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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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Now Hiring    

Your side claims to have had 'inside' sources at the Inquest. If true, then they heard all of this first hand. So why the constant questions about methadone as if the answer hasn't already been settled?

More than just my opinion. There are no other published facts that say otherwise.


Posted at 11:42PM on May 13th 2008 by Only swim in the Ocean

You want to talk about the facts of the inquest? Lets talk about Dr. William Hearn. Dr. William Lee Hearn, Laboratory Director for Miami Dade Medical Office testified at the Inquest into the death of Daniel Wayne Smith that given the amount of methadone that was consumed that it could not have been an attempt to simply “get high” but instead had to have been an intentional Ingestion of a lethal amount of methadone. That Daniel had to have ingested at least 6 10ml tablets of methadone, all at once within hours of his death. In light of this testimony do you still believe that Daniel’s death was an accident? Where do you think he obtained this methadone? If he was a methadone user he would know enough not to take as much as he did to get high? Did he steal it from his Mom and if so, he went straight to the hospital so what was his mother doing with methadone in a Bahamian hospital where it was illegal to have it? Who brought it there? Why? So lets talk inquest if you want to, I would be glad to discuss it with you.

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Now Hiring    

4888. 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.

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

People are allowed to go on Vacation and that was an open court, it had nothing to do with a so called "team" that Art Harris came up with. I know a lot of people tricked Art Harris into thinking some went in Oct and Nov. Two woman did go in Dec and wrote back what they saw, their opinions, if you or Art Harris are unhappy with what they said, what is that old saying " too bad, go chit in your hat" Art's sources suxed and he was fooled! Art Harris never checked sources or crossed checked his facts he listened to pro-stern supporters so whatever he gets coming he deserves. He along with John Nazarian had so much to say trying to intimidate anyone not pro Stern, so much so as to say look what we found in the garbage, it was a scare tactic and it was horrific. Art is a bully who got his. YOU WERE LIED to there was no Oct or Nov trip to the Bahamas we listened to Love 97! Updates on the 7's! So Art check your sources next time!

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63.

Dink    

Your side claims to have had 'inside' sources at the Inquest. If true, then they heard all of this first hand. So why the constant questions about methadone as if the answer hasn't already been settled?

More than just my opinion. There are no other published facts that say otherwise.


Posted at 11:42PM on May 13th 2008 by Only swim in the Ocean





I never made a claim to have "inside sources" at the inquest.........I asked the question of you. So all the "side" nonesense doesn't interest me. You made a claim to "KNOW", I asked for explanation. Please don'e accuse me of things I did not say.

2271 days ago
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Dink    

4871. 4872. I, for one, think Dannielynn is exactly where she belongs ......with her biological parent.

I disagree with you, though about Virgie wanting money...I honeslty believe if Virgie were after money......she would have weaseled her way back into Anna's life years ago. All she would have to do is go along with Anna's unhealthy lifestyle choices, and let "Anna's wishes"...whether healthy for her and her children or not, be "law".......like the people in Anna's inner circle did.

Larry does not even KNOW Virgie and that is why I am disgusted with what he is doing. There is no court anywhere (IMO) that would take that child from a fit parent and give her to a grandparent....I don't believe ANY of us think or want that.....but not to allow her to know the closest person biologically to her dead mother, without even KNOWING her, is unfair. IMO it is an excuse Larry is using (the old news custody issue)....and I don't understand his reasoning. He can forgive the man that tried to stop his daughter from ever knowing him, but not a woman he doesn't know .

Posted at 3:25PM on May 12th 2008 by Dink

It is very funny That you say larry is a FIT PARENT when you dont even know who he really is and what he does in his daily life. know one EVER ruled that he was a fit parent, not even the judge in the bahamas. They just awarded him temporary custody due to the paternity tests reveiled that he was the biological father of the baby from the Dna testing. Whether he is a fit father to be raising the child for the childs child hood has never yet been determined because the custody hearing never did complete. Trust me everything you saw in the media about him PRETENDING to be a fit first time parent is a bunch of B.S. Anna wasnt a dummy when she said she did not want him a part of the babys life !!!

Posted at 3:46AM on May 13th 2008 by remember This ??




Maybe Larry is NOT a fit parent........fact is he has not been proven UNFIT..........BUT he IS Dannielyn's parent. MOST of us are not given a "fitness" test when we have children ....and unless there is abuse, we are left alone to raise our children. I don't know Larry Birkhead...I know if I were Dannielynn's parent, I would not do some of the things he does. But that is true for all of us. The Larry we saw under Debra Opri's direction was a different person, IMO. Do I LIKE the real Larry?----NOPE. But he IS Dannielynn's parent and has the right, until (or IF) PROVEN unfit, to raise his daughter any way he feels right. What Anna thought or didn't think of him really doesn't matter at this point. I believe she should have thought about THAT before creating a child with him....regardless of HOW that child was created.

Posted at 8:07AM on May 13th 2008 by Dink

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Now Hiring    

Maybe Larry is NOT a fit parent........fact is he has not been proven UNFIT..........BUT he IS Dannielyn's parent. MOST of us are not given a "fitness" test when we have children ....and unless there is abuse, we are left alone to raise our children. I don't know Larry Birkhead...I know if I were Dannielynn's parent, I would not do some of the things he does. But that is true for all of us. The Larry we saw under Debra Opri's direction was a different person, IMO. Do I LIKE the real Larry?----NOPE. But he IS Dannielynn's parent and has the right, until (or IF) PROVEN unfit, to raise his daughter any way he feels right. What Anna thought or didn't think of him really doesn't matter at this point. I believe she should have thought about THAT before creating a child with him....regardless of HOW that child was created.

Posted at 8:07AM on May 13th 2008 by Dink



Posted at 8:14AM on May 14th 2008 by Dink

I agree the baby belongs with Larry he is the biological father, I just wish and it is none of my concern I wish he would allow Vergie in the baby's life.

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66.

Now Hiring    

4941. Your side claims to have had 'inside' sources at the Inquest. If true, then they heard all of this first hand. So why the constant questions about methadone as if the answer hasn't already been settled?

More than just my opinion. There are no other published facts that say otherwise.


Posted at 11:42PM on May 13th 2008 by Only swim in the Ocean

Do you believe everything you read on the internet swimmy's? We do not believe one word from Rose or Art? We know better!

2271 days ago
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Howard Supporter    

All reports from the Bahamas concurred with the facts brought out at the inquest. It does not require explaining yet again; a thorough investigation was completed long ago by the BRP and encompassed Florida and California and even attempts to do interviews in Myrtle Beach (unsuccessfully).

The medical personnel, especially the forensic pathologist who completed the autopsy concurred with Dr. Wecht's finding and each co-signed the death certificate.

The inquest jury observed all evidence introduced and entered in the record; listened to witness testimony; heard explanations of medical expertise and concluded their swift verdict of accidental death.

None of the expert medical experts' testimonies conflicted, but instead served as explanatory testimony that added to each other's testimonies--medical experts were not refuting each other, as believed here.

The bizarre game of rehashing concluded events as a regular 'way-of-life' on the internet serves no purpose, does not keep anything alive in any sense and really debases those who cling to fantasy.

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Howard Supporter    

As to the so-called 'inside sources', these were those who claimed to be 'in the know' and relegated a series of strange stories to be circulated on the internet on ANS forums which totally misrepresented the Inquest jury in reporting and totally misrepresented the facts that came to light during the course of the inquest. Bona fide reporters in the Bahamas covering the case, diligently reported what they had witnessed inside the courtroom.

Thus, the spin coming from VA supporters was spread deliberately as disinformation in order to the story alive. That was an abysmal failure.

2271 days ago
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As I see it    

ass backwards man. antinoids cant handle the truth. swims discussed, bea ranted.

Posted at 3:52AM on May 14th 2008 by antinoid meltdown

Bea always rants and hollers.. She certainly is no match for Swim. She should stick to the facts and her salty food recepies.

2271 days ago
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Dink    

I agree the baby belongs with Larry he is the biological father, I just wish and it is none of my concern I wish he would allow Vergie in the baby's life.

Posted at 8:27AM on May 14th 2008 by The paper boy




I agree 100%.......what I don't understand is Larry's unwillingness to let Virgie even visist Dannielynn. NOBODY in this "story" is a perfect person......Larry included! He knowingly produced a child with someone he knew was abusing drugs.......that in itself is reason to question his judgment........but Larry does not even KNOW Virgie Arthur. If he met her, got to know her, met Anna's family, sat down and really talked to and listened to, and got to know them, then maybe his decision would make some sense. But to decide on someone based on all the craziness that was taking place is unfair and I honestly believe he is just using the custody issue as an excuse because he has no reason. No one is going to take that baby from him......I don't believe anyone wants to.........but one day Dannielynn will ask him exactly what it is about his grandmother that he felt was bad enough to break off her ties to her.........then he will also have to explain what is so good about Howard K Stern that caused Larry to allow her ties to him. I wouldn't want to be Larry at that moment.

IMO this is some kind of contest to Larry----and he feels he has "won"......just my opinion, of course. But when I saw Dannielynn in that t0shirt that said "Who's Your Daddy"......it was disgusting! Like he was mocking the whole thing (and using DL to do it) and putting Anna down in the worst way by doing so.


2271 days ago
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GQ    

4934. Nope. No melt down. We are tired of the bs. When logic is presented and refuted emotionally it is bs. You are sitting on a dead thread. Sternoids done killed it with their insane rants and their illogical arguments. Done growed past needing to explain rational thinking to the Sternies. Other venues to pursue.

Turn out the light for this room.

Posted at 3:42AM on May 14th 2008 by no melt down



Why turn the light out? Leave it on so we might see answers shinning bright someday....WHERE did Daniel get the METHADONE?..WHY didn't the "man" who claimed to love Anna so much get her help?...WHEN will those responsible for supplying far too many drugs to Anna be held accountable?....
We see fewer posters these days while we wait..but MANY, like us, still wait for answers...For Daniel and Anna we leave the light on for TRUTH and JUSTICE...


2271 days ago
72.

As I see it    

GQ...do you think I will EVER get an answer?...


Posted at 11:05PM on May 13th 2008 by Bea



NO

Posted at 11:41PM on May 13th 2008 by GQ


You got your answers , that you refuse to believe them is your problem, that's why you're still asking the questions. Swim's answers say more than all of yours put together.

2271 days ago
73.

As I see it    

Turn

2271 days ago
74.

Random Thots    

4950. GQ...do you think I will EVER get an answer?...


Posted at 11:05PM on May 13th 2008 by Bea



NO

Posted at 11:41PM on May 13th 2008 by GQ


You got your answers , that you refuse to believe them is your problem, that's why you're still asking the questions. Swim's answers say more than all of yours put together.

Posted at 10:46AM on May 14th 2008 by IMO

Swims opened UP his big mouth...one too many times...he made claims and reference to "sources"...Swims is full of crap...whether I am a match for Swims is irrelevent...HK$ cannot yank himself away from the DRUGS (in that hospital room in the Bahamas...there was Anna, Daniel, HK$ and the Methadone. Where did the Methadone come from)...he can blame Anna...he can blame Daniel....he can blame Virgie....he can play the blame game forever, which BTW he will be forced to do...BUT he will NEVER escape his involvement with the DEATHS of Anna and Daniel....he did NOTHING to SAVE them...HE let them slip away..There is a Grandma in Texas...who waits...for TRUTH and JUSTICE..and the opportunity to return her grandaughter's ... birthright....

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THese sternies are mean people who have no feelings    

4932. 5674. There's a yellow rose in Texas, that I am going to see,
Nobody else could miss her, not half as much as me.
She cried so when I left her, it like to broke my heart,
And if I ever find her, we nevermore will part.

She's the sweetest little rosebud that Texas ever knew,
Her eyes are bright as diamonds, they sparkle like the dew;
You may talk about your Clementine, and sing of Rosalee,
But the yellow rose of Texas is the only girl for me.

When the Rio Grande is flowing, the starry skies are bright,
She walks along the river in the quiet summer night:
I know that she remembers, when we parted long ago,
I promise to return again, and not to leave her so.

She's the sweetest little rosebud that Texas ever knew,
Her eyes are bright as diamonds, they sparkle like the dew;
You may talk about your Clementine, and sing of Rosalee,
But the yellow rose of Texas is the only girl for me.

Oh now I'm going to find her, for my heart is full of woe,
And we'll sing the songs together, that we sung so long ago
We'll play the bango gaily, and we'll sing the songs of yore,
And the yellow rose of Texas shall be mine forevermore.

She's the sweetest little rosebud that Texas ever knew,
Her eyes are bright as diamonds, they sparkle like the dew;
You may talk about your Clementine, and sing of Rosalee,
But the yellow rose of Texas is the only girl for me.


Posted at 12:17PM on Jan 12th 2008 by Emily West Morgan


Posted at 2:36AM on May 14th 2008 by worthy repost"


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Made me cry .

poor , dear, beautiful Anna . Let the healing begin .

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