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Daniel's Death Officially Ruled Accidental

3/31/2008 1:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A jury in the Bahamas investigating the death of Anna Nicole Smith's son Daniel has ruled it was caused by an accidental drug overdose, recommending no criminal charges be filed.


This verdict is huge because of what the jury didn't say -- that Howard K was responsible for the death.

The jury unanimously concluded Daniel died from "non-dependent drug use" -- meaning he wasn't addicted to what killed him.

Story developing ...

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these people are a joke    

4880. I hope virgie now sues for custody of danilynn and raises her so she will have a decent loving childhood and will know who her mother and brother were and what happened to them. May larry and howard rot in hell sucking eachother off.

Posted at 12:00PM on May 13th 2008 by remember This ??

This is what these sick antinoids reduced themselves too. Pathetic, isn't it? Now it appears they are stalking other people too.

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Only swim in the Ocean    

4880. Hi Swims

I thought you would have caught that :-).

Question: since you are more acquainted with the law than I, does a plaintiff have more ability to produce voluminous filings with the court because she carries the burden of proof and is initiator of the case? Does this ipso facto put the defendants in the category of filing responses to plaintiff's filings? I realize that is such a generalized question, I am somewhat embarassed to even ask, but it's the only way to learn.

In other words could McCabe have found a way to respond to a response with another supplemental filing in order to shove some more exhibits, etc. into the court pipeline?

Wouldn't you think a deadline from the court on filings for jurisdictional discovery and two weeks for Howard to respond (which was done) would have concluded the process at this point regarding jurisdictional discovery?

Posted at 10:42AM on May 13th 2008 by Facts, please
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Well, I haven't been tracking the course of this frivolous case to know details such as continuances, etc. ☺

Generally, it's the Defendants to a civil case that could, if they desired, clog the system with motions. O'Q has and will throw piles of paper at HKS to delay the inevitable outcome of HKS's defamation suit against him. L. Wood described this as O'Q's typical behavior and coined it "a death by a thousand cuts".

McCabe/VA have turned this generality on its head though.

With their bizarre lawsuit claiming HKS/ET/others somehow caused ANS to speak her mind about her mother, in a way VA did not like, having no chance at success, McC/VA have delayed progress in that case by coming up with another lawsuit entirely. Now McC/VA claim that Americans cannot freely associate to share ideas, ask for redress of their grievances by letter writing, blogging, etc., and cannot express their opinions about people in the news here in America lest some gullible Judges in a foreign country be unduly influenced in their decisions.

Unfortunately, many Jurisdictions have so many civil cases pending that deadlines don't practically apply.

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Howard Supporter    

Sorry about that duplication. I haven't gotten the confirmation to the post I just wrote and inadvertently clicked on the previous post thinking that was the one.

Strange.

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Howard Supporter    

I forgot what I had written to you, Swims--other than thanks a bunch.

Seems like the plaintiff has taken advantage of the lull in the court's slow response which has ground to a halt.

Just to let you know that newly released filings have been available in the O'Quinn case dated January 15th and are from Lin Wood.

Oops, now I remember I had written the word 'doc&uments'!!! The entire post vanished.

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Only swim in the Ocean    

4885. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1536410_20015926,00.html

Posted at 12:55PM on May 13th 2008 by An old article
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Quite a trip down memory lane, particularly this passage in the article:

"The records also show that Stern left the room a few hours before Daniel died. A nurse places him out of the room at 4 a.m. Nurse Odumade Adenike noted that sometime after 2 a.m. Stern went to the nursing station and asked what restaurants were open – despite having already purchased soda, sandwiches and chicken strips at a 24-hour mini-mart an hour earlier.

"He left and returned back about 4:00 a.m., but he had nothing in his hand and went straight to the room," Adenike told police. "

Nurse Adenike disappeared and a Hospital Technician showed surveillance tapes conclusively contradicting her claim, during Daniel's Inquest. Forces were already at work planting false information in the media to frame HKS. And ANS's Autopsy report was just being released at that point in time.

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Random Thots    

Posted at 1:15PM on May 13th 2008 by Only swim in the Ocean

It matters not where Stern WAS or WAS NOT... 5 hours....4 hours.... 3 hours....2 hours....or 1 hour before Daniel died...He was in the SAME room as Daniel WAS dying ...Common sense, buddy, you just don't let people die while they are in the SAME room with ya..IF someone kills themselves with drugs...don't you ASK where they came from? Where's the investigation....oh, let me guess...all the manpower is busy "digging" up the DIRT on Danny and his Grandmother...let's BLAME them for your "stupidity"!

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say what    

It matters not where Stern WAS or WAS NOT... 5 hours....4 hours.... 3 hours....2 hours....or 1 hour before Daniel died...He was in the SAME room as Daniel WAS dying ...Common sense, buddy, you just don't let people die while they are in the SAME room with ya..IF someone kills themselves with drugs...don't you ASK where they came from? Where's the investigation....oh, let me guess...all the manpower is busy "digging" up the DIRT on Danny and his Grandmother...let's BLAME them for your "stupidity"!

Posted at 1:59PM on May 13th 2008 by Bea

*************************************************************** this is a very good post bea and worthy of repost,..thanks

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Only swim in the Ocean    

I've always wondered why antinoids harp about where did Daniel get the methadone with which he accidentally died.

The VA Team bragged they had bloggers flown into The Bahamas to report on the Inquest as 'unbiased' types. On TMZ we only saw silly and erroneous reports of a run-down cemetery when TV reports showed a beautifully maintained one.

However, the VA Team should be able to answer antinoid questions of the prevailing thought during the Inquest expressed by a number of witnesses and experts about the source of Daniel's methadone. Or, just drop it; the rest of us know the sources as discussed during the Inquest.

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Dink    

Or, just drop it; the rest of us know the sources as discussed during the Inquest.

Posted at 2:47PM on May 13th 2008 by Only swim in the Ocean



HUH?

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Random Thots    

4888.

I've always wondered why antinoids harp about where did Daniel get the methadone with which he accidentally died.


Or, just drop it; the rest of us know the sources as discussed during the Inquest.

Posted at 2:47PM on May 13th 2008 by Only swim in the Ocean

Ah..oh..what's your problem there, buddy? Could you rephrase your comment? ....OR just answer a question...where did the methadone come from that killed Daniel? You have one death on your hand's with the "lethal" drug, that killed Anna, in your name...so no VA team needed there...BUT I would bet there is ONE Texas Grandma....most curious where her grandson "got" the methadone that killed him...

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test    

test

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GQ    

17473. When you can prove he took the pictures let me know. All you and FOX news have to base your "story" on is the words of a liar and thief. Why should I believe a man that broke into "Anna's" home, stole video, pictures, paperwork and precious paintings that she had done for Dannielynn. When that "theif" shows us the pictures then I'll believe it, until then, quit hanging Howard in the town square. There is NO PROOF that he done any wrong doing. I can not believe how ignorant the media and people are here have been when it has come to this case. Howard is not the only person in this case that has done something wrong. WE ALL have skeletons in our closets, including Vergie and Larry. Thank you and good day.


Posted at 5:30PM on Mar 23rd 2007 by TEAM STERN

I think you're the one that's ignorant...

It's pretty clear that Howard to the video of the Anna with clown face and all the other videos. His voice is on it and Stern and his attorneys did not deny it.

You probably supported Scott Peterson and OJ Simpson too didn't you...

Posted at 6:21PM on Mar 23rd 2007 by Stop the BS

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Topix is Toxic    

4862. 4812. OMG.....86 pages of overheated members of Howard's fan club ending with Bonnie cutting all ties over a year ago because the girls went nuts on each other. Free research of public records, so what? Howard gave two big interviews, Larry King Live and GVS, and never mentioned any of this stuff. No bad talk about Larry or Virgie or her "family tree" at all.....zero,zip,nada,zilch. Just more proof the girls "thought" they were working for Howard, but no proof they were. Emails even show Art Harris was independently publishing articles that did not follow the thinking of people on these sites. Delusional to think they caused TMZ to blindly publish the Virgie article about her marrying her stepbrother to be based on their "research" alone. I'd love to see the hysterical emails OQuinn's bloggers must have been sending after they were all banned from TMZ for their obscene rants about Howard and Rita's book when that book came out.

{{{BTW, Rita ratted out Wilma the blogger Oh Really! and the rest of her "team" way back and all the feisty anti-Howard monikers hit the road fast.}}}

Posted at 9:02PM on May 10th 2008 by Is that all there is

Can't wait for Clark & Vice to be deposed and find out their paid bloggers IDs. Like how many monikers Lucas/Suzanne use. hahaha Come to think of it, only the Howard haters ever called dirt on Larry----called him gay,a conspirator with Howard and so on. Guess QV and Havana's little "research" didn't go to waste, Virgie's peeps used it!!

Posted at 6:17PM on May 11th 2008 by Questions Questions
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Yes, those are interesting points. The lack of first-hand knowledge in both depositions is startling.

The alleged authenticated emails from Bonnie were for such a brief period of time, for a couple of months and over a year ago. The ANS saga was playing out in The Bahamas then. Is McCabe trying to say Courts in The Bahamas were able to be swayed by postings on these particular websites? Political operatives here use the Internet effectively for and against Candidates in elections by talking directly to large numbers of people. I've never seen anyone claim that American-based information on the Internet could be directed toward Judges in a foreign land.

VA has never asked an American Court for custody or guardianship of DL, only a Bahamian one. Is an American Judge and Jury in TX supposed to assess the suggestibility of Bahamian Judges to American blogs? And with the other lawsuit against ET, CBS, etc., are we to believe that those same Judges in The Bahamas received and accepted dispositive statements from foreign TV shows; preposterous.

• VA ruined her own reputation by her behavior and testimony in Seidlin's Court without anyone else's assistance.

• VA's popularity plummeted when she stopped ANS's Hearse on the street on the way to the Church with her Court appeal.

I don't see why Bonnie would think HKS needed background help. HKS and LB were already talking, in late February, 2007. They were in face-to-face substantive meetings, without the nasty Opri around, and it was being widely reported and discussed in the global media at the time. The two men were working on their own to provide the best outcome for DL. No media-whoring was happening and no interviews were being done by either principal. JMO

Posted at 3:44PM on May 12th 2008 by Only swim in the Ocean

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say what    

I don't see why Bonnie would think HKS needed background help. HKS and LB were already talking, in late February, 2007. They were in face-to-face substantive meetings, without the nasty Opri around, and it was being widely reported and discussed in the global media at the time. The two men were working on their own to provide the best outcome for DL. No media-whoring was happening and no interviews were being done by either principal. JMO

Posted at 3:44PM on May 12th 2008 by Only swim in the Ocean


Posted at 4:12PM on May 13th 2008 by Best post of the month:)

The trouble with this post is, at those very times the 2 "boys" portrayed to the public they were in a fight of all fights and hated each other.

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