Fotis Dulos, accused of killing wife, in critical condition after attempted suicide

Fotis Dulos' estranged wife, Jennifer Dulos, has been missing since May.

January 28, 2020, 4:16 PM

Fotis Dulos, the father of five accused of killing his estranged wife, Jennifer Dulos, has been hospitalized in critical condition after attempting suicide at his Farmington, Connecticut home, according to his attorney.

After Fotis Dulos failed to show up for his emergency bail hearing on Tuesday -- his bond was likely to be revoked -- officers performed a wellness check at his house, according to the Farmington police.

Through a window, the officers saw him in the garage. Fotis Dulos was unresponsive, but officers determined CPR was required and called for an ambulance.

Fotis Dulos, center, and his attorneys Norm Pattis, left and Chris La Tronica appear for a probable cause hearing in Stamford Superior Court, Jan. 23, 2020, in Stamford, Conn.
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The father of five was rushed to a hospital to be treated for carbon monoxide poisoning, police said.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with him," said defense attorney Norm Pattis, who confirmed the suicide attempt to ABC News.

Fotis Dulos appears in court in Stamford, Conn., Jan. 8, 2020.

Fotis Dulos' estranged wife, Jennifer Dulos, disappeared in May 2019 amid a contentious custody battle.

Her body has never been found.

Police in Connecticut are looking for Jennifer Dulos, 50, who was last seen on May 24, 2019.
New Canaan Police Department

Fotis Dulos was arrested on murder charges this month.

Police alleged in court papers that he was "lying in wait" for his estranged wife at her New Canaan home and that a violent assault took place in the garage.

Fotis Dulos stands during a hearing at Stamford Superior Court, June 11, 2019 in Stamford, Conn.
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The Dulos' five children are in custody of Jennifer Dulos' mother.

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