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Defense Attorney Delivers Closing Argument In Anna Nicole Smith Case


We're so thankful that this whole case is finally coming to a close.

Howard K. Stern's lawyer, Steve Sadow, gave his closing arguments in the Anna Nicole Smith case on Thursday, telling jurors that Stern was "a guy whose been with her since 2001. Witnesses have said he cherished her, loved her. She was the love of his life."

He also attacked the prosecutors, accusing them of "deceiving jurors" with misleading evidence and trying to win the case "at all costs," rather than telling the truth. One of his examples included a testimony from a witness who suggested that a picture of Smith with a bruised face was the cause of an argument with Stern.

Sadow argued that Smith actually had gone under cosmetic surgery, which would have caused the bruising. He told the jury, "These were introduced by the prosecution to give you the impression that Howard Stern had done something to Anna and they know it isn't true."

During his argument, Sadow actually turned to the prosecution and questioned, "How do you do this in a courtroom?" he shouted. "You don't deceive the people making the decision. Judge Robert Perry was forced to step in and remind the defense attorney to speak to the jury and not direct his remarks to the prosecutors in the court room.

Sadow's finished his arguments, saying, "She decided to deal with her chronic pain with medication. It's the patient's decision as long as the patient knows the choices she has."

Sad. We just hope this whole thing ends as soon as possible.

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Judge Dismisses Charges In Anna Nicole Smith Case


We can't say this makes us very happy, though we're glad to hear there is some resolve to the case regardless.

This morning, the judge overseeing the Anna Nicole Smith case dismissed some of the charges against Howard K. Stern and two doctors. The trio, who were accused of illegally providing Anna Nicole with prescription drugs, were cleared of two charges.

The first went to Stern for supposedly obtaining the drugs for Anna Nicole through means of fraud and deceit. (The charge still stands against Dr. Sandeep Kapoor.) A second charge was dropped against both parties due to insufficent proof.

The remaining charges against all three defendants will all go to the jury. Hopefully, by Monday, this whole thing will be over with.

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Felony Charges Likely To Be Dropped In Anna Nicole Smith Drug Trial


And this case just keeps getting more and more complicated.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Perry is likely to dismiss various felony charges against Howard K. Stern and two doctors in the drug conspiracy trial over Anna Nicole Smith's death.

Although it's unclear which charges will be dropped, Perry claimed Monday that there was enough evidenced given in the prosecution's testimonies that support two of three conspiracy charges.

It all depends on whether or not the prosecution can prove that Smith was a drug addict, because according to a pain management expert's testimony, she was never diagnosed as such - instead, just a victim of chronic pain from a rib injury, and grief-stricken over her son's death.

All so tragic, and frankly, we're not sure what to think about this entire mess.

What do U think?? Should the charges get dropped??

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Was Anna Nicole Smith Part Of A Conspiracy To Get Drugs?


Howard K. Stern, Dr. Sandeep Kapoor and Dr. Khristine Eroshevich are currently on trial, facing drug conspiracy charges, in which they are being accused of over-prescribing and obtaining massive amounts of prescription drugs.

And now a prosecutor claims that Anna Nicole Smith was a co-conspirator.

"I think it's obvious she was part of the conspiracy because she wanted this medication," Deputy District Attorney Renee Rose said during a pretrial hearing. She adds, "There's no reason for a doctor to overprescribe if she is not asking for it."

She also refers to the emails that were found after Anna's death that showed Anna writing Stern's sister, Bonnie Stern, asking for medication to be delivered to the Bahamas.

Stern, Kapoor, and Eroshevich are of course, pleading Not Guilty. Their defense lawyers are denying all claims, arguing that Anna was an addict and that they tried to desperately save her over the years.

What do U think?

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