New motions filed by Michelle Troconis' attorney, including request to drop charges
attorney for Michelle Troconis asked the judge Thursday to drop some of the
charges against her in the Jennifer Dulos case.
and her then boyfriend, Fotis Dulos, were first charged in 2019 in connection
to his estranged wife's disappearance and presumed death.
Thursday, her attorney questioned whether the state had probable cause to
arrest her for evidence tampering and conspiracy to commit evidence tampering.
Jon Schoenhorn took aim at state police in a new motion, claiming the warrant
"contained false statements, recklessly disregarded the truth, and omitted
motion doesn't address the conspiracy to commit murder charge or the hindering
charge that Troconis also faces.
motion focuses on surveillance video from a neighborhood in Hartford on May 24,
2019 – the day Jennifer Dulos was last seen. Police say cameras captured Fotis
Dulos and Troconis disposing of trash that later tested positive for Jennifer Dulos'
pointed out that "the [Ford] Raptor's female passenger (believed by the
affiant to be the defendant) never exited the vehicle and did not assist the
driver in the disposal of any garbage bags" – something he believes was
second motion calls out the prosecution and asks for sanctions, alleging
that relevant information and materials have not been turned over to the
defense as required.
specifically references a nearly three-hour interview state police did with
co-defendant Kent Mawhinney in which he implicated Fotis Dulos and Michelle
Troconis in Jennifer Dulos' murder but denied he was involved in
included a picture, writing he still has not received answers from the state
about why the interview occurred at the State Police Polygraph Unit in Meridan
and what promises were made to Mawhinney in exchange for his cooperation.
third motion filed asked again to remove Troconis' GPS ankle monitor.
state's attorney office will not comment on the case.
has her next hearing Feb. 2. It's not known if the judge will address these