Aaron Hernandez hires Casey Anthony attorney Jose Baez

FILE - In this April 15, 2015, file photo, former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez listens as the guilty verdict is read during his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. The Bristol District Attorney's Office said Friday, July 24, 2015, that the investigation and trial cost them nearly a half-million dollars in overtime and expenses. Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd in June 2013, and faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole. (Dominick Reuter/Pool Photo via AP, File)

BOSTON (AP) – Aaron Hernandez has hired the lawyer who famously won an acquittal for Florida mom Casey Anthony to represent him in his upcoming double-murder trial.

File photo- Jose Baez and Casey Anthony
File photo- Jose Baez and Casey Anthony

ESPN and Fox Sports report that the former New England Patriots star has retained Orlando attorney Jose Baez. The legal team will also include Harvard law professor Ronald Sullivan and New York lawyer Alex Spiro, who also represents Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha in a lawsuit against New York City police.

The attorneys haven’t immediately responded to a request for comment from The Associated Press.

Hernandez was convicted and sentenced to life in prison last year in the 2013 killing a man who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee. He’s awaiting trial for a 2012 double murder in Boston and has pleaded not guilty.

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