For the first 14 years of her life, Lauren Drain's childhood was fairly normal. However, once her atheist father was seduced by the charismatic leaders of the Westboro Baptist Church, her life suddenly became a frightening experience of religious fanaticism and cult-like mind control that lasted for years before she was banished from the group and forced out on her own.
Filled with explosive new information, this is the definitive inside story of the infamous Casey Anthony trial, written by prosecutor Jeff Ashton. Ashton sheds light on the details of the investigation, sharing the real reasons why Anthony was proclaimed innocent --- and why he remains completely convinced of her guilt.
With unprecedented access to investigative files from law enforcement in the U.S., Aruba, Chile and Peru, PORTRAIT OF A MONSTER offers an unflinching glimpse into the workings of an international manhunt and a chilling portrait of the alleged killer within.