Nancy Grace, a legal commentator on HLN and lawyer, blasted Casey Anthony's Defense team on Tuesday for celebrating the verdicts handed out earlier in the day by the jury who found the defendant not guilty of murdering, killing, or abusing her child Caylee.
The 12-person jury in Florida found Anthony guilty of four misdemeanor counts of lying to police.
While expressing trust in the jury system, she 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, she said. Now, having tried so many cases and watched so many cases. I know and I take that as part of our jury system that this is a part of our system but it's tough to swallow, Mike. When you think about Caylee and you think about this evidence and you think about all those days tot mom carried on partying, lying as if Caylee had never existed and today in a court of law, that's what the jury said, Mike.
Grace, reacting to reports the defense team was celebrating the verdicts, said it was wrong to do so.
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.