On Nov. 21, 2011, Medrano had smothered her 3-week-old baby when she fell asleep after drinking a fifth of vodka. Nancy Grace, who hosts the show of the same name, gave her the nickname of "The Vodka Mom." This prompted the news and media to also call Toni the name, which many believe only added to the guilt she felt over the death of her baby and she was suicidal.
On June 7, 2011, Toni Medrano was charged with two counts of second-degree manslaughter. Less than a month later, she committed suicide by setting herself on fire and died five days later.
Viewers have been divided on "The Vodka Mom" ever since the news that the 29-year-old mother killed herself. While some fans say that it was not Nancy Grace's fault that she died, others say that the former prosecutor trashed Toni so much that it led to her ending her life.
Police chief Michael Monahan said that the mother was "despondent and suicidal over personal issues."
This is not the first time that the show, "Nancy Grace" has been linked to a suicide. In 2006, Melinda Duckett was questioned by the host on the disappearance of her two-year-old son. As viewers all know, the woman does not hold her opinions back and accused the mother of having something to do with her son's disappearance.
Before the show aired, Duckett shot and killed herself. However, the "Nancy Grace" show aired the episode anyways. They also received a settlement after Melinda's family sued.
What do you think about Nancy Grace and the suicide of Toni Medrano? Did she push the woman known to the world as "The Vodka Mom" to the breaking point or is she just the easiest person to blame? Sound off in the comments below.