Baby's Mom: I Was Drunk When Lisa Vanished

Family gets big-shot lawyer
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2011 2:42 PM CDT

(Newser) – The mother of missing baby Lisa Irwin was drinking when her 10-month-old disappeared, she told the Today show—“enough to be drunk,” she said. Deborah Bradley drinks a few times a week, she told Fox News, but only once her kids are in bed. “I don’t see the problem in me having my grown-up time,” she said. But we may not be hearing much more from her: Her family’s new high-profile lawyer, former New York prosecutor Joe Tacopina, has told the parents not to talk to the media.

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Bradley has already raised a “gigantic red flag” in chats with reporters, a former FBI agent tells the Kansas City Star: The Today show says she reported putting Lisa to bed four hours earlier than she told police. She has also told the media that she failed a lie-detector test. But Tacopina, who represented suspect Joran Van der Sloot in the Natalee Holloway case, says “there are going to be discrepancies, but there were absolutely no discrepancies that have caused police to take any action.” (Read more Lisa Irwin stories.)

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