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The former Mount Carmel anesthesiologist faces 14 counts of murder after prosecutors say he ordered excessive doses of painkillers that hastened the deaths of patients.

Husel To Be Represented By Former Casey Anthony Attorney

Fired Mount Carmel doctor William Husel
Mount Carmel
Fired Mount Carmel doctor William Husel

The former Mount Carmel doctor charged with 25 counts of murder has a new lawyer known for successfully defending high-profile clients such as Casey Anthony and Aaron Hernandez.

Florida-based lawyer Jose Baez identified himself as William Husel's attorney in a court filing seeking to be part of the defense despite not practicing law in Ohio. A message seeking comment was left with Baez's firm.

Mount Carmel Health System found Husel ordered excessive painkiller doses for dozens of hospital patients who died over several years.

The now-fired doctor pleaded not guilty . Another defense attorney has said the 43-year-old physician was providing comfort care for dying patients, not trying to kill them.

Mount Carmel fired 23 more nurses, pharmacists and managers after its internal investigation, but they aren't being criminally prosecuted.