NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The suicide note left behind by Fotis Dulos, the man charged with murdering his estranged wife in Connecticut, has been released.

This comes one day after he died from carbon monoxide poisoning.

The note, released by Dulos’ lawyer, was found beside Dulos in the vehicle he was in when police found him unresponsive on Tuesday, overcome by carbon monoxide poisoning while trying to take his own life.

He had been out on house arrest at the time. He was declared dead Thursday evening.

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The suicide note left behind by Fotis Dulos, the man charged with murdering his estranged wife in Connecticut, has been released.

The handwritten note on what appears to be lined notebook paper fills the page and is dated Jan. 28, the same day Dulos carried out his final act.

It begins, “If you are reading this I am no more. I refuse to spend even an hour more in jail for something I had NOTHING to do with.”

Dulos stood accused of the murder of his estranged wife, Jennifer Farber Dulos. She mysteriously disappeared in May of last year, and since then, there has been no sign of her or her remains.

Investigators arrested Dulos in January, citing evidence that included surveillance video of what appeared to be Dulos and his former girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, allegedly throwing away garbage bags. They were later recovered by police and tested positive for Jennifer’s blood.

Troconis and a third person, Kent Mawhinney, Dulos’ former attorney and personal friend, were also arrested in connection with the case.

In the note, Dulos writes, “I want it to be known that Michelle Troconis had nothing to do with Jennifer’s disappearance. And neither did Kent Mawhinney.”

Dulos also references the garbage bags in another portion of the note, saying, “My attorney can explain what happened with the bags on Albany Avenue.”

As for his five children, who are now left without their mother and father, he writes, “Please let my children know that I love them, I would do anything to be with them, but unfortunately we all have our limits. The State will not rest until I rot in jail.”

The note ends simply signed “Fotis.”

On Thursday, his attorney filed a motion minutes after he was declared dead, asking the court to continue the case to trial so that he can vindicate his client.

Comments (5)
  1. Grammy says:

    If he had nothing to do with his wife’s disappearance, then how goes he know his girlfriend and lawyer had nothing to do with it?

  2. billj696 says:

    His last thought: “I just should have divorced her and given her half”.

  3. JaniceM says:

    Hey, that’s SOME LONG SUICIDE NOTe. This guy should have been a NOVELIST.

    1. Sebastian Logiudice says:

      THIS DIFFICULT TIME? THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME?

  4. Jennifer4u says:

    Moron. If his attorney had the proof: he would have given it to the police at the get go as exonerating evidence, and there would never have even BEEN a trial. Know what? I don’t even think this guy is dead. Isn’t it odd that ALL OF HIS FAMILY WHO WERE NAMED IN THE WILL came over a day before the suicide attempt? There’s no dispute here: EVERYTHING GOES TO HIS KIDS.

    WTF, folks. Really, WTF.

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