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Jose Baez

Jose Angel Baez (born October 17, 1968) is best known as the lead attorney for Casey Anthony. Jose Baez was born in 1968 in the borough of Manhattan, in New York City.. He was raised by a single mother, growing up in the Bronx and South Florida. In the ninth grade, Baez dropped out of Homestead High School, got married and became a father at the age of 17. Having earned his GED diploma, he joined the Navy in 1986. According to his resume, he spent three years at the NATO base in Norfolk, Virginia, trained as an intelligence analyst, describing it as "Cosmic Top Secret" security clearance. On his return to civilian life, Baez attended Miami-Dade Community College and graduated from Florida State University. As a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, he competed for the Lambda Alpha Epsilon fraternity of criminology majors at Florida State University. In 1997, Baez graduated from St. Thomas University Law School and applied to become a lawyer.

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Aaron Hernandez's 3rd Suicide Note Was for Attorney, Not Gay Lover

Aaron Hernandez
3rd Note Was for Attorney ... Not Gay Lover

The three notes recovered in Aaron Hernandez's prison cell were written to his fiancee, his daughter and his attorney, Jose Baez ... NOT a supposed gay lover, sources tell TMZ Sports.  The… READ MORE >

Aaron Hernandez's Lawyer Scoffs At Inmate Allegations

Aaron Hernandez's Lawyer
Scoffs At Inmate Allegations

Aaron Hernandez's legal team says the inmate who claims to have had a special friendship with the NFL star behind bars is simply trying to get money from the media ... and they won't dignify his… READ MORE >

- 1 day ago
Aaron Hernandez's Lawyers File Motion to Dismiss Murder Conviction

Aaron Hernandez
Lawyers File Motion to Dismiss Murder Conviction

That was quick! Just days after Aaron Hernandez's death, his legal team has already filed a motion to have his murder conviction officially dismissed ... as part of a Massachusetts law that… READ MORE >

- 3 days ago
Aaron Hernandez's Gay Letter Is a False Rumor, Attorney Insists

Aaron Hernandez
Prison Cell Letters NOT for Gay Lover ... Attorney Insists

Letters were found inside Aaron Hernandez's cell when his body was found, but none of them were written to a gay lover. Hernandez's lawyer, Jose Baez, tells TMZ Sports, "Rumors of letters to a gay… READ MORE >

- 4 days ago
Aaron Hernandez's Family Issues Statement After Funeral (VIDEO)

Aaron Hernandez
Family Issues Statement After Funeral

The family of Aaron Hernandez says they love him and miss him and want to thank the public for supporting them in the wake of the NFL star's death.  Hernandez was laid to rest in a funeral… READ MORE >

- 4 days ago
Aaron Hernandez's Attorney Says Medical Examiner Holding Brain Hostage (Update)

Aaron Hernandez
Attorney Says Medical Examiner Holding Brain Hostage

11:57 AM PT -- Massachusetts officials say the Medical Examiner WILL release Aaron's brain to Boston University ... but they have not given a specific time frame.  "The Office of the Chief… READ MORE >

- 8 days ago
Aaron Hernandez Was NOT Suicidal, Lawyer Jose Baez Says

Aaron Hernandez
Was NOT Suicidal ... Lawyer Jose Baez Says

Aaron Hernandez's attorney, Jose Baez, tells TMZ Sports there were NO signs the ex-NFL star was suicidal in the days leading up to his death -- and now he's calling for a full investigation.… READ MORE >

- 10 days ago
Aaron Hernandez Lawyer Jose Baez Says 'Suicide' Could Actually Be Murder

Aaron Hernandez
It Could Be Murder ... Lawyer Claims

Aaron Hernandez may not have died as the result of suicide ... it could be murder orchestrated within the prison walls -- so claims the lawyer who represented him. We've learned attorney Jose Baez… READ MORE >

- 10 days ago
Aaron Hernandez Will Get Out of Prison, Says His Lawyer Jose Baez (VIDEO)

Aaron Hernandez
Will Get Out of Prison .. Says Jose Baez

Aaron Hernandez will NOT spend the rest of his life behind bars ... so says his attorney, Jose Baez, who tells TMZ Sports he believes he can overturn the ex-NFL star's murder conviction. READ MORE >

- 14 days ago
Jose Baez Says Aaron Hernandez Is Not a Killer, Reacts to Double Murder Case Verdict (VIDEO)

Jose Baez
Aaron Hernandez Is Not a Killer

Aaron Hernandez's lawyer, Jose Baez, is adamant the ex-NFL star is "not a killer" -- and says the jury in his double murder case GOT IT RIGHT with the not guilty verdict.  Baez says… READ MORE >

- 14 days ago
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