Tampa, Florida - The former fiance of a Tampa woman found hanging in a shower on New Year's Day 2009 on Anna Maria Island has now hired a lawyer.
On Thursday morning Joe Genoese would not confirm who his lawyer was, only to say that he hired one.
"I'm done with the media," Genoese told 10 News. "After the Dr. Phil show, I'm done with you guys."
During a recent appearance on the Dr. Phil show, Genoese took a lie detector test and failed it. The talk show host hired a former member of the FBI to ask Genoese if he had anything to do with Morris' death.
"I'm not saying anything else," Genoese remarked Thursday morning.
The Dr. Phil Show aired a two-part series on the Sheena Morris death investigation starting Thursday evening on 10 News at 4 p.m.
Morris' parents were also on the show. Morris' mother says she is sticking a strict contract that prohibits her from talking to the media about the contents of the show.
She did speak with 10 News Friday afternoon after Part 2 aired. Click on the video above to watch.
Police in Bradenton Beach determined the cause of Morris' death to be suicide, but her family had the young woman's body exhumed and hired a medical examiner to conduct a second autopsy.
The results came back undetermined as to cause of death.
Genoese has never been charged with any crime. He and Morris were spending New Year's Eve on Anna Maria Island when she was found dead.
"I've hired a lawyer, and he said not to talk with you guys," said Genoese.
According to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, the polygraph was administered by a former FBI expert. The test indicated that Genoese was lying when asked the question, "Did you kill Sheena?"
Genoese says going on the show was the, "the worst decision of his life."
As for how he performed on the polygraph, Genoese told the Sarasota paper, "It said I was lying. I didn't do well. I came up deceptive. I guess I should have investigated this thing before I went on there."
The 48-year-old added, "They set me up."
Morris' mother, Kelly Osborne, has always maintained that her daughter and Genoese had a tumultuous relationship and that Genoese, more than twice Morris' age, was responsible for the death of the 22-year-old.
Media outlets have reported that the show's producers informed Genoese that if he didn't like the results of the polygraph and were "unhappy" with them, he could get another one.
Genoese is said to have already arranged for another test to be administrated. Lie detector tests are not admissible in court cases.
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale told 10 News, "My heart goes out to Sheena's mother, but this is a suicide case. Plain and simple. We have investigated it thoroughly. This case has taken over my lead detective's life. He has done everything that he possibly can. I feel confident in our investigation."
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