Anthony's Attorney Unveils Star Defense Team

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 13, 2008 1:05 PM CST
Ninth circuit Judge Stan Strickland, left, looks over some documents as Jose Baez, Casey Anthony's lawyer, watches.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Casey Anthony’s defense yesterday revealed a high-powered team of attorneys and expert witnesses in her trial for the murder of her daughter, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Lead counsel Jose Baez will be supported by Linda Kenney Baden, a New York attorney who defended Phil Spector. Also on board is Henry Lee, a veteran of the OJ Simpson murder trial, and a forensic anthropologist (Kathy Reichs) who moonlights as a best-selling mystery writer.

“As you can see, he's been putting together a tremendous team,” Baez’s spokesman said. The team was announced at an emergency hearing called after remains—suspected to be Caylee's, though a positive ID awaits—were discovered. Baez shot down questions about who is footing the bill for the pricey defense. “I don't think it's any concern of anyone who is paying for all this,” he said.