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Casey Anthony TV Movie In the Works

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 15th 2011 11:15AM
Casey Anthony TV MovieIt was bound to happen: Lifetime is working on a TV movie based on the Casey Anthony case.

According to Variety, the network is developing a flick for the small screen based on 'Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony,' the memoir of Anthony's prosecutor, Jeff Ashton.

The book comes out on Tues., Nov. 15 and follows Ashton's three years spent trying to convict Anthony of the murder of her daughter, 2-year-old Caylee.

Following a trial that was obsessively tracked by the media, Anthony was acquitted in July.

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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.'"

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