Tuesday afternoon brought conflicting reports in the midst of high-profile breaking news regarding Fotis Dulos.
At 12:32 p.m., The Hartford Courant tweeted that Dulos had died at his Farmington home. One hour later, the Courant tweeted an update: Dulos had a faint pulse, “conflicting with reports” of his supposed death.
The news of Dulos possibly being alive came from Dulos’ attorney Norm Pattis just after 1 p.m.
Courant reporter Dave Altimari sent out the following message at 1:16 p.m.:
WFSB, Channel 3, also reported Dulos as dead, breaking the news around 12:43 p.m. on Twitter. An update on Dulos’ faint pulse condition, citing Pattis as the source, came from WFSB at 1:21 p.m.
Around 12:40 p.m., Hearst’s Connecticut Post reported that “Fotis Dulos, accused of killing estranged wife Jennifer Dulos, has died, a source close to Dulos told Hearst Connecticut Media.”
“BREAKING: Sources say Fotis Dulos has been pronounced dead at this Farmington home,” tweeted Channel 8 at 12:37 p.m.
At 12:32 p.m., NBC CT reporter Caitlin Burchill tweeted that information still had to be confirmed:
At 12:57 p.m., Fox61 reported on Twitter that Dulos “was found unresponsive and his attorney confirmed that Dulos committed suicide.”
Pattis’ colleague, attorney Kevin Smith, refused to either confirm or deny what local news outlets had reported.
As the live coverage continued, Channel 3 showed shocking drone video of Dulos being resuscitated by law enforcement.
As of this writing (Tuesday 3:55 pm), news media across the state are reporting that police have confirmed that Dulos is in critical condition and is being transferred from UConn Health Center to another location with a hyperbaric chamber.
Managing editor of the Republican-American Anne Karolyi had this to say on the initial breaking news coverage: