On September 6, 2011, the L.A. Times wrote a story titled, “Casey Anthony’s ex-fiancé plans tell-all book: Are you buying it?” The article delves into Jesse Grund’s relationship with Casey Anthony and the time he spent with her two-year-old daughter, Caylee.
Some of the comments responding to the title represent similar comments heard from the time Anthony was found not guilty of first degree murder, aggravated manslaughter and aggravated child abuse on July 5, 2011; some will and some won’t.
Though many are clear they will not purchase a book that profits Anthony in any way shape or form, some say they would like to know more about the case from those who were around her.
Grund’s book follows the release of prosecutor Jeff Ashton’s book, “Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony,” which has now hit Amazon.com and is available for preorder.
Previous rumors have stated that Anthony plans to pen a book herself, but her criminal defense attorney, Jose Baez, has publicly refuted those claims. Several books are already on the market including one by true crime author Diane Fanning, “Mommy’s Little Girl: Casey Anthony and her daughter Caylee’s tragic fate.”
Fanning’s book was written in 2009 and stirred controversy as some felt is unfair to write a book regarding the crime before Anthony’s trial had begun. Psychologist for Fox News, Keith Ablow, M.D., also wrote a book about Casey titled, “Inside the Mind of Casey Anthony.” Like Jeff Ashton’s book, Ablow’s is available on Amazon.com as well.
Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony
Jeff Ashton released a statement to the Orlando Sentinel where he discussed the book and it’s hitting online stores. He stated that he wasn’t aware the book was going on sale early on Amazon.
Not everyone is thrilled about the now retired prosecutor’s book. A new Facebook group titled, “Boycott Jeff Ashton’s Book” was established and has six followers.