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Inquest Into Daniel Smith's Death Begins

11/19/2007 6:53 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Anna Nicole Smith's mother, Virgie Arthur, and lawyer/wanna-be-baby-daddy Howard K. Stern were both in a Nassau, Bahamas courtroom this morning for the beginning of an inquest into the death of the the late celebuwreck's only son.

The proceedings were postponed in October, when a tropical storm slammed into the Caribbean island where Daniel Smith, 20, mysteriously died 13 months earlier in his mother's hospital room, three days after his sister Dannielynn was born.

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76.

sam    

FOLLOW THE MONEY:

DEAD:
Anna Nicole and her fortune
Daniel Son of Anna Nicole only heir to Anna Nicole's fortune
J. Howard Marshall, BILLIONAIRE husband to Anna Nicole
Billionaire young Son-in-Law of Anna Nicole (Pierce Marshall) who was in charge
for giving Anna Nicole the fortune of his Billionaire Daddy

NOW WHO IS LEFT TO GET ALL THE BIG MONEY ?

I don't believe Anna's mom gets to inherit anything - except she does it out of LOVE.

2345 days ago
77.

K    

#83 TONI...then don't visit.

2345 days ago
78.

look_it_up    

Hey,helen_on_earth, use your time more wisely... Virgie's TRAILER in Montgomery County TX can be found in public records ..... she has no other residence! This is the address she gave in court in Florida... right around the corner from her son's trailer! Don't believe everything you are told... LOOK IT UP!

2345 days ago
79.

Madeline    

God Bless You Virgie

Virgie And Family You Have So Many Supporters

Remember The "Footprints In The Sand"

"The Lord Is Carrying You Now"'

"And There Is Only One Footprint In The Sand"

Stay Strong Virgie

IMO

2345 days ago
80.

'SAY WHAT?    



Posted at 6:30PM on Nov 19th 2007 by susieq

be careful lest you look like the sternoid you are:

SHELLY'S HOME IN IN THE UNITED STATES AS IS G. BEN THOMPSON'S.

HOWARD LIVES IN THE BAHAMAS(SUPPOSEDLY) AND HE WAS THE IMMEDIATE MEMBER IN THE SAME ROOM WHEN DANIEL DIED. DANIEL IS ALSO THE SON SON, YOU GET THAT DANIEL IS THE SON OF THE WOMAN HE CLAIMED TO HAVE LOVED AND THE SISTER OF THE CHILD HE CLAIMS HE THINKS OF AS HIS OWN.

ENGAGE!

2345 days ago
81.

K    

#88....that is all BS and you know it. It's more like "drop dead Virgie."

2345 days ago
82.

look_it_up    

#90 Keep Up, will ya??? Stern is a resident of California. GBT was in the hospital room while Daniel was alive. Shelley has made salacious statements about Stern disposing of evidence contained in Daniel Smith's clothing. Don't you think they should be compelled?

2345 days ago
83.

'SAY WHAT?    



susieq No. 87

sweetheart howard HAD to be there or they would have INTERPOL intervene and escort his but back to the bahamas.

howard mus let the bahamas know where he is until the inquest is over. it might be secret to some,but ever since he was named a witness at the inquest he has been on watch. howard is not just any OTHER witness in this inquest. He was WITH the body when daniel passed away. that is not an invite to an inquest. that is a YOUR BODY HAD BETTER BE HERE OR BE DEAD ELSEWHERE. Other indirect guests might beg out, maybe, but not howard.

if he didnt have to be there he wouldnt.
please remember the day the trial was scheduled to begin, howard was still sleeping at larry's house in california with no intentions of coming until the last day of the trial, by his own account.

The tropical storm was a blessing because they figured out what his intentions were. So they switched it and put him front row and center to testify the first day and stipulted he could be called again, setting the stage to make him stick around until he is needed again.
wake up and smell the in-between-the-lines coffee. they want him where they can put their hands on him if need be.

2345 days ago
84.

Ga in TX    

Does she look like the late Chris Farley? Separated at birth?

2345 days ago
85.

Boycot all Jesses Business    

Go Get Em' Vergie! We love you. Stern is a murderer.

2345 days ago
86.

Karen H    

34. Hey #11...HELEN.....you must live in the same trailer park next to Virgie. Do you like living in a trailer next to her? Or you are related to her...why else would you defend her?

Posted at 5:19PM on Nov 19th 2007 by .

I am not Helen,but I will answer this. I defend Virgie because I too turned my back on an addict. After years of emotional abuse I walked away from to save myself. My mom hated me after that. Blamed me for all her problems. I know full well what it is like to have to chose between your own sanity or sleepless nights wondering if this will be the day. The dreaded phone call that comes to you late in the middle of the night. You know the one that makes your blood run cold. Maybe you don't know what it is like to have to walk away from someone you love because you can not stand to see that person slowly kill them self with the help of their friends. God willing you never will. Virgie did nothing wrong she allowed her daughter to go out into the world to live her dreams. We can not control our children. As much as we wish we could we can't.

2345 days ago
87.

Adrienne    

I am surprised at the Vergie supporters here, remember she is the one who stomped on her daughter's grave. Yeah, that's a good mom, right?

2345 days ago
88.

Only swim in the Ocean    

A Refresher on the British Style Inquest.

Daniel's Inquest is now in full swing and is being conducted in the expected dignified manner of British style proceedings. That is:

- say what you know, what you saw and what you did and then sit down; no conjecture, no gossip and no theorizing. Generally, it is short and sweet.

- no American style hysterics allowed such as shouting accusations in the guise of a question. No questions that anticipate the testimony of another witness. No questions that relate to matters outside the question of Daniel's death.

- further questioning of any witness is possible if first-hand information of another prompts questions of one who has already testified. The Magistrate or Jury members can ask for clarification of earlier witnesses if later witnesses' testimonies warrant.

- most importantly it is not an adversarial proceeding, unlike a criminal trial.

Magistrate Campbell runs a tight ship. It's exciting to watch the functioning of a foreign country's infrastructure. Inquest witnesses are not compelled to testify, rather they are requested. And people can offer to be witnesses.

For those who were expecting HKS to suddenly have the cuffs slapped on him and see him dragged off to prison will be disappointed.

2345 days ago
89.

val    

AM I TOO LATE?? DID I MISS ANYTHING??

iS HOWARD IN JAIL FOR 1st DEGREE MURDER YET??

only cause we know he did it and the private investigator in So California knows that Daniel knew Howard was going to kill him mom. Howard had to silence Daniel.. well, if we were going to commit a crime and someone knew to tell on us, wouldn't we??

HOWARD FESS UP... you can be around lots of gays then and you could get more legal business built in there in prison with the boys.

2345 days ago
90.

CA Mom    

#23 in the Bahamas you CANNOT require an American Citizen to appear in the inquest, you can only "advise" them to be there. That's little more than a polite please.....He cannot be forced to show up.

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