On Jan. 30, Fotis Dulos was declared dead after a suicide attempt at his Farmington, Connecticut residence. His death, which was caused by carbon monoxide poisoning, followed a lengthy legal battle following the May 24 disappearance of his estranged wife, Jennifer Dulos. 

Prior to his passing, Fotis had been charged with murder and kidnapping charges in connection to the whereabouts of the New Canaan resident. Additionally, both he and his former girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, had been charged with evidence tampering and hindering prosecution. During the process, he had also been placed under a court-ordered gag order, which remained in effect until his death. 

Now, the state's Supreme Court has asked that both prosecutors and those serving as defense in the Dulos case present reasons "to keep or drop the appeal on the gag order surrounding the case now that the defendant has died."

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According to NBC Connecticut, the order, which was filed earlier this month, instructed both parties to compile their arguments. However, they were each restricted to five pages or less. The state argued their position in a memorandum on Monday, stating that "the defendant is dead, so the 'case' is moot because there is no practical relief that he could gain were this Court to continue forward with his appeal."

Leading up to the gag order, Fotis had been under suspicion due to a variety of reasons, including his "allegedly violent relationship" that had been outlined in search warrants and previously-unreleased voicemails. Additionally, some had also started to question his alibi due to a "new twist."

Following his death, it has been said that attorneys began "wrangling" over his assets and have considered filing "malicious" lawsuits.

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