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Nanny: Medicated Anna Nicole Slept Two Days Straight | Anna Nicole Smith

Nanny: Medicated Anna Nicole Smith Slept Two Days Straight

Originally posted 09/08/2010 08:20PM

Anna Nicole Smith drank medication that put her into a slumber for two days as her frantic boyfriend Howard K. Stern cried and tried to shake her awake, the late model's former nanny said in court Wednesday.

"He kept saying, 'Anna, Anna, get up. Do you want me to go to jail? Do you want to die?'" nanny Quethelie Alexie recalled outside the jury's presence.

L.A. Superior Court Judge Robert Perry allowed Alexie to repeat the story for the jury. But when she did, the story changed somewhat, with her now saying Stern told her that Smith was "trying to make him go to jail." Perry then struck the testimony from the record, saying he did not consider it reliable.

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Nanny Recalls Anna Nicole Smith's Tragic Last Weeks | Anna Nicole Smith

Nanny Recalls Anna Nicole Smith's Tragic Last Weeks

Originally posted 09/07/2010 08:40PM

As Anna Nicole Smith's daughter Dannielynn turned 4 on Tuesday, her former nanny testified in a Los Angeles courtroom about the sad, final months leading up to Smith's death.

Quethlie Alexie became the latest witness against three defendants, including Smith's lawyer/confidante Howard K. Stern and psychiatrist Khristine Eroshevich, accused of plying the Playboy model with dangerous and addictive drugs.

Dannielynn was an infant when Alexie allegedly saw her mother brought into a bathroom by Stern and Eroshevich, who'd leave bloody syringes and cotton balls as Smith stumbled out, acting drunk.

Alexie testified that before the three went into the bathroom, Stern "would say, 'Baby, come and we'll take our medicine.'"

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Anna Nicole Smith's Boyfriend, Doctors Go to Trial in Drug Case | Anna Nicole Smith

Anna Nicole Smith's Boyfriend, Doctors Go to Trial in Drug Case

Originally posted 08/04/2010 07:50PM

Anna Nicole Smith was doped up on drugs – with the help of two doctors and her lawyer boyfriend – until the model-actress died, a prosecutor told jurors in a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday.

Smith's boyfriend Howard K. Stern, personal physician Sandeep Kapoor, 41, and psychiatrist Khristine Eroshevich, 61, face several felony charges in the long-awaited trial that kicked off Wednesday.

In opening statements, Deputy District Attorney Renee Rose told the L.A. jury that Stern helped get drugs for Smith in illegal ways. She also alleged that Kapoor and Eroshevich "prescribed powerful and addictive medications without treating the underlying" addiction.

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Appeals Court Rejects Big Inheritance for Anna Nicole Smith's Estate | Anna Nicole Smith

Appeals Court Rejects Big Inheritance for Anna Nicole Smith's Estate

Originally posted 03/19/2010 06:50PM

A federal appellate court panel ruled Friday that the estate of Anna Nicole Smith is not entitled to any of the millions of dollars left by Smith's late oil magnate husband, J. Howard Marshall, when he died.

The decision comes as another blow to the main beneficiary of Smith's estate: her 3 1/2-year-old daughter, Dannielynn Birkhead.

"It's been a very sort of sad story – so many people involved in this case have died," says Kent Richland, the appellate lawyer for the model's estate. Still, he vows that "this is not the final step" in the legal battle.

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Accused Psychiatrist Attends Seance for Anna Nicole Smith | Anna Nicole Smith

Accused Psychiatrist Attends Seance for Anna Nicole Smith

Originally posted 02/08/2010 08:20PM

A psychiatrist facing criminal charges in Anna Nicole Smith's death recently attended a séance for the model, who died three years ago Monday.

Psychic Shayne Goldfarb led the séance at Pol Atteu's Beverly Hills boutique, according to Atteau's partner, close Smith friend Patrik Simpson.

Among those attending was Smith's neighbor and psychiatrist, Dr. Khristine Eroshevich, who traveled with Smith in her final months and who, along with two others, will soon stand trial on drug conspiracy charges.

Simpson, co-author of Anna Nicole Smith, Portrait of an Icon, Signature Edition, says he's convinced they really did contact Smith during the séance and that the psychic told them Smith is "happy she's with (her late son) Daniel. She's sad she had to leave her daughter, but she really had to be with Daniel."

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Judge: Anna Nicole Smith Associates Will Face Trial | Anna Nicole Smith

Judge: Anna Nicole Smith Associates Will Face Trial

Originally posted 10/30/2009 05:15PM

Three people who allegedly furnished drugs to Anna Nicole Smith before she died will stand trial for a long list of felonies, a judge ruled Friday after a 2 ½-week evidentiary hearing.

Prosecutors say Smith's lawyer and boyfriend Howard K. Stern, 40, her psychiatrist and neighbor, Khristine Eroshevich, 61, and her physician, Sandeep Kapoor, 41, fed a steady stream of deadly drugs to the famous model, who died two years ago at age 39.

"I do find the proof is sufficient to bind them over for trial," Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry ruled as he brought the trio's preliminary hearing to a close Friday.

Stern is charged with 11 felony counts, including prescribing a controlled substance to an addict; obtaining a prescription by deceit; fraud and conspiracy. Eroshevich and Kapoor each face six felony counts.

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Pharmacist Says He Refused to Fill Anna Nicole Prescription | Anna Nicole Smith

Pharmacist Says He Refused to Fill Anna Nicole Prescription

Originally posted 10/23/2009 08:10AM

A California pharmacist testified Thursday that he refused to fill a prescription for Anna Nicole Smith written by Smith's psychiatrist in 2006 because the high doses of medication amounted to "pharmaceutical suicide."

Ira Freeman said he received a request for painkillers, muscle relaxants and sedatives on Sept. 15, 2006, four days after Smith's son died, the Los Angeles Times reports. He declined to fill the prescription.


"If she got ahold of these medications, it could have fatal consequences," he told a judge in Los Angeles.

Smith died five months later of an overdose.

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Psychiatrist Reveals Anna Nicole Ditched Rehab | Anna Nicole Smith

Psychiatrist Reveals Anna Nicole Ditched Rehab

Originally posted 10/20/2009 09:10AM

Pregnant with her daughter, Anna Nicole Smith tried to go "cold turkey" from her addiction to prescription pills in 2006, but later changed her mind and refused to kick her habit, a psychiatrist who treated her testified Monday.

Dr. Nathalie Maullin, who prescribed hospitalization for the ex-Playboy playmate, was speaking in court in the trial against Smith's lawyer and boyfriend, Howard K. Stern, and two doctors, who prosecutors say illegally supplied her with drugs.

"She said, 'I'll do anything for my baby,' " Maullin said of the beginning of Smith's week at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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INSIDE STORY: Anna Nicole Smith's Tragic Last Days | Anna Nicole Smith

INSIDE STORY: Anna Nicole Smith's Tragic Last Days

Originally posted 10/16/2009 02:30PM

As the new spokesmodel for Trimspa diet pills in 2003, Anna Nicole Smith was a bubbly picture of health. But just four years later, at 39 years old, the former blonde bombshell drifted out of consciousness in a Florida hotel room – too weak to walk, sit up or even drink from a glass, until her heart stopped.

What had happened?

Prosecutors blame a battery of 44 different medications provided by some of the people closest to her: the man who claimed to love her more than anyone in the world; a psychiatrist who claims she was trying to help the former Playmate endure the recent death of her son, Daniel; and Smith's own physician.

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Additional Charges for Howard K. Stern in Anna Nicole Smith's Death

UpdatePosted 09/23/2009 01:50PM

Additional Charges for Howard K. Stern in Anna Nicole Smith's Death

Originally posted 09/23/2009 01:15PM

Howard K. Stern, the longtime companion of Anna Nicole Smith, was charged Wednesday with five more felonies stemming from the one-time Playboy Playmate's 2007 death.

The additional charges – which had already been filed against Smith's psychiatrist, Dr. Khristine Eroshevich, and her internist, Dr.Sandeep Kapoor – are four counts of obtaining fraudulent prescriptions and one count of prescribing, administering or dispensing controlled substances to an addict.


Stern has pleaded not guilty to the latest charges.

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