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Nancy Grace Talks Conrad Murray Verdict: 'I Wish it Had Been Murder One'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Nov 8th 2011 7:15AM
Nancy Grace, 'DWTS'Last night Nancy Grace had more on her mind than just her low scores on 'Dancing With the Stars.' Talking to reporters backstage afterward she was more preoccupied with the guilty verdict that had been handed down to Conrad Murray just a few hours before. And, being Nancy Grace, she had a zinger or two to let us know how she really feels about it.

"Well, once I found out it was a guilty verdict that's really all I needed to know," she told OnTheRedCarpet.com. "I only wish it had been murder one, because murder one deserves life behind bars, not four years."

Discussing Murray's future prospects, Grace told 'THR': "When he gets out, I got news for him ... God's gonna get him. He's gonna be mis-er-able. He can run but he can't hide. Hey! He and Casey Anthony can have a tea party in four years."

Grace's intense, often controversial, scrutiny of the Casey Anthony case produced record ratings for CNN's Headline News, and her outraged disbelief at Anthony's acquittal -- "somewhere out there, the devil is dancing tonight" -- set the Twitterverse afire.

Although she hasn't covered the Murray trial to the same extent, it is something she has been following avidly. The former prosecutor told reporters last night "I've been talking about Michael Jackson since he was charged with child molestation. I made it very clear what I thought after I read the autopsy report and all the state's and defense's evidence. So yes, of course, I would have liked to have weighed in on the verdict. But I've weighed in on what I thought the verdict would be, including what would it be and when it would come in. And luckily, I was two for two."

Back in September Grace told AOL TV that, in fact, Murray's trial was one of the reasons she'd agreed to take part in 'DWTS' -- she was already in Los Angeles to cover the proceedings.

"I understand the defense attorney wants the jury sequestered from Nancy Grace," she said. "I can only say that his client is charged with standing by, talking on the phone to his girlfriend while the King of Pop, a music icon, lay on that bed and died ... I don't think it was altogether a bad thing that they asked the jury to be sequestered from me."

However, don't expect a special 'Nancy Grace' on the Murray verdict just yet. She and partner Tristan MacManus are confident that they'll survive tonight's elimination to dance into a place in the 'DWTS' semi finals next week.



'Dancing With the Stars' airs Mondays at 8PM ET and Tuesdays at 9PM ET on ABC.

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Debbie

Someone needs to stop paying this obnoxious person to open her big trap! Shut up Nancy you are a disgrace to all of us other women and real journalists.

People please stop watching this kind of drivel.

November 08 2011 at 4:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
duran

Nancy DISGrace made a name for herself trashing Michael Jackson and lying about him... which ultimately led him to the place in his life that brought on his demise. She has no business opening her big fat mouth about this case, especially just to try to get more attention by jumping sides and trying to support Michael. The fans know her true evil spirit and we will not be fooled by her false concerns. I will never watch ANYTHING she is a part of! And doing a tribute show to Michael with her on it is an insult to his family and fans! Not that she was solely to blame obviously but she was a major part of the medias witch hunt against him and therefore an enemy of Michael and his fans... although he was a bigger person and would never call anyone an enemy, but he was a better person than all of the rest of us.

November 08 2011 at 2:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
duran

Nancy DISGrace made a name for h...erself trashing Michael Jackson and lying about him... which ultimately led him to the place in his life that brought on his demise. She has no business opening her big fat mouth about this case, especially just to try to get more attention by jumping sides and trying to support Michael. The fans know her true evil spirit and we will not be fooled by her false concerns. I will never watch ANYTHING she is a part of! And doing a tribute show to Michael with her on it is an insult to his family and fans! Not that she is solely responsible obviously but she was an important part of the media witch hunt against him and therefore an enemy of Michael and his fans.

November 08 2011 at 2:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
crazy ray

Well, it obviously wasn't murder one, so Nancy apparently want's to be able to punish people according to her own warped code, whether they are guilty or not. Maybe people who go on television and call for the heads of others should be found guilty of first degree murder. Maybe that would shut her upl.

November 08 2011 at 8:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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