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Filled with explosive new information, this is the definitive inside story of the case that captivated the nation and the verdict that no one saw coming
It was the trial that stunned America, the verdict that shocked us all. On July 5, 2011, nearly three years after her initial arrest, Casey Anthony walked away, virtually scot-free, from one of the most sensational murder trials of all time. She'd been accused of killing her daughter, Caylee, but the trial only left behind more questions: Was she actually innocent? What really happened to Caylee? Was this what justice really looked like?
In Imperfect Justice, prosecutor Jeff Ashton, one of the principal players in the case's drama, sheds light on those questions and much more, telling the behind-the-scenes story of the investigation, the trial, and the now-infamous verdict. Providing an inside account of the case, Ashton, a career prosecutor for the state of Florida, goes where the press and pundits have only speculated, detailing what really happened during the investigation, showing how the prosecution built their case, and explaining how a woman so shrouded in suspicion was proclaimed innocent.
Moving beyond the simple explanations, Ashton offers an in-depth look at the complex figure of Casey Anthony, a woman whose lies he spent three years trying to understand. And yet this focus on Casey came with its own risks; here he details how this widespread fixation on Casey—both in the media and in the trial—may have undermined the case itself. As everyone got caught up in the quest to understand the supposed villain, somehow the victim, Caylee, was all but forgotten—not just to the public, but more important, to the jury.
Complete with never-before-revealed information about the case and the accused, Ashton examines what the prosecution got right, what they got wrong, and why he remains completely convinced of Casey Anthony's guilt.
Jeff Ashton recently retired from a thirty-year career as a prosecutor in Orlando, Florida. He is the most experienced homicide prosecutor in the history of Orange County and a veteran of more than seventy successful homicide prosecutions. He lives in Florida.
Being a Casey supporter and actually willing to read this clowns drivel all I've got to say is this man is a sadist and wanted case yes I call her that because I knew her to die... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Jeremy Montanez
I did not sit watching the trial. Of course it was all though the halls, so why watch. I do think Jeff Ashton did a great job keeping his calm and was very legal minded in the... Read morePublished 9 days ago by cinder1ca
was a well written and fantastic detailed book/ was more enjoyable because of the special circumstances that Jeff clued us on// totally enjoyed this book/ a big winnerPublished 11 days ago by Phyllis Laxen
Interesting in that we can read what was in minds of prosecution.Also to see the things that couldn't be introduced at trial that may very well have changed a verdict. Read morePublished 18 days ago by ASConner
A very interesting easy read. I am 100 percent convinced that Casey Anthony was and is guilty of murderijg her child.
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I just couldn't get into this book. I'm going to pick it up & try it again. I love Jeff Ashton too. Maybe I was too Casey overdosed at the timePublished 1 month ago by Cheryl G