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The book by one of the attorneys who prosecuted Casey Anthony is now in the works to be adapted into a TV movie.
The movie will be based on the new book “Imperfect Justice, Prosecuting Casey Anthony” by retired Florida prosecutor Jeff Ashton, according to Fox Television Studios spokeswoman Leslie Oren, who said that the studio has optioned the book.
Oren said that the film is being developed for the Lifetime cable network, but is in its early stages. Lifetime has yet to give the green light to the project.
Ashton spent three years preparing for the prosecution of 25-year-old Anthony, who was accused of killing her two-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008. The prosecution asked for the death penalty in the case, but Anthony was eventually acquitted of the murder charge.
In the book, Ashton gives insider information into the investigation, the criminal trial and eventual not guilty verdict that captured the attention of the nation. The career prosecutor feels that Anthony got away with murder, according to People magazine, and in the book takes jabs at Anthony’s defense attorneys and jurors.
“I have seen my share of liars, but never one quite like this,” Ashton writes in the book, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
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