BRONX, N.Y. (WWLP/NBC) – A Connecticut man accused of killing his estranged wife has been declared dead Thursday at a New York City hospital, two days after an apparent suicide attempt, NBC New York reports.
According to NBC New York, Fotis Dulos’ attorney, Norm Pattis, confirmed his death early Thursday evening. Fotis was listed in critical condition at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx for two days.
Pattis said Dulos’ family was by his side and have decided to donate his organs. They want his name cleared.
Pattis stated, “To those who contend that Mr. Dulos’ death reflects a consciousness of guilt, we say no. We say it was more a conscience overborne with the weight of a world that was too busy to listen and that wanted a story more than it wanted the truth.”
Police found Dulos unresponsive after he failed to show up for an emergency bond hearing. A search warrant was executed at his Connecticut home on Wednesday, just one day after the man accused of murdering his long-missing wife tried to take his own life.
In a motion filed on Thursday, Patis asked to preserve all evidence that police found while searching his home. He wrote:
Upon information and belief, law enforcement officials recovered a note in which Mr.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.Norm Pattis, Lawyer for Fotis Dulos
The note is presently in custody of the Farmington Police Department or state police, according to Nexstar station WTNH.
No useful information was found in the home that would lead to the discovery of Dulos’ missing estranged wife, Jennifer Dulos, WTNH reports.
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