Fotis Dulos wants to talk and is fighting the gag order a judge placed upon those associated with the case involving the disappearance of his estranged wife, Jennifer. Dulos has gotten into hot water for already violating the gag order several times previously, and now he’s trying to do away with it altogether, according to ABC News.
Dulos’ lawyer, Norm Pattis, is now using a new attempt to dissolve the gag order. He claims that the gag order, which was imposed by a trial court judge, is a violation of his client’s freedom of speech. He also insists that the gag order prevents Dulos from being able to properly defend himself from the very serious accusations he’s facing.
The court has not yet responded to Pattis’ request. However, it appears not very likely that this wish will be granted. The gag order was put into place because this has become a very public case that America has a lot of strong opinions about. The order, which was put into place in September, helps provide for fairness and helps prevent a jury from becoming prejudiced by already having formed their own opinions about whether or not Dulos is guilty.
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In addition, prior to the gag order Dulos was pretty outspoken in the media about the case, even doing television interviews in which he claimed his innocence. In one particularly shocking interview, Dulos revealed that he believes his estranged wife is still alive. This is contrary to what law enforcement currently believe.
“There was never, never, never any violence, any abuse in any way. Jennifer and I didn’t even really argue all those years,” said Dulos.
As The Inquisitr previously reported, Connecticut Superior Court Judge John Blawie banned all those associated with the case from making public comments regarding “the character, credibility, reputation or criminal record of a party, victim or witness or discussing whether a guilty plea is in the works.”
Dulos and his former girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, are the two primary suspects in Jennifer’s May 24 disappearance. Dulos and Jennifer share five children together and were in the middle of a not-so-amicable divorce and custody battle prior to her disappearance.
She was last seen dropping off her kids at work. Later that night, her blood was discovered on the floor of her garage, suggesting a surprise attack. Dulos and Troconis both face charges of tampering with evidence and interfering with the investigation. They have pleaded not guilty.