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Tuesday
Sep132011

Casey Anthony‚Äôs Attorney Jose Baez to Rep Gary Giordano in Aruba

Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images(ORANJESTAD, Aruba) -- The defense attorney who helped get Casey Anthony acquitted of murder charges has flown to Aruba to take up the defense of Gary Giordano, the man held in the disappearance of 35-year-old Robyn Gardner of Maryland.

Baez confirmed to ABC News Tuesday that he is in Aruba and will be joining the defense of Giordano, who has been in prison there since shortly after Gardner vanished on Aug. 2.

Baez was the lead attorney in the Casey Anthony trial, which ended this summer with a not-guilty verdict in the death of her two-year-old daughter Caylee.

Shortly after the Casey Anthony verdict, Baez told ABC News’ Barbara Walters in an exclusive interview, ”After I heard ‘not guilty,’ I had a moment. I thought, ‘My life is going to start to change.’”

Baez had only been practicing for three years and had tried one death penalty case before he was hired by Casey Anthony, though he has handled five murder cases. “‘I’ve never had anyone convicted of first-degree murder,” he told ABC News.

Giordano lost an appeal last week to be freed from the Aruba jail. He is being held for 60 days as prosecutors there mount a case against him.

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