The estranged husband of a missing New Canaan, Connecticut mother and his girlfriend have faced a judge for the first time. Fotis Dulos and Michelle Troconis did not enter a plea during an arraignment connected to the May 24th disappearance of Jennifer Dulos. Both held on 500-thousand-dollars bond, Troconis paid hers, Fotis Dulos did not.
As for what finally got them arrested? According to police and prosecutors, Fotis can be seen on surveillance video tossing out garbage bags stained with blood. In those bags? Items including sponges containing blood, which has since been identified as belonging to Jennifer Dulos. Apparently, blood evidence was also found at Jennifer’s home – as well as evidence of attempts to clean it up.
So far, Fotis Dulos and Troconis face tampering with physical evidence and hindering prosecution charges. Police say more charges are expected. Both are due back in court on June 11th.
Fotis and Jennifer have been going through a divorce and custody battle for their five children, who are staying with family on Manhattan's Upper East Side under armed guard.