Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley
Mike Ransdell/The Kansas City Star/AP
10/18/2011 at 02:30 PM EDT
The parents of missing Baby Lisa
have hired a high-profile lawyer, who quickly proclaimed their innocence and said they were focused on finding the 11-month-old girl.
Joseph Tacopina – who once represented Joran van der Sloot, the suspect in the Natalee Holloway disappearance – says that "there's no question in my mind" that Lisa's parents Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin "had absolutely nothing to do with the disappearance of their baby girl."
In a press conference in Kansas City, Mo., on Monday afternoon, Tacopina said that Bradley's admission she may have been drunk
or even passed out the night her baby went missing from a crib "goes to her credibility."
"It's her being truthful," says Tacopina. "That's something that she was willing to tell the truth about even if didn't make her look great because at the end of the day, she's got nothing to hide."