On Nov. 30, 2012, Naples News reported that the new Lifetime movie based upon the Casey Anthony trial has a premiere date. The movie “Prosecuting Casey Anthony” will debut on Jan. 19, at 8 p.m. on the Lifetime network. The movie is based on Jeff Ashton’s book of the same name and Rob Lowe will appear in the lead role. Though Anthony does not profit from the film, and reportedly is a minor character as the movie is told from Ashton’s perspective, some refuse to watch the film due to their belief that it will glorify Anthony.
Casey Anthony continues to be the most vilified person in the country and revelations of missed evidence has thrust the case back in the spotlight. In November, it was learned that the prosecution missed searches on Anthony’s computer for the misspelled words “fool proof suffication.” Defense Attorney Jose Baez spoke of the searches in his book “Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony: The Inside Story,” and said he was waiting for the prosecution to bring up the searches during the trial but they never did. Though the searches occurred the last day Caylee was seen alive, Baez counters that they were made by someone interested in committing suicide, not committing murder.
Casey Anthony leaves the Booking and Release Center at the Orange County Jail after she was acquitted of murdering her daughter Caylee Anthony on July 17, 2011 in Orlando, Florida.
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Still, many websleuthers and those following the case suspect the search terms could have been used in trial to show with greater conviction that Anthony was guilty of the charges she was ultimately acquitted of including first-degree murder, aggravated manslaughter of a child and aggravated child abuse.
Anthony has kept a low profile since her 2011 acquittal and her whereabouts are unknown. The civil trial Zenaida Gonzalez vs. Casey Anthony has been delayed and will no longer being in Jan. 2013. It is unclear when the civil trial will start, as Anthony is currently appealing her criminal conviction of lying to law enforcement officers and will deal with that case before the civil trial.
What do you think about the Lifetime movie? Are you going to watch it?