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The Life and Career of Attorney Nancy Grace, Who Turned Lawyer after the Murder of Her Fiance.

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Most people know her as the fierce and fiery Headline News host with a disdain for many criminal defense attorneys and a reputation for fighting to the death for victims' rights. Few realize that former special prosecutor Nancy Grace's aggressive, and sometimes brutal, style comes from a place of love. After enduring a life-changing event when she was only 19, Grace was fueled with a tremendous dose of passion for victims' rights and has since proved that when you're driven and dedicated to a cause, anything is possible.

At age 19 Grace was preparing to wed her fiancé, Keith Griffin, and working toward a career in English when Griffin was murdered. This striking event caused Grace to take a complete U-turn in her life plans.

"Like most other crime victims, Keith's murder changed the course of my life. At the time of his death shortly before our wedding, I was studying to become an English professor, concentrating on Shakespearean literature. In one moment my world exploded and Keith's ended," she says.

As a result of this traumatic event, Grace became empowered to do something in response to the senseless act that left her torn. She abandoned her original career plans and decided to go to law school.

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