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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 -- First Court Date With Casey Anthony's Lawyer (PHOTO)

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