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No Homicide in Death of Anna Nicole's Son

3/20/2008 2:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Big news in the Daniel Smith inquest -- the magistrate in the case will not be giving the jury the option to rule his death a homicide.

In a Bahamian court today, the parties discussed four possible options as the cause of death -- accident, "misadventure," non-dependent drug use and an "open verdict."

We're told the magistrate will instruct the jury on those options on March 31.

No one, including Virgie Arthur's lawyer, suggested that homicide was an option.

As for the options, "misadventure" is defined as "a hazardous course of action which ended fatally." An open verdict means the jury can't decide the specific cause of death.

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46.

Just the truth please!    

No one, including Virgie Arthur's lawyer, suggested that homicide was an option.


If VA can accept this then why can't you. No crime has happened and that is the facts. Time to move on. Maybe just maybe Anna and Daniel can rest in peace. We all need to learn from this and the dangers of prescription drugs. More and more people are dying from this, and we need new laws in place so fight for new laws to happen so these drugs cannot be easy to get.

2387 days ago
47.

these people are a joke    

2387 days ago
48.

jacknhannahsmom    

RICO NEEDS TO STFU

2387 days ago
49.

Just the truth please!    

We all know that Howard has been in bed with ET and TMZ for some time now. That is why both are being sued by Virgie!

You can't believe anything out of ET or TMZ sites!!!!


Posted at 1:52PM on Mar 20th 2008 by Larryis



One this is not true. McCabe has made a motion to the courts to add TMZ and others. The judge has not rule on it either. McCabe will have to show the court why he wants to add more people and think he will have a very hard time with that because of first amendment rights. How many times a day do you think Harvey is serve court papers. If he was to write articles on that heck he would never have any time for anything else. Just because a person wants to sue someone, until the judge rules in favor of it, it is NOT a law suit.IMO

2387 days ago
50.

RoseSpanks    

46. http://www.okmagazine.com/news/view/5382

Another source

Posted at 2:01PM on Mar 20th 2008 by yeowza

How is that another source? They claim they got their news from TMZ????

2387 days ago
51.

OCD    



Tragic end to two very tragic lives.

2387 days ago
52.

Liz    

Is the person posting as "butterfly" one of these rags that's being added to the lawsuit? She seems to be a real ditzy who has been in cahoots with Howard & Bonnie.

2387 days ago
53.

Mrs Joe Jackson    

I'd have killed myself yeras ago iof I was related to this band of losers.

2387 days ago
54.

Just the truth please!    


Daniel Smith's Death Cannot Be Ruled a Homocide

The death of Daniel Smith, Anna Nicole's son, cannot be ruled as a
homicide, a Bahamian court announced on Thursday.

A court magistrate in the inquest would only be able to list the
cause of death as either an accident, "misadventure," "non-dependent
drug use" or "open verdict." No one involved in the case had
suggested homocide as an option.

"Misadventure" is defined as "a hazardous course of action which
ended fatally, while an "open verdict" means the jury was unable to
come to a conclusion of the cause of death.



Just accept it.

2387 days ago
55.

Liz    

I will never change my opinion about Howard's part in these two deaths. It only means that the inquest was delayed too long & evidence was lost or a cover-up. Howard reminds me of Drew Peterson.

2387 days ago
56.

Cool    

51. Is the person posting as "butterfly" one of these rags that's being added to the lawsuit? She seems to be a real ditzy who has been in cahoots with Howard & Bonnie.

Posted at 2:17PM on Mar 20th 2008 by Sunshine

She has always sounded like a normal blogger, just like YOU. Why would she be sued for speaking her thoughts and opinions?

2387 days ago
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PUT UP OR SHUT UP    

What are all you lonely people going to do once this is over.

Who's life will you all destroy next?

Who's family will you attack?

What lawyers will you all attack?

I look at all the lonely people.
I look at all the lonely people.

All the lonely people, where do they all come from?
All the lonely people, where do they all belong?


2387 days ago
58.

TIA    

She has spent many years calling her daughter a drunk and addict, and when her daughter does overdose she then says it was murder. Virgie move on this is not healthy for you to continue this BS.

Posted at 2:29PM on Mar 20th 2008 by Tracy

Newsflash - Her daughter was a drug addict!
HKS did NOTHING to get Anna off of the drugs she was on. He enabled her abuse by having her prescriptions filled in his name and sent to the Bahamas......

2387 days ago
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the seer    

Nope! Virgie's attorneys did not agree. The only thing that was
agreed upon was that suicide is pretty much ruled out. That is all.
Everything else is still on the table and the jury was not heard from
and will not be heard from until March 31st. TMZ has been lied to or
is lying.

2387 days ago
60.

Liz    

OH HAPPY DAY

I come on this blog & read quite often & you've been on here for months posting. I WONDER WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO? You are a real idiot to even post such garbage as you've probably made more comments that anyone on this blog. It's better for some people to be lonely than crazy like you. A psycho is a person who thinks there's nothing wrong with what they do so that sounds a lot like you.

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