Court filings accuse TV commentator Nancy Grace and CNN of being responsible for Melinda Duckett's death because they made ``false representations'' about why they wanted the young mother on the show.
Duckett was on Grace's show in September of last year because
her young son, Trenton, was missing. The boy has not been found. Melinda Duckett's family says Grace verbally assaulted Duckett
-- and they claim Grace's behavior made Duckett commit suicide just
one day after the interview.
The filing on behalf of the estate and Melinda's personal
representative, Kathleen Calvert, is the official response to CNN's
motion to have the case thrown out of court. Lawyers for CNN and Grace have asked U.S. Magistrate Judge Gary R. Jones to throw out the case because, in their opinion, Grace is
protected under the press freedom protections of the Constitution.
After Duckett's suicide, she was named as the prime suspect in