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Casey Anthony's Lawyer Hired By Aurora Shooting Victim's Mother

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Jose Baez hired to handle colorado shooting victims lawsuit

It's hard to blame anybody but James Holmes for the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado last month, but one of the victim's mothers believes the Century 16 movie theater should share some of it.

Shirley Wygal lost her 32-year-old daughter, Rebecca Wingo, in the massacre and has hired Jose Baez to prove the theater's culpability.

If that attorney's name sounds familiar it's because it is. He's the guy who defended Casey Anthony so well that she was found not guilty of killing her 2-year-old daughter.

Wygal explained her decision to pursue legal action against the Century 16 by saying:

"When police came that night with official word, Rebecca's baby asked, 'How did he get in?' Dissatisfied with the answer, she asked again. At just 5 years old, she wants to know how it could happen and so do I. If any entity had an obligation to protect the innocent and did not, then every survivor and loved one left behind must hold them accountable. The first step is a timely and thorough investigation. I've engaged a firm large enough to help us all. I am confident in their expertise and appreciate their making this a priority. Rebecca would love these attorneys. As a mom, she'd want her girls to have the truth. As a daughter, she'd insist I find that truth for them."

We wish her the best of luck finding whatever truth there is left to discover.

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9 comments to “Casey Anthony's Lawyer Hired By Aurora Shooting Victim's Mother”

  1. 1

    very beautiful.. astonishing gorgeous…

  2. 2

    i went to bourne legacy or whatever its called today its a brilliant move however i kept looking at the exits and kind of freaking out imagining someone coming thru… where im from a bell rings if the door is opened to outside..so i do tend to agree with the mother..

  3. LiberalsMakeMeSick says – reply to this


    Perez, I know you love to push trash down our throats like you do with Kardashians BUT pushing this bottom feeder down our throats is going to far. He is responsible for letting a murderer walk free and spit on the grave of that child.

    Don't give him or the murder any attention. They do not deserve it.

  4. 4

    Wow. Wygal's using the kid big time. No five-year-old is going to do that without being coached IF the kid asked that at all. Is anyone stupid enough to buy into this? Wygal is looking to make bank. The theater is not responsible for the actions of the shooter, and hindsight is always 20/20, especially if you're a slime ball looking to score. I hope that Wygal loses the case and ends up having to pay all attorney fees, including her own. That might send a message to people that it's not okay to be mercenary through the court system. As for Baez, he got lucky with the Anthony verdict. And doesn't have have to be licensed to practice in Colorado before he can take on a case there?

  5. 5

    I'm sorry but I don't think a 5 year old asked the question "how did he get in ? "

  6. 6

    I can not imagine the pain the families must be feeling and I am sorry. I don't know what the theater and police would have to gain by becoming co conspirators and lying about what happened? That poor little girl has learned the randomness of violence, but what could you possibly want to know from the theater? Ohhhhh…..Money

  7. 7

    Re: Yes You Bore Me – Yes in most states you have to be licensed to practice law but he may farm it out to an associate in that state. I personally do not like him.

  8. M says – reply to this


    No guys obviously the kid knew that people would be able to see from the entrance if he tried to go in that way and police would have been called right away, since she also thought about how he was dressed in gear and knew the type of guns he had weren't small and concealable. She probably questioned, like most people did, why the back door would be unlocked (for those that dont believe the him propping it open part).
    Oh wait, yeah it sounds a little bit far fetched that that'd be her first question instead of the simple question "why"? Not that it's impossible, but I find it very unlikely.

  9. 9

    He's right, and she has a case. Colorado is a CCL state. Meaning people can legally carry concealed firearms if they have a permit. NOW the problem is when an establishment is posted as a "gun free zone" they are taking away citizens rights to legally protect themselves. Now by doing this, in theory they should be held accountable for safety and security.