Fotis Dulos Left a Note Before Attempting Suicide

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Fotis Dulos, the Connecticut man charged with murder in the disappearance of his estranged wife, insisted he was innocent in a note found at his home after he apparently tried to kill himself, according to a court motion filed by his lawyers Thursday. In the course of searching the vehicle in which Dulos was found unresponsive, the motion said, police officers recovered a note in which Dulos “declared his innocence of the infamous and heinous crimes that the state has accused him of and claimed his lawyers have the evidence to prove it.” The filing asks a judge to order the state to preserve the note and any other evidence found at Dulos’ home in the Hartford suburb of Farmington, where he was found in medical distress in the vehicle inside his garage on Tuesday. Dulos, 52, remained hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning at Jacobi Medical Center in New York City on Thursday, the AP reports.

His attorney, Norm Pattis, and hospital officials declined to comment on Dulos’ condition Thursday. Pattis had said Dulos was in “dire” condition Wednesday. Pattis and fellow Dulos lawyer Kevin Smith were holding vigil at the hospital Thursday. Relatives of Dulos from Greece also were believed to be at the hospital. Dulos is accused of killing Jennifer Dulos, who disappeared last May amid contentious divorce and child custody proceedings. The couple have five children, who have been staying with Jennifer Dulos’ mother in New York since she vanished after dropping them off at school in New Canaan. Jennifer Dulos’ body has not been found. Police responded to Fotis Dulos’ home on Tuesday for a welfare check when he failed to appear in court in Stamford, where he faced the possibility of his $6 million bond being revoked and his returning to jail to await trial because of problems with assets used to secure the bail. Officers discovered him in medical distress in a vehicle.

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