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Cheshire man accused of killing his wife wants to see his child

Cheshire man accused of killing his wife wants to see his child

- CT Post
A legal clash erupted in court Wednesday when the attorney for Emanuel Dominguez-VillaGomez, accused of murder in the stabbing death of his wife, Monica Dominguez, in Cheshire, asked a judge to allow the defendant to have contact with his young daughter.
The attorney, Norman Pattis, who has been hired in place of the public defender who initially represented the defendant, told Superior Court Judge Patrick J. Clifford his client wants a no-contact order lifted so Dominguez-VillaGomez can...

Jennifer Dulos case: Prosecutor predicts ‘media sideshow’ without gag order

Jennifer Dulos case: Prosecutor predicts ‘media sideshow’ without gag order

- CT Post
A prosecutor argued in a memo filed late Tuesday that the state’s case against Fotis Dulos could be compromised and become a “media sideshow,” unless a judge imposes a gag order on both attorneys.
State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo filed two memos this week at the Stamford courthouse, supporting his own motion for a judge to issue a gag order in the high-profile case of Jennifer Dulos’ disappearance, and a second memo opposing the defense’s request to...

Russian billionaire fails to win back daughter in Bridgeport court

Russian billionaire fails to win back daughter in Bridgeport court

- CT Post
A Superior Court judge on Tuesday refused to force the reunification of Russian billionaire Shalva Chigirinsky with his 12-year-old daughter, who had accused him of sexually assaulting her.
“Given her somewhat gloomy history, the minor child appears to be doing reasonably well in her current environment,” Judge Mark Gould ruled, denying Chigirinsky’s request for visitation and granting a motion for sole custody by the girl’s mother, Tatiana Panchenkova.
The...

Lawyer: Driving app led Fotis Dulos out of CT

Lawyer: Driving app led Fotis Dulos out of CT

- CT Post
Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of missing New Canaan mother Jennifer Dulos, crossed state lines into New York on Monday.
Fotis Dulos, 51, and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, 44, are each free on bail while charged with tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution in connection with Jennifer Dulos’ disappearance.
As a condition of his bail, Fotis Dulos must stay in Connecticut, and is wearing a GPS monitoring device.
His lawyer, Norm Pattis, said Tuesday his...

Clients like Alex Jones, Fotis Dulos court disfavor for attorney Norm Pattis

Clients like Alex Jones, Fotis Dulos court disfavor for attorney Norm Pattis

- CT Post
In 2005, Norm Pattis left the New Haven law firm he shared with his mentor, John Williams, and vowed he was giving up the law business to run a bookstore in Bethany.
Or so the story goes.
“Did I say that? I may have said that, I certainly wanted to spend more time in a bookstore,” Pattis said Thursday. “But I never stayed out of it (the law). The law is just too compelling, and I like to fight and it’s hard to fight in a bookstore.”
He still owns...

Alex Jones to appeal sanction order

Alex Jones to appeal sanction order

- CT Post
The lawyer for InfoWars host Alex Jones said he intends to file an appeal of a judge’s order to Jones to pay a financial sanction for falsely claiming on a television broadcast that he was being framed by the families of the Sandy Hook tragedy with child pornography.
“I will be filing a public interest appeal with the state Supreme Court on Monday,” Norman Pattis said Wednesday afternoon.
On Tuesday, following a hearing, Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis ordered...

Alex Jones hires controversial lawyer

Alex Jones hires controversial lawyer

- CT Post
Infowars host Alex Jones, who is being sued for calling the Sandy Hook shooting a hoax, has hired a controversial Connecticut lawyer to defend him.
“I was aware he wanted to hire another lawyer and now I’m in the case,” confirmed New Haven lawyer Norman Pattis. “I’m looking forward to the fight, there is a lot to talk about in the case.”
Pattis replaces Jones’ original lawyer, Jay Wolman.
Jones is being sued in Superior Court in...

Alleged hit and run killer claims she was in psych unit

Alleged hit and run killer claims she was in psych unit

- CT Post
Tracked down after a painstaking process in which police questioned dozens of owners of white BMW sports utility vehicles, Patricia Daniels surprised detectives with an unusual alibi for the time a mother was killed and her young son injured in a hit and run crash.
“She said she was having some psychological issues that morning and drove herself to St. Vincent’s Medical Center and checked herself into the psych unit,” newly retired Bridgeport police detective Paul Ortiz...

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