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Baby Lisa Parents Fire Their Own Lawyer

11/14/2011 11:08 AM ET

Baby Lisa Parents Lawyer - While Baby Lisa is still missing, her parents have fired their lawyer. Cyndy Short, who was working with New York defense attorney Joe Tacopina, has been fired.

At a news conference earlier today, Short said “Tacopina and I were not able to work as a team. Our goals and our approaches are so different that one of us had to go.”

Short was fired soon after she gave media tours of the Irwin family home, which the family says they were not aware of. Lisa’s parents Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin emailed a statement to ABCNews.com saying, “After hearing there was a press conference, and listening to Mrs. Short’s statement, we are further convinced that we made the correct decision.”

They continued: “One of the reasons we relieved Mrs. Short was because she was holding her own press conferences, making statements to the media, and giving tours of the home that we were finding out about after the fact.”

The family said Tacopina has secured “very prestigious local lawyers to join the team representing the family.”

Investigators are still searching for Irwin, last seen when her mother, Deborah Bradley, said she put her to bed the evening of October 3. Lisa’s father, Jeremy Irwin, said the girl was gone when he came home at 4 a.m. the next day.

Lisa’s parents claim someone crawled through the window and snatched the baby.

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