Casey Anthony’s former attorney files motion to represent Dr. William Husel


COLUMBUS (WBNS) – Florida attorney Jose Baez, who previously represented Casey Anthony and NFL star Aaron Hernandez, has filed a motion in court to represent Dr. William Husel, a former Mount Carmel doctor charged with 25 counts of murder.

Husel is accused of providing too much fentanyl to near-death patients who were under his care. He was fired by Mount Carmel Health Systems in December after an internal investigation.

Diane Menashe, a Columbus defense attorney who represented convicted killer Brian Golsby, has also filed the motion to be co-counsel alongside Baez.

A message left with Baez’s Florida law firm was not immediately returned. Menashe confirmed what the court records reflected when reached by phone.

Husel’s current criminal defense attorney, Richard Blake, has previously said that Husel was providing comfort care and did not intend to kill these patients.

Blake did not return a message seeking comment about the potential change in attorneys for Husel.

Husel has pleaded not guilty to the charges.