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Casey Anthony prosecutor Jeff Ashton writing book about the case

Casey Anthony smiles before the start of her sentencing hearing in Orlando, Fla.,Thursday, July 7, 2011. Judge Belvin Perry sentenced Anthony to four years for lying to investigators but says she can go free in late July or early August because she has already served nearly three years in jail and has had good behavior. While acquitted of killing and abusing her daughter, Caylee, Anthony was convicted of four counts of lying to detectives trying to find her daughter.
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Casey Anthony prosecutor to publish book
Casey Anthony
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(CBS/AP) ORLANDO, Fla. - A book about the Casey Anthony murder trial by one of the Florida prosecutors in case will hit store shelves in November. Jeff Ashton, the veteran assistant state attorney who became a national figure as a result of the high-profile trial, confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel this weekend that he is the author of the book being promoted on several websites.

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Listings began appearing Saturday on Amazon and Barnes & Noble's websites, 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 to the newspaper. He declined to provide more details.

According to the booksellers' web sites, the 256-page hardcover is set for publication in late-November by William Morrow publishers

Anthony, 25, was acquitted in mid-July on all major charges in the death of 2-year-old daughter Caylee. Earlier this month, one poll showed she was the most heated person in America.

Even before the trial ended, speculation was rampant about possible book or movie deals those involved.

Ashton gave an impassioned closing argument, saying that Anthony killed Caylee because the little girl interfered with her social and love life. He was criticized by the judge for laughing during Defense Attorney Jose Baez's closing argument and apologized.

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