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Michelle Troconis defended by her household at Jennifer Dulos homicide conspiracy trial

Jennifer Dulos suspected her husband Fotis Duulos was concerned in an extra-marital affair years earlier than he killed her, the slain mother-of-five’s nanny informed Michelle Troconis’ trial.

At the time of her disappearance in May 2019, Jennifer – whose stays have by no means been discovered – was within the midst of a bitter divorce and custody battle along with her estranged husband Fotis Dulos.

Investigators imagine Fotis killed her within the storage of her house and that Ms Troconis, Fotis’ then-girlfriend, helped him cowl up the homicide.

On Tuesday, the Dulos’ nanny Lauren Almeida, informed a Stamford, Connecticut jury that Jennifer had first voiced suspicions about her husband’s affair on a visit to Miami in 2017, two years earlier than she vanished.

“At the time I believed Fotis was an honest man, and that he couldn’t have been having an affair with five kids and a wife,” Ms Almeida mentioned. “I told her, ‘I don’t think that’s true.”

Fotis killed himself in 2020 after being charged with homicide. He continued to say his innocence, together with his lawyer bizarrely claiming Jennifer staged her disappearance in a Gone Girl-type plot.

Ms Troconis is charged with conspiracy to homicide, tampering with proof and hindering prosecution.


Jennifer Dulos started suspecting about Fotis Dulos’ affair in 2017, nanny tells court docket

Ms Almeida mentioned that Fotis Dulos was a task mannequin to her, and had pushed her to pursue a profession in luxurious growth.

However, the dynamic between Dulos and Jennifer modified when she came upon about his affair in 2017, Ms Almeida informed the court docket.

While on trip in 2017, Jennifer reportedly informed her mom and Ms Almeida that she believed her husband was having an affair.

“At the time I believed Fotis was an honest man, and that he couldn’t have been having an affair with five kids and a wife,” Ms Almeida mentioned. “I told her, ‘I don’t think that’s true.”

Andrea Blanco16 January 2024 21:46


Fotis Dulos was ‘harsh,’ Jennifer Dulos informed nanny

Ms Almeida mentioned that she labored at Fotis Dulos’ building firm, however continued to be a nanny for his or her kids.

Ms Almeida mentioned she noticed Dulos as a mentor who had given her a possibility to advance her profession.

However, when questioned about how Jennifer Dulos felt about her husband, Ms Almeida mentioned Jennifer had confided her husband had a foul mood.

“He was harsh and she didn’t like conflict,” Ms Almeida testified.

Andrea Blanco16 January 2024 21:37


Jennifer Dulos ‘never raised her voice, never got angry,’ nanny says

Ms Almeida started babysitting for the Dulos in September 2012, when the Dulos’ oldest set of twins had been six, the opposite twins had been 4 and their youngest daughter had simply turned one 12 months previous.

Ms Almeida took a full-time place because the nanny for the Dulos in 2013 after graduating school.

Ms Almeida informed jurors that whereas the 5 kids all the time adopted their father’s orders, they’d a “silly” relationship with their mom. Jennifer all the time took the youngsters on actions, went water snowboarding, pumpkin selecting and drew with them.

“They always wanted to be next to mommy,” Ms Almeida recounted. “She never raised her voice, never got angry. She was just so nurturing.”

Andrea Blanco16 January 2024 21:31


Jennifer Dulos’ nanny to take the stand

The defence is arguing that Judge Randolph is giving extra “leeway” than applicable to prosecutors who admitted proof about presumptive blood testing taken from Jennifer Dulos’ house and automobile.

Lauren Almeida, who labored as a nanny for Jennifer’s 5 kids and first alerted police she was lacking, is the subsequent witness anticipated to take the stand.

Andrea Blanco16 January 2024 21:14


Defence ends cross-examination, state redirects

Mr Schoenhorn requested Det Reilly whether or not he was despatched again to the scene in October 2019, 5 months after Jennifer went lacking, to acquire organic materials from the house.

The defence is making an attempt to construct the case that among the proof discovered through the October search was in the end not examined – regardless of having been collected with that intention.

Andrea Blanco16 January 2024 20:21


Det Reilly underneath cross examination by defence

We’re again from recess and Det Reilly says that the SUV was processed thrice.

Det Reilly is now cross-examination by the defence.

Andrea Blanco16 January 2024 19:43


Court takes recess

Trial will resume after lunch.

Andrea Blanco16 January 2024 18:12


Det Reilly says Luminol reacts to a ‘laundry list’ of drugs

Det Reilly tells the jury that Luminol additionally reacts to bleach and different substances.

The court docket is proven footage taken of the SUV’S truck space glowing after being sprayed with Luminol.

Andrea Blanco16 January 2024 18:07


Defence argues towards luminol proof

Det Reilly mentioned he personally used Luminol as much as twenty instances whereas processing the SUV’s trunk space.

The retired detective mentioned that the substance is utilized by investigators to seek out blood stains that aren’t seen to the bare eye. Det Reilly added that Luminol identifies the iron in blood.

Mr Schoenhorn objected that Luminol detects iron – not blood.

Andrea Blanco16 January 2024 17:43


Stains underneath SUV in Jennifer’s storage examined optimistic for blood, retired Det says

Det Reilly tells the jury that dots on the storage flooring are literally vegetative matter.

A presumptive blood take a look at on a big blood stain close to a rubbish may got here again adverse.

However, stains underneath an SUV parked within the storage did take a look at optimistic for blood.

The storage door was additionally dusted for fingerprints, Det Reilly mentioned.

Andrea Blanco16 January 2024 17:23