NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Fotis Dulos remains in critical condition Wednesday night following his suicide attempt at his Connecticut home yesterday.
Dulos is charged in the murder of his missing estranged wife, Jennifer.
Wednesday, Dulos’s lawyers appeared in court as their client is in a hospital.
“So the situation is grim. Mr. Dulos is hospitalized and we’re hoping to recover,” said attorney Norm Pattis.
Pattis says he won’t speculate, won’t try to answer why Dulos attempted suicide.
We’ve learned the murder suspect attached flexible tubing to the exhaust pipe to feed carbon monoxide into his SUV, parked in the garage of his Farmington mansion.
Desperate attempts at CPR left Dulos with a faint pulse. He’s now hospitalized at Jacobi Medical Center. Pattis would not say if Dulos is on life support. One source described dulos as “non-responsive,” CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported.
As for a prognosis:
“Candidly, his medical condition is dire,” Pattis said. “Family members of his will arrive in New York from Greece tonight, and we will await word from physicians about what is reasonable to expect.”
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Earlier in court, prosecutor Richard Colangelo agreed to put off a motion to revoke Dulos’s $6 million bond. Instead, a judge issued a re-arrest warrant, so technically Dulos is not in custody, which makes it easier for authorized visitors to his hospital room.
Defense attorney Kevin Smith says it’s difficult to process the attempted suicide.
“Gutted. You forget that this, what for everybody else is just sort of a story that’s going on, that’s a person. That’s a client whose life you’ve taken into your hands,” Smith said.
It has been an eventful month for Dulos: He was charged Jan. 7 for the murder of his wife Jennifer. Then he was scolded by a judge on Jan 23 for removing a memorial to Jennifer posted near his home. Now, a suicide attempt, raising the possibility questions only Dulos can answer may never be resolved.
Police spent much of Wednesday seeking judicial permission to enter Dulos’s home.
As a part of their continued investigation, the Connecticut State Police Western District Major Crimes detectives have obtained and are executing a search warrant at the home of Fotis Dulos. – PIO LT McKenzie
— Farmington CT Police (@FarmingtonCTPD) January 29, 2020
Late in the afternoon they received that permission and began a search of his home.