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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.
Strong book from the prosecution point of view. The evidence is fully explained. Mistakes are reviewed. If you want to know more about Casey Anthony don't pass up this book.Published 1 day ago by John
This book literally took me a year to get through. I wouldn't waste your time.Published 5 days ago by Alexandria
Factual and precise. Good read, will continue to reference over time. Jeff is the ultimate professional!!Published 14 days ago by Chester Ward
This is a good recap of the trial, and was a fairly interesting read. It was just a bit dull. Compare it to, say, "Hush Little Babies," about the Darlie Routier case, and... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Kelly Keyser
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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by ASConner