HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - A friend of a man accused of murdering his estranged wife is scheduled to face a judge on Friday for a different case.

Attorney Kent Mawhinney faces sexual assault charges in a case that involves his own estranged wife.

Mawhinney's estranged wife told police that she was afraid for her life and that he had taken out a $750,000 life insurance policy with him as the beneficiary.

Mawhinney was arrested as part of the case against Fotis Dulos, who was accused of killing his estranged wife, Jennifer Dulos.

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Mawhinney was charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

Jennifer Dulos disappeared on May 24, 2019 after dropping her children off at school in New Canaan.

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Police believe she was killed in her own garage by Fotis Dulos.

Fotis Dulos was charged with felony murder last month and later killed himself, according to his attorney.

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