Saturday, December 5, 2009

Lede: Professor Says Grace Contributed to Suicide

A Harvard Medical School professor states in court documents that CNN talk show host Nancy Grace contributed to the suicide of Melinda Duckett, the mother of missing 2-year-old Trenton Duckett who killed herself three years ago soon after appearing on the popular host's show.

"Her [Duckett's] apparently unanticipated public humiliation on the nationally televised program in question was a substantial contributing cause of her suicide," Dr. Harold J. Bursztajn wrote in a lengthy but preliminary opinion. It was filed recently in the wrongful-death civil case in U.S. District Court in Ocala.

Orlando Sentinel
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