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Husband of Missing Mom: 'I Know What I Haven't Done'

'The truth will come out,' says Fotis Dulos
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 3, 2019 5:21 AM CDT
This photo released May 31, 2019, by the New Canaan Police Department shows Jennifer Dulos, missing since May 24 when she was last seen dropping off her children at school in New Canaan, Conn.   (New Canaan Police Department via AP)
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(Newser) – The estranged husband of missing Connecticut mother of five Jennifer Dulos says the public shouldn't think of him as a "monster." Fotis Dulos tells NBC New York that people should wait until the facts of the case are out before they decide he is guilty in the May 24 disappearance. "I know what I've done, I know what I haven't done," Dulos says. "I have to stand and fight and hope the truth is going to come out." Dulos, 51, was arrested last month on charges of evidence tampering. Police say that on the day of the disappearance, Dulos and girlfriend Michelle Troconis dumped clothing and others items that had Jennifer Dulos' blood on them. Dulos says he understands why he was arrested, but he insists he is in the "5 to 10%" of spouses in such cases who are not guilty.

Court filings detailed a bitter divorce and custody battle, though Dulos says they had started having "good conversations" in the weeks before she disappeared. His lawyer, Norm Pattis, suggested Tuesday that the disappearance may have been a "revenge suicide" intended to ensure Dulos never gained custody of the children. He says Jennifer Dulos had an "alarming number of medical tests" before she vanished and she may have been "critically ill." Family spokeswoman Carrie Luft rejected the lawyer's theory. "Jennifer Farber Dulos would absolutely never leave her children and would never do anything that would bring them harm," she tells the New York Times. The children, ages 8 to 13, are currently in the custody of Jennifer Dulos' mother. (Pattis has also suggested that Jennifer Dulos lived out a novel she wrote with a plot similar to Gone Girl.)

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