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Suspect linked to disappearance of mother appears in court

October 25, 2019 GMT
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Michelle Troconis, charged with two counts of tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution in the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos, listens to her attorney Andrew Bowman while appearing for a pre-trial hearing Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at the Stamford Superior Court in Stamford, Conn. (Erik Trautmann/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)
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Michelle Troconis, charged with two counts of tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution in the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos, listens to her attorney Andrew Bowman while appearing for a pre-trial hearing Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at the Stamford Superior Court in Stamford, Conn. (Erik Trautmann/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A suspect in the disappearance of Connecticut mother of five has appeared briefly in court for a pre-trial hearing.

Michelle Troconis, of Farmington, appeared Friday in state Superior Court in Stamford. She’s charged with first-degree hindering of prosecution and two counts of tampering with physical evidence related to the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos, of New Canaan. She has pleaded not guilty.

The Hartford Courant reports her family members have also moved her belongings out of the house she shared with Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of Jennifer Dulos.

He has also pleaded not guilty to evidence tampering and hindering prosecution.

Jennifer Dulos’ disappearance has stretched into its fifth month since she went missing May 24. Troconis is due back in court on Dec. 6. She is currently out on bond.