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Michelle Troconis Found Guilty Jennifer Dulos Murder

Michelle Troconis found guilty in connection with Jennifer Dulos murder. Verdict brings hope for justice as Dulos' body remains missing.

Michelle Troconis has been convicted in connection with the murder of her ex-boyfriend's estranged wife, Jennifer Dulos. On Friday, she was found guilty of conspiring to murder the mother of five, as well as one count of hindering prosecution, two counts of conspiracy to commit tampering with physical evidence, and two counts of tampering with physical evidence.

A group of six jurors listened to the state prosecutor and defense lawyer's two hours of closing arguments in a Stamford Superior Courtroom on Tuesday. Troconis, who dated Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of Jennifer, was accused of plotting to commit murder in 2020 and entered a not-guilty plea.

Jennifer Dulos was last seen after dropping her kids off at school in May 2019. Friends filed a missing person's report when she failed to show up for appointments and went ten hours without contact. She was in the midst of a bitter divorce and custody dispute with Fotis Dulos at the time of her disappearance.

Despite her body never being found, a Connecticut judge declared Jennifer Dulos dead in October 2023. The state's chief medical examiner concluded that she likely suffered "traumatic, blunt-force injuries." Her DNA was found in her New Canaan garage on the wall, garage door, and stains resembling blood in her car.

Fotis Dulos and Troconis were previously arrested on suspicion of tampering with evidence related to the disappearance. Troconis was found guilty after investigators discovered a "blood-like substance" with Jennifer Dulos' DNA in a truck Fotis Dulos had access to on the day she vanished.

Jennifer Dulos had expressed fear of Fotis Dulos to authorities before her disappearance, stating that she believed he would retaliate for her filing for divorce and a motion against him.

The verdict in Troconis' case is seen as a step towards accountability by family and friends of Jennifer Dulos. They hope the renewed public interest in the case may lead to new leads that could help locate Dulos' body.

Troconis' bail was set at $6 million in cash as surety, with electronic monitoring and house arrest if she posts the required amount. Her sentencing is scheduled for May 31.

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