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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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76.

As I see it    

59. 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......

Posted at 2:32PM on Mar 20th 2008 by Ms. Kitty



And what pray tell , did Virgie do to help her daughter? Why was it up to Howard who you say was nothing more than her lawyer? Calling her a drug addict and a murderer on tv certainly wasn't helping. HKS was the only one there for Anna and he still is. This news is no homocide, you can 't call Howard a murderer anymore because he is not. Even Virgie and her team have accepted it, it's time for you to do the same.

2372 days ago
77.

Now Hiring    

Wayne Munroe did not show up for Howard when he took the stand! HUGE!!!! Was he afraid that his client would perjure himself? WOW!!!!

2372 days ago
78.

Now Hiring    

And what pray tell , did Virgie do to help her daughter? Why was it up to Howard who you say was nothing more than her lawyer? Calling her a drug addict and a murderer on tv certainly wasn't helping. HKS was the only one there for Anna and he still is. This news is no homocide, you can 't call Howard a murderer anymore because he is not. Even Virgie and her team have accepted it, it's time for you to do the same.

Posted at 2:56PM on Mar 20th 2008 by As I see it

You left out that he carried her duffle bag of drugs and put the drugs in his name and gave her massive amounts!!

2372 days ago
79.

TIA    

70. 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.

Posted at 2:53PM on Mar 20th 2008 by P.J.

PJ - let's not forget she had a beautiful baby daughter to live for...

2372 days ago
80.

Star    

Can someone tell me where I can read the transcripts

2372 days ago
81.

these people are a joke    

54. 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?

Posted at 2:24PM on Mar 20th 2008 by First Amendment

Butterfly has never sounded bad to anyone, cut anyone down or anything like that. If anything, she has been tremedously bashed and sometimes I do not know how she keeps her cool - there are a few select that I can think of too that really have treated her bad and I think she herself would have a good lawsuit against these people. There is a lot of evidence to suggest this!

2372 days ago
82.

Now Hiring    

http://annanicoleandhowardkstern.com/

You can read the true version or you can wait for spin master snazzy Art's version,where crucial facts are left out.

2372 days ago
83.

Star    

???? You are just one of the SUE HAPPY people... sad everyone is out for money

2372 days ago
84.

Cool    

75. 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.

Posted at 2:55PM on Mar 20th 2008 by TMZ and their sources are retards

WHAT... Do you not think Munroe has OTHER trials to attend to. Do you not think that HKS and his attorney already reviewed everything and it was so OPEN and SHUT there was no need for grandstanding? Let another attorney get the experience of a HIGH PROFILE case.

Get a grip. If this is all you have I would go back to the drawing board, as no media found it pertinent enough to mention.

2372 days ago
85.

Contemplate    

http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5ii91w_qa1rBSbRw95oOF_FrKlC3Q

The seven-member jury will formally determine what killed Daniel Smith and has the power to recommend criminal charges if it finds evidence of wrongdoing.

2372 days ago
86.

TIA    

And what pray tell , did Virgie do to help her daughter? Why was it up to Howard who you say was nothing more than her lawyer? Calling her a drug addict and a murderer on tv certainly wasn't helping. HKS was the only one there for Anna and he still is. This news is no homocide, you can 't call Howard a murderer anymore because he is not. Even Virgie and her team have accepted it, it's time for you to do the same.

Posted at 2:56PM on Mar 20th 2008 by As I see it

Virgie had the guts to say it like it is/was rather than be an enabler and pretend Anna's problem didn't exist. Most addicts would rather be around an enabler than someone who is trying to take away their vice. Virgie did help Anna into the Betty Ford Clinic in Rancho Mirage, CA. I don't recall any rehab facilities that HKS as her lawyer, business partner, good friend, confidant and supposed lover helped her get into. Lastly, please tell me what HKS did to get off of drugs as mentioned in my ORIGINAL post to you. I'll await your reply.

2372 days ago
87.

Liz    

It was reported somewhere that the person "butterfly" helped Howard, Kista Barth & Bonnie dig up information on Virgie Arthur in order to trash her. So I think they are asking that she be added to the lawsuit for trashing Virgie.

2372 days ago
88.

cat b    

I really believe that anna took the answers to the grave...I think anna was the one that gave Daniel the deadly combo...maybe not intentionally as in the past she had mistakenly given him her medication before ..also her well known feelings she wanted him to do drugs only with her around...anna had a addictive personality and had been to rehab a few times she was no stranger to drugs...another reason for her to go to the bahamas to have the baby so she could continue to self medicate as bahamas doesnt check as close as the usa hospitals ...annas reaction to not believing daniel died to trying to jump into the casket with him to her refusal to live for her daughter explains she had such guilt over what she had done...No healthy 20 year old simply goes to sleep in a chair and doesnt wake up...poor dannilynn is left with a father hell bent on pimping her out to the highest bidder as her mother pimped herself out... a side of beef to be bought...what happened to parents working for a living?...the only one that will see money from marshall millions are the lawyers so they might as well stop salavating over it...The true victim in all this is dannilynn and I guess her father is going to allow her to stay crosseeyed till he can get a deal with the insider or entertainment tonight to delay her developemnt so he can get her sight correcting surgery broadcast to the highest bidder over a span of weeks and so much cash while he shows up in armani suits looking so concerned...The real truth will never surface its been buried with Daniel and anna...one person to blame is the doctors that never told her no and especially dr. eroservitch...good gawd no one but rasputin would have prescribed all that crap for one person ...where she go to school timothy oleary's acid dropping school of medicine ?

2372 days ago
89.

kerry    

I never beleived that he was murdered. But I do beleive that his mothers death was no accident. I feel bad for these two and really hope that they are at peace.

2372 days ago
90.

Now Hiring    

84. 75. 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.

Posted at 2:55PM on Mar 20th 2008 by TMZ and their sources are retards

WHAT... Do you not think Munroe has OTHER trials to attend to. Do you not think that HKS and his attorney already reviewed everything and it was so OPEN and SHUT there was no need for grandstanding? Let another attorney get the experience of a HIGH PROFILE case.

Get a grip. If this is all you have I would go back to the drawing board, as no media found it pertinent enough to mention.

Posted at 3:07PM on Mar 20th 2008 by OMG WHO CARES!!!!

That is so bad it shows me he did not want to be a part of the perjury Hoard was doing?? WTF is wrong with you? The lawyer is busy on the clients biggest day!

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