Judge warns Fotis Dulos to keep GPS monitoring device charged or bond will be raised

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A judge warned Fotis Dulos Monday to properly charge his GPS monitoring device or he will have his bond raised.

Fotis Dulos has pleaded not guilty to charges of tampering with physical evidence and hindering prosecution in the case of his missing estranged wife, Jennifer Dulos. Fotis Dulos is currently free  $500 thousand bond and being monitored by a GPS system.

Jennifer Dulos was last seen dropping her children off at school in New Canaan in May.

Judge John Blawie chastised Fotis Dulos for allowing the required GPS monitoring device to dip below 25% several times in the past month. His attorney Norm Pattis says some areas drain the GPS battery more than others.

Pattis asked the judge to remove the ankle bracelet, saying it's not necessary and that Fotis Dulos has complied with all conditions of his release.

"I am unaware of any other case in the state of Connecticut where a person who's not charged with a crime of violence, with no criminal history has had an electronic monitoring device imposed," said Pattis.

State attorney Rich Colangelo countered saying if the judge was going to revisit GPS monitoring, he should set a curfew for Fotis Dulos.

"Because he's obviously just thumbing his nose at the court. He's not able to comply with your orders. Looking at what probation is saying, this is a person that believes he is above the court's orders and doesn't really understand the seriousness of what he's facing, even the charges he's facing right now," said Colangelo.

Blawie said he will leave conditions of bond as is. He said Fotis Dulos must comply with the GPS monitoring.

Fotis Duolos made a brief statement following the hearing saying, "I would like to thank all these people who have given me their support. I just want to tell you how much I love my children, and I can't wait to see them."

Pattis was more restrained when he spoke with the media after court than in the past, due to the recent gag order in this case. He spent much of his time in court Monday arguing against it and told the judge he intends to file an appeal with the Connecticut Supreme Court Wednesday.

 The Associated Press helped to contribute to this article.

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