stamford — the attorney representing michelle troconis wants her electronic monitoring unit removed because he claims it’s interfering with her defense by telegraphing her every move to probation officers and prosecutors.
“the defendant’s exact location information is accessible 24/7 to agents of the state and her whereabouts are known at all times through monitoring and mandatory self-reporting to the probation officer,” defense attorney jon schoenhorn wrote in a motion filed wednesday in state superior court in stamford.
troconis, 45, has been required to wear an electronic monitoring unit since she was first released on bond last june after being charged with tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution in the may 24 disappearance of jennifer dulos.
troconis has since also been charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
her former boyfriend, fotis dulos, 52, while facing in connection with the death and disappearance of his estranged wife.
in a note left in his car, fotis dulos proclaimed he was innocent of the charges and that troconis and his former attorney, kent mawhinney, who is also charged with conspiracy to commit murder, were not involved in the crime.
588的彩舒适troconis has been required to alert authorities for any trips outside her home for medical appointments, church and shopping since the conspiracy to commit murder charge was filed in january — a requirement schoenhorn also wants to stop.
“the fact the ms. troconis cannot schedule a meeting with her attorney, go to locations relevant to the investigation of her case, or seek out a potential defense witness without disclosing the information to the state interferes with the attorney-client relationship and inhibits her right to effective assistance of counsel,” in violation of the sixth amendment and article i of the state constitution, schoenhorn wrote in the motion.
schoenhorn wants the gps unit and any other non-financial conditions removed as part of his client’s release on $2.1 million bond, schoenhorn said.
the attorney also seeking to suppress evidence gathered during the execution of search warrants in the case. the most recent evidence he wants suppressed is data gathered from a cellphone “tower dump” police sought in june to determine if any phones connected with fotis and jennifer dulos or troconis had been in the hartford area the days surrounding the 50-year-old mother of five’s disappearance.
schoenhorn contends the “tower dump” was “an unconstitutional and unjustified fishing expedition of not only the defendant’s data but that of everybody else.”
police obtained a search warrant for the cellphone “tower dump” after finding videos of two people who appear to be troconis and fotis dulos on albany avenue in hartford the night jennifer dulos went missing.Read Full Article
588的彩舒适the videos show fotis dulos placing garbage bags that police say contained clothing and items stained with the blood of jennifer dulos in bins along the hartford street, arrest warrants said.
according to arrest warrants, police believe fotis dulos when she returned from dropping off their children at a nearby school around 8 a.m. on may 24.
588的彩舒适police said they found signs jennifer dulos was the victim of a “serious physical assault” based on blood evidence they found in the garage, arrest warrants state.