We told you it was in the works ... but now, it's official -- Aaron Hernandez has hired Casey Anthony's lawyer, Jose Baez, to represent him in his double murder case.
The ex-NFL star and convicted murderer met with Baez at his Massachusetts prison earlier this week -- and, moments ago, Baez announced Hernandez has made the move to retain Baez's firm.
"I can now confirm that my firm has been retained to represent Mr. Aaron Hernandez in his upcoming trial," Baez said in a statement.
"Mr. Hernandez strongly maintains his innocence, and I plan to establish that before a jury of his peers."
Besides being convicted of murdering Odin Lloyd in 2013, the former New England Patriots tight end is also accused of killing two men in a drive by shooting in 2012.
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