As headlines focused on Michael Jackson's untimely death along with Farrah Fawcett, Patrick Swayze and several others the past few months, it seems one salacious story has not been heard about in a while. And by that we mean Anna Nicole Smith.
A preliminary hearing against Anna Nicole's lawyer-friend Howard K Stern and Drs Khristine Eroshevich and Sandeep Kapoor include twenty-three felony charges regarding her drug use that eventually led to her demise.
As details emerged you may cringe to learn about the un-glamorous details surrounding her death. Reports have indicated there were infections in not-so-pretty places along with feces in the bed.
In fact, the prosecutor called a special agent to the stands as a first witness. The special agent has been investigating the case since her death and described unflattering details that led up to the last days of her life and consequently, her death.
On February 8, 2007 when Smith was pronounced deceased, detectives found the bed covered with feces. They also discovered about twelve different prescription and illicit drugs. The drugs were powerful sedatives and muscle relaxers.
Stern had informed officials that Anna Nicole was complaining of flu-like symptoms and the night before dying she fell in the bathroom. Even when they were in Las Vegas in days preceding her death he held her up as they walked through the lobby of their hotel. He mentioned she was incredibly weak at that time and as such, he served her a children's electrolyte formula in a baby bottle!.
Fast forward: the coroner later determined the cause of Smith's death was acute combined drug toxicity of chloral hydrate with other drugs contributing to her demise. Plus, coroners indicated she had an infected abscess on her buttock and she was taking medications via injections in the Bahamas. It was discovered the former model used more than a dozen aliases to obtain countless medications over a period of time.
The judge made a note that the three defendants are not being charged with Anna Nicole Smith's murder and the cause of death is not questionable.
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