Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Nancy Grace Interview Called a Factor in Suicide

Attorney reviews the elements of intentional infliction of emotional distress. The suicide note does not mention the Nancy Grace Show.

Emotional problems of the suicider reviewed with her attorney.

"A Harvard professor says a CNN Headline News host's relentless questioning of a Florida mother three years ago contributed to her suicide.

That's according to a filing in a wrongful death case brought by the family of Melinda Duckett. Duckett's 2-year-old son was reported missing in 2006, and CNN host Nancy Grace launched aggressive nightly coverage of the case.

The family claims that Grace's questioning and CNN's coverage decisions inflicted severe emotional distress on the young mother. Grace interviewed Duckett after speculation had begun about the mother's alleged involvement in the toddler's disappearance.

The next day, Duckett shot herself in the head."

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