Jennifer Farber Dulos’ kids may speak at Michelle Troconis sentencing

The children of Jennifer Farber Dulos, who went missing in 2019 and was presumed murdered by her estranged husband, may speak at the sentencing of his girlfriend on Friday.

Farber Dulos’ five children are now aged 13 to 17 and have submitted statements to the court via a family spokesperson, an attorney for Troconis told the Stamford Advocate. The attorney, Jon Schoenhorn, said they would be permitted to speak if they wanted to.

Jennifer and Fotis Dulos had been locked in a contentious divorce and custody battle when she went missing in May 2019 after dropping her children off at school. She was officially declared dead in October 2023.

Michelle Troconis, who was living with Fotis Dulos at the time, was convicted in March of conspiring in his wife’s murder. After two days of deliberation following an eight-week-long trial, a six-person jury found Troconis guilty of two counts of conspiracy to commit tampering with physical evidence, two counts of tampering with physical evidence and one second-degree count of hindering prosecution.

While Farber Dulos’ body has not been found, prosecutors presented an abundance of evidence indicating she had been viciously attacked, including zip ties and slashed clothing with her blood on them. Fotis Dulos had been seen driving around the Hartford area the day his estranged wife disappeared, with Troconis beside him, dropping off trash bags in various receptacles around the city.

The drop-offs were captured by surveillance video, and investigators were able to retrieve some of them. They contained the zip ties and clothing with bloodstains that were a DNA match to Jennifer Dulos. Troconis has said she did not know what was in the bags.

Fotis Dulos died by suicide in January 2020 while out on $6 million bail soon after being charged with capital murder and kidnapping in connection with his wife’s disappearance. Troconis has been jailed on $6 million bond since her conviction and plans to appeal, Schoenhorn told the Advocate. If her sentences are consecutive rather than concurrent, she could be imprisoned for as long as 50 years.