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Ha ha. Our own ms gumshoe has posted over at the ctv message boards that professional HK$ pr people are posting on his behalf.
--Ellyn Garofalo - CA - represents Dr. Sandeep Kapoor
--Shane Kelley - FL - admin Ad Litem for FL burial custody
--Jerry McDevitt - Cyril Wecht's atty - not going to sue ANS for not getting paid for Daniel autopsy
--Joseph Farzam - lawyer for plaintiff Janet Luna and her 3 guardians in lawsuit against TrimSpa and ANS, alleging misrepresentation of the product
--Willie Gary - FL - atty for Shane Gibson, suing media for libel 2-26-07
--Ronald Jason Palmieri - CA - attorney who has represented Gabor and von Anhalt for 15 years
--Chris Fields - CA - newer atty for von Anhalt
--Edward Lee - CA - another von Anhalt attorney, suing Bill O'Reilly for $10 million for calling Prince a liar about ANS stuff
--Cyrus Nownejad - CA - represents Alexander Denk, who had worked as a bodyguard for Smith, in potential paternity suit
--Aldo G. Frustaci - Bensonhurst NY - representing the Auto Body Shop worker who found the 9 month pregnant drugged out Anna video tape, intertwined with some bubble wrap that was wrapped around a car bumper that came to the Auto Body Shop via FedEx.
--Fran Humphries - SC - Horry County Deputy Solicitor, overseeing transfer of property evidence from sheriff to Seminole PD
--David P. Shebby - CA - former law partner of HKS; partnership ended quickly because HKS brought in no income
--Fayne Thompson - Bahamas - local lawyer who in Nov 2006 wanted ANS stripped of her permanent residency status and asked to leave The Bahamas
--Claire Hepburn - Bahamas - attorney for Doctors Hospital in Daniel's inquest
--Michaela Sumner-Budhi - Bahamas - attorney for Doctors Hospital in Daniel's inquest
--Judge Larry Seidlin - Broward County Circuit Court - Ft. Lauderdale; presided over televised hearing on custody of ANS body for burial and determination of place of burial
--Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez - Bahamas - in charge of the inquest into Daniel's death - to convene 3-27-07
--Judge Robert A. Schnider - Los Angeles Superior Court - presided over paternity hearings in CA
--Judge Stephen Isaacs - Bahamas - Supreme Court Justice; granted the injunction preventing HKS from taking Dannielynn off-island; presiding over the paternity suits
--Judge Lawrence Korda - FL - Broward Co. circuit court - family court judge who presided over hearing for temporary stay of embalming for securing ANS DNA sample; decided jurisdictional ruling on custody of DNA samples being held; caught smoking pot in a public park in Hollywood, FL, on 3-18-07
--Judge Mike Wood - TX - July 2001, vacated the large award made to ANS by CA bankruptcy court, ordering ANS to pay over $1 million in fees and expenses to Pierce's legal team; threatened in court to have HKS disbarred in CA
--Samuel L. Bufford - CA - Bankruptcy Magistrate who received stolen confidential financial information from HKS on Pierce Marshall's wealth, which he then posted on a public website
--Judge David O. Carter - TX - Houston judge who presided over Pierce Marshall's defamation trial against ANS's attorneys; Pierce won
--17th Judicial Circuit of Florida - in charge of chain of custody issues on property retrieved from Horizons and given to Horry Co. Sheriff for transfer to Seminole Police Dept., FL, for ANS death investigation
--Senior Justice Anita Allen - Bahamas - heard the proceedings relating to the disputed ownership of Horizons
--FL appeals court - three-judge panel comprised of Justices Barry Stone, Mark Polen and George Shahood heard Virgie's appeal of Seidlin's ruling awarding custody of ANS body to Milstein for burial
--Supreme Court Justice Jeanne Thompson - Bahamas - heard ANS counterclaims to Horizons home
--Chief Justice Sir Burton Hall - Bahamas - the one who fired Linda Virgill as chief coroner and returned the dept to having rotating duty for magistrates as coroners
--Chief Judge Dale Ross - FL - Broward Co. Courts System - received FOIA request to show Judge Seidlin's emails during the ANS hearing, possibly to see if he was contacted by media for an on-air slot; also orchestrated the switch of Seidlin's and Korda's court positions, to probate and family matters, respectively
--Bernard Turner - Bahamas - director of public prosecutions; spoke to press about case management of Daniel's inquest
--Charlie Tiger - FL - Seminole Tribal Police Chief
--Matt Phillips - FL - Hollywood Fire Rescue
--Capt. Dan Fitzgerald - FL - EMT
--Capt. Tony Rode - FL - spokesperson for Hollywood Police Department, Hollywood, FL - provided media with the 2nd 9-1-1 call, which came to them from the Seminole PD
--Gary Bitner - FL - spokesperson for the Seminole PD and the Seminole Hard Rock
--Reginald Ferguson - Bahamas - assistant Police Commissioner, Royal Bahamas Police Force - took HKS complaint of burglary at Horizons on 2-9-07
--Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson - Bahamas - apparently her husband Max is no relation to Shane/King Eric Gibson family, unless distant
--Paul Farquharson - Bahamas - Royal Bahamas Police Commissioner
--Ron Ishoy - FL - spokesperson for the Broward County state attorney's office
--Hulan Hanna - Bahamas - Chief Superintendent, Royal Bahamas Police Force - official spokesperson for the RBPF
--Chief Inspector Bradley Neely - Bahamas - chief inspector of the coroner's office; slated to lead the questioning of witnesses in Daniel's inquest
--Inspector Walter Evans - Bahamas - Police Press Liaison Officer - reported the death of Daniel
--Detective Kathy Frank - FL - Seminole PD; responded to death scene at Hard Rock
--Detective Marian Bryant - FL - Seminole PD; responded to death scene at Hard Rock
--Sgt. Mike Jacobs - FL - Seminole PD; responded to death scene at Hard Rock
--Inspector Cleophas Cooper - Bahamas - in the Central Detective Unit's Homicide Division, Nassau; inquest witness
--Inspector Deveaux - Bahamas - RBPF - investigated Daniel's death; inquest witness
--Officers A. Saunders, C. Findlay, Quinn - Bahamas - RBPF - investigated Daniel's death; inquest witnesses
--Marva Gibson - Bahamas - immigration officer; inquest witness
--Sergeant 1498 Perpall - Bahamas - RBPF - inquest witness
--Chief Superintendent Quinn William McCartney - Bahamas - inquest witness
--Inspector Ricardo Taylor - Bahamas - inquest witness
--Sheriff Ken Jenne - FL - Broward County sheriff
--Broward Co. Sheriff Department - chief investigative unit assisting Seminole Police Dept in ANS death investigation
--Det. Rich Engels - FL - CSI for BrowCo. Sheriff's Office; on-scene at Hard Rock, present at ANS autopsy
--Sheriff Phillip Thompson - Horry Co. Sheriff's Dept - SC - Myrtle Beach jurisdiction where Ford Shelley and Ben Thompson turned over items retrieved from ANS's Bahamas home, at her request "in event of emergency" such as her death, to preserve chain of custody issues on computers and video tapes turned over to FL authorities
--Harris Co. Sheriff's Dept - TX - employer of Virgie Arthur for 28 years before her retirement
--Dr. Joshua Perper - FL - Broward Co. Medical Examiner - former Allegheny coroner in PA, worked under Wecht, then had falling out - elected coroner when Wecht was ousted, then Wecht re-elected and Perper went to Broward
--Dr. Govinda Raju - Bahamas - forensic pathologist who conducted the original autopsy on Daniel, Sept 12, 2007, at Princess Margaret Hospital, Nassau
--Rand Memorial Hospital - Bahamas - pathology lab in Freeport, Grand Bahama, was used for autopsy tests on Daniel
--Dr. Cyril Wecht - PA - pathology expert-for-hire - did private 2nd autopsy on Daniel
--Robert A. Middleberg, Ph.D. - PA - toxicologist on Daniel's 2nd autopsy; with NMS Labs, Willow Grove, PA
--Dr Gertrude M. Juste - FL - Broward Co. Assoc. ME under Perper; present at ANS autopsy, visited death scene at Hard Rock
--Dr. Predrag Bulich - FL - BrowCo assistant ME; observed ANS at MemHosp after death pronounced; present at ANS autopsy
--Dr. Harold Schueler - FL - BrowCo. chief toxicologist; present at ANS autopsy
--Dr. Stephen J. Cina - FL - BrowCo. deputy chief ME; present at ANS autopsy
--Irma Motem - FL - a BrowCo. autopsy technician; present at ANS autopsy
--Dean Reynolds - FL - BrowCo morgue supervisor
--Dr. Reinhard W. Motte - FL - BrowCo. associate ME; present at ANS autopsy
--Linda P. Virgill - Bahamas - former Bahamas coroner who first termed Daniel's death "suspicious" and was demoted
--Michael Leonard Baird - Ohio - DNA expert used by Virgie's legal team
--Dr. George Duncan - FL - supervisor of the Broward Co. Sheriff's Office DNA Unit
--Broward Co. Sheriff's Crime Scene Unit - FL - investigated the scene of the death; found no evidence of illegal drugs
--Bob Kransey - FL - CSU collected death scene evidence
--Winnard Johnson - FL - Broward Co. chief medical investigator
--Wendy Crane - FL - a Broward Co. medical investigator
--Joe Anderson and Jim Fleurimond - FL - Broward Co. imaging technicians
--Sherry Baker - FL - secretary to Dr Joshua Perper
--Outside forensic experts to Broward County - did voluntary work on ANS autopsy investigation: Dr. Stephen J. Nelson, forensic neuropathologist; Dr. Michael Bell, forensic cardiologist and chief medical examiner of Palm Beach county; Dr. Azorides Morales, cardiopathologist, chairman and professor of pathology in the department of pathology at the University of Miami; Dr. Gordon Dickinson, professor and chairman, Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Miami; Dr. Margaret Gorensek, chairman of infectious diseases at the Florida branch of Cleveland Clinic; Dr. Michael Bayerl, an assistant professor of anatomic pathology at the Milton Hershey Medical Center College of Medicine
--Danny Garcia - FL - supervisor, Miami-Dade Police Dept, Forensic Computer Lab Section; managed examination of the two ANS laptops
--Modesta Ampie - FL - morgue technician in Broward ME's office
--Aycock Funeral Home - Jupiter, FL - Robert Cherubini and Dan D'Andrea handled ANS embalming and funeral arrangements; Cherubini fired for talking to media
--East Sunrise Mortuary - Bahamas - on Rosetta Street in Nassau - did final preparations for funeral service
--Pedro Ferguson - Bahamas - funeral director for ANS funeral, managing director of East Sunrise; president of the Bahamas Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association; still owed $30,000 by Milstein as of 3-21-07
--Shane A. Miller - Asst Registrar, registered Dannielynn birth certificate
MEDIA - skipping this one for now
--ANS Interactive - Anna's website company; sketchy testimony at the burial hearing stated forged signatures on checks written in the Bahamas on this company had cash winding up in Santa Monica, Calif (where HKS keeps a home); no further details yet
--Hot Smoochie Lips Inc. - corporation for ANS's modeling work
--Cracker Inc. or Cracker's Inc. - Bahamas - rumored to be the name of a recently created ANS or HKS corporation which owned the house being remodeled in Nassau's Coral Harbour area and the 10-year-old 39-foot Carver sport yacht purchased from Reel Deal and christened the "Cracker"
--Reel Deal Yachts - FL - boat dealership where ANS new boat was being picked up by HKS when she died
--V&G Yachtworks - FL - boat detailer where ANS new boat was being outfitted
--Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - FL - Hollywood, FL, hotel where ANS was staying in Room 607 when she died
--Suite 607-609 - Three-room suite where ANS's room was located at HardRock
--TrimSpa Inc. - marketer of diet aids; ANS began as spokesperson in Oct 2003; she claimed to have lost 70 lbs using TrimSpa products; a TrimSpa event in which ANS was to participate was coming up Feb 21 at the HardRock, which hosted a number of TrimSpa events and was featured in the company's TV commercials; TrimSpa was paying Khris Eroshevich as a consultant to stay in Bahamas with ANS after Daniel's death
--Butler Funeral Homes - Bahamas - handled Daniel's embalming and preparation for flight to CA, when plans changed to burial in Bahamas
--Lakeview Cemetery and Mausoleum - Nassau - burial place of ANS and DWS; 4 plots bought by HKS in October @ $3600 for 2 of them
--White Dove Wedding Chapel - where ANS married JHM in June 1994, Houston, TX
--Marshall Petroleum Inc. - main company owned by JHMII
--Koch Industries - oil & natural gas industry conglomerate which is privately and closely held; JHMII was one of the original partners with the Koch family; major portion of Marshall estate is in this non-transferrable stock
--Hallock Healey Entertainment - collaborated with Smith and Stern, to pitch a reality show centered on Anna's quest to find a husband
--Gigi's Cabaret - strip joint in Houston where ANS got her start
--Playboy Enterprises - gave ANS her first big publicity boost with cover photos and later centerfold nude layouts
--Guess? Jeans - gave ANS an entry into modeling as their featured model in 1992-93
--Lane Bryant - plus-size clothing manufacturer which hired ANS as a model when she was overweight
--E! Networks - ran the Anna Nicole Smith reality TV show, 2002-2004
--PETA - ANS appeared in a number of their publicity campaigns
--Mt Horeb Baptist Church - Nassau - ANS's funeral service held in sanctuary
--Valley College of Los Angeles - CA - college Daniel was attending before he died; also the college where HKS's mother Broncha Stern had been a professor for 25+ years before retiring
--International Body Guards Security Company - Bahamas - private body guard service which provided security for Mt Horeb church
--Laurence School - Valley Glen, CA - private school where HKS brother Gary is principal
--National Medical Services - Willow Grove, PA - used by CWecht for autopsy testing in Daniel's death
--Broward Removal Service - FL - company that transported ANS's body from Memorial Hospital to ME's office
--Esso On-the-Run Café - Bahamas - fast food place where HKS went out for food from hospital while Daniel visited; on Thompson Blvd in Nassau
--Universal Rarities - NJ - a "fine collectibles and memorabilia company" which auctioned off ANS diaries
--Tattoo King Parlor - Bahamas - downtown Nassau tat joint where in Dec 2006, ANS allegedly got the large tats of herself, Daniel and Dannielynn across the top of her back, of which photos and video were shown in Jan 2007, but which were not described in her autopsy with all the other tattoos which were listed
--Hollywood, FL - town where Seminole Hard Rock is located
--Broward Co., FL - county of jurisdiction where ANS died
--Seminole Nation - Indian tribal jurisdiction in which ANS died
--Nassau, The Bahamas - town on New Providence island where ANS and HKS lived
--Horizons - name of the home where ANS and HKS were living
--Villa Florentine - mansion in Ocean Club Estates, Atlantis Resort, Nassau, where post-burial reception was held
--New Providence - name of the Bahamian island where Nassau is located
--Burbank, CA - part of Los Angeles where Birkhead lives
--Studio City, CA - part of Los Angeles where ANS used to live
--Sherman Oaks, CA - part of Los Angeles where Stern grew up and parents still live
--Beverly Hills, CA - part of Los Angeles where Bonnie Stern, Khristine Eroshevich, Pol Atteu and Patrik Simpson live, among others
--Brentwood, CA - part of Los Angeles where 200 Ashdale Ave is located, site of a home purchased by JHM for ANS; also the basis for a fictitious address on some drug orders for ANS
--Bel Air, CA - part of Los Angeles close to the Ashdale Ave home - sometimes referred to as the home's area rather than Brentwood, because it was very close to the Bel Air Country Club
--Mexia, TX - small town in central TX where Daniel was born; usually given as ANS's birthplace, but wasn't; a memorial service for Daniel was held there on Oct 7, 2006, attended by about 50 people, including Billy Wayne Smith, Daniel's father
--Santa Monica, CA - area of Los Angeles where HKS still keeps an apartment
--Santa Monica Shores Towers -- 2800 Neilson Way, Santa Monica - complex where HKS's condo apt is located
--Marathon, FL - in the Keys, location of another vacation home belonging to the G Ben Thompson family - ANS visited there after Myrtle Beach, staying with Ben Thompson's mother and another adult son, his wife and their children, before going to The Bahamas by plane with Ben and his mother, and Ford Shelley to get situated there, July 18, 2006, in a temporary rental home at Ocean Club Estates - without HKS
--Dubai - UAE - seaside city in the United Arab Emirates that serves as a hot spot for the rich and famous; reportedly ANS's next stop in a bid to get away from drugs
--Peninsula Beverly Hills - a five-star hotel just a few miles west of Hollywood Boulevard; ANS and her then-BF overdosed in a room at the hotel in 1995; a man named Mace Howell of Arkansas, died of a drug overdose there in Room 140 in Oct 2002, sharing his room was Kooros James Khavarian, one of the two witnesses to ANS's 2001 will; in an odd twist, Howell went straight from the Betty Ford Center to the Peninsula, but ANS went from the Peninsula to Betty Ford, with a hospital stop in between
--The Cracker - FL/Bahamas - name allegedly given to the boat ANS bought in Miami, said to be her nickname for Daniel, even tho she always said she called her son "Pumpkinhead" - cracker also means a white person living in a black community, so some have reasoned that it was an inside joke about herself, not Daniel - also rumored to have inspired a corporate name of Crackers, Inc. in which the Coral Harbour home is said to be registered - unconfirmed
--Margaritaville - Bahamas - name of the catamaran on which the commitment ceremony was held
--Lucayan Lady - Bahamas - King Eric's racing sloop
--Miami International Airport (MIA) - FL - ANS, HKS and Khris E arrived there at 7:30PM on Mon Feb 5, 2007; ANS body flown out of MIA on private air charter Fri Mar 3, 2007; Daniel had layover there before arriving in Nassau
--Nassau International Airport/Lynden Pindling Intl Airport (NAS) - Bahamas - origin of ANS flight to MIA and destination of Daniel's flight from CA on Sept 9, 2006
--Jim Joseffy - FL - managing director of IBC Airways, which operated the flight that carried ANS's body to Nassau
Thanks everybody for waiting! I appreciate your patience!
What we do know is that KE asked Daniel what he was taking BEFORE HE LEFT FOR THE BAHAMAS (nad right after leaving Anna and HOWARD) and I believe she named it.
We're missing something important in our thoughts...When KE left each time, she didn't leave Anna, she left Anna and HOWARD.
She said Anna practically begged her to stay....But Howard apparently wasn't upset about her leaving. HE say nothing even though Anna had been sick "out of her mind."
Both had a duty to take her to the hospital. She could refuse treatment THERE if she wished.
But he could've been if he'd asked to.
That's just unbelievable to me...and what it may tell us, is that there are going to be no discrepancies between Wecht's report and the one done in the Bahamas.
That's probably why he didn't ask to.
AbsoANNAlutely, and then there's the thing about Anna having amnesia about the time of Daniels death. How could we trust what her statement says?
Thank you for such excellent research!!
I'm going to see if I can dig up some inference on the word.
Poor people FED UP!!! And we tired of these stupid, crooked, lying, thiefing, sell out politicians. Politicians, this is a warning: The Evolution Has Begun!!!
There's a VIDEO of that!?
There wasn't one shred of evidence connecting him to KE. This thing gets copied all over everywhere and I don't want stuff just out of the blue.
It goes with the bit that was flashed on TV: "If I had anything to do with Daniel's death, do you think Anna would protect me?" (Or something like that)
I still think it's weird that ANs herself called him "My Pumpkinhead" and had that tattoo'ed on her body - then HKS tells us "Cracker" was her nickname for him, without any explanation as to why, except that she considered herself and him to be "hicks" as a joke.
That's a stupid reason to name a boat that! Why not the "IMAMAROON"?
Oh, I have 40 more files I haven't added - maybe he'll make the next revision!
"Howard K. Stern has filed an appeal in his ongoing paternity battle over Anna Nicole Smith's daughter, Dannielynn, this according to "Entertainment Tonight."
TMZ is told that the appeal will absolutely delay the reveal of DNA results, but for how long is unknown. The next hearing is April 3."
Oooohhhhooohhhh. We're shaking in our boots! Come on. Bring it on!
ANS said on camera that Daniel had gotten something from Kapoor - then Kapoor came out publicly (well, somebody from his office did) and denied that he had ever treated Daniel for anything.
i'd better go make some coffee stat!
Crack...Of superior excellence; having qualities to be boasted of (Colloq) One of our Crack speakers in the Commons (Charles Dickens)
Cracker: A noisy boaster; a swaggering fellow
British references...Interesting, since they would be in the Bahamas...
My goodness! You have been a busy little bee! Thanks!!
The list of witnesses was e-mailed to me....said it was from the CTV boards. I cannot believe that Wecht isn't on it.
OOOHHHH. THANK YOU DOC! And Good Morning to you!
And we appreciate all your good hard work!!!
Why didn't he do "what Anna wanted" this time???
Thing is it isn't really in their best interest to have handled it this way, nor is it in the best interests of the HR. IMO
LOL, I stumbled across it quite by accident shortly after you posted it here. If it had been a snake, it would've bitten me.
There are 6-8 I just can't figure out at all. They're so secretive about who their cops are, just using badge numbers instead of full names or given names, that it's difficult to find them.
There are lots of misspellings, too - but I noticed when ET flashed them on-screen - when I caught the re-run last night - they were spelled correctly. Good thing I knew what they meant in most cases, except a couple.
""""People's opinions can affect the jury pool and change the outcome of a trial.""""
People's opinions, and jurors' decisions are based on testimony, evidence, behavior, motives, facts and life experiences. They can distinguish phony facts, lies and sociopathic behavior.
We are not as stupid as lawyers and quacks think we are!
It sure does. I wonder what brought on the amnesia. OK some people go into shock so maybe that was it, just temporary shock. But we know these people (HKS, KE). Is there a drug that they can give you to wipe out your short term memory? I know it sounds crazy...But if there is such a drug, would anyone put it passed HKS or KE to use it?
Anna Nicole Smiths Autopsy Results in Public Outcry
Thursday, March 29th, 2007 | By Jeffrey Jolson for Hollywood Today
HOLLYWOOD, CA (rushprnews) 2/29/07 Slings and arrows from outrageous courtrooms moved to TV and the internet yesterday when stalled inquest action in the Anna Nicole Smith saga saw attorneys and public trade barbs and frustration online and on air.
The Bahamian court holding the inquest over how Smiths son Daniel died proved to be as unpredictable as weepy Florida Judge Larry Seidlins courtroom when the former hotel ballroom was suddenly cleared of media and potential jurors so an influential local attorney for inquest witness Howard K. Smith could convince the magistrate he should be allowed to screen the jury despite pertinent laws.
Instant TV trials were the venue of choice for millions over the last 48 hours, many angry over the perceived failure of the Florida Anna Nicole autopsy finding to place blame on anyone they could flame. That didnt stop them as the move to legal landscape in Nassau allowed CNN to let the lawyers go at it and Court TV to go All Anna All the Time once again, and this time it was personal.
TV host Nancy Grace was especially incensed that Sterns Bahamas attorney could halt proceedings even though Stern is just one of 40 witnesses and is not allowed to screen a jury or have a courtroom cleared under local laws.
When informed that the attorney Wayne was also Smiths attorney when she was alive, and furthermore, the well-connected president of the bar association there, Grace replied Were talking about lawyers here. Thats like saying hes not just a regular idiot but King of the Idiots. You could even hear the cameramen laughing.
Even the serene medical examiner Dr. Joshua Perper was put on trial of sorts for two days running by Grace to defend his report of no criminal fault in Annas death. Dr. Perper, youve got to see the similarities between the two deaths, Grace said.
But you also have to see the differences, he responded and went on to details what sure sounded like similarities. Methadone was the cause of death in one case, it wasnt in the other (it was just present in her system). Anna had chronic depression, the son had occasional depression. He did note Anna had an infection and fever.
Upon further questioning, Perper asked Do you think any court would return a verdict of guilty based on the evidence that was available? Grace had to confess he was right.
She called on the assembled players on both her Court TV and Headline News shows to look at the similarities in the two deaths: both died during the day in vicinity of nurses with a mix of anti-depressants, sleep aids and methadone in their systems. The M.O. is the same, pounded Grace. Add one more circumstance, said John OQuinn, attorney for Smiths mother Virgie Arthur. Howard Stern was there when both women got deadly sick and died.
Stern concerns gave private investigator Jack Harding a way to edge himself in the coverage. He said he was visited by Daniel a month before he left for the Bahamas and that the 20-year-old was worried about his mother and wanted to retain him. He was worried Stern was giving his mother a mind-bending drug. He said he was frightened to death of Stern.
The question of liability of an (substance) enabler in the judicial system was brought up, as Florida testimony indicated Stern brought a duffel bag of drugs to the Bahamian hospital after Anna Nicole gave birth and was being weaned off narcotics. There is no Good Samaritan law in effect, noted one of Sterns lawyers, so the question was moot.
Not so, said defense attorney Midwin Charles. If he is found to be an enabler, he can face charges of manslaughter or murder. If he knowingly and with intent supplied the drugs, he could still face criminal charges.
Emails read by Larry King the previous night asked how (Perper) can believe Sterns testimony he did not give her the fateful drugs, or how no one could have tried to save her. His statement was not contradicted by anyone. And we learned she drank choral hydrate straight from the bottle.
He may not have wanted the outcome to be death, but I think may have been someone closed that facilitated the drug use in a particularly dangerous way, said Dr. Joshua Deltito. While it may not have been the methadone that killed her, the methadone withdrawal probably led to some of the other drugs she was using,
Sterns attorney Lilly Ann Sanchez said There is outrageous speculation that no one took her to the hospital but Howard pleaded with her, but she specifically refused as always because she did not want the media frenzy that always followed her to a hospital. Anna called the shots in Annas life and everyone around her knew that.
Apparently so. One person who had dealings with Smith and various celeb PR clients, Edward Lozzi said Everyone gave her what she wanted. No one wanted to handle her when she went through withdrawals. Everyone knows thats when she became the raging bitch from hell. You could even see it on her TV show.
Sanchez said Howard is very angry at the media. I think that hes extremely upset about how the media has treated him. I think he believes that it was a lot of it was very malicious. He doesnt think that anybody should have to go through what he has gone through in the past six weeks.
In terms of enabling, where is Stern taking any responsibility for getting Anna of Daniel off drugs? Thats abuse, thats neglect.
Virgie Arthur and her lawyer have made all kinds of accusations, particularly against Howard Stern, one attorney said. Theyre accusing him of murder. Even last night, her lawyer was on television accusing him of murder, even in the face of this report. If I was them, Id be worried about being sued for slander, myself.
Nor are the bloggers here, and all over the internet, who believe Stern should be held in some way accountable. And those that defend him.
Anna Nicole Smith accidentally overdosed on at least nine prescription painkillers - including the sleeping syrup chloral hydrate favored by Marilyn Monroe. Shed gulp from the bottle to dull immense pain from a 105-degree fever and the horribly infected abscess on her butt caused by multiple drug injections, officials revealed yesterday. Smith, who died in her sleep Feb. 8, lived a wretched, final few days at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla., as her feverish sweat produced a pungent odor and she often lay crumpled in a dry bathtub with half-empty pill bottles on the floor. The stunning autopsy report, by Perper, details how Smiths downward spiral appears to have occurred over just three days - and ended in her finally dying just like her idol, Marilyn: in her sleep from a toxic drug cocktail that included chloral hydrate.
news source: Hollywood Today, a newsmagazine with an Attitude at www.hollywoodtoday.net
Larry got court permission with the caveat that Stern had the right to appeal up until April 3, 2007. Howard has appealed within the court allowed time frame. Larry has no more right to have the results made public now than you or I do. He will have to wait for further court rulings.
Thursday, March 29th, 2007
Court of World Opinion Waits on Bahamas to Catch Up
By Jeffrey Jolson
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Today) 3/29/07 Day 3 dawns in the inquest into how Anna Nicole Smiths son died in her hospital room as Howard K. Stern works a double stall in both inquest and paternity suit.
After his influential Bahamas attorney pulled off an unprecedented motion that halted witness testimony in the inquest into the death of Smiths son Daniel, Stern has filed an appeal in his ongoing paternity battle over Smiths daughter Dannielynn that will delay the DNA results, likely past the April 3 hearing.
Why he wants to appeal the results before they are revealed may indicate he knows who the father is, and its not him. Entertainment Tonight notes that Stern followed court orders and drove Dannielynn to a lab for a DNA swab. Larry Birkhead also gave a sample.
His inquest stall tactic will likely run out today, as 40 witnesses are waiting to testify in a court case that also has election-year political implications in the Bahamas. Sterns attorney managed to have the courtroom cleared for two days while he argued to buck 300 years of Common Law Tradition and have the case heard without a jury or at least one without bias against Stern.
That may be hard to find. Inquiring minds want to know if the inquest will finally shed light into Sterns perceived complicity as a poll shows 9 out of 10 people do not agree with the recent Florida finding that her death was accidental.
The court of public opinion is just as important, or more important, than the court of law for the long term in high profile cases like this. In my expert opinion, Howard K. Stern is the next O.J., said Reputation Doctor Mike Paul. However, I personally think Stern may get away with murder- twice. The evidence may not be there to actually prove it in the court of law, but many believe he is already guilty in the court of public opinion.
From courtroom to living rooms, from water coolers to our pages here, people are saying the same thing. They basically relate enabling and complicity to criminal activity in the eerily similar double deaths, even if the letter of the law doesnt. No wonder, with comments from the media circus Peanut Gallery appearing all over TV, such as the ones from private dick Jack Harding, who says Daniel came to him before going on his fateful trip to the Bahamas.
Hammering home on Showbiz Tonight what he did earlier on Nancy Grace, Harding P.I. said In my opinion it is foul play. The police from the Bahamas came to visit me and said they found my business card on his body. Danny may have said (when he went to the Bahamas hospital to meet his mother and Stern) Im having a private investigator look into this and that may have sparked a bit of a problem for (Stern). He hated Stern and said that Stern hated him. (Stern) tried to get him out of the picture. He wanted complete control over Anna Nicole.
Forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden reviewing a witness list for the inquest pointed out some hotly-anticipated testimony. The two nannies are interesting because they talk about Anna accusing Howard Stern of causing the death of Daniel, that they heard Anna say these things, according to this list, he told Fox News. The list indicates there will also be testimony that puts methadone in the room, important as a big question will be how exactly did Daniel get the methadone that helped overdose him when he had just been picked up by Stern at an international airport?
Stern also released a press statement to help turn world opinion in his favor, or at least stop accusing him of doing nothing when she was deathly ill. Stern insists she would still be alive today if she hadnt refused medical help before her death. In a statement released late on Monday, Stern revealed he and other friends and aides had urged Smith to check into a Florida hospital after her temperature spiked, but, fearing a media frenzy, she insisted on sleeping off her fever.
Stern attorney Lilly Ann Sanchez said Howard will always wish that he had not left when he did that morning to go get the boat that he was picking up and they were going to sail back to the Bahamas later that day. You always, in any kind of situation, are going to think about what you could have done, should have done, maybe might have done.
But Howard, on that morning, he he was up with Anna, he helped Anna to the bathroom. She came back into the bed. She was feeling much better than she was before. She was alert. They conversed. She decided to go back to sleep, she told Larry King recently.
He checked on her before he left at about noon. He wasnt the only one that was with her. (Bodyguard) King Eric and his wife were with him. They decided not to wake her at that point. And he went on to do exactly what she had requested to go get the boat ready so that they could go back to the Bahamas.
Add Ron Rale, another attorney acquaintance of Sterns Howards just trying to get to a space where he can grieve. And Ill give you an example. Just like, you know, before Anna had passed away, with this inquest stuff pending, Howard was never concerned about himself. He was always worried about Anna. And as an example, when I was there in the Bahamas talking to Howard, with all of this the funeral preparations and all of the bad press out there and all of the witch-hunt type stuff Im talking about, Howards concern was for his parents always putting somebody else first.
If Stern were in my family, Id be concerned too.
I don't know, but CTV had her on yesterday via phone from Miami. That will be interesting to find out!
Even Larry King wondered how Dr. Perper could believe Howie.
I'm not exactly sure i understand this article. But it apparently links the drug midazolam to short term memory loss. If i'm reading it right, it could also explain why Anna apparently didn't seem fazed in the picture with her and Daniels dead body.
Amnesia Study Sheds Light on Memory
Volunteers underwent drug-induced short-term memory loss
By Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- Experiments where volunteers took an amnesia-inducing drug have brought new insight into how humans form memories.
The two-session study examined the ability of people to remember words, faces, landscapes, and abstract pictures. The study was conducted by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.
In one session, the study participants performed a memory exercise after they'd received an injection of a saline placebo. In the other session, they were given the drug midazolam, which is used to relieve anxiety during surgical procedures. The drug also causes short-term "anterograde" amnesia, the most common form of amnesia.
The study found that the drug hindered recollection, a process in which people retrieve contextual details (in this case, the study event) involved in the experience of studying information. But the drug did not affect the familiarity process, in which people recognize something that seems sufficiently familiar. They do this without using recollection.
The study authors noted that this same pattern is found in anterograde amnesia patients, who are unable to form new associations. This severely limits the accuracy of their recognition judgments.
"This helps us understand the general functions of memory. It helps us relate, for example, the memory declines seen in old age to those seen in patients with hippocampal damage," study lead author Lynne Reder, a professor of psychology and Carnegie Mellon, said in a prepared statement.
The study was published in the July issue of the journal Psychological Science .
Anna Nicole Smith's Son Daniel Smith: Where Did He Get Methadone?
By Jennifer Cox
Mar 29, 2007
Where did the methadone that was in Anna Nicole Smith's son Daniel Wayne Smith come? It was in his system when he died. On CNN's 'Showbiz Tonight that was the discussion. Jane Valez-Mitchell put it well on the CNN show: "I think Harvey Levin (managing editor of TMZ) said it. The question is, why did he have this Methadone in his system and who gave it to him? But the even bigger question is, did he want it? Let's face it, Daniel was an adult, a young adult, but still an adult. If he sought it -- let's say he went to the hospital room, saw it there, picked it up, used it voluntarily, then that's his responsibility when he dies.
Anna Nicole Smith's Son Daniel Smith: Where Did He Get Methadone?
Now, if someone gave it to him and then he said, OK, I'll take it, I'll try it. Again, he's an adult. It's his responsibility. Somebody may have enabled him. But where the line between enabling and criminality happens is going to be something that has to be decided by judge and jury.
The host of the program, A.J. Hammer asks the reporter, "Jane, if you were Howard K. Stern, would you be shaking in your boots a little about this inquest?"
She answered: "I would shaking in my boots, but I would be shaking a little less after what happened(with no charged being brought in the death of Anna Nicole). I think what happened yesterday was a major change in the dynamic and the momentum of this whole saga. There had been this drum beat, from the public and the media, this is a tragedy, two people are dead, somebody's got to pay, somebody's responsible."
She later added, "And I think that it's going to be harder to prove criminality in Daniel's death now that that has happened, because it kind of shoots a hole in the whole conspiracy theory, she told hammer. "Yes, I would be very concerned, but, once again, it gets down to personality responsibility. And in a lot of cases where you see people convicted and the victim has died of drugs, they've slipped the drugs to the person or they forced the person to take the drugs against their will. And at this point, I don't see either of those two scenarios happening.
The Bahamas already seems overwhelmed, we may never really know what happed.
First Lilly replaced Barfbag and now the PR firm will replace Lilly. Wonder if they'll be able to spin HKS into a good position. Doubt it. It doesn't help when your clients profile looks like the devils.
Good morning all
I have a semi busy day so I won't be able post as much.
I'm laughing about the PR firm..too funny. Also the last tidbit in that article regarding a "jury pool". It seems for SOME reason that Howie is pretty sure he's going to be charged with something.
Hope you are all well
Somehow I don't think Howie will sue John O'Quinn, who would then have a bigger forum to trash Howie.
I heard on CTV today that Anna weighed 178 pounds when she died.
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