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Michelle Troconis sobs as police interview about Jennifer Dulos’s death played at trial: Updates

Michelle Troconis is facing trial in Stamford, Connecticut for her alleged role in helping her lover Fotis Dulos conceal the murder of his estranged wife and mother of his five children, Jennifer Dulos.

At the time of her disappearance in May 2019, Jennifer – whose remains have never been found – was in the midst of a bitter divorce and custody battle with Dulos. Investigators believe Fotis killed her in the garage of her home and that Ms Troconis, Fotis’ then-girlfriend, helped him cover up the murder.

On Thursday, Ms Troconis broke down in tears in the courtroom as jurors were shown her first interview with police following Jennifer’s disappearance.

In the footage, she is heard claiming that she and Dulos were staying together that morning, and that he woke up in her presence and got in the shower with her.

Earlier in the week, jurors saw a bloodstained long-sleeve, striped Vineyard Vines shirt that Jennifer is believed to have been wearing on the day she was killed.

Fotis killed himself in 2020 after being charged with murder.

Ms Troconis is charged with conspiracy to murder, tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution.

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Key points

  • Michelle Troconis breaks down in courtroom

  • Jennifer Dulos’ bloodied shirt shown as evidence

  • Michelle Troconis trial shown ‘alibi scripts’ found at Fotis Dulos’ home

  • What happened to Jennifer Dulos?

  • Who is Kent Mawhinney?

  • How did Fotis Dulos die?

Fotis Dulos created story of Jennifer running away as a teen

Friday 26 January 2024 20:20 , Andrea Blanco

Ms Troconis told police that she believed Jennifer was “somewhere, I hope, hiding.” She said that Fotis Dulos had mentioned Jennifer supposedly once ran away from home as a teenager and supported herself with money from an inheritance.

Det Kimball noted that it was unlikely because Jennifer was a loving mother to her five children.

“Would you ever leave and go hide and not tell your 12-year-old daughter where you were?” Det Kimball said.

Ms Troconis said that while her relationship with Dulos was never violent, she was going to move to Colorado once Jennifer was found - alive, Ms Troconis appeared to suggest - because she was determined to end her relationship with Dulos.

“He never hit me. He never talked aggressively to me,” Ms Troconis said. “We have fights as couples, but I’m also very dominant.”

Police confronted Ms Troconis about Fotis Dulos

Friday 26 January 2024 20:14 , Andrea Blanco

“Fotis lies to everybody, and the reason he lies to everybody is because he only cares about one person in the world - and that’s himself,” a detective told Ms Troconis.

“He didn’t care about his first wife, didn’t care about his second wife, and doesn’t care about you.”

“I’ll do whatever you want, but I didn’t do it,” Ms Troconis answered in tears.

Fotis Dulos told Michelle Troconis that Jennifer had mental illness

Friday 26 January 2024 17:35 , Andrea Blanco

Ms Troconis said that Fotis Dulos had told her Jennifer Dulos had borderline personality disorder.

“And you got this information from Fotis? This is the man who killed this woman,” a detective told Ms Troconis.

A female detective in the room also confronted Ms Troconis for staying with Dulos even after Jennifer’s disappearance.

“Fotis, the love of your life. The man you sleep with every night,” the female detective said as Ms Troconis broke down in tears. “So imagine what he could do to you ... [after what he did] to a woman he was married to for a long time, who he had five children with, two sets of twins.”

Ms Troconis recounts coversation with Fotis Dulos after dumping evidence in police tape

Friday 26 January 2024 16:14 , Andrea Blanco

“Did you ask him, ‘Why are you doing this,’?” Ms Tronconis was asked by detectives.

“He said, ‘Relax, it’s okay,’” she said.

Detectives told MsTroconis second police interview was ‘golden ticket’ to come forward

Friday 26 January 2024 15:33 , Andrea Blanco

Attorney Jon Schoenhorn introduced surveillance video of Ms Troconis’ second interrogation while cross-examining Det Kimball.

In this interview, Ms Troconi again retraces her steps on the day of Jennifer’s disappearance and the drive to Hartford.

Ms Troconis was told this was her “golden ticket” to tell the truth.

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WATCH: Bloodied clothes believed to belong to Jennifer Dulos shown in court

Friday 26 January 2024 15:00 , Andrea Blanco

Michelle Troconis sobs as police interview played in court

Friday 26 January 2024 13:39 , Rachel Sharp

On Thursday, Michelle Troconis broke down in tears in the courtroom as jurors were shown her first interview with police following Jennifer Dulos’ disappearance.

In the footage, Ms Troconis tells officers that she and Fotis Dulos were staying together that morning, and that he woke up in her presence and got in the shower with her.

As the footage played, Ms Troconis was seen putting her head in her hands and wiping away tears.

Michelle Troconis sheds a tear as her first interview with Connecticut State Police is presented as evidence (AP)
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Michelle Troconis trial shown ‘alibi scripts’ found at Fotis Dulos’ home following wife’s disappearance

Friday 26 January 2024 13:00 , Andrea Blanco

Handwritten timelines detailing the alleged movements of Michelle Troconis and Fotis Dulos on the day his estranged wife Jennifer Dulos vanished in 2019 were shown in court on Wednesday.

The documents dubbed “alibi scripts” by police were found at Dulos’ Farmington, Connecticut home where he lived with Ms Troconis, who is now on trial for charges related to the disappearance and death of Jennifer.

Michelle Troconis trial shown ‘alibi scripts’ found at Fotis Dulos’ home

Michelle Troconis trial shown bloody shirt Jennifer Dulos wore on day of alleged murder

Friday 26 January 2024 11:00 , Andrea Blanco

Four years after mother-of-five Jennifer Dulos vanished without a trace, her late ex-husband’s lover Michelle Troconis is now facing a judge and jury for her alleged role in the case.

Andrea Cavallier explains the key takeaways from court:

Michelle Troconis trial shown bloody shirt with cheerful slogan

Michelle Troconis trial shown bloody shirt Jennifer Dulos wore on day of alleged murder

Friday 26 January 2024 09:00 , Andrea Blanco

A long-sleeve, striped shirt shown in a Connecticut courtroom this week had turned nearly one solid colour after being soaked in what appeared to be blood, jurors in Michelle Troconis’s murder conspiracy trial heard.

The Vineyard Vines-brand shirt is believed to be what Jennifer Dulos was wearing on 24 May 2019, the day she vanished and was allegedly murdered. Her body has never been found.

Jennifer Dulos’ family speak out on ‘brutal’ evidence of tragic death shown in court

Jennifer Dulos’ family speak out after ‘brutal’ evidence of tragic death shown in court

Friday 26 January 2024 07:00 , Andrea Blanco

Jennifer Dulos’ family has spoken out about the devastating evidence introduced in the trial of the woman accused of conspiring to conceal the slain mother-of-five’s murder.

Nearly four years after Jennifer was last seen after dropping off her children at school on 24 May 2019, her loved ones are reckoning with the “brutal evidence” that suggests she suffered a very tragic death. Although a body has never been found, prosecutors believe that Jennifer was murdered by her estranged husband Fotis Dulos in the garage of her New Canaan, Connecticut home.

Jennifer Dulos’ family speak out on ‘brutal’ evidence of tragic death shown in court

Michelle Troconis trial shown bloody clothes and tools dumped after Jennifer Dulos murder

Friday 26 January 2024 05:00 , Andrea Blanco

A blood-soaked bra recovered from trash bins along with zip ties, gloves and a razor – also splattered with a “blood-like” substance – were presented in court as evidence that prosecutors say links Michelle Troconis to the alleged murder of Jennifer Dulos.

Ms Troconis, 49, is charged with conspiracy to commit murder, tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution. She’s accused of helping her then-boyfriend Fotis Dulos cover up the 2019 killing of Dulos, his estranged wife, whose body has never been found.

Michelle Troconis trial shown bloody clothes dumped after Jennifer Dulos murder

Michelle Troconis trial shown bloody clothes and tools dumped after Jennifer Dulos murder

Friday 26 January 2024 03:00 , Andrea Blanco

A blood-soaked bra recovered from trash bins along with zip ties, gloves and a razor – also splattered with a “blood-like” substance – were presented in court as evidence that prosecutors say links Michelle Troconis to the alleged murder of Jennifer Dulos.

Ms Troconis, 49, is charged with conspiracy to commit murder, tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution. She’s accused of helping her then-boyfriend Fotis Dulos cover up the 2019 killing of Dulos, his estranged wife, whose body has never been found.

Michelle Troconis trial shown bloody clothes dumped after Jennifer Dulos murder

Michelle Troconis and Fotis Dulos seen on new video hours after alleged murder

Friday 26 January 2024 01:00 , Andrea Blanco

Michelle Troconis remained expressionless in court as jurors were shown surveillance video of what appeared to be the socialite riding around with her then-boyfriend Fotis Dulos as he disposed of several trash bags on the same day his estranged wife vanished.

At the time of Jennifer Dulos’s disappearance in May 2019, the Connecticut mother-of-five was in the midst of a bitter divorce and custody battle with Mr Dulos. Investigators allege he killed her in the garage of her home and Ms Troconis helped him cover up the murder.

Michelle Troconis and Fotis Dulos seen on new video hours after alleged murder

Second juror dismissed from Michelle Troconis trial after comparing case to ‘Gone Girl’

Thursday 25 January 2024 22:56 , Andrea Blanco

A second juror in the Michelle Troconis murder conspiracy trial has been dismissed after reportedly comparing the high-profile Jennifer Dulos death case to psychological thriller Gone Girl.

Ms Troconis is standing trial on charges in connection to the murder of her ex-boyfriend Fotis Dulos’ estranged wife Jennifer Dulos, who disappeared on 24 May 2019. Investigators believe Dulos killed Jennifer in the garage of her home and that Ms Troconis helped him cover up the murder. Her body has never been found but she has since been declared dead.

Second juror dismissed after comparing Jennifer Dulos case to ‘Gone Girl’

Police lied to Ms Troconis about Jennifer’s blood being found

Thursday 25 January 2024 19:53 , Andrea Blanco

Det Kimball admitted investigators use a tactic known as “ruse,” and told Ms Tronconis that law enforcement had retrieved grabs of surveillance that showed a man removing a bloody pillow from a trash receptacle.

The detectives told Ms Tronconis that the blood was Jennifer’s - although that was never corroborated through DNA analysis.

“You need to start being honest with us about where Fotis was in the morning,” Ms Tronconis was told.

At times, Ms Troconis was seen crying as prosecutors played her interview tape.

Court is shown Michelle Troconis police interview

Thursday 25 January 2024 16:34 , Andrea Blanco

In her interview with police, Ms Troconis was read her Miranda rights before a detective asked her to help them find out what had happened to Jennifer Dulos.

“We understand that has been described as a person who may have the tendency to manipulate and control people,” she was told. “We need the truth, we need details.”

Ms Troconis and detectives went over her activities on 23 May and 14 May 2019, the day Jennifer Dulos went missing. Ms Troconis said she went to her daughter’s bedroom at night because it was raining and she was scared.

“Then the alarm sounds, I wake up and I go to our bedroom,” Ms Troconis said. “Fotis wakes up ... I get to the shower ...Fotis jumps into the shower with me.”

Prosecutors then asked Det Kimball whether Ms Troconis had said “Fotis hopped in the shower” with her, to which the defence objected.

“Throughout the course of the interviews, did the defendant always indicate that Fotis Dulos woke up in her presence and got in the shower with her,” Mr McGeeney asked.

Det Kimball said that Ms Troconis had changed his version throughout the three times she was interviewed by police.

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Michelle Troconis trial: Court resumes for 10th day in Stamford

Thursday 25 January 2024 15:48 , Andrea Blanco

Retired state police detective John Kimball took the stand on Thursday.

The defence asked Mr Kimball about his interview eith Michelle Troconis in 2019.

Jennifer Dulos wore shirt with ‘Every day should feel this good’ (EDSFTG) slogan on day she was murdered

Thursday 25 January 2024 14:00 , Andrea Blanco

A long-sleeve, striped shirt shown in a Connecticut courtroom this week had turned nearly one solid colour after being soaked in what appeared to be blood, jurors in Michelle Troconis’s murder conspiracy trial heard.

The Vineyard Vines-brand shirt is believed to be what Jennifer Dulos was wearing on 24 May 2019, the day she vanished and was allegedly murdered. Her body has never been found.

The Independent’s Andrea Cavallier reports:

Michelle Troconis trial shown bloody shirt with cheerful slogan

IN PICTURES: Michelle Troconis trial continues in Stamford, Connecticut

Thursday 25 January 2024 13:30 , Andrea Blanco

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Video shows man removing seemingly bloody object from trash

Thursday 25 January 2024 12:30 , Andrea Cavallier

The prosecution showed surveillance footage of what appeared to be a homeless man removing trash from a garbage can where Fotis Dulos had been seen discarding something earlier the same day.

The man appeared to remove an item with a large blood-like stain and then he put it back before walking away.

Trooper Brett Attmore, who was on the witness stand at the time, confirmed to the court that law enforcement has been able to identify the person, but details were not revealed.

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WATCH: Nanny describes day Connecticut mother Jennifer Dulos disappeared

Thursday 25 January 2024 10:00 , Andrea Blanco

Jennifer Dulos hired armed bodyguard before filing for divorce from alleged killer husband

Thursday 25 January 2024 08:30 , Andrea Blanco

The nanny who cared for Jennifer Dulos’s five children revealed in court on Wednesday that the slain Connecticut woman was so terrified of her husband, Fotis Dulos, that she hired an armed bodyguard to stand outside her hotel room while she filed for a divorce.

“She was afraid of what Fotis would do to her and the kids if she filed for divorce while they were living under the same roof,” Lauren Almeida told jurors in Stamford. “She was terrified.”

The Independent’s Andrea Cavallier reports:

Jennifer Dulos hired bodyguard before filing for divorce from alleged killer husband

Michelle Troconis trial shown bloody clothes and tools dumped after Jennifer Dulos murder

Thursday 25 January 2024 07:00 , Andrea Blanco

A blood-soaked bra recovered from trash bins along with zip ties, gloves and a razor – also splattered with a “blood-like” substance – were presented in court as evidence that prosecutors say links Michelle Troconis to the alleged murder of Jennifer Dulos.

Ms Troconis, 49, is charged with conspiracy to commit murder, tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution. She’s accused of helping her then-boyfriend Fotis Dulos cover up the 2019 killing of Dulos, his estranged wife, whose body has never been found.

Michelle Troconis trial shown bloody clothes dumped after Jennifer Dulos murder

WATCH: Michelle Troconis defended by her family at Jennifer Dulos murder conspiracy trial

Thursday 25 January 2024 05:30 , Andrea Blanco

Jennifer Dulos’ family speak out after ‘brutal’ evidence of tragic death shown in court

Thursday 25 January 2024 04:00 , Andrea Blanco

Jennifer Dulos’ family has spoken out about the devastating evidence introduced in the trial of the woman accused of conspiring to conceal the slain mother-of-five’s murder.

Jennifer Dulos’ family speak out on ‘brutal’ evidence of tragic death shown in court

Blood-soaked’ clothing, zip ties, ponchos shown in court

Thursday 25 January 2024 02:30 , Andrea Blanco

On day eight, investigators testified that they recovered several items covered in “blood-like substance” stuffed into trash bags and dumped into bins along a four-mile stretch of Albany Avenue in Hartford.

Grim photos of the items were shown in court before the state carefully held up each piece to show to the jury.

State Police Sgt Kevin Duggan testified that the items were pulled from trash bins in Hartford where, according to prosecutors, surveillance video shows Ms Troconis sitting in a black Ford Raptor truck with Dulos as he tossed the bags just hours after Jennifer vanished.

A white bra and Vineyard vines shirt, both of which were cut down the middle and appeared to be soaked with blood, and believed to have been Jennifer Dulos’, prompted a reaction from her close friend Carrie Luft who buried her head in her hands, the CT Insider reported.

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WATCH: Michelle Troconis and Fotis Dulos seen dumping trash bags after alleged murder

Thursday 25 January 2024 01:00 , Andrea Blanco

Michelle Troconis trial: Key moments so far

Wednesday 24 January 2024 23:30 , Andrea Blanco

Four years after mother-of-five Jennifer Dulos vanished without a trace, her late ex-husband’s lover Michelle Troconis is now facing a judge and jury for her alleged role in the case.

The Independent’s Andrea Cavallier explains the key takeaways from court:

Michelle Troconis trial: Key moments so far

Jennifer Dulos wore shirt with ‘Every day should feel this good’ (EDSFTG) slogan on day she was murdered

Wednesday 24 January 2024 23:07 , Andrea Blanco

A long-sleeve, striped shirt shown in a Connecticut courtroom this week had turned nearly one solid colour after being soaked in what appeared to be blood, jurors in Michelle Troconis’s murder conspiracy trial heard.

The Vineyard Vines-brand shirt is believed to be what Jennifer Dulos was wearing on 24 May 2019, the day she vanished and was allegedly murdered. Her body has never been found.

The Independent’s Andrea Cavallier reports:

Michelle Troconis trial shown bloody shirt with cheerful slogan

WATCH: Bloodied clothes believed to belong to Jennifer Dulos shown in court

Wednesday 24 January 2024 21:54 , Andrea Blanco

Court adjourns

Wednesday 24 January 2024 21:35 , Andrea Blanco

The proceedings will resume tomorrow morning.

Det Reilly under cross examination by defence

Wednesday 24 January 2024 21:16 , Andrea Blanco

Under cross-examination by the defence, Det Reilly said he did not process the ‘alibi scripts’ for fingerprints.

Det Reilly also admitted that he had not found traces of blood at the Farmington home where Ms Troconis, her daughter, and Fotis Dulos lived at the time she went missing.

The defence pointed out that even after eight hours of search at the residence Ms Troconos and Dulos shared, detectives did not find any evidence that could be tied to Jennifer’s disappearance.

Michelle Troconis supposed steps on eve of Jennifer’s disappearance listed in ‘alibi scripts’

Wednesday 24 January 2024 20:03 , Andrea Blanco

The ‘alibi scripts’ included a list of phone calls down to the seconds apparently made or received by Michelle Troconis.

A number of other pages also listed supposed activities Ms Troconis did on the day that Jennifer went missing and the day after. Those included cooking scrambled eggs for her daughter.

Another section read, ‘West Hartford Starbucks ... Two frappucinos ... I did not like the sandwich.”

Prosecutors have previously argued that Ms Troconis and Dulos tried to build a false alibi of

The defence previously asked the judge to ban any mention of the writing as “alibi scripts.” Ms Troconis told law enforcement that she and Dulos wrote the outline of their activities on the eve of Jennifer’s disappearance following advice from their attorneys.

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Prosecution introduces ‘alibi scripts'

Wednesday 24 January 2024 19:48 , Andrea Blanco

Det Reilly is now reading the “alibi scripts,” that Michelle Troconis and Fotis Dulos reportedly wrote together.

The script appears to be written in cursive and Det Reilly struggled as he read some of the words.

The defence objected to the detective’s attempt to make out the words without being entirely sure, which the judge sustained.

“If the witness cannot read something ... To have the witness misread something is misinterpreting what the document is, and I’m not sure that him reading it is making it any clearer, or misstating words or saying ...‘I think I know what they are.’”

Court takes lunch recess

Wednesday 24 January 2024 18:17 , Andrea Blanco

Det Reilly is expected to continue his testimony.

Court is expected to adjourn early as there are no more witnesses for the day.

Law enforcement searched two residences where Dulos once lived

Wednesday 24 January 2024 17:59 , Andrea Blanco

Det Reilly is walking jurors through his investigation at an abandoned Deer Cliff property owned by Fotis Dulos. The detective said that he and other law enforcement were looking for any evidence regarding Jennifer Dulos.

The detective also searched a home in Mountain Spring, which was previously dug.

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Court sees photos of contents found in Chevy Suburban

Wednesday 24 January 2024 16:53 , Andrea Cavallier

Photos of several items, including the weather tech liner from the rear cargo area of the Chevy Suburban, were shown to the court.

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Blood detected in cargo area of Chevy Suburban after it illuminated when sprayed with luminol

Wednesday 24 January 2024 16:47 , Andrea Cavallier

Det Reilly is testifying about the Chevy Suburban that was also seized in the investigation.

Focus is on the rear cargo area where splotches are seen on the weather tech liner in photos shown to the court.

Det Reilly testifies that the rear cargo area illuminated when it was sprayed with luminol. It was tested and a small part came back positive. It was sent out for further analysis.

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Court is on morning break until 11.35am ET

Wednesday 24 January 2024 16:22 , Andrea Cavallier

State shows photos of contents found in Fotis' Jeep Cherokee

Wednesday 24 January 2024 16:21 , Andrea Cavallier

As the state showed the court photos of Fotis Dulos’ Jeep Cherokee, which was seized early in the investigation, the defence objected multiple times to its relevance.

Attorney Schoenhorn at one point even objected to evidence in favour of his client. Det Reilly had testified that a potential blood stain came back negative and Mr Schoenhorn objects arguing that it should be “stricken from the record if it came back negative, because it’s irrelevant”.

After several objections, the state pointed out that the Jeep Cherokee is indeed relevant and that additional details will come out in later testimony.

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Prosecutors show pictures of pickup truck to jury

Wednesday 24 January 2024 15:48 , Andrea Cavallier

Det Reilly said that he tested the driver’s door of the pickup truck with luminol, but a presumptive DNA test came back negative.

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Det Reilly resumes testimony

Wednesday 24 January 2024 15:40 , Andrea Cavallier

The prosecution has called Det Reilly, who was in charge of processing the vehicle used by Fotis Dulos to dispose of evidence, back to the stand.

Det Reilly said that while processing the vehicle, he was looking for an Adidas ball cap and black and yellow gloves. After removing the items inside, Det Reilly said that he swabbed parts of the vehicle.

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Only one witness expected to take the stand today

Wednesday 24 January 2024 15:21 , Andrea Blanco

Prosecutors said that only one witness will be testifying on the ninth day of Michelle Troconis’ trial.

Michelle Troconis trial shown bloody clothes and tools dumped after Jennifer Dulos murder

Wednesday 24 January 2024 14:30 , Andrea Blanco

A blood-soaked bra recovered from trash bins along with zip ties, gloves and a razor – also splattered with a “blood-like” substance – were presented in court as evidence that prosecutors say links Michelle Troconis to the alleged murder of Jennifer Dulos.

The Independent’s Andrea Cavallier reports

Michelle Troconis trial shown bloody clothes dumped after Jennifer Dulos murder

Michelle Troconis and Fotis Dulos seen on new video hours after alleged murder

Wednesday 24 January 2024 13:00 , Andrea Blanco

Michelle Troconis remained expressionless in court as jurors were shown surveillance video of what appeared to be the socialite riding around with her then-boyfriend Fotis Dulos as he disposed of several trash bags on the same day his estranged wife vanished.

At the time of Jennifer Dulos’s disappearance in May 2019, the Connecticut mother-of-five was in the midst of a bitter divorce and custody battle with Mr Dulos. Investigators allege he killed her in the garage of her home and Ms Troconis helped him cover up the murder.

Michelle Troconis and Fotis Dulos seen on new video hours after alleged murder

WATCH: Michelle Troconis and Fotis Dulos seen dumping trash bags after alleged murder

Wednesday 24 January 2024 11:30 , Andrea Blanco

Prosecutors show shirt, bra, zip ties they say link defendant to woman’s disappearance

Wednesday 24 January 2024 10:00 , Andrea Blanco

Prosecutors in Connecticut‘s infamous “Gone Mom” case presented evidence Tuesday that they say links defendant Michelle Troconis to the 2019 disappearance of her boyfriend’s estranged wife, Jennifer Dulos.

The evidence included a shirt, bra, zip ties, gloves, plastic ponchos and other things with what State Police Sgt. Kevin Duggan testified was a “blood-like” substance on them.

The items were pulled from Hartford trash receptacles where, according to prosecutors, surveillance video shows Troconis sitting in a vehicle with boyfriend Fotis Dulos as he tossed trash into the same bins shortly after Jennifer Dulos disappeared.

Troconis, 49, is charged with conspiracy to commit murder, tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution. She’s accused of helping Fotis Dulos cover up the killing of his wife, whose body has never been found.

Second juror dismissed from Michelle Troconis trial after comparing case to ‘Gone Girl’

Wednesday 24 January 2024 07:00 , Andrea Blanco

A second juror in the Michelle Troconis murder conspiracy trial has been dismissed after reportedly comparing the high-profile Jennifer Dulos death case to the psychological thriller Gone Girl.

The Independent’s Andrea Cavallier reports:

Second juror dismissed after comparing Jennifer Dulos case to ‘Gone Girl’

Mom-of-five murdered, husband dead by suicide and his lover on trial: The Jennifer Dulos case

Wednesday 24 January 2024 04:30 , Andrea Blanco

“I am afraid of my husband,” Jennifer Dulos wrote in 2017 court documents as she filed for divorce from husband Fotis Dulos.

“I know that filing for divorce and filing this motion will enrage him. I know he will retaliate by trying to harm me in some way.”

Two years later, the mother-of-five’s ominous prediction appeared to come true.

The Independent’s Andrea Cavallier reports:

Michelle Troconis and Fotis Dulos seen on new video hours after alleged murder

WATCH: Michelle Troconis and Fotis Dulos seen dumping trash bags after alleged murder

Wednesday 24 January 2024 02:30 , Andrea Blanco

N PICTURES: Michelle Troconis’s conspiracy murder trial

Wednesday 24 January 2024 00:30 , Andrea Blanco

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Michelle Troconis trial shown bloody clothes and tools dumped after Jennifer Dulos murder

Tuesday 23 January 2024 23:30 , Andrea Blanco

A blood-soaked bra recovered from trash bins along with zip ties, gloves and a razor – also splattered with a “blood-like” substance – were presented in court as evidence that prosecutors say links Michelle Troconis to the alleged murder of Jennifer Dulos.

The Independent’s Andrea Cavallier reports:

Michelle Troconis trial shown bloody clothes dumped after Jennifer Dulos murder

Court is adjourned for the day

Tuesday 23 January 2024 21:30 , Andrea Blanco

The proceedings will resume tomorrow morning.

Crime analyst Krista O’Reilly walks jurors through Fotis Dulos’ steps after killing

Tuesday 23 January 2024 20:08 , Andrea Blanco

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Defence suggests Michelle Troconis couldn’t see bloody clothes through black plastic bags

Tuesday 23 January 2024 19:38 , Andrea Blanco

During cross-examination, defence attorney Jon Schoenhorn suggested that just as law enforcement was not able to determine that a blood-soaked bra was inside the black plastic bag Fotis Dulos disposed of until it was brought to a lab and cut open - his client wouldn’t have been able to see what was inside.

“You couldn’t see through that,” Mr Schoenhorn asked Sgt Duggan.

Mr Schoenhorn also asked whether Sgt Duggan could tell what items had touched each other. Sgt Dugga said he couldn’t.

It appears the defence is to point out a scenario in which Michelle Troconis’ DNA accidentally ended up in one of the bags also with Jennifer Dulos’ DNA.

Prosecutors showed the court the blood-soaked bra previously shown in pictures

Tuesday 23 January 2024 19:21 , Andrea Blanco

The bra was cut on the front, Sgt Duggan testified.

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Court is on lunch break until 2.05pm ET

Tuesday 23 January 2024 18:04 , Andrea Cavallier

Jury is shown woman’s blood-soaked bra and shirt

Tuesday 23 January 2024 18:03 , Andrea Cavallier

A woman’s white bra and striped shirt were presented in court – both completely covered in what Sgt Duggan testified to be blood like substance.

The evidence was admitted shortly after a broken razor blade and blade holder were shown in court.

The blade along with the clothing was seized from the trash bag recovered from where Fotis Dulos and Michelle Troconis allegedly dumped bags on the same day as Jennifer Dulos’ disappearance.

All of the items were sent to the lab, Sgt Duggan testified.

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Two sets of gloves covered in ‘what appears to be blood’ recovered from trash bins

Tuesday 23 January 2024 17:34 , Andrea Cavallier

The state presented to the court two different sets of black gloves that were admitted into evidence.

Both pairs were covered in “what appears to be blood,” Sgt Duggan testified.

The gloves were seized from the trash bins where Fotis had been throwing out bags of items in the area of Albany Avenue and Green Street.

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White towel and broken mop handle with blood-like substance shown in court

Tuesday 23 January 2024 17:24 , Andrea Cavallier

The state is holding up a large white bath towel with faint blood-like stains on it.

Sgt Kevin Duggan confirmed that both items were found in bins at Albany Avenue and Green Street.

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Court is shown pictures of bloody-soaked clothing items recovered from trash

Tuesday 23 January 2024 16:17 , Andrea Blanco

Another garbage bag contained several zip ties, a blood-soaked bra and long shirt, and two plastic ponchos also with blood-like stains.

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Sgt Kevin Duggan takes the stand

Tuesday 23 January 2024 15:50 , Andrea Blanco

Sgt Kevin Duggan, with the CT State Police’s crime division, told the court that law enforcement seized the content in the garbage cans that Fotis Dulos stopped at.

Sgt Duggan said that among the items seized from the trash can was a white t-shirt with what appeared to be blood stains.

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WATCH: Michelle Troconis and Fotis Dulos seen dumping trash bags after alleged murder

Tuesday 23 January 2024 15:05 , Andrea Blanco

Second juror dismissed from Michelle Troconis trial after comparing case to ‘Gone Girl’

Tuesday 23 January 2024 14:00 , Andrea Blanco

A second juror in the Michelle Troconis murder conspiracy trial has been dismissed after reportedly comparing the high-profile Jennifer Dulos death case to psychological thriller Gone Girl.

The Independent’s Andrea Cavallier reports:

Second juror dismissed after comparing Jennifer Dulos case to ‘Gone Girl’

Jennifer Dulos hired armed bodyguard before filing for divorce from alleged killer husband

Tuesday 23 January 2024 12:30 , Andrea Blanco

The nanny who cared for Jennifer Dulos’s five children revealed in court on Wednesday that the slain Connecticut woman was so terrified of her husband, Fotis Dulos ,that she hired an armed bodyguard to stand outside her hotel room while she filed for a divorce.

“She was afraid of what Fotis would do to her and the kids if she filed for divorce while they were living under the same roof,” Lauren Almeida told jurors in Stamford. “She was terrified.”

Jennifer Dulos hired bodyguard before filing for divorce from alleged killer husband

WATCH: Michelle Troconis defended by her family at Jennifer Dulos murder conspiracy trial

Tuesday 23 January 2024 11:00 , Andrea Blanco