That evening, when her husband Jason came home, he found Medrano asleep with their son. Although he had warned her about co-sleeping on the couch in the past, everything seemed okay at the time.
Medrano awoke a few times throughout the morning between 2am and 8am. Jason came home around 2am, and she fed the newborn shortly after that. Then as the five school-age children got ready for school, she woke up to talk to them. Whether or not the baby was dead during the time the kids were getting ready hadn't been officially determined. Police say that the oldest child "checked" on the baby before leaving for school and he looked fine. When Medrano awoke the the last time, she realized that her baby had been smothered and cold to the touch. She yelled to her husband that the baby was dead, and he called 911.
A week after the court date, Nancy Grace did a segment on her show about Medrano. Nancy when in hard on 29-year-old from Minnesota, "Vodka Mom" and taking a fifth of vodka and poured cup after cup until it was empty. Grace went on to say that she didn't see how it was an accident and wanted murder charges.
Medrano's family said that after the show aired, "Vodka Mom" got severely depressed. The negative comments from the show and the internet ultimately led to her suicide.
Medrano doused herself with a "flammable liquid" and set herself afire around 4am on July 2nd.
According to HuffPost, this isn't the first time Nancy Grace allegedly drove someone to suicide. In 2006, Melinda Duckett claimed that her 2-year-old Trenton went missing some time after she put him to bed. Duckett went on the show, and Grace showed none as she questioned the "Tot Mom" hard and long. The day that the interview was to air, Duckett shot and killed herself. It was later determined that Duckett was the prime suspect in Trenton's disappearance.
Duckett's family sued Nancy Grace for pain, suffering, embarrassment and intimidation, and four years later, Grace settled in the amount of $200,000 to be used to find Trenton.
Now, I can't say that Nancy Grace told these women to kill themselves. I can and will say that Nancy Grace can be harsh at times. Granted, this Medrano woman apparently has a drinking problem because according to her hubby Jason, she spent the whole weekend drinking. He also said that she had a history of DUIs, 2 of them within the same month last year. That probably meant while she was pregnant.
Based on what you just read, do you think Nancy Grace killed Toni Medrano? Do you think Nancy Grace is a bully? Do you think Nancy Grace could be sued by Medrano's family for intimidation, pain, suffering and embarrassment? What do you think about Medrano drinking a fifth of vodka then co-sleeping with her newborn on a couch? What do you think about Medrano drinking a fifth of vodka regardless of where the baby slept?