Nancy Grace, the former prosecutor with a prime-time show who has been covering the case extensively since Casey Anthony’s 2-year-old daughter was first reported missing in 2008, blasted Casey’s Defense celebrations saying: the devil is dancing at the case's conclusion.
The jury took 10 hours and 40 minutes to decide that the accused did not kill 2-year-old Caylee Anthony three years ago. It was a dramatic and controversial conclusion of the legal battle that had the nation riveted for over a month.
Surprisingly, the jury said Casey Anthony was not guilty of first degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter. She was found guilty only in four counts relating to the lies she told the investigators. The 25-year-old mother accused of killing her own child will be freed within days as she has spent two years in the prison already.
While expressing trust in the jury system, Grace said the verdict did not represent the truth. She urged viewers not to forget that Caylee had died. The defense team said Casey had drowned while prosecutors maintained that Casey had killed Caylee by suffocating her with duct tape.
Grace had dubbed Anthony Tot Mom.
I absolutely cannot believe that Caylee's death has gone unavenged, Grace said after the verdicts were read. Tot Mom will be walking free.
“There is no way that this is a verdict that speaks the truth. But this is our jury system,” she said.
She criticized the defense celebrations and said the devil is dancing at the case's conclusion.
The defense team is inside a bar having a champagne toast right now. Now you know what? I'm not a preacher and I'm not a rabbi but there's something wrong with that. Because Caylee is dead and her body decomposed just fifteen houses away from where the Anthony's put their head on the pillow every night, every day searching for this little girl.
Now I know it is our duty as American citizens to respect the jury system and I do, believe me I do. I've struck over a hundred juries. But I know one thing. As the defense sits by and has their champagne toast after that not guilty verdict, somewhere out there, the devil is dancing tonight.