Fortis Dulos and his girlfriend Michelle Troconis have entered not guilty pleas on Tuesday in the case of the missing Connecticut mom, Jennifer Dulos. Both Fortis and Tronconis were charged with tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution.

Fortis, who has yet to post the $500,000 bond, has hired lawyer, Norm Pattis. The attorney requested the court to lower Fortis’ bond to $100,000, saying the estranged husband of Jennifer is not a flight risk, Radar Online reported.

The bond request was denied with the state asking the judge to increase it to $850,000 because mixed blood from Fortis and Jennifer was reportedly found on a faucet in the kitchen of her home, the Hartford Courant reported. The judge kept bail at $500,000, which Pattis said Fortis would post using his retirement funds as collateral, according to the news outlet.

Troconis is cooperating with investigators and has provided information related to Jennifer’s disappearance. A woman matching Troconis’ description was seen on video surveillance footage at the time that Fortis allegedly dumped a series of trash bags into a number of Hartford dumpsters.

If convicted, Troconis could be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison. She posted the $500,000 bond earlier this month and has been issued a GPS tracking device by the judge, the Courant reported.

Jennifer went missing on May 24 and was last seen when she dropped her kids off from school. She has been missing for 18 days, and the case according to the investigators is now murder case, Radar Online reported. Investigators are continuing their search of a Hartford landfill for evidence in the case.

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