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Casey Anthony prosecutor defending son on DUI charge


An attorney who prosecuted Casey Anthony is back in the courtroom in central Florida for the first time since the Orlando mother was acquitted on charges of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.

This time, Jeff Ashton is representing his 21-year-old son Alexander Ashton on DUI charges. A six-member jury was selected Monday and the trial is set to begin Thursday in Seminole County.

The Orlando Sentinel reports Ashton wrote in a state that he's defending his son because he believes in his "right to have his day in court like any other citizen."

Alexander Ashton was arrested Oct. 25 with a breath-alcohol test twice the legal limit.

Anthony was released from prison is July. Ashton wrote a book, "Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony," which was released in November.

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