A 52-year-old man who was charged with killing his estranged wife after she went missing has died two days after he attempted suicide.
In a statement by Norm Pattis, the lawyer of Fotis Dulos said his client died just after 5.30pm at Jacobi Medical Center on Thursday in the Bronx, New York.
Mr. Pattis said: “Mr. Dulos was tried and convicted in the court of public opinion. Now he has been executed.”
His attorney added: “We remain committed to demonstrating he did not murder Jennifer.”
Before his death, the estranged husband of Jennifer Farber Dulos attempted to take his own life inside his garage while awaiting trial for the murder of wife Jennifer Dulos who went missing after dropping her children at school.
The real estate businessman was found in his car inside the garage of his mansion in Farmington, Connecticut, on Tuesday afternoon, having suffered carbon monoxide poisoning.
He was found by Police officers who had gone to check on him as he failed to appear for a court hearing over one of the properties used to secure his $6 million bond.
Officers later found him at his Farmington, Connecticut, house in distress and called for an ambulance. They performed CPR and airlifted him to UConn Heath for treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning before they took him to a specialist medical centre. He died after two days.
His estranged wife, Jennifer Dulos, a 50-year-old mother of five, disappeared in May 2019 in New Canaan, Connecticut, after she dropped her children off at school.
Investigators found her car near a park not far from her home, but she has not been seen or heard from since, and officials now believe she is dead.
She and Fotis Dulos were in the midst of a bitter custody battle before she went missing.
In 2017, Jennifer Farber Dulos moved out to a home in New Canaan and filed for divorce, court records show. She told officials she was afraid of her husband, according to court documents obtained by CNN.
“I know that filing for divorce and filing this motion will enrage him,” she said, according to the documents. “I know he will retaliate by trying to harm me in some way.”
Fotis Dulos denied making any threats or bullying her, according to court filings.
He and his then-girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, were arrested in June and charged with tampering with or fabricating evidence after investigators found blood stains and evidence of attempts to clean the crime scene, officials said. They pleaded not guilty.
He was arrested on murder and kidnapping charges earlier this month and again pleaded not guilty.
In arrest affidavits, police said they believe Jennifer was attacked in the garage of her rented property in New Canaan, Connecticut, after taking her kids to school before the killer moved her body in her car, which was found nearby.
During the search for Ms.Jennifer, Police found pools of blood that appear to have been partially mopped up, as well as blood in the car.