Connecticut man accused of killing his wife found dead

Posted at 8:23 PM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 20:42:17-05

A Connecticut man charged with murder in the disappearance of his estranged wife is dead days after he tried to kill himself, his lawyer said Thursday.

FILE – In this Jan. 8, 2020 file photo, Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of a missing mother of five who is presumed dead, is arraigned on murder and kidnapping charges in Stamford Superior Court, in Stamford, Conn. According to a state prosecutor, Dulos violated the terms of his release on $6 million bond because he was seen removing items from a memorial for his wife set up near his home. Stamford State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo filed a court document Wednesday, Jan. 22 asking a judge to modify the bond for Dulos. (Erik Trautmann/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)

Fotis Dulos was found unresponsive Tuesday in a vehicle in the garage of his Farmington home. He died just after 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Dulos had been taken to a Bronx hospital for treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning.

He was accused of killing his wife, Jennifer Dulos, who disappeared in May after dropping their five children off at school in New Canaan. They were in the middle of divorce and child custody proceedings.

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He has denied any involvement in the killing his wife. Dulos insisted he was innocent in a note found in his home, according to a court motion filed Thursday by his defense lawyers.

This article was written by Aliza Chasan for WPIX.