The estranged husband of missing Connecticut mother Jennifer Dulos reportedly offered his home as a romantic retreat to his lawyer and his wife days before Dulos vanished.
The Connecticut Post acquired court documents which stated that Fotis Dulos, 51, offered a room in his Farmington home to civil lawsuit attorney, Kent Mawhinney, and his estranged wife, so the pair could be “intimate” and rekindle their failing marriage. The offer led to Mawhinney’s arrest for violating a protective order for contacting his estranged wife.
In January, Mawhinney was charged with sexual assault in a spousal or cohabiting relationship, unlawful restraint, and disorderly conduct. In divorce proceedings which preceded the criminal charges, the attorney’s estranged wife accused him of forcing her to have sex him in exchange for living at their home without paying rent.
In May, the attorney’s wife reportedly began receiving calls from Fotis Dulos, whom she had only met once in 2014. The woman claimed Fotis made numerous calls, insisting that she meet her estranged husband in Greece and at his Farmington home.
Fotis Dulos allegedly suggested that the woman and her estranged husband should use one of his spare rooms to have sex. The woman and a friend eventually agreed to meet with Fotis Dulos at a West Hartford bar on May 19, but the meeting went sour when she refused to go to his home, the affidavit stated.
In her request for a restraining order, the estranged wife asked for Mawhinney to be removed as the beneficiary of her $750,000 life insurance policy. In Mawhinney’s arrest warrant, the woman said she believed Mawhinney and Fotis Dulos were planning to kill her, according to The Connecticut Post.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Jennifer Dulos was last seen on May 24 around 8 a.m. while dropping her children off at the New Canaan Country School in New Canaan. Police later found her black 2017 Chevrolet Suburban parked off Lapham Road.
In June, Fotis Dulos and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, 44, were charged with evidence tampering and hindering prosecution in her disappearance. The pair are accused of concealing or destroying evidence related to Jennifer Dulos’ unsolved disappearance.
The Stamford Advocate reported on Wednesday that State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo Jr. asked the judge for a gag order in Fotis Dulos’ case to stop lawyers from making “prejudicial” comments to the media.
Fotis Dulos and Troconis remain out on bail as they await trial.
[Featured image: Jennifer Dulos/Handout]