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Michelle Troconis, charged in disappearance of New Canaan mother Jennifer Farber Dulos, expected in court

Nicholas Rondinone, The Hartford Courant on

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HARTFORD, Conn. -- Michelle Troconis, charged in the disappearance of New Canaan mother Jennifer Farber Dulos, is scheduled to appear before a Stamford judge Thursday, several weeks after he approved she leave the state under monitoring to visit a relative.

Troconis, 44, was charged along with her boyfriend, Fotis Dulos, with tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution by detectives investigating the May disappearance of Farber Dulos, a mother of five and the estranged wife of Dulos. The pair, who have pleaded not guilty, are both free on $500,000 bail.

In a court appearance earlier this month, Stamford Judge Gary B. White approved a motion filed by her attorney, Andrew Bowman, requesting Troconis travel out of state to visit a relative through Wednesday of this week. White's approval came with the condition that Troconis be monitored by GPS and remain in the home of the relative -- an additional condition requested by Stamford/Norwalk State's Attorney Richard J. Colangelo Jr.

White also agreed to another request in the motion that Dulos be barred from contacting Troconis in any means, including through a third-party. The request by Bowman followed a motion by Dulos' attorney, Norm Pattis, requesting the pair be allowed to see one another.

"We have learned that Ms. Troconis believes in his innocence, and loves him still. We see no reason why the two of them should not be free to live as they see fit," Pattis wrote in the motion.

State police investigators charged the pair in early June after surveillance footage gathered by Hartford police showed a man resembling Dulos throwing contractor bags filled with bloodied items in trash cans along Albany Avenue the night that Farber Dulos went missing, records show.

A woman resembling Troconis was seen in the video riding in the same truck as the man -- a vehicle that investigators later connected to Dulos, arrest records show.


Testing showed the items in the bags contained Farber Dulos' blood, according to those records.

Dulos is not expected in court until Aug. 2. On Wednesday, his lawyers filed a motion asking a judge to order Farber Dulos' medical records be released. They believe the records contain information that may shed light on her disappearance.

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