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Prosecutor On Casey Anthony's Case Retiring

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Veteran Assistant State Attorney Jeff Ashton announced his plans for retirement at the end of the week within only a few short hours after the verdict came in finding Casey Anthony not guilty. Ashton had put in thirty years of dedication at the Orange-Osceola State Attorney's Office, and according to those working with him, the decision was a personal matter.

Being one of the three Assistant State Attorneys that worked on the prosecution case against Casey Anthony, Ashton definitely showed his talent and skill, being the first prosecutor in the nation to use air sample science in his defense. He also displayed a deep knowledge of the science used by the state when going after Anthony - specifically when discussing the decomposition odor and chloroform findings from Casey Anthony's car trunk.

He certainly made that forensic pathologist Dr. Werner Spitz look like a fool!

Sadly, his efforts went unrewarded, but to him we still say congratulations. Though he didn't win this case, there have been countless other criminals that were brought to justice by his hard work. After this case, he more than deserves a rest. In fact, his whole team deserves one.

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27 comments to “Prosecutor On Casey Anthony's Case Retiring”

  1. 1

    He wasn't Casey's attorney - he was one of the Prosecutors.

  2. 2

    You've got it wrong, Perez. Ashton was the prosecutor, not Casey's attorney. And he lost, of course.

  3. 3

    Ashton was one of the prosecuting attorneys for the State of Florida, not Casey Anthony's attorney.

  4. 4

    You should probably amend this one before more people read it.

  5. 5

    You do realize he was the prosecutor and NOT Casey Anthony's defense attorney right? He's retiring on a loss, not a win.

  6. 6

    you've got this totally backwards, jeff ashton was the prosecutor, meaning he was attempting to convict casey anthony of first degree murder in the death of her daughter. he used the novel forensic techniques in an effort to convince the jury that casey was GUILTY, whether it was the smell of decomposition or traces of chloroform found in her car. maybe you should do a little more research, or just stop attempting/ pretending to be a reliable news source…

  7. 7

    Wow, did you even watch this trial? Jose Baez defended Casey. Ashton was a prosecutor for the state of Florida.

  8. 8

    You do realize he was the prosecutor and NOT Casey's defense attorney…..he's retiring on a loss NOT a win.

  9. 9

    Looks like some of your information in this post is incorrect. Mr. Ashton did not represent Casey Anthony. Unfortunately, the state did not get a conviction so he didn't win another murder trial. Sad but true.

  10. 10

    He'll be making loads of money from a book and public appearances - he doesn't NEED to work anymore!

  11. 11

    jeff ashton's retirement looks like it was because he lost the case rather than win it. casey got away with murder though.

  12. 12

    You do realize that Ashton was a State Attorney, right? He was against Casey Anthony.

  13. Bren says – reply to this


    Two words: OJ Simpson

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  15. mjean says – reply to this


    He definitely wasn't Casey's attorney! He was the prosecution! and he did NOT win this case…maybe you should proof read and double check your resources…

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  17. 17

    as EVERYONE has stated above: GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT ASSHOLE!!!!!! And if you didn't indeed write this yourself, HIRE A BETTER FUCKING TEAM CAUSE YOU GOT THIS STORY ALL ASS BACKWARDS!

  18. 18

    Ashton was the prosecutor. He worked against her and his shock of the verdict was very apparent due to his continuous mouthing of "wow" throughout the trial and how he shook his head after the results were read off. I actually have a lot of respect for this guy and he definitely knew what he was talking about.

  19. 19

    Another example of why Perez is a fucking idiot….. Just stick to Gossip you moron

  20. 20

    I actually feel bad for him..he probably retired becausegoing through another lose like that would be extremely hard to take just like this one..when you know the truth..

  21. 21

    God are you people just stupid or illiterate. Perez says multiple times that he is one of the state attorney's in this case. He was congratulating him on his retirement, not a win.

  22. 22

    Not surprised. Devoting yourself to a case like this one for 3 years has to take a lot out of you. I don't think his retirement is because he lost, I imagine he would have done the same thing if he won. This case just drained him.

    He and Linda Drane Burdick both did an amazing job with the little evidence they had. Best wishes to Jeff Ashton.

  23. 23

    Re: Canukgrl – He changed the post moron. It used to say differently

  24. 24

    Actually he postponed retirement to finish this case…

  25. 25

    I'm a former prosecutor, and this one tried to bully his way through the trial by openly mocking Jose Baez, the defense attorney. He even snickered his way through the defense's closing speech - in a case where, whatever the rights and wrongs, a child had died. This would not have endeared him to the Jury.

    He was arrogant throughout and made the classic mistake of assuming that the preponderance of forensic evidence meant that it also had quality and therefore strengthened his case. He didn't bank on a slightly unconventional but effective opponent who called upon equally effective and credible experts who cast a reasonable doubt. A schoolboy error. Retirement long overdue, perhaps.

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    On his way home, I hope he drops in at the Anthonys' and beats the living shit out of each of them. Then he should put a heart-shaped sticker on each of them.