Nancy Grace may have donned her ballroom best on Monday but she was eager to shed the sequins after the show to address the day’s big news: The conviction of Michael Jackson’s doctor for involuntary manslaughter.
Unfortunately, the HLN anchor couldn’t return to her day job and comment on the case outside of the Los Angeles courtroom Monday; she had a tango and an instant jive to perform that night, after all. (Her routines earned a 24 and a 20, the lowest scores of the night.) But Grace still had some thoughts to share about Dr. Conrad Murray after the show.
“I’ve been talking about Michael Jackson since he was charged with child molestation. I made it very clear what I thought after I read the autopsy report and all the state’s and defense’s evidence,” she told reporters. “So yes, of course, I would have liked to have weighed in on the verdict. But I’ve weighed in on what I thought the verdict would be, including what would it be and when it would come in. And luckily, I was two for two.
“I think the whole charging decision was wrong,” she continued. “He should’ve been charged with murder one with propofol as the deadly weapon and he should be doing life behind bars.” Instead, the Houston cardiologist faces a sentence of up to four years in prison.
“When he gets out, I got news for him …God’s gonna get him,” Grace said. “He’s gonna be mis-er-able. He can run but he can’t hide. Hey! He and Casey Anthony can have a tea party in four years.”–With reporting from Carrie Borzillo