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After Woman Left Home, Dulos Apparently Went Into Garage

Police investigators have been at his home
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 29, 2020 11:42 AM CST
Updated Jan 29, 2020 4:03 PM CST
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A hose is seen attached to a vehicle parked in the garage at the home of Fotis Dulos, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Farmington, Conn. Dulos is being hospitalized in critical condition after being found unresponsive in a vehicle inside his garage, authorities say.   (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
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(Newser) – Fotis Dulos remains in critical condition and on life support after he apparently attempted suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning on Tuesday. The Hartford Courant reports the attempt is thought to have taken place after his "new girlfriend" left the home to get groceries. He was found in his garage, with the car running and a hose connected to the tailpipe. After being transported to UConn Health Center he was airlifted to the Bronx's Jacobi Medical Center where he was placed in a hyperbaric chamber. The Stamford Advocate explains the chamber allows a patient to ingest "pure oxygen three times higher than normal air pressure." Farmington, Conn., police investigators were at the house on Tuesday and again Wednesday, and while Police Lt. Timothy McKenzie wouldn't detail the purpose of their probe, it is likely in connection with the suicide attempt.

Dulos, who stands charged with the death of his estranged and missing wife Jennifer Dulos, was found after not showing up for a bond hearing Tuesday. Attorney Norm Pattis said Tuesday that Dulos had been dealing with the "devastating news" that he might have his $6 million bond revoked due to problems with the collateral, meaning he could be sent back to jail to face trial. That hearing was held without him at 2pm Wednesday, and NBC Connecticut reports the judge raised the bond from $6 million to $6.5 million, but the state's attorney and the defense attorney agreed the motion involving the bond would be removed, and revisited if and when Dulos' condition improves. "We have agreed that he can be in rearrest status when and if he is capable of returning to court," his lawyer said after the hearing. Had that not happened, he could have been taken into custody in his hospital room, potentially keeping his family from visiting him. (Read more Fotis Dulos stories.)

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