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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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61.

TIA    

He lost 2 people that he loved the most in this world.
Posted at 2:29PM on Mar 20th 2008 by Tracy

The only person HKS loves is himself. He's always been about "what's in it for me". Name one deal he brokered or represented ANS on that didn't have some perk or monetary payoff for himself involved.

2318 days ago
62.

Liz    

Tracy you need to move on. Virgie is the mother & grandmother of these two victims & I don't blame her one bit for wanting an investigation. As for you, you're a nothing so move on yourself & tend to your own family.

2318 days ago
63.

PUT UP OR SHUT UP    

The only person HKS loves is himself. He's always been about "what's in it for me". Name one deal he brokered or represented ANS on that didn't have some perk or monetary payoff for himself involved.

Posted at 2:34PM on Mar 20th 2008 by Ms. Kitty

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Lets see TRIM SPA THIS WAS ABOUT ANNA NOT HOWARD

Her Movie ANNA WAS IN IT NOT HOWARD



2318 days ago
64.

Just the truth please!    

BULLSH*T VIRGIE DON'T AGREE TO ANYTHING LIKE THAT!!!

STOP WITH THE LIES!!!


Posted at 2:25PM on Mar 20th 2008 by Larryis



You sound so angry. Don't take it out on me, take it up with her lawyer. Accept it or just keep spinning. The judge is going to write a report and on March 31 , this case will be shut. It is normal reaction to want to blame someone when a person dies, but murder did not happen here and the FACTS support that. You might not agree with it and that is ok but it is the fact and it is time to let this young man rest in peace. He does deserve that. Let your voice go to a good cause and help get laws change considering prescription drugs and how easy they are to get. Laws need to change so we don't have more deaths such as this. It is a huge problem in our society. Take your anger out on the laws not me. I did not write the laws.

2318 days ago
65.

Star    

Sam your an ass Vergie just wants fame she wasnt around until after Anna died so she doesnt care. Shes after money thats all

2318 days ago
66.

Just the truth please!    

By the way Wayne Munroe was there today and that is a fact. It will be on youtube shortly so be care not to drink the kool-aid from QV.

2318 days ago
67.

Paula    

I'm sorry but this is another O.J. simpson deal. I do believe Howard had a hand in his death and maybe in Annas also but i can see where she would not want to go on anymore after her son being gone.

2318 days ago
68.

Star    

Lisa,.. of course he was the last one to see them both Anna had a BABY so OF COURSE he would be there. IF you are going to make a stupid claim like that have something to back it up with!

2318 days ago
69.

the seer    

67. By the way Wayne Munroe was there today and that is a fact. It will be on youtube shortly so be care not to drink the kool-aid from QV.

Posted at 2:47PM on Mar 20th 2008 by Don't be a kool-aid drinker like QV
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By the way, Wayne Munroe was there TODAY but he was NOT THERE TUESDAY. The very most important day. Could it be that he did not want to be present when Howard perjured himself?? Which he did!!!!

2318 days ago
70.

Allred Tree    

Was Anna's statement submitted into evidence? I don't think so. WHY NOT?

2318 days ago
71.

TIA    

65. Sam your an ass Vergie just wants fame she wasnt around until after Anna died so she doesnt care. Shes after money thats all

Posted at 2:46PM on Mar 20th 2008 by Star

Star, what "fame" is Virgie seeking? What money is she laying claim to?

2318 days ago
72.

Nuff_Said    

THEY JUST WANT TO SWEEP THIS UNDER THE RUG..I DONT THINK IT WAS AN ACCIDENT WHY DO TERRIBLE THINGS HAPPEN WHEN STERN IS AROUND..DANIEL WAS FINE TILL HE GOT TO ANNA'S...DRAW YOUR OWN CONCLSIONS...STERN KNOWS

2318 days ago
73.

Is this a mushroom trip?    

66. BULLSH*T VIRGIE DON'T AGREE TO ANYTHING LIKE THAT!!!

STOP WITH THE LIES!!!


Posted at 2:25PM on Mar 20th 2008 by Larryis



You sound so angry. Don't take it out on me, take it up with her lawyer. Accept it or just keep spinning. The judge is going to write a report and on March 31 , this case will be shut. It is normal reaction to want to blame someone when a person dies, but murder did not happen here and the FACTS support that. You might not agree with it and that is ok but it is the fact and it is time to let this young man rest in peace. He does deserve that. Let your voice go to a good cause and help get laws change considering prescription drugs and how easy they are to get. Laws need to change so we don't have more deaths such as this. It is a huge problem in our society. Take your anger out on the laws not me. I did not write the laws.


Posted at 2:46PM on Mar 20th 2008 by Virgie agrees no Homicide
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OMG You make me laugh !! So your saying the jury has nothing to do with the virdict?? Wrong!!!! You can keep the spin going, but I'm not buying! NO SALE TODAY YOU CAN JUST GO AWAY!!! LMAO!!!

2318 days ago
74.

Now Hiring    

OK TMZ, Of course the inquest can not come back with Homicide it is like a grand jury and why are you not reporting that when Howard took the stand yesterday his lawyer Wayne Munroe was not there and that he sent a young kid to fill in? THAT IS HUGE NEWS. TMZ using Larry and Howard as your source are turning you into another Art Harris.

2318 days ago
75.

Twinker    

Save Dannielyn

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