Greek American businessman Fotis Dulos and his ex-girlfriend Michelle Troconis have been charged with the murder of Dulo’s wife Jennifer Farber Dulos, almost eight months after her disappearance.
Dulos was arrested on Tuesday and was charged with murder, felony murder and kidnapping and Troconis was charged with conspiracy to commit murder after her arrest on Tuesday, Connecticut State Trooper Christine Jeltema told reporters.
The court set Dulos’ bond at $6 million and Troconis’ at $2 million.
Troconis’s attorney, Andrew Bowman, said that his client surrendered herself to authorities and that it was a difficult day.
“But she has always been extremely cooperative, and we’ll have to deal with these charges in court,” Bowman said.
A Connecticut lawyer, Kent Mawhinney, a close friend of Fotis Dulos, was also charged with conspiracy to commit murder and is being held on a $2 million bond.
Jennifer Dulos was last seen alive dropping their five kids off at school in May, amid a difficult divorce and custody battle with her husband.
In divorce papers, Jennifer had accused her husband of infidelity, cruelty and threatening to kidnap the children and take them to Greece. He denied the allegations.
Her body has never been found.
Dulos and Troconis had previously been charged with evidence tampering and obstruction in Jennifer’s disappearance. Dulos’ criminal attorney has previously proposed that Mawhinney could provide an alibi that cleared him of wrongdoing.
Jennifer Dulos’ family thanked police “for their tireless commitment and diligent, painstaking work that has led to these arrests.”
“Although we are relieved that the wait for these charges is over, for us, there is no sense of closure. Nothing can bring Jennifer back. We miss her every day and will forever mourn her loss,” the statement said.
The five children are currently living with Jennifer’s mother in New York.