Aaron Hernandez Hires Jose Baez
Aaron Hernandez has hired Casey Anthony’s lawyer, Jose Baez, to represent him in his double murder case.
According to the celebrity gossip website TMZ.com, the troubled ex-NFL star and convicted murderer met with Baez at his Massachusetts prison earlier this week — and, moments ago, Baez announced Hernandez has made the move to retain Baez’s firm.
“I can now confirm that my firm has been retained to represent Mr. Aaron Hernandez in his upcoming trial,” Baez said in a statement.
“Mr. Hernandez strongly maintains his innocence, and I plan to establish that before a jury of his peers.”
Besides being convicted of murdering Odin Lloyd in 2013, the former New England Patriots tight end is also accused of killing two men in a drive by shooting in 2012.
About Jose Baez:
Jose Baez, is a lawyer and New York Times best selling author. He is best known as the lead attorney for Casey Anthony, who was acquitted of murder in July 2011 after a trial that attracted significant national and international attention.
Anthony was acquitted of the murder of her daughter, Caylee, after a trial that lasted six weeks. In a press conference on the day of the verdict, Baez said, “While we’re happy for Casey, there are no winners in this case. Caylee has passed on far, far too soon, and what my driving force has been for the last three years has been always to make sure that there has been justice for Caylee and Casey because Casey did not murder Caylee. It’s that simple.” He added, “And today our system of justice has not dishonored her memory by a false conviction.” Baez was featured on every major news network and show across the country. Jeff Ashton, one of the prosecutors in the case, later complimented him on his cross-examination skills. Baez authored a book with Peter Golenbock about the Anthony Case, Presumed Guilty, which was published on July 3, 2012 and became a New York Times Best Seller. Fox News Channel commentator Geraldo Rivera nicknamed Baez “Juanie Cochran.”