Ashton’s book

I finished reading Imperfect Justice last night. I will be rereading it but I have already marked off a few areas of interest. Before I begin with those though I am curious (ya’ll know me 😉 ) who else has read it.


13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kim
    Nov 26, 2011 @ 09:21:27

    Book Description
    Publication Date: November 15, 2011

    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,


  2. Sherry
    Nov 26, 2011 @ 11:18:37

    I haven’t read it yet and, unless I just happen to see the book for sale, I doubt I’ll buy it. I hear it has a few good doozies in it.


  3. Kim
    Nov 26, 2011 @ 11:34:45

    I was nicely surprised to see Ashton’s sense of humor show through. I think the book was very cathartic for him to write


  4. terri
    Nov 26, 2011 @ 16:02:55

    After reading Mr. Ashton’s book, it just made me hate Casey even more. She is more evil than i even thought.


  5. Kim
    Nov 26, 2011 @ 17:32:30

    Hi terri!

    I have an unending curiosity about the why of it all – why kill her baby, there were many other options

    why abandon the car in such an obvious spot?
    why stay in Orlando knowing she would be found out?

    Did she truly hate her mother so much Caylee had to die?
    Did she really believe in her ability to lie to the extent no one would suspect?


  6. offthecuff
    Nov 26, 2011 @ 18:09:16

    Your questions are the questions that have made people wonder whether Casey committed the perfect murder, or if she just got lucky as she lived day to day by the seat of her pants.

    I say she lived in the moment, refusing to think about consequences, all the while skirting any flckers of flame for as long as she could. I don’t even think she thought if she would be caught. She was just that blanked out, or channeled away from reality.

    And you would think reality smacked her a good one since she was in jail and all. But her response (or lack of response) to accepting a plea deal proved she was still zero-d out.

    Now, because of the verdict, it seems that all of Casey’s ways paid off. It worked for her for 31 days and it worked for her at trial. Way to go, Casey!

    I think her crime hardened her heart more and disfigured her sense of reality even more. That’s why she can’t do interviews. There’s the possibility she will be confronted with the crime (how can it be avoided) and she would get weird.


  7. Kim
    Nov 26, 2011 @ 18:15:29

    Weirder – lol

    I see her doing interviews as very problematic for her and for Baez. Her demeanor alone could shit it all down. The fact that she is a liar will not help either – not a word she says can be believed.


  8. terri
    Nov 26, 2011 @ 18:31:55

    Casey was never held accountable for her actions her entire life. Her mother always covered for her no matter what. Cindy continued to do just that throughout the trial. I’m sure that Casey just knew her mother would bail her out once more, and lo and behold, she did. She chose her murderous daughter over sweet baby Caylee. But you know i’m a true believer in Karma, and i just know she is lurking close by .


  9. Kim
    Nov 26, 2011 @ 18:39:34

    I believe she will get hers, as well. What goes around comes around.


  10. DAR N MS
    Nov 26, 2011 @ 18:42:00

    Terri,Amen ,let me tell you they are all going to get theirs in due time,i swear i honestly believe Baez is DONE and something went wrong,jury tampering?????.all just sick back and watch this isnt over,Fla cant retry her,but hopefully by the grace of God the Feds re looking at all the lies and prejuring and so on that went on this erial,Caylee will get justice it is just going to take awhile ,i have faith,may the Anthonys rot in HELL,Caylees blood all on their hands,Cindy enjoy that money,you piece of TRASH!!!!!!


  11. Kim
    Nov 26, 2011 @ 19:25:01

    She will never be tried again for Caylee’s death – double jeopardy is attached, even the Feds can’t do it


  12. mixologist74
    Nov 28, 2011 @ 09:47:32


    • Kim
      Nov 28, 2011 @ 10:09:08

      Thanks for that, mix

      I will have to digest this a bit

      I don’t know about jury tampering, that seems a bit of a stretch but honestly nothing surprises me anymore

      I do believe they jury rushed to end this for various reasons. The foreman does have the responsibility of getting answers but the others also have the duty to make sure the answers given are correct

      what a mega cluster f


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