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Casey Anthony Prosecutor Jeff Ashton To Retire
WFTV ^ | 7/5/11 | WFTV

Posted on 07/05/2011 4:21:27 PM PDT by JennysCool

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The prosecutor in the Casey Anthony murder trial has decided to retire, sources told WFTV on Tuesday.

Prosecutor Jeff Ashton was part of the team of attorneys who tried to prove that Casey Anthony was guilty of killing her daughter, Caylee Marie Anthony. However, the prosecution was not successful.

Casey was found not guilty Tuesday in a case that captivated the nation as it played out on national television from the moment the toddler was reported missing three years ago.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: anthony; ashton; breadandcircuses; casey; caseyanthony; distractions; jeffashton; prosecutor

1 posted on 07/05/2011 4:21:32 PM PDT by JennysCool
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To: JennysCool

OJ, got off the first time as well.


2 posted on 07/05/2011 4:24:26 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat

That’s what I was thinking as well. Sociopaths will eventually do themselves in... only time will tell.


3 posted on 07/05/2011 4:27:19 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: org.whodat
I do think something will happen a little ways down the road. Does Casey think her friends are just going to open their arms to her?

P.S. Whe the first Not Guilty was read...Casey actually smirked...disgusting...

4 posted on 07/05/2011 4:28:28 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: org.whodat

The downfall of this case was the so called forensics... The most scathing and discrediting move by the defense was when they simply recalled the prosecutions forensics folks to the stand and then questioned them into discrediting the so called science.

None of it withstood cross examination, especially the FBI’s lead crime scene tech.

The case was over at that point...


5 posted on 07/05/2011 4:31:37 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour (With The Resistance...)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

No I would say there was a rabbit anti death penalty individual on the jury, maybe more than one. If I had been on the jury the forensics would not have meant a damn thing, the little girl was missing, her mother did not report it, the car smelled like it had a dead body rotting in it. Hang Her!!!!!!


6 posted on 07/05/2011 4:36:47 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: JennysCool
Casey Anthony Prosecutor Jeff Ashton To Retire

In disgrace!

7 posted on 07/05/2011 4:48:43 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: JennysCool
I suspect the Prosecution paid too much attention to the media and their so called “experts.” MSM developed their own parallel prosecution and convicted her long before today. The fact is everything was circumstantial and none was connected to the defendant. Incidentally I don't you can find any case where a smell is admitted as evidence. Thoughts and feeling don't make evidence.
8 posted on 07/05/2011 4:55:31 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Don Corleone

They failed to prove both homocide and that she did it. The autopsy was botched. They never established that she died abnormally. Failing that, it was pure speculation.

I personally believe she killed her. However, certain proofs have to be met and the entire case hinged on emotion and speculation and absolutely no evidence. Every point the prosecutor brought out was refuted completely by the defense. They claimed 85 searches for cholorform now they determined that it was maybe once. Little things like that will destroy a prosecution.


9 posted on 07/05/2011 4:57:19 PM PDT by midcop402
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To: JennysCool

I hope George, Cindy, Lee and Casey rot in hell.
I hope Casey moves back in with the family. They deserve each other.

They will continue to say they don’t know what happened to Caylee, but they all
know. Why did George, Cindy and Lee not agree to a lie-detector tests.

Disgusting!


10 posted on 07/05/2011 4:59:33 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Sacajaweau

I didn’t see that and I was watching her carefully. I saw a scared puppy who was trying to steel her self for the worst, which, it was obvious to me, she fully expected. I don’t think it sank in for a while after the 3 Not Guiltys.


11 posted on 07/05/2011 5:00:23 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (NO MORE SECOND TERMS!!)
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To: Past Your Eyes

I suppose it would be what “camera” you were watching...I’ll try to find it.


12 posted on 07/05/2011 5:03:03 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: midcop402

How was the autopsy botched? All that was to be examined was bones sifted out of a drying swamp after the scavengers cleaned the bones. And that duct tape that kept the mandible affixed to the rest of the skull. The defense sure made no attempt to make sure an pristine autopsy was done, all they did was drag in some old guy that made claims about some imagined protocol about sawing a skull in two to examine the inside of the skull. A skull that had NO tissue left to examine.

Reasonable people would NEVER put duct tape around the head of their child having just died from an accident.


13 posted on 07/05/2011 5:05:42 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: org.whodat

“I would say there was a rabbit anti death penalty individual on the jury...”. Your comment suggests that you suspect that someone on the jury was against death penalties for rabbits. I think you meant rabid, but it certainly lends itself to PETA type theories. Interviews over the next few days will answer the question of rabid anti death penalty jury members.


14 posted on 07/05/2011 5:10:10 PM PDT by majormaturity
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To: majormaturity

Damn Droid changed the word, and I did not catch it.


15 posted on 07/05/2011 5:12:38 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: elpadre

And there you have it. 100% correct. Overcharged and stuck with a bungled investigation driven by the media frenzy. Thank you.


16 posted on 07/05/2011 5:14:09 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: org.whodat

If it was an anti death penalty sentiment the jury could have found her guilty on the lesser charges buts that’s not what happened.

They completely rejected the entire case sans her lying about her non existent job to police... Which was never in question, her lawyers told the jury she lied.

Your speculation simply don’t past the common sense test.


17 posted on 07/05/2011 5:25:31 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour (With The Resistance...)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
My speculation is the only answer for over looking the facts I pointed out. But then the jury could have just been another OJ group, I’m sure someone will talk sooner than later.
18 posted on 07/05/2011 5:31:18 PM PDT by org.whodat
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While I thought Ashton’s arguments were sound and he made great points, I was greatly distracted by his constant uncapping, sipping, and recapping of his bottled water.

I hope that the jurors had access to bottled water of their own during the arguments, otherwise it would be an even worse distraction to them.

I am very disappointed in the verdict because I thought Linda Drane Burdick really made the case for guilty in her closing. The whole thing leaves me with a sadness over the state of our legal system and fear that the jury system has become saturated with jurors who feel it is wrong to judge anyone who can claim that their actions as adults are the result of wrongs done to them when they were children.


19 posted on 07/05/2011 5:31:53 PM PDT by worrywart (ww)
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To: elpadre

Sounds like you nailed it. The jury heard a different case than what was presented thru the media.


20 posted on 07/05/2011 5:33:38 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: screaminsunshine

This verdict is a complete rebuke of not only the prosecution but the police. They too were shown to be inept and incapable of a thorough investigation.

They were told where the body was by the meter reader 3 or 4 times, yet felt more compeled to berate him for llaughing when the cop slipped and fell in the mud than search for the child’s body.

The alternate juror everyone has been interviewing all days said it was George Anthony and the police who were not credible in this case. And it bears mentioning that George Anthony is a retired homicide detective...


21 posted on 07/05/2011 5:33:53 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour (With The Resistance...)
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To: org.whodat

It will be interesting to hear what exactly turned the jury against the state in this case.


22 posted on 07/05/2011 5:35:28 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour (With The Resistance...)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Right. And I kept saying Ashton was alienating the jury with all his stupid objections on technicalities. They thought he was covering up. It is also a rebuke of the Reptillian Media as usual. I was amazed. But they will prattle on as long as people need to have justification for their insanity. Like Mason said. I hope they learn a lesson. But I doubt it.


23 posted on 07/05/2011 5:39:04 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

That is a fact, !!!!


24 posted on 07/05/2011 5:40:59 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: JennysCool

I wonder if the jury’s verdicts are as much a rebellion against their long incarceration (sequestration) as about the guilt or innocence of Anthony.


25 posted on 07/05/2011 5:44:44 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: elpadre

...Incidentally I don’t you can find any case where a smell is admitted as evidence. Thoughts and feeling don’t make evidence....

think about police making vehicle stops and smelling marijuana or alcohol...probable cause...evidence...its one of our senses.


26 posted on 07/05/2011 5:48:46 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Just mythoughts
Reasonable people would NEVER put duct tape around the head of their child having just died from an accident.

Exactly. Everyone's saying that without a "CSI smoking gun piece of evidence" the jury couldn't decide and the prosecution case failed. But the duct tape IS the smoking gun! There is NO NEED for duct tape on a dead body otherwise wrapped up and buried! Duct tape is only useful for someone who is ALIVE.

Bah.

27 posted on 07/05/2011 6:13:53 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: rolling_stone
yes, but it takes more than smell to charge - maybe a search warrant but smell won't take it any further.
28 posted on 07/05/2011 6:41:03 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: JennysCool
Prosecutor Jeff Ashton appeared to me to be a pompous ass who thought he had all of the answers in this case. He did nothing to prove beyond a reasonable doubt to prove that Casey Anthony was guilty of capital murder. She most likely was involved BUT good old Prosecutor Jeff Ashton did not prove it.

I actually felt like smacking the son-of-a-bitch into the next county as he rocked, with his eyes closed, in his prosecution chair.

Does he need to retire> Absolutely! I'm sure his family loves him......

29 posted on 07/05/2011 6:55:22 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: Sacajaweau

I do think something will happen a little ways down the road. Does Casey think her friends are just going to open their arms to her?”

This creature will always attract the detritus of life. She will never want for companionship bye she wil never know anything but profound loneliness.


30 posted on 07/05/2011 7:02:03 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: JennysCool

He is showing honor in retiring, but I think he was dealt a very weak hand, as were the police.


31 posted on 07/05/2011 7:06:10 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: Just mythoughts

That is what I think too. If the child died an accidental death by drowning or something else, there would be no reason to put duct tape around her head and face. If the child is missing and probably kidnapped, you call the police immediately. None of this makes sense and she can’t be tried again.


32 posted on 07/05/2011 7:10:30 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: JennysCool

I remain in complete ignorant bliss regarding any aspect of this case.


33 posted on 07/05/2011 7:16:04 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Paved Paradise

Her type goes for slime balls, they may go on a bank-robbing spree or some such thing. Justice will be done, one way or another...


34 posted on 07/05/2011 8:06:50 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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