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Jury Finds Michelle Troconis Guilty of Conspiring to Murder Jennifer Farber Dulos in May 2019


(Stamford, CT) – Paul J. Ferencek, State’s Attorney for the Stamford/Norwalk Judicial District, announced that a jury in Stamford Superior Court today found Michelle Troconis, age 49, formerly of Farmington, guilty of Conspiracy to Commit Murder in violation of Connecticut General Statutes § 53a-54a, two counts of Conspiracy to Commit Tampering with Physical Evidencein violation of Connecticut General Statutes § 53-155, two counts of Tampering with Physical Evidence in violation of Connecticut General Statutes § 53a-155, and Hindering Prosecution in the Second Degree in violation of Connecticut General Statutes § 53a-166The Honorable Kevin A. Randolph presided over the jury trial.

According to evidence introduced at trial, the defendant conspired with her former boyfriend, Fotis Dulos, to murder Jennifer Farber Dulos, age 50, of New Canaan, while Dulos and Farber Dulos were in the middle of a contentious divorce and custody battle.

Farber Dulos was reported missing on May 24, 2019. Evidence showed that on that same day, clothing and other items with Farber Dulos’ blood were found in trash bins in the same area in Hartford that surveillance cameras located Dulos and Troconis. Police also found two Connecticut license plates that had been altered to cover up a canceled plate number that had previously been attached to a vehicle that Dulos owned.

Evidence at trial also showed Troconis tampered with evidence in the case, including cleaning up a vehicle police believed was used in the crime and burning evidence in the fireplace of Dulos’ Farmington home. In addition, trial testimony showed Troconis manipulated Dulos’ cellphone the day Farber Dulos was murdered so Dulos could create an alibi.

“First and foremost, I want to offer my deepest condolences to the family of Jennifer Farber Dulos, particularly her five children, who had their mother violently taken from them on May 24, 2019,” State’s Attorney Ferencek said. “I commend the hard work of everyone involved in this case and express my gratitude to the jury for their thoughtfulness and attention during this trial. While it’s our hope that today’s verdict brings Jennifer’s family and friends some peace, we also hope that someday we can provide resolution to the still unanswered question of where Jennifer rests. I assure you the State of Connecticut and this office will never stop looking.”

The case was prosecuted by Supervisory Assistant State’s Attorney Michelle Manning and Assistant State's Attorney Seán McGuinness, with the assistance of Assistant State’s Attorney Elizabeth K. Moran and Inspector David Edwards.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 31, 2024 in Stamford Superior Court.