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Casey Anthony Prosecutor Jeff Ashton Offers a Voice of Reason on 'The View' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 6th 2011 2:45PM
Casey Anthony prosecutor Jeff Ashton on 'The View'Retiring prosecutor Jeff Ashton, one of the principle figures in the Casey Anthony trial, visited 'The View' Wednesday (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) and reflected on yesterday's not-guilty verdict that shocked the nation. Ashton revealed he was troubled by the frenzy surrounding the trial, which he likened to the atmosphere of a sporting event, and said that while the acquittal was disappointing, it has not shaken his faith in the justice system.

Ashton understood why the case struck such a nerve with the public. "I think when people see someone that they believe has so gone away from [a mother's love for her child], it just outrages them," he said. But the outrage got to an unhealthy level, he said. "It actually got weird at times, to where it was almost like a sporting event and people were on a team," he said. "There were times when I wanted to look at them and just say, 'Everybody calm down. It's not a sporting event. It's more than that.'"

Many who expected a guilty verdict have questioned the judicial system in response to Tuesday's results. Ashton was not among them. "You can't believe in the rule of law and not accept that sometimes it doesn't go the way you think it should," he said.

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The Prosecution did a wonderful job presenting their evidence. The jury..combined...had an IQ of their number..12..and it showed very well. Now they keep repeating the same rhetoric all over the news. "Not enough evidence." Well do you need a murder videotaped and sent to you to believe it?? What really baffles the mind is the jury convicts her of 4 counts of lying....lying...and yet believes the defense who obtained his info from the liar??? Back to that IQ! No common sense.

July 13 2011 at 9:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Robert K. Roth

Ashton's insider opinion is no more a complete picture than the outsider's opinion. The only complete opinion on the trial can be provided by the jury, who saw the evidence without the influence of aholes like Nancy Grace, tabloid neadlines, out-of-state legal pundits, and the my-opinion-is-better-than-yours "man on the street comments.

July 06 2011 at 9:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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