Fotis Dulos, a Connecticut man charged with the murder of his estranged wife, Jennifer Dulos, attempted suicide Tuesday morning at his home in Farmington, his lawyer Rich Rochlin said.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Dulos was in critical condition at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Lt. Timothy McKenzie, a spokesman for the Farmington police, said at a news conference.
McKenzie said officers had responded to Dulos’ home at approximately 11:54 a.m. to conduct a well-being check because he was late for a court appearance.
When officers arrived at the house, they could see Dulos sitting in his vehicle in the garage “in obvious signs of medical distress,” McKenzie said. The officers forced entry and began lifesaving measures, he said. Dulos was taken by ambulance to UConn Health, where he is being treated for carbon monoxide poisoning. A spokeswoman for UConn Health declined to comment, citing patient confidentiality.
Another of Dulos’ lawyers, Norm Pattis, told NBC News that Dulos was being moved or had already been moved from the UConn Health to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, where he will be placed in a hyperbaric chamber. He described Dulos’ condition as “perilous.”