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Posted: February 07, 2014

Nancy Grace 'FreezerTot' hashtag prompts online uproar


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NAPA, Calif. —

HLNtv host Nancy Grace’s choice of hashtags has caused an uproar on social media sites.

On Thursday Grace took to Facebook and Twitter to post on the 3-year-old Napa girl allegedly killed by her mother and mother’s boyfriend, using the hashtag “FreezerTot.”
Kayleigh Slusher, 3, was found dead in her home Saturday after police responded to a welfare check at the Napa home.  Her mother, 23-year-old Sara Kruegar and her boyfriend, 26-year-old Ryan Scott Warner were charged with murder and assault on a child resulting in death on Tuesday.

Court document revealed statements from the couple admitting to storing young Kayleigh’s body in a suitcase inside the freezer for three days.

On Twitter many users quickly took to their own stream, calling the host out on the insensitive hashtag use.  Some reminded Grace, that the girl she referenced as “FreezerTot” had a name and was a victim.

The post on Grace’s Facebook fan page, posted Thursday early evening, received a similar reaction, many calling the host “disgusting” and “disrespectful.”

Hours after her Facebook post a group launched an online petition calling for Grace to remove the hashtag and apologize to Slusher’s family.

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