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Jury finds Michelle Troconis guilty of conspiring to murder Connecticut mother Jennifer Dulos

Joseph Wilkinson and Muri Assunção, New York Daily News on

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Michelle Troconis was found guilty of conspiring with Fotis Dulos to kill his wife, Connecticut mother Jennifer Farber Dulos, and five other counts in connection to her disappearance and presumed death.

Troconis, 49, was Dulos’ girlfriend when his wife disappeared in May 2019. Dulos was eventually charged with murder in the case but died by suicide while out on bail.

On Friday, after two days of deliberations, a six-person jury found Troconis guilty of conspiracy to commit murder, two counts of conspiracy to commit tampering with physical evidence, two counts of tampering with physical evidence and one count of hindering prosecution in the second degree following a multiweek trial in Stamford Superior Court.

Troconis, a dual American and Venezuelan citizen, became visibly emotional during the verdict reading. She sat with her head down and could be heard crying as she was handcuffed and escorted out of the courtroom.

She is scheduled to be sentenced May 31, and her bond was set at $6 million. If she makes bond, she will be held under house arrest while awaiting sentencing.

Speaking with reporters outside the Connecticut Superior Court in Stamford, Connecticut, after the verdict, Troconis’ attorney Jon Schoenhorn said the defense team plans to “file post-trial motions for a new trial where (he will list) any number of reasons why the trial itself was not fair.”

 

Troconis, who once produced and hosted a show on ESPN South America, has been free on bond since 2019. She now faces up to 50 years in prison.

On Tuesday, she’ll appear before a different judge for a contempt hearing after allegations she displayed a sealed custody report on her laptop during the trial.

Jennifer Farber Dulos, mother of five, went missing after dropping off her kids at school on May 24, 2019. Jennifer Farber Dulos was last seen alive on May 24, 2019, at her home in New Canaan, Connecticut. She was 50 years old at the time.

Despite an extensive search of the city, surrounding areas and other Dulos-related locations, she has never been found. She was declared legally dead in October 2023.

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