Jeff Ashton, who was part of the prosecution team in Casey Anthony's murder trial, has released a book in which he speaks out against her, the defense team, and the trial that made Anthony a free woman.
Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony was published by William Morrow and is available in bookstores.
Ashton co-wrote the book with writer Lisa Pulitzer, who has co-written several other books on timely topics, including Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs with Elissa Wall.
Ashton wrote that he did not like Anthony's attorney, José Baez, and said he had an unearned arrogance, the Orlando-Sentinel reported.
Ashton alleged that Anthony refused to enter any plea deal.
[Defense attorney J. Cheney Mason] told us that Casey refused to even listen to the idea of a plea, Ashton wrote in a clip aired on the Today Show. Every time he approached the subject with her, she would look at him blankly, like she didn't know what a plea was.
Ashton appeared on the Today Show on Tuesday and talked about his book.
Writing the book was a good way of getting a lot of that out, he said, referring to the negative emotions he felt after the trial's outcome.
Ashton said that while he muses over small things the prosecution could have done differently during the trial, he doubts it would have made a difference with jury members.
We couldn't provide the jury with sort of clear evidence on a silver platter of exactly how Caylee died, he said on the Today Show. What we felt we had done though was to have excluded everything but homicide.