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Joe Tacopina (left), the new attorney for Deborah Bradley (center) and Jeremy Irwin, whose 10-month old daughter went missing Oct. 4, speaks at a news conference on Oct. 17, 2011 in Kansas City. Tacopina is best known for defending Joran Van der Sloot, the Dutch man suspected in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba. (Associated Press)
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Joe Tacopina (left), the new attorney for Deborah Bradley (center) and Jeremy Irwin, whose 10-month old daughter went missing Oct. 4, speaks at a news conference on Oct. 17, 2011 in Kansas City. Tacopina is best known for defending Joran Van der Sloot, the Dutch man suspected in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba. (Associated Press)

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