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Grossberg lawyer thrown off case

WILMINGTON, Del., July 3 -- The attorney hired to defend accused baby killer Amy Grossberg has been kicked off the case for violating a court-imposed gag order. A Delaware judge said today that Robert Gottlieb violated the gag order by allowing Grossberg to appear on ABC's '20-20,' and removed him from the case.

He is being replaced by Delaware attorney Eugene Mauer. The judge in the case said he imposed the gag order to cut down on pretrial publicity after Grossberg and her boyfriend, Brian Peterson, were charged with killing their newborn son at a Newark, Del., hotel. At the time of that interview, Gottlieb argued that the gag order didn't apply to Grossberg, but only to lawyers and investigators. Grossberg has told the judge she's 'terrified' about what would happen to her if Gottlieb is taken off the case. ---

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