'Prosecuting Casey Anthony' movie debuts on Saturday
Lifetime movie based on case against Casey Anthony
The Lifetime movie based on the case against Casey Anthony debuts Saturday night and WKMG-TV in Orlando got a sneak peek at the movie.
Anthony was arrested in 2008 and charged in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. She was acquitted of murder in summer 2011. The Lifetime version of the story is based on prosecutor Jeff Ashton's book, "Imperfect Justice" with Rob Lowe playing Ashton.
Elizabeth Mitchell, of “Lost,” plays prosecutor Linda Drane Burdick. Oscar Nunez, of “The Office,” plays defense attorney Jose Baez.
Producers say the film takes viewers behind the scenes of both the investigation into Caylee Marie Anthony's death and Casey Anthony's trial, including a focus on the forensic evidence that has gained a lot of attention.
"Our case is rock solid, forensics say she's guilty, common sense says she's guilty, and the jury is going to say she's guilty and do you know why? Because she is guilty," Ashton says in the movie.
The movie also touches on the computer searches done by Anthony on the family home computer, which WKMG discovered were largely overlooked in an investigation weeks ago.
"Chloroform, knock out gas in the carpet, yeah and not found in aisle five of the store," Ashton says in the movie. "I've already asked the sheriff's department to run a key word search on the Anthony's computer to see if she bought it online."
Casey Anthony will be portrayed in the movie, but plays a small part, as the movie focuses on legal team.
Ashton left the State Attorney’s Office after the case, then ran against and unseated his former boss in an election last year. Ashton was sworn in as State Attorney on Jan. 8.
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