Prosecutor of Casey Anthony to run for State Attorney

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Former Orange County prosecutor Jeff Ashton is making official what many have been speculating for days.

Ashton will run for state attorney.

Ashton, who gained national attention during the Casey Anthony trial, has launched a website for his campaign.

Ashton will actually be running against his longtime boss, current State Attorney Lawson Lamar. He gained notoriety for prosecuting Casey Anthony. He retired immediately after the trial and Anthony’s acquittal on first-degree murder charges.

Ashton has since authored  “Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony”, a top-selling book, and done several national tours promoting it.

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