Nancy Grace

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  • Nancy Grace predicted Michael Jackson would be found guilty of the child molestation charges he was facing. She thought the defense proved Jackson was not guilty of conspiracy. The alcohol charges she said were "gravy for the prosecution."

  • At Court TV, Nancy not only hosted the weekday afternoon trial coverage program "Closing Arguments" but also a series of primetime specials that started in 2004 during the Scott Peterson trial. She did a full week of specials during Amber Frey's testimony as well as many during the trial, verdict, and sentencing. In 2005, Nancy had an exclusive interview with Amber Frey during a Sunday night special. She also reported on the 2005 Atlanta courthouse shootings and the Michael Jackson trial. In October 2005, the specials were re-named "Nancy Grace Investigates" and she hosted three before leaving the network in 2007. Two were live from California on the Pamela Vitalie, wife of journalist Daniel Horowitz murder case. The last one focused on Taylor Biel, Natalee Holloway, and killers who profit off their crimes.

  • Nancy married investment banker David Linch in April, 2007.

  • Nancy was parodied on the television show Boston Legal in the form of a reporter named Gracie Jane. Most of her appearances consisted of Janie shouting 'Guilty! guilty! guilty!' into the camera.

  • Nancy was relentless in the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping case, in her repeated proclomation that suspect Richard Ricci, a man who had been performing work on the Smart's house, was guilty,although there was little to no evidence to support the claim. Nancy also suggested that Ricci's girlfriend was helping him cover up the crime. She continued to accuse Ricci, even after his death. It was later revealed that Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Barzee were responsible for Elizabeth's disappearance. The two had no connection what-so-ever with Richard Ricci.

  • Nancy was involved in 2006 in an incident involving the suicide of a 21-year old woman, Melinda Duckett. Melinda was being interviewed on Nancy's show, when Nancy turned agressive and pounded her fist when she felt that Melinda's answers were evasive concerning her missing son. Nancy continued to probe and push her, and the following day she shot herself to death, a death which relatives claim was influenced by media scrutiny.

  • Nancy is known for making her opinion known through public comments about ongoing trials. Some of the higher profile trials illicited a strong outrage for her comments, citing that she was indeed offering the community a bias: the Michael Jackson trial, Scott Peterson's trial, and the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping are a few examples.

  • Nancy has taken the heat from many who believe that she unfairly focuses more on the errors of the defense attorneys than those of prosecutors. Magnifying their indiscretions, as to imply unfair due process.

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