Connecticut man Fotis Dulos apparently left behind a suicide note, found by authorities after executing a search warrant on his home. Although he claimed innocence in his estranged wife’s disappearance and death, he didn’t leave any kind words about the missing mother of five, who others have described as caring and compassionate.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, authorities found Dulos inside a black Chevrolet Suburban parked inside his garage at around 11:44 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The windows of the vehicle were rolled up and a hose had been attached to the vehicle’s exhaust pipe.
First responders rushed Dulos to the UConn Medical Center with a faint pulse. He was later airlifted to the Jacobi Medical Center in New York, where he was placed in a hyperbaric chamber.
Dulos’s attorney, Norm Pattis, confirmed that his client was declared dead at 5:32 p.m. on Thursday.
Despite prosecutors finding enough evidence against Dulos to charge him with the murder of Jennifer Dulos, he continued to maintain his innocence until the end.
“I refuse to spend even an hour more in jail for something I had NOTHING to do with,” Dulos wrote.
Read the full suicide note below.
Pattis has filed a motion to continue on with the case without Dulos being present any longer. Dulos’ family members apparently said they want to clear his name no matter what.
Dulos was scheduled for an emergency bond hearing at the Stamford Superior Court on the day he tried to take his life. The week prior, Dulos violated his bond requirements by taking items left outside of his house that were meant as memorial items for Jennifer.
His house confinement restrictions required Dulos to stay inside his home while awaiting trial, which means he cannot leave his property, even if just a few feet outside of it. Dulos was reportedly worried that his bond could get revoked, which may have prompted the suicide attempt.
Despite his absence, Dulos’ emergency bond hearing was held on Wednesday. Superior Court Judge Gary White ordered for Dulos to be arrested again, should he recover. White increased his bond from $6 million to $6.5 million.
“Today’s agreement is a recognition of the difficulty of his medical condition. We’ve agreed that (Dulos) can be in re-arrest status when and if he’s capable of returning to court and the court indicated they’re open to hearing our motion to vacate the re-arrest. In other words, that will return the clock to where it is,” Pattis explained.
Investigators accused Dulos of “lying in wait” for Jennifer to come home during the morning she vanished, on May 24. Security footage captured her walking into her New Canaan home at around 8:30 a.m. Authorities noted that Jennifer’s SUV left her residence at some point on May 24, but they think Fotis Dulos was behind the wheel.
The pair were in the process of a tumultuous divorce and a bitter battle for custody of their children when Jennifer disappeared. The children are now living in New York with Jennifer’s mother, Gloria Farber.
The story continues. Check back for updates.
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[Feature Photo: Jennifer Dulos/Handout]