Bond was set at $6 million today for a Connecticut man accused of murdering his wife.
Fotis Dulos made his first court appearance since police charged him with murder and kidnapping in connection with the disappearance of his wife Jennifer. He was previously charged with evidence tampering and hindering an investigation.
Dulos’ attorney Norm Pattis said he thought the bond was far too high.
“In Connecticut, if you read the papers or listen to the news, you’ll almost never see a bond of this magnitude for a person without an extensive criminal record.”
Pattis said he thought police were grasping at straws with the charges.
“If the state can’t figure out what it’s trying to do after however many months it’s had to investigate this case, I don’t know how a jury will make a decision in the four to six weeks it’ll take to try this case.”
The judge also issued a protective order barring Dulos from having contact with his five children and their grandmother Gloria Farber.
Dulos’s former girlfriend and former divorce attorney were both charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Police say the two helped Dulos cover up the killing and drew up a bogus alibi for him.