Posted tagged ‘Jeff Ashton’

Casey Anthony: Prosecutors Admit They Missed Key Evidence

November 21, 2012

According to reports, prosecutors and investigators in the murder case against Casey Anthony admitted they overlooked a smoking gun that could have put the nail in the coffin of the accused murderer.

From the New York Post:

But now for the first time, Florida authorities are confirming the remarkable blunder.

“There was an oversight,” said Orange County [Fla.] Sheriff’s Capt. Angelo Nieves. “This has been a learning experience for investigators as well.”

Trial prosecutor Jeff Ashton said proof of the macabre web search could have been a crucial weapon. The defense had claimed Caylee accidentally drowned and Casey Anthony’s dad George Anthony ditched the body.

“It’s just a shame we didn’t have it,” Ashton said. “This certainly would have put the accidental death claim in serious question.”


Virginia Welch Cast as Casey Anthony in Lifetime Movie

June 7, 2012

Just one week into the filming of the Lifetime movie Imperfect Justice, the role of Casey Anthony has been recast.

Holly DeVeaux has dropped out of the project, replaced by Virginia Welch, who has starred in several independent films and commercials.

From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

Welch will join cast members Rob Lowe, who plays prosecutor Jeff Ashton and The Office star Oscar Nunez, who plays Anthony’s defense attorney Jose Baez. Kevin Dunn and Marina Stephenson play Anthony’s parents.

The film will chronicle Anthony’s trial and eventual acquittal for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter.

Casey Anthony: Rob Lowe to Star in Lifetime Movie

May 4, 2012

It appears that Rob Lowe is returning to Lifetime to play Florida prosecutor Jeff Ashton in the new flick “Prosecuting Casey Anthony.”

From Entertainment Weekly:

Rob Lowe is quickly becoming Lifetime’s go-to guy for sordid crime trial docudramas. After his turn this past January as Drew Peterson in Drew Peterson: Untouchable, Lowe will next star in the network’s upcoming movie Prosecuting Casey Anthony as Jeff Ashton, the prosecutor in the Casey Anthony trial.

The film is based on a book by Ashton and according to the network “will examine what the prosecution got right, what they got wrong and why Ashton remains convinced of Casey Anthony’s guilt.”


Casey Anthony: The Movie

November 16, 2011

It appears that Lifetime is setting the stage for a possible TV movie based on the new book Imperfect Justice, Prosecuting Casey Anthony by retired Florida prosecutor Jeff Ashton.

From Variety:

Fox TV Studios has optioned the rights to Ashton’s memoir, “Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony,” which chronicles the three years he spent trying to convict Anthony of the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

Anthony was acquitted by a Florida jury in July following a trial that made international headlines. The telepic aims to tell the story of the sordid murder case from the perspective of the prosecution team.

Casey Anthony: Book on Trial Hits Stores November 15

October 13, 2011

It appears that Jeff Ashton’s “Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony” will be hitting bookstores on November 15. The book will cost $26.99.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

The several hundred page book is finished, according to Sharyn Rosenblum with William Morrow. She added that Ashton “really wants to be public about this.” He is expected to do other appearances to promote the book.

Earlier reports had the Ashton book going on sale Nov. 29.

Last month, People magazine published “Outrage: The Casey Anthony Story” for $6.99. That book was written by Steve Helling, the Florida-based staff writer who covered the Anthony trial.

Casey Anthony: Familar Face to Run For State Attorney

September 29, 2011

It appears that Jeff Ashton is considering a run for state attorney in the 2012 election. You’ll remember that Ashton made the decision to retire shortly after Casey Anthony was found not guilty.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Casey Anthony prosecutor Jeff Ashton may run to replace his former boss, incumbent Lawson Lamar, as state attorney in the 2012 election, according to a report.

According to the report, several sources indicated that Ashton may run, and Ashton himself said in a text message that he “may have some word” on whether he’ll run after he completes his book, “Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony.”

Casey Anthony: Jeff Ashton Completes Book About Trial

August 31, 2011

Jeff Ashton has confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel that he has written a book entitled “Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony,” surrounding the Anthony trial.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Reached by phone late Saturday, Ashton confirmed what had until then been Internet rumors. Those began when a mysterious listing began popping up on popular book websites.

The internet was abuzz after listings appeared on and bookseller Barnes & Noble’s website, offering pre-orders for “Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony,” with Ashton listed as author.

“I wasn’t aware that it was going to go online today,” Ashton said. He declined to discuss the format or content of the book on when reached by the Sentinel on Saturday.

The book’s listed price is $26.66 Canadian on, $14.57 American on The book was not yet listed on the American version of Amazon late Saturday.