Since the body of missing toddler Caylee Marie was found last week, one chapter of the tragic story has closed. Now the defense team for Casey Anthony has an uphill battle ahead of them.
Already being dubbed the "Dream Team" the legal team assembled to defend Casey Anthony on charges of first-degree murder is impressive. "We have qualified people -- the best in the business -- reviewing this evidence," said Jose Baez.
Baez is being tight-lipped on how the Anthonys are going to pay for the powerhouse team. "I don't think it's any concern of anyone who's paying for all of that. It's confidential information, and I'm not about to disclose confidential information," said Baez in a news conference.
The public interest in the high-profile case is already being compared to the O.J. Simpson trial. Isn't calling Casey's defense team the same name as O.J.'s prophesizing that Casey will someday be a free woman? Let's hope not.
Here's the lineup:
|Jose Baez is Casey Anthony's lead defense attorney. According to his website, Baez is a former criminologist who received a B.S. degree in criminology from Florida State University.|
|Linda Kenney Baden is a new member of Jose Baez's defense team. Baden is a New York attorney who specializes in forensic evidence. Baden has been doing forensic work since the 1980s when she was in the prosecutor's office in New Jersey. She is the wife of Dr. Michael M. Baden, a medical doctor and board-certified forensic pathologist, who is also the host of HBO's "Autopsy."|
|Terence Lenamon is a Miami criminal defense attorney who recently joined Baez's defense team. According to WFTV.com, Lenamon has defended several high-profile clients, including Harrel Franklin Braddy, who is known as "The Miami Strangler," and accused killer Wadada Delhall.|
|Jose Luis Garcia is another member of Baez's defense team. Garcia has experience in both family and criminal law. Garcia attended Barry University School of Law, where he received his J.D. He continued his undergraduate education and obtained his B.A. degree at Florida International University.|
|Dr. Henry Chang-Yu Lee is the current Chief Emeritus for Scientific Services for the State of Connecticut and one of the founders of the Henry C. Lee Forensic Institute. He has worked on several high-profile cases, including the O.J. Simpson and Laci Peterson cases.|
|Dr. Lawrence Kobilinsky is the Associate Provost of the Interdisciplinary Forensics Science Department at John Jay College. He is also a consultant to attorneys in the areas of forensic biology, serology, and DNA analysis. A television consultant to CBS and CNN, Dr. Kobilinsky has authored and co-authored several books, including DNA: Forensic and Legal Applications, Forensic DNA Analysis, and Forensic Chemistry Handbook.|
|Dr. Kathy Reichs is a native of Chicago. Dr. Reichs earned her Ph.D. at Northwestern University. A former consultant to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina, she currently consults for the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de MĂ©decine LĂ©gale in the province of QuĂ©bec. Dr. Reich is the author of several bestselling books, including "Deja Dead," "Bare Bones," and "Devil Bones."|
|Dr. Huntington is the Assistant Professor of Biology at Concordia University in Nebraska, where he teaches Principles of Biology, Elements of Anatomy and Physiology, Entomology, Gross Anatomy I & II, Zoology, and Community Ecology. Dr. Huntington has been a consultant on more than fifty death investigations in the U.S. and in four foreign countries. In 2007 he was the recipient of Concordia's Young Alumnus of the Year Award.|
|Dr. Werner Spitz is a native of Israel. Dr. Spitz is a Professor of Pathology at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan; Adjunct Professor of Pathology at the University of Windsor in Canada; and a forensic pathology and toxicology consultant. A former Wayne County medical examiner, Dr. Spitz is considered to be one of the most experienced and well-respected forensic pathologists in the United States. He has testified numerous times in high-profile cases, including the wrongful death suit against O.J. Simpson|
Do you think the press referring to Casey's defense as the "Dream Team" is offensive?