Beth Bedee's Reviews > Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony

Imperfect Justice by Jeff Ashton
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Nov 22, 11

bookshelves: crime, law, non-fiction
Read from November 16 to 22, 2011 — I own a copy

This book outlines the crime and case from beginning to end. I followed the trial religiously and was glued to my TV awaiting the verdict while on vacation. I felt so disgusted. This book brought back a lot of those feelings. The only solace I have is that Casey Anthony will never be able to live the "bella vita" again because she is now so vilified. Her shot girl days are over.

I was fairly informed about the case in its early stages. This book shed a lot of insight on the grand jury indictment and pre-trial hearings. It was also helpful to have a chronological outline of events. It even helped me to better understand the prosecution's strategy. It's sometimes difficult to follow the story in the question and answer format of a trial. It was nice to have a narrative form in the book to review.

The first half of the book or so was a recap. I liked the bits about law procedure and the trial the best. I was very interested to read about Jeff Ashton's thoughts of Jose Baez. What a smarmy snake. The shenanigans we saw him pull on TruTV were only the tip of the iceberg. He'd been pulling that stuff for years. I also found it interesting that what we as viewers saw as bombshells were known to the prosecution ahead of time.

I respect Jeff Ashton as an attorney and a professional. How taxing physically and mentally that trial must have been. His voice and personality come through in the pages of this book.

Now, Linda Drane Burdick, please write your book.
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