GPS monitoring devices if released, the judge said.
Both had to surrender their passports. Tronconis is Venezuelan, while Fotis is Greek.
The couple was arrested Saturday, more than a week after Fotis’ estranged wife, a mother of five, disappeared after dropping their kids off at school near her home in New Canaan.
The Fotises were embroiled in a vicious divorce and custody battle, and she said in court papers that she feared for her safety.
Source: Read Full Article