Judge Orders No Contact Between Defendants In Case Related To Missing New Canaan Woman

One Defendant Wanted Contact, The Other Did Not

Matt Dwyer
June 28, 2019 - 12:25 pm

Michelle Troconis at superior court in Stamford. Image from a pool video by News 12.

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STAMFORD, Conn. (AP and WTIC) — The estranged husband of a missing Connecticut mother of five has been ordered to stay away from his girlfriend.

Fotis Dulos and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, are charged with evidence tampering and hindering prosecution in connection with the May 24 disappearance of Jennifer Dulos.

Police say they disposed of items found in Hartford that contained Jennifer Dulos' blood.

Troconis and her lawyer went before a judge Friday, who agreed to issue a no-contact order designed to keep Fotis Dulos and his attorney away from her.

The judge also granted permission for Troconis to travel to a friend's home in New York state.

Fotis Dulos' lawyer, Norman Pattis, says he wants the judge to drop all charges against Troconis so she can help Fotis Dulos in his defense.

During an earlier court appearance, Dulos' lawyer had asked that contact be allowed, between Dulos and fellow defendant Troconis.

According to court paperwork, the two have been linked romantically.

During today's hearing, Troconis' attorney proposed the order keeping the two apart.