Doctor in murder case gets 2 new lawyers, June trial date


THE MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING 25 OF HIS PATIENTS IN COLUMBUS HAS A NEW ATTORNEY AND IT’S A NAME YOU MAY RECOGNIZE. DARLENE: JOSE BAEZ, THE ATTORNEY WHO HELPED SECURE THE ACQUITTAL OF CASEY ANTHONY, NOW REPRESENTS FORMER MOUNT CARMEL DOCTOR WILIAM HUSEL. AND A FEW HOURS AGO THEY WERE TOGETHER IN COURT. DARLENE: NBC4’S DAN PEARLMAN WAS THERE AND HE JOINS US LIVE FROM THE COURTHOUSE WITH BAEZ HAS TO SAY ABOUT HIS NEW CLIENT. DAN: BAEZ IS NOT MINCING WORDS HE TOLD ME POINT BLANK DR. HUSEL IS AN INNOCENT MAN. AND THIS CASE IS NOT AS CUT AND DRY AS MANY MAY BELIEVE. JOSE BAEZ LED DR. WILLIAM HUSEL DOWN THE FIFTH FLOOR HALLWAY HERE AT THE FRANKLIN COUNTY COURTHOUSE. HUSEL HOLDING HIS WIFE’S HAND… “DR. HUSEL CAN YOU SAY WHY YOU WANTED TO HIRE A NEW ATTORNEY?” …REMAINING SILENT. “…EXCUSE US. WE HAVE TO GOT TO WORK.” THIS WAS A HEARING FOR BAEZ TO ESTABLISH HIMSELF AS HUSEL’S NEW ATTORNEY. THE FORMER MOUNT CARMEL DOCTOR AS WE’VE REPORTED FACES 25 COUNTS OF MURDER ACCUSED OF ORDERING FATAL DOSES OF PAIN MEDICINE FOR HIS PATIENTS. HIS ATTORNEY BEFORE BAEZ TOLD US HUSEL WAS PROVIDING COMFORT CARE FOR THOSE IN HIS CARE… JOSE BAEZ – ATTORNEY: “I’M NOT GOING TO COMMENT ON THE EVIDENCE OR WHAT POTENTIAL DEFENSES WILL BE. BUT I CAN TELL YOU THAT HE IS ABSOLUTELY 100% INNOCENT. THE CHARGES ARE SOMEWHAT BAFFLING. AND WE’LL DEAL WITH IT IN THE COURTROOM.” PROSECUTOR RON O’BRIEN RESPONDED TO THAT. RON O’BRIEN – FRANKLIN COUNTY PROSECUTOR: “THROUGHOUT THE PROCEEDINGS, PAST AND CURRENT LAWYERS HAVE TAKEN THAT POSITION AND THAT’S WHAT MAKES FOR A TRIAL AND BRINGING IN A JURY.” THE JURY WILL BEGIN HEARING THIS CASE NEXT YEAR. IT’S LARGEST MURDER CASE IN FRANKLIN COUNTY HISTORY. WITH THE ATTORNEY NOW DEFENDING DR. HUSEL NO STRANGER TO CASES IN THE SPOTLIGHT. “I’M PASSIONATE ABOUT ASSISTING DR. HUSEL IN THIS ENDEAVOR AND HOPEFULLY WHEN IT’S ALL SAID AND DONE, EVERYONE WILL BE MUCH MORE EDUCATED AS TO WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED.” DAN: AND TODAY THE TRIAL DATE WAS PUSHED BACK ABOUT A MONTH TO HELP BAEZ GET UP TO SPEED. IT WILL NOW BEGIN ON JUNE 1 NEXT YEAR. DP. DARLENE: A FAMILY IN BLACKLICK LOST THEIR

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