Prosecutor on losing end of Casey Anthony case will stop in Asheville at Malaprop’s on book tour

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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Here’s the announcement from Malaprop’s:

Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe presents Jeff Ashton, author of IMPERFECT JUSTICE: Prosecuting Casey Anthony. Jeff was the lead prosecutor on the sensational Casey Anthony murder trial, and his book is the definitive retelling of his experience on what has become one of the most captivating trials in recent history. It recently debuted at #3 on the NY Times Bestsellers list.

Malaprop’s is hosting Jeff for a discussion and/or signing on Thursday, December 29th at 7:00 pm. This event is open to the public.

Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe is located at 55 Haywood St., Asheville, NC.

Call (828)254-6734 for more information.

Since November, Ashton has been on tour with his book and he’s been slamming Anthony and her defense lawyers. Should be an interesting talk. From CBS News:

A retired prosecutor from the Casey Anthony murder trial didn’t pull punches in his new book, calling Anthony’s lead attorney “smarmy” and saying he didn’t think a jury would ever agree to the death penalty for the Florida mother, who was ultimately acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter.

Jeff Ashton writes in “Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony,” released Tuesday, that he would have been happier if the prosecution team had left the death penalty off the table. He also confirmed that toward the end of the trial, Anthony’s attorneys tried to persuade the 25-year-old to accept a plea deal but she refused to listen.

“Personally, I think I would have been happier if the death penalty had not been reintroduced into the case, even though I think on some level I think Casey may have deserved it,” Ashton said in the 324-page book. “Simply put, I just didn’t think the jury would go there.”

Jurors in July acquitted Anthony in the killing of her daughter, Caylee, and she was released from prison. She is now somewhere in Florida, serving probation for an unrelated check fraud case.

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Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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