Nancy Grace Accused By Harvard Professor Of Causing Mother’s Suicide

December 7, 2009

U.S. (ChattahBox) – Nancy Grace, the CNN prosecutor-turned-TV host, has touched a lot of nerves over the years. But in the case of Melinda Duckett, the mother of missing two-year-old Trenton, she may have contributed in her death.

Dr. Harold J. Bursztajn, a professor of clinical psychiatry at Harvard University, believes that it was in part due to Grace’s hostile and accusatory questioning three years ago that led to the 21-year-old mother shooting herself in the head a few days later.

“Her apparently unanticipated public humiliation on the nationally televised program in question was a substantial contributing cause of her suicide,” Bursztajn stated in his report, which is being used by the Duckett family in a wrongful death suit against Grace.

Melinda Duckett is the only suspect in her still-missing 2-year-old’s disappearance, though no real proof has been found to link her involvement.

At the time of the interview, she was starting to be questioned by police. Grace took on an aggressive and accusing tone that left the young woman very upset.

Grace and CNN deny that the interview, conducted the day before the suicide, had anything to do with her death.

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