High-profile New York defense attorney Joe Tacopina, now representing the parents of the missing child Lisa Irwin, says he is confident Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin had nothing to do with baby Lisa's disappearance.
"Police have to start with the mother and father, they have to look at that but don't come to any conclusions because there's no other answers," said attorney Joe Tacopina. "They have nothing to hide. I don't recall anyone being so open and honest under such an umbrella of suspicion."
That openness, which led to several recent interviews with national media outlets, has now prompted even more questions about the night Lisa disappeared.
In an interview with People magazine Bradley said she put Lisa down around 6:40 p.m. and reportedly admitted she drank so much wine she had no recollection of whether she checked on her daughter before going to bed, and might have even blacked out.
Investigators have said since Day 1, Bradley told them she tucked Lisa in around 10:30 p.m. that night.
"In my opinion it is not material," said Tacopina, who quickly dismissed the timing of that night, insisting it is not relevant to the investigation.
"Other people were around that night, not as if something happened between 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. That is not the case," said Tacopina.
What continues to be a key issue in the case is the level of cooperation between police and the parents.
It has been a week since the two sides sat down for questioning. Tacopina blames that on what he said were statements made by certain investigators who were convinced Bradley was involved in Lisa's disappearance.
Police would also like to talk to Lisa's other older brothers who were home the night Lisa went missing.
Bradley told media outlets she was against re-interviewing the boys, but Tacopina insists everything is still on the table.
"We want investigation to be fruitful and productive and we want to aid in whoever is handling the investigation," said Tacopina.
But don't expect to see Bradley and Irwin doing any more media interviews anytime soon.
"I want to pull back their appearances and put the focus back on Lisa," said Tacopina.
As for inconsistencies in previous interviews made by the parents over the last 14 days, Tacopina believes it actually speaks to their credibility hiding nothing, no matter how good or bad it might make them appear.
"I think it shows she's going to tell the truth whether she looks good or not. They are under a lot of trauma. They lost their baby it's hard to function at this point," said Tacopina.
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