Missing baby's parents name Kansas City attorney co-counsel

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 | 5:36 p.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY — A Kansas City attorney has been named co-counsel for the parents of a baby who has been missing since Oct. 4.

New York attorney Joe Tacopina announced Tuesday that John Picerno will help represent Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley as the search continues for Lisa Irwin. The baby was 10 months old when her parents reported she had disappeared from her crib overnight.

Picerno's appointment came a day after former co-counsel Cyndy Short said she couldn't work with Tacopina because of differences in their approaches to the case.

Picerno practices criminal defense. His website lists several cases in which his clients were acquitted of second-degree murder and other crimes or convicted of reduced charges.

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