Lawyer: Giordano looking forward to time with kids

November 30, 2011 - 9:05 AM
Aruba Missing American

U.S. businessman Gary Giordano, second from left, pictured shortly after being freed from police custody, sitting in the back of an SUV driven away from an Aruban detention facility by local lawyer Chris Lejuez, right, and American lawyer Jose Baez, left, in Oranjestad, Aruba, Monday, Nov. 29, 2011. Second from right is Giordano's father. Giordano, held since Aug. 5, is free to leave the island, although prosecutors say he is still their prime suspect in the disappearance of his traveling companion. (AP Photo/Pedro Famous Diaz)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for Maryland businessman detained for months in Aruba as a suspect in the disappearance of his traveling companion says his client is looking forward to returning home to spend time with his family.

Jose Baez said Wednesday on ABC's "Good Morning America" that Gary Giordano wants to spend time with this children and plans on trying to "reassemble his life." ABC filmed Giordano making a call to his family from a hotel room after his release Tuesday night.

Giordano denies any wrongdoing in the disappearance of Robyn Gardner. A judge ordered his release after ruling prosecutors didn't have enough evidence to justify holding him longer.

An appeals court is expected to decide Wednesday whether prosecutors can put him back in jail in pretrial detention.