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Nancy Grace 'cannot believe that Caylee’s death has gone unavenged' in Casey Anthony trial

July 5, 2011 |  2:47 pm

Nancy Grace on the Casey Anthony verdict

Nancy Grace, the notoriously contentious CNN host who has closely followed the 33-day Casey Anthony trial, was beside herself with outrage when the jury acquitted the young mother of murder charges.

"I absolutely cannot believe that Caylee’s death has gone unavenged," Grace said on the cable channel moments after Anthony was found not guilty of killing her 2-year-old daughter, a charge that could have sent Anthony to death row.

"'Tot Mom' will be walking free. She’s headed back to jail. Sentencing for a few lesser counts, false information she released, will take place 9 a.m. sharp Thursday morning," Grace continued, utilizing her nickname for Anthony. "And you've got to wonder what the state is thinking now. They gave it their all; they gave it 200%. They gave scientific evidence like none ever seen in the country before, behavioral evidence that knocked everybody off of their seat."

Grace, a former prosecutor, concluded: "But, in the end, Tot Mom’s lies seemed to have worked."

The host speculated that once Anthony emerges from jail, where she has been held for several years, she will be greeted with a "big fat book deal" and/or "a made for TV movie", but will probably spend all the money quickly.

"It's tough when you think about Caylee and you think about this evidence and you think about all those days that Tot Mom went about partying as if Caylee had never existed," she said.


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Image: Frame grab from CNN of Nancy Grace discussing the Caylee Anthony case in 2009. Credit: CNN

Andrew Malcolm is on assignment