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‘Watch your back’: Man threatened Fotis Dulos’ lawyers after they claimed missing mom of 5 faked her own death [Court]

A Connecticut man is facing harassment charges after he threatened the lawyers of alleged wife killer Fotis Dulos numerous times, police say.

Hartford Courant reports that authorities arrested 31-year-old Adam Davenport, who appeared in New Haven Superior Court on Monday. He’s been charged with harassment after he allegedly made threatening calls to defense attorneys Norm Pattis and Kevin Smith, with the first call starting in September.

Both Pattis and Smith were defense lawyers for Fotis Dulos, a Connecticut man accused of kidnapping and killing his estranged wife, Jennifer Dulos. Earlier this month, Fotis Dulos took his own life on the day he was scheduled for an emergency court hearing concerning bond.

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“Smith is not safe” Davenport allegedly said in one of the harassing calls.

In another call, Davenport reportedly told the attorneys to “watch your back in the parking lot.”

According to police, the calls increasingly became more threatening.

When investigators tracked Davenport down, the man claimed he was joking and never intended to harm the lawyers. He reportedly admitted the was upset that Dulos’ lawyers claimed that Jennifer Dulos faked her own death.

Davenport said he became upset when he saw Pattis on television alleging Jennifer Dulos devised a “Gone Girl” escape plan. Davenport said he “decided to call them and leave voicemails to get a rise out of them.”

“Jennifer Dulos case is portrayed on the news by Pattis and Smith,” Davenport told authorities, adding that the attorneys were spreading false information.

Davenport offered to apologize to the lawyers but Smith reportedly wanted to still press charges. Smith told authorities he was worried about his family.

Meanwhile, Jennifer Dulos, who has been presumed dead, is still missing.

Jennifer Dulos
Jennifer Dulos [Handout]
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Jennifer Dulos was last seen at around 8 a.m. on May 24, 2019, while dropping her children off at the New Canaan Country School in the prominent New Canaan community in Connecticut.

Police later found her abandoned vehicle, a black 2017 Chevrolet Suburban, parked off of Lapham Road. A cleaning service arrived at her home at noon on May 24 but never saw Jennifer.

Jennifer also missed several appointments that day, including one at 11 a.m. and one at 1 p.m. Since she vanished, she has not used her cellphone or her credit cards.

Search dogs and search teams scoured through wooded areas by Jennifer’s home, as well as a 300-acre park, bodies of water and a cornfield. Authorities also spent days searching at a large dump facility and scouring Fotis Dulos’ property in Farmington.

Both Fotis Dulos and his girlfriend, Michell Troconis, were initially arrested in June 2019 after authorities said the pair tampered with evidence in connection to Jennifer’s disappearance. According to the arrest affidavit, investigators found, in part:

  • Bags of blood-stained clothing and sponges that Dulos allegedly dropped into trash cans at businesses in Connecticut
  • Stains of blood on Jennifer’s garage floor
  • Blood spatter in numerous areas of Jennifer’s home
  • Dulos’ DNA mixed in with Jennifer’s blood on her kitchen faucet
  • Obvious attempts to clean up the scene
  • Altered Connecticut license plates that belonged to Dulos
  • Security footage of Dulos driving his Ford pickup to various locations, dropping trash bags into different public trash receptacles
  • Security footage of Troconis “leaning out of the passenger seat of the Ford pickup and either placing something on the ground or picking up an item”
  • Blood DNA that matched to Jennifer inside Gummienny’s truck

The pair bailed out of jail, but both were arrested again in September on additional tampering with evidence charges after Troconis reportedly turned on Dulos, and admitted she lied about seeing him the morning Jennifer vanished.

Troconis told detectives that she did not know where Dulos on the morning of May 24, between 6:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m, taking back her original claim that she was with him.

Authorities believe a “serious physical assault” happened to Jennifer, and the “the crime and the cleanup are believed to have occurred between 8:05 a.m. and 10:25 a.m.” on May 24.

Trocinis also said that Dulos borrowed a truck from his friend, Pawel Gummienny, around the time Jennifer vanished, according to court documents. Troconis said Dulos later had the truck detailed and washed.

When detectives asked her why the truck was cleaned, Jennifer allegedly referenced to blood inside the vehicle.

“You showed me the picture of the blood in the door. It’s because the body of Jennifer at some point was in there.”

The arrest warrant stated Dulos later offered replacement rear truck seats to Gummienny. The owner of the truck reportedly told police that Dulos instructed him to get rid of the old seats “so they would not be found.”

Gummienny claimed he held onto the old seats, in the event authorities asked for them.

Investigators obtained the old seats from Gummienny and performed a swab test on a “blood-like substance,” which matched Jennifer’s DNA. Further, investigators accused Dulos of “lying in wait” for Jennifer to come home on May 24, when security footage captured her walking into her home at around 8:30 a.m.

Investigators noted that Jennifer’s SUV left her residence at some point on May 24, but they think Fotis Dulos was behind the wheel.

Michelle Troconis and civil attorney Kent Mawhinney are both facing felony charges of conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the case.

The story continues. Check back for updates.

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[Feature Photo: Adam Davenport/Police Handout]