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A Bunch of Nothing in the Bahamas

3/27/2007 5:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Daniel SmithThe inquest into the death of Daniel Smith is rolling at a glacial pace.

So far, no witnesses have been called. The parties are haggling behind closed doors. The issue -- whether a jury should be impaneled to determine what caused Daniel's death.

The lawyer for the estate of Anna Nicole Smith lodged the objection that stalled the proceeding. The inquest could determine if Daniel died by accident, suicide or if it was a homicide. If a jury is impaneled, and jurors decide Daniel's death was a homicide, that finding would be sent to the Attorney General -- who would then decide if charges would be filed.

Outside the hearing room, Larry Birkhead called Daniel's death part of a "big puzzle." Birkhead added, "If you put the pieces of it together, then maybe that can help them out."

According to one report, the lawyer for Anna's estate is objecting to a jury on grounds that any juror would be tainted by the immense publicity surrounding the deaths of Daniel and Anna.

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Sassy    

Bahamas--TAINTED--ABSOLUTELY!!!!! I couldn't agree more

2730 days ago
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Attractive?    

Unbelievable. So now hks gets to write Bahamian law. It never stops. The So-Called judge should have to them no flat out and gone on with the hearing. Kangaroo Court.

2730 days ago
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Pam The Real Pam    

Lawyer is right though, 9 out of 10 people have already convicted Stern of EVERYTHING.

2730 days ago
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nana    

THE ESTATE AND ALL THOSE WHO CLAIM THEY LOVED DANIEL, ANNA, ETC., SHOULD WANT A JURY TO GET ON WITH THE CASE AND HAVE THE MATTER SOLVED. WHY DRAG IT OUT??????????

WHO ARE THE ATTORNEYS FOR THE ESTATE? WHAT DO THEY HAVE TO HIDE????

THIS ALL ADDS MORE $$$$$$ IN THE ATTORNEYS POCKETS.

IS THIS THE ONLY LEGAL CASE ANY OF THESE ATTORNEYS HAVE??????????

I WOULD NOT HIRE ONE OF THESE LAWYERS FOR ANYTHING. DELAYS ARE USUALLY A SIGN OF HIDDEN FACTS TO STALL THE OUTCOME, WEAR WITNESSES AND PEOPLE OUT, AND HOPE THAT THE WITNESSES FORGET INFORMATION IN THE LONG RUN.

THIS IS DISGUSTING AND THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION OWES IT TO THE ATTORNEYS WHO ARE ETHICAL TO SEE THAT THESE ATTORNEYS (WHO ARE SO ARROGANT) ARE BROUGHT FORTH AND HAVE THE DAY IN COURT DUE ANNA AND DANIEL.

2730 days ago
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Nursey    

I wonder if I could ask for all this in the Bahamas too. I agree...Kangaroo Court.

:yawn:

2730 days ago
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FYI    

Are we all surprised??????????????????????????????

2730 days ago
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Julie Seymour    

First of all since he is not on trial technically, how can he dictate the rules or even have standing to request to do so? It makes you wonder what he is afraid of or if he thinks it would be much eaiser just to bribe one guy like the judge

2730 days ago
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DirtyRottenGossip.com    

Everyday it's even more of a circus. Unbelievable.

2730 days ago
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kathy a    

HKS will do anything to stall the investigation into Daniel's death. He knows he gave Daniel a drug cocktail and that's really why he died. Daniel knew too much about HKS and HKS found out and felt threatened so he took care of the PROBLEM. I know HKS is paying off a lot of people with his ET interview money. He has the baby (I fear for her life) and Anna's estate. Don't you find it strange that he kept close tabs on ANS until the day of her death and then he was no where to be found. HKS your hands are dirty, I hope you never have a peaceful moment on earth since you have killed 2 people - you are greedy, what did you do to ANS and Daniel, and where is her money?

2730 days ago
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LegalEagle    

Stern's lawyers continue to impress with their willingness to brave the opprobrium and derision of everyone including other lawyers. Amazing, they want now to change Bahamian law on the spot so that they can American style either choose jurors or have the matter heard only by the judge?

I hope that the judge does not agree to their terms. It is Stern who in large part did the most to sensationlize and sell to the media every aspect of ANS' life including her funeral. If that means everyone on that island knows who he is and who ANS is, and her son Daniel, too bad.

2730 days ago
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Caroline    

I suppose the Stern/Rale machine took a temperature check and decided the love affair with the Bahamian people has ended and can't be trusted not to hang em high. Is there anything these people don't enjoy litigating?

2730 days ago
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rooting4Larry    

Sounds like Stern is running scared to me. Who does Ron Rale think he is to go into a Bahamas Court & try to tell them how to run an inquest?

2730 days ago
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Andrea    

ARE THERE NO BALLS IN THE BAHAMAS !!! WHO'S RUNNING THE SHOW? IT SHOULDN'T BE HOWARD.

2730 days ago
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Cindylou    

LOOKS LIKE STERN HAS BRIBED MORE BAHAMIAN OFFICIALS TO SEE THINGS HIS WAY. I HAD HOPED THAT JUSTICE WOULD BE SERVED IN DANNY'S DEATH BUT HAVE SERIOUS DOUBTS NOW. STERN WINS AGAIN!

2730 days ago
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Cindylou    

LOOKS LIKE STERN HAS BRIBED MORE BAHAMIAN OFFICIALS TO SEE THINGS HIS WAY. I HAD HOPED THAT JUSTICE WOULD BE SERVED IN DANNY'S DEATH BUT HAVE SERIOUS DOUBTS NOW. STERN WINS AGAIN!

2730 days ago
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