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.
©2011 Jeff Ashton (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
I love this story and the way that it was narrated even though I did not agree on some of the things that happened during the case which is one that I followed very closely I do think that this book was a great one!
Looking for any great read!
Whether you believed Casey to be innocent or guilty, Jeff Ashton's narrative of the events through her trial are very interesting. He had a position during the investigation where he was involved in the minute details of the case and in this book he reveals quite a lot of them to the reader. While he adamantly believes Casey is guilty, he does play a devil's advocate during parts of his telling of the trial where he concedes the defense made some good calls. I think that for anyone who had or has questions about what happened in this case and enjoys a true crime documentarian perspective will find Imperfect Justice hard to put down.
It was this book or the one by Jose B, no way I wanted to hear anything from casey attorney.
this book gives you insight on the prosecutor views on Jose vad tactics,, lying , what obstacles they went through and so forth. any new info on the case nope. Any body that watched Nancy grace, the trial, news, you will not discover anything new.
Just like everyone eles I watched on TV and only saw the parts that would make for good tv. listening helped me understand the whole picture .Thank God someone (jeff Ashton) still cares for a beautiful little girl that touch our lives.
I would recommend this book. It was very well written and informative.
The feeling and emotion
This is more of a bitter recounting of a failed prosecution than an insightful look at the case. I probably should have known better than to expect objectivity, but I would have thought a former prosecutor would have more respect for the jury system.
There were interesting elements of the case discussed, but this reads more like a lengthy sniping at Casey Anthony and her attorney.
It was, however, well narrated.
its not that I love anything about this book. I'm just about the truth.
He did his job.
though shall not judge
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