Perhaps no one was more shocked that Florida mother Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter than Nancy Grace.
Narrating the denouement of 33-day trial, Grace said that she was more stunned by the outcome of the case than when O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of murdering his ex-wife and a friend in 1995. The body of Anthony's daughter, Caylee, was discovered in woods near her family's home in December 2008. Anthony's defense team alleged that Caylee had drowned.
Grace railed against the 25-year-old Anthony, whom she nicknamed "Tot Mom." "It's tough when you think about Caylee and you think about this evidence and you think about all those days that Tot Mom went about partying as if Caylee had never existed," she said. Grace added, "the devil is dancing tonight."
Grace also said that Anthony, who once faced the death penalty but now may walk free, stood to profit greatly from her case with a "big fat book deal" or a "made for TV movie" but would "run right through" any dividends.
Had she been convicted of her daughter's murder, Anthony faced the death penalty. She will be sentenced Thursday on charges of lying to law enforcement.
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