Q: Can a person under arrest for murder and who attempted suicide, now in hospital in critical, prolong the stay there inde
This is about the case of Fotis Dulos who is under arrest for the murder of his estranged wife Jennifer Dulos, and also under strict house arrest, and who attempted suicide yesterday and is now in critical condition in a NY hospital. He had just found out his $6 million bail would probably be revoked for lack of funds to cover it. So far he's avoided jail, but now jail looked imminent so he attempted suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning, but failed because police found him in time. Can he prolong the stay at the hospital, or if he recovers somewhat but still is incapacitated or needs care, can he stay out of jail forever? His trial is still upcoming but date not set. What about if he recovers but still fakes illness? What are the statutes in CT on this? Thanks.
Assuming is bond is revoked he would be held under guard at a hospital until well enough to transfer to a Correctional Center
There he could continue to receive medical treatment
A twist is that since he was taken to NY for treatment he would have to waive extradition back to CT or be extradited
Finally, assuming that he lives and leaves a hospital, he would need to be deemed to have mental competency to stand trial. Lacking competency he could never be tried
I think everyone needs to wait to see how the story unfolds to see what happens with his health and that may take some time to see where the legal case will go
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