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Prosecutor: Fotis Dulos' DNA mixed with Jennifer Farber Dulos' blood on faucet in New Canaan home

Dave Altimari, David Owens and Nicholas Rondinone, The Hartford Courant on

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STAMFORD, Conn. -- The DNA of Fotis Dulos was found mixed with Jennifer Farber Dulos' blood on a faucet in the kitchen of her New Canaan home, State's Attorney Richard Colangelo told a judge Tuesday during a brief court appearance.

Colangelo told Judge John F. Blawie there was no reason for his blood to be found on the faucet amid arguments from Fotis Dulos' attorney to have the bond lowered in the case.

Fotis Dulos pleaded not guilty to the charges, but Blawie kept his bond at $500,000. His attorney, Norm Pattis, said his client intended to post bail Tuesday using his retirement funds as collateral.

Pattis, who took the case this week, had argued for a $100,000 bond, saying the state's case was weak and he doubted his client would ever be charged with murder.

"Dulos has been tried and convicted for a crime that he hasn't even been charged for," Pattis said. "I'm somewhat surprised that we are even here at all since we've been able to account for almost all of his time that day."

Pattis said that while the state put some of Dulos' cellphone records in the arrest warrant affidavit for where he was after 1 p.m. on May 24, they have refused to say what his movements were that morning.

 

Pattis also questioned the seizure of Dulos' cellphone by New Canaan police and said it was "illegally seized... this was not a seizure but a theft."

The appearance Tuesday comes as investigators continued to search for Jennifer Farber Dulos, the New Canaan mother of five who went missing before Memorial Day weekend.

Fotis Dulos' girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, appeared first before Blawie Tuesday and pleaded not guilty. Her case was continued to July 18 in the brief appearance.

The two hearings before Blawie were the only items Tuesday on the docket. Ahead of the hearing, members of Troconis's family, including her mother and uncle, sat in the front row of the courtroom gallery after waiting for the courtroom to open with lawyer Andrew Bowman.

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