Imperfect Justice Updated Ed: Prosecuting Casey Anthony

Imperfect Justice Updated Ed: Prosecuting Casey Anthony

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by Jeff Ashton
     
 

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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. 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

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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. 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. 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.

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ISBN-13:
9780062246356
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/2012
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Pages:
384
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102,639
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26 MB
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Meet the Author

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.

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Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 309 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would love to hear about evidence that the Prosecution was unable to present to the jurors for their case. I believe they did an excellent job presenting what they could against Casey Anthony. I'm certain Jeff has lots of evidence he knew about but couldn't touch or wasn't allowed during the trial for fear of a mistrial. I hope all of the jurors that allowed the real killer to walk reads this book and hears further evidence, and realizes they made a horrible mistake. There's only one person that knows what really happened and that's little Caylee's Mother, and we all know she doesn't know how to tell the truth. Better Jeff Ashton making money from this miscarriage of justice than Casey Anthony.
skyangel More than 1 year ago
I full heartedly believe that Mr Ashton had his heart in this case like thousands across the nation. He was in the front row seat to see all the things we couldn't see that was sealed, and not admissible. If anyone is going to tell a story about an imperfect justice I'd like to hear it from Jeff, and I guess we will. Although, headlines say its a Casey Anthony story, so Im wandering if there was truth in the defense's opening statements. Sure would like to see who the dirty hands were that bagged and dumped Caylee and staged this case if thats the way of it. Have to read this book and find out. Enjoy your retirement Jeff ! Respectfully, Sky~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I said I would not read any books written by the Anthonys.. they don't know how to tell the truth! Jeff Ashton did a great job with what he was allowed to enter, unfortunately so many facts were not allowed because, according to Jose Baez, they would be prejudicial against his client. In a murder case such as this one, ALL evidence should be allowed! The courts seem to be more protective of the murderers than interested in justice for the victims. The verdict was a slap in the face for Ashton, so I'm glad he wrote this book. Maybe the 12 jurors who were so taken in by Baez's lies will also read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an awesome contribution this book will be to so many of us who followed this case from "day 31" and I can't think of anyone better to author a truthful accounting of this tragic injustice than a classy, professional and ethical individual, who has dedicated his entire adulthood / career advocating for victims. I have ordered this book for myself and every adult on my Christmas list and can't wait to read it! This is the ONLY book surrounding this circus that I have and / or will support, purchase or read.well, unless it's from Linda or Frank; since I would never read anything from the defense or any one with "Anthony" as their last name.EVER.even if it were free! I have pinned a "countdown to release" calendar and will be anxiously awaiting my receipt! Thanks also to B&N for offering this publication.
joyewils More than 1 year ago
I cannot wait to read Mr. Ashton's book. He must be devestated regarding the outcome of the Casey Anthony Trial. He and Linda did a wonderful job but it was a hard fight for them when they were dealing with so many liars and 12 moronic jurors. The State can rest easy knowing that it is not "over" for Casey. I am thankful that Jeff has taken the time to pen this book. Good Luck To Mr. Ashton!!! We love you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exciting news! If any of that dredful family wrote the book, I wouldn't borrow it from the public library. However, Jeff Ashton did a wonderful job and if this is a small measure of support, then count me in!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jeff Ashton is number one can"t wait to read the book Justice for Caylee Marie...RIP
Dawn2u More than 1 year ago
Im looking forward to reading about your experince with this trial. Jeff keep your head up and dont listen to the negitive comments. We are greatful for all the time and energy you put in to try and bring justice for Caylee. Im sure Caylee is smiling down on you for being her voice. Its just to sad that the jury didnt hear her cries.
cindalu More than 1 year ago
I purchase a lot of books from Barnes and Noble and good for them for putting this book out. As other avid readers have voiced I will also boycott any book by Casey Anthony or Jose Baez as they would have to be considered fiction. I hope by putting this book out it helps Jeff Ashton, because I know he put his heart into helping Caylee find justice. He is an honorable man and did the best he could with all the lies and manipulation by the defense. This is one book I can't wait to read.
bfortin More than 1 year ago
I cannot wait for his book to come out. I believe he is the finest Prosecuter I have ever seen. The title is perfect as the Prosecutor's should have won this case hands down, unfortunately the juror's saw it a different way. I will be preordering this book and hope it becomes a #1 best seller as I believe it will.
reereeMW More than 1 year ago
I haven't read it yet but am anxiously waitin to. Thank you, Mr Ashton for such a super job at the trial. I think you did an awesome job but somehow the jurors just couldn't see it. I wish you the best in your retirement and may God richly bless you.
OutragedSL More than 1 year ago
Without even reading this book yet, I am sure that it is going to be awesome. "Imperfect Justice" is an understatement when it come to this case.... I have alot of respect for Jeff Ashton and Linda Drane Burdick and was absolutely SHOCKED by the verdict as was most of the world...This trial was a joke to Jose Biaz and a total embarrasment to the State of Florida. Jose made a mockery of our justice system with his and Casey's lies which allowed a murderer to go free..It shocks me that a Defense attorney can LIE to save his client.. And the Jury... I won't even go there...Justice IS about the truth (or should be)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I believe that Jeff Ashton tried his best with what he had. I trully believe that she knew what happened to that little girl. And the people on the jury did not look and hear what they had. I know I will not read anything that comes out of Cassie's mouth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One day I came out of my home and I smelled the decomposing body of my neighbor. I did not stand there and think, who left their garbage out to rot. I KNEW WHAT IT WAS. That baby was in that car decomposing and I believe it. I do not blame Jeff Ashton for losing the case. I for one, cannot wait until this book is released. At the very least, Casey Anthony threw her dead daughter in a garbage bag and threw her in the swamp to rot. I want to hear about the strategies behind trying to convict this women of murder. I am hoping that reading this book might shed some light on how 12 people couldn't see what the vast majority of the rest of us did and WHY she walked out free. I will however, boycott any publisher or store that decides to sell anything from Casey Anthony.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is wonderful that Jeff Ashton is going to tell us the actual events in the casey case which he was unable to bring to trial. There is no question that casey was guilty of murder and it is sad that justice was not served. I hope this book is a great success with many followers so that the world will know the truth about the anthonys. I am also hoping that any book from the any of the anthony's be banned - all they know how to do is lie and we should give them absolutely no credibility or financial gain. best of luck, Mr Ashton.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This will be a book worth waiting for! How refreshing the truth will be--can't wait.
DallasTaylor More than 1 year ago
I couldn't admire Jeff Ashton anymore than I do. I cant hardly wait to receive the book he has written. I find him open, honest and very intelligent. I watched this case from gavel to gavel and it was obvious that Mr. Ashton was a passionate advocate for Caylee Marie. It gives me comfort that at least one book will be written that doesn't make excuses for Casey Anthony. A person who will always honor Caylee and her memory. Thank you Mr. Ashton!
CaLori More than 1 year ago
I for one am extremely thankful we all have a chance to read the truth!! I've always preferred Non fiction to the spin off into la la land the defense team, Casey and the Anthony's have always tried to dish out! Bella Vita Casey! Thank you Jeff Ashton.
cdbl More than 1 year ago
Like the rest of the nation,I have been intrigued by this case from the start. In addition, like the rest of the nation, I was left in a state of shock when the verdict was read. I look forward to Mr. Ashton's account and learning "the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth". I would not be able to bring myself to believe any other interpretation of this case: meaning from the killer's defense team or any member of the killer's family. Jeff Ashton, you are my hero and please be assured, sir, that most of the nation believes that you and your team did everything possible to find justice for Caylee. God bless you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hope that the people who have posted reviews and opinions about this book before ever having read the book are not citizens who are eligible to serve as jurors. If you wish to comment please do so with respect and responsibilty. Read the book with a fair and impartial mind. This is a very well written book that will definately provide any reader with new insite, understanding and learning, particularly about human nature, the law, the value of our system of justice, and all of our strengths and limitations. If you are considering purchasing/reading Imperfect Justice by Jeff Ashton, please ignore any reviews that were posted BEFORE the book was released. (I believe Judge Belvin Perry would advise the same and sustain this motion.)
ashtonistheman More than 1 year ago
I am appalled at the negative comments by the people that state they followed the trial, however, also state that Mr. Ashton lost the case. If you followed the trial closely and read the discovery that was dropped online, you should know that it wasn't Mr. Ashton that "lost" the case. Baez didn't win this case either. It was the jury that didn't pay attention during trial, and didn't comprehend any of the evidence that the prosecution presented. They never asked any questions during deliberations, and NEVER considered any of the lesser charges given (and read) to them by the judge. The jury failed, not the judicial system and not the prosecution. Casey Anthony and Baez should not profit from any book deal. However, Mr. Ashton is a brilliant, moral and upstanding attorney and I hope he profits very well from this book. Good luck Mr. Ashton!! I am looking forward to reading your book and finding out the truth. This will be the only book I will buy regarding this case.
ez2bme More than 1 year ago
The only People to stand up for Caylee was Jeff Ashton and his team, which I call "The A Team" if you want the truth of what happen this is the ONLY BOOK that will give you the REAL TRUTH!! Also if the others on The A Team write a book, I will buy theirs too!!!
AngelaE8654 More than 1 year ago
Finally, someone on the side of Truth and Justice is speaking out. It's about time!
SherylNantus More than 1 year ago
A good overview of the entire case, from the initial phone calls to 911 through to the (IMO) unbelievable verdict. If you watched the case on television you'll find some of the chapters repetetive but there's plenty in here about the people behind the scenes and the science - along with a good evaluation of the role the Anthonys played in allowing their daughter to escape prosecution. Well worth the read if only to see out how justice truly fails at times and how people can be illogical to the point of insanity.