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DATELINE NBC EXCLUSIVE: MISSING CT MOM’S HUSBAND SPEAKS OUT BEFORE RECENT ARREST, SAYS HE BELIEVES HIS WIFE IS ALIVE

In First National Interview, Fotis Dulos Denies Having Anything to Do with Estranged Wife’s Disappearance

All-New Broadcast Airs Monday on Dateline at 10pm/9c

September 6, 2019 – The estranged husband of missing Connecticut mom, Fotis Dulos, tells Dateline NBC in his first national interview that he believes his missing wife, Jennifer Dulos, is alive. Fotis tells NBC News’ Dennis Murphy, “She was a great mother. I think she was an excellent mother. And I hope that she continues to be an excellent mother.” Fotis also denied having anything to do with her disappearance. The sit-down interview took place before Fotis was arrested this week for a second time, after his wife vanished in May, for allegedly tampering with evidence. To watch a preview of the interview, which airs Monday at 10pm/9c on an all-new Dateline NBC, click here. The transcript of the excerpts, which first aired on TODAY this morning, is below.

The one-hour special, entitled The Disappearance of Jennifer Dulos, also includes interviews with Jennifer’s family and friends, as well as Fotis’ attorney. He has pleaded not guilty and has denied having anything to do with his estranged wife’s disappearance.

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Excerpts:

Dennis Murphy: How is she as a mother?

Fotis Dulos: She was a great mother. I think she was an excellent mother. And i-- i hope that she continues to be an excellent mother.

Dennis Murphy: You use the present tense.

Fotis Dulos: Yes.

Dennis Murphy: Do you believe Jennifer is alive?

Fotis Dulos: I do.

Dennis Murphy: Against all circumstantial evidence or common understanding of the -

Fotis Dulos: I’d like not to discuss this -

Dennis Murphy: But in your mind -

Fotis Dulos: Per my, per my -

Dennis Murphy: In your mind -

Fotis Dulos: - Per my attorney's advice. So I think we should--

Dennis Murphy: I understand. But in your mind, she's alive.

Fotis Dulos: Yes.

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Dennis Murphy: Fotis, did you have anything to do with Jennifer’s disappearance?

Fotis Dulos: I did not. But I’d like to leave it at that.

Dennis Murphy: Right. But you can say that much.

Fotis Dulos: Absolutely.

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