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Howard K. Stern Arraignment Postponed

4/7/2009 1:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Howard K. Stern and Khristine Eroshevich did not enter pleas today in L.A. County Criminal Court -- their arraignment in the Anna Nicole Smith drug case was delayed until May 13.

Howard K. Stern: Click to watch
Stern's lawyer, Steve Sadow, told the media after the arraignment that "[Howard] is innocent. Let me repeat that, he is innocent."

Sadow reiterated what we first reported -- Stern plans to fight these charges to the end, because he believes he did absolutely nothing wrong.

Howard K. Stern: Click to watchSadow excoriated California Attorney General Jerry Brown, saying he should be "ashamed of himself" for using Anna Nicole to further his career.

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31.

marc jay    

How the F can Howard not say he did something wrong. He was there when Anna took the pills when she was pregnant.He picked up the medicine for her under various bogus names on the drug bottles....and he says he's innocent??!!!
And oh yes,Anna died in the end.Who the hell does Howard think he is? Also ,Anna's son daniel went to see a private detective weeks before he died about howard being a threat to his mom.But after Daniel's first visit he could'nt afford the detectives fee's.

2003 days ago
32.

opi    

When Anna died, Danny Bonaduce talked about a paid appearance he had on her reality show. He said she was so out of it on drugs, that she needed several Starbucks just to be sober enough to be propped up in front of the camera. Then, standing right in front of her, she missed hitting him several times. SAD!

2003 days ago
33.

Liz    

24. I really got into the ANS case way back when. Most of the "so called experts" on Nancy Grace and other shows got alot of their facts wrong. The clown video was only part of a video. Why wasn't the whole video released? Because it wouldn't show HKS in a bad light. The people who released it where the guys from the east coast. She meet them thur Larry Birkhead. She had an affair with the father. She was at his house for a month or so when the father talked her into going to the island. Mothers have alot more rights there than here. Anna thought that once she named the father of her child and he argeed he was the legal father it was unheard of to contest it.
Anna had Howard move down after the she moved down. The east coast friend couldn't go to the island because he was convicted to flying drugs. His son was also friends with Anna. The son and his family spent alot of time with Anna on the east coast and on the island. His daughter was the one taped. The son was the one who broke into Anna's house and stole everything. Even the paintings Anna made for her daughter's room. Because of all the dirty dealings the east coast family lost all rights to the house. The east coast family had alot of reason $$$$ to destroy Anna and Howard.
One of the newspapers of the ialand had a letter about who Anna and her baby would sit at the mall and just enjoy watching people,

Posted at 2:16PM on Apr 7th 2009 by Mary
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You can spin it all day but it all boils down to the fact that HOWARD WAS THE ONE WHO GOT DRUGS IN HIS NAME FOR ANNA & GAVE THEM TO HER. HOWARD WAS THERE WHEN DANIEL DIED TOO. HOWARD TRIED TO STEAL ANOTHER MAN'S HOME......THE MAN SHOULD BE BEHIND BARS.

2003 days ago
34.

mia    

popeye, you are exactly right!

2003 days ago
35.

What Am I Missing Here    

34. When Anna died, Danny Bonaduce talked about a paid appearance he had on her reality show. He said she was so out of it on drugs, that she needed several Starbucks just to be sober enough to be propped up in front of the camera. Then, standing right in front of her, she missed hitting him several times. SAD!

Posted at 2:59PM on Apr 7th 2009 by opi

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You drink coffee to sober up from alcohol not drugs.

Danny B. should talk. How high was he at the time?

I think the CA AJ, every reporter, TH, and talking head should have to reveal all the drugs they've taken, legal and illegal before they point any fingers starting with Jerry Brown then on to Ashley Banfield and then everyone on FoxNews.

2003 days ago
36.

just me    

Guilt is all over HKS face and Dr E! They look like they have not slept in months. OPIATE Drugs prescribed in your name for anothers use.....DEATH RESULTING..... = GUILTY!

My husband is prescribed Oxy contin for pain due to Sever deterioration of his spine and 5 surgeries later, I asked the Dr if he could prescribe them in my name for him for privacy reasons .... Dr laughed and stated he was not Anna Nicole Smiths Drs and I was not my husbands lawyer and no one gets opiates in another name for privacy reasons or other reasons! Our @sses would have been in jail before she was buried if it were one of us!

2003 days ago
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opi    

Quote: 38. Guilt is all over HKS face and Dr E! They look like they have not slept in months. OPIATE Drugs prescribed in your name for anothers use.....DEATH RESULTING..... = GUILTY!

My husband is prescribed Oxy contin for pain due to Sever deterioration of his spine and 5 surgeries later, I asked the Dr if he could prescribe them in my name for him for privacy reasons .... Dr laughed and stated he was not Anna Nicole Smiths Drs and I was not my husbands lawyer and no one gets opiates in another name for privacy reasons or other reasons! Our @sses would have been in jail before she was buried if it were one of us!

Posted at 3:23PM on Apr 7th 2009 by THE RICH ARE ALWAY$ TACKY....AND IGNORANT!

Exactly right. And if you prove those over prescribed drugs were the proximate cause of her death, WHICH HAS ALREADY BEEN RULED IT WAS THE CAUSE OF HER DEATH, it's MANSLAUGHER, OR MURDER in Florida.

2003 days ago
38.

Nyte Tyger    

I am now thinking back to all the pundits and legal experts who were eviserating the Judge in Florida, for taking all the testimony he did before he dicided where she would be burried. All of them said he was stupid.

Whose laughing now, he got all of that testimony introduced into evidence. And that's where many people saw the infamous clown video. If he had not done it, I wonder if Howard K. and Christine E would have been arrested.

And I agree, he killed Daniel first, (by getting him drugs since he had none at the airport). Then they killed Anna Nicole.

Seems to me the Judge in Florida is the only one who had any brains at all, and if Howard and the two doctors are convicted, we can thank this smart Judge.

2003 days ago
39.

Boycot all Jesses Business    

I am so glad these grifters are going to prison. No telling what other crimes they have done. Enjoy the BIG HOUSE Howie.

2003 days ago
40.

just me    

Where does ET fit in all this? They support and give positive press to a man who had opiates in his name for Anna and death resulted from this. And they continue to give him positive coverage as well as TMZ. WHAT LOSERS!

2003 days ago
41.

Magetti    

What a coincidence, just yesterday Howie was acting it up for the cameras as he slowly caressed Anna's dog as he left the vet. He and Anna have always known how to use the media to their advantage. Yesterday when Howie was carrying that dog, I never seen him move so slow. He kept looking around for the cameras and it took him forever to close the door in the car he was driving in. He wants to be portrayed as the poor victim who still cares for Anna's wishes. It probably wasn't even the same dog as Anna's. He is a phoney, pathetic loser. Nobody's buying it Howard. No more than they did when you were heading back to the Bahamas with a reporter in tow and fake tears in your eyes.

2003 days ago
42.

Magetti    

The little speech Howard's attorney gave sound exactly like something Howard would write. If Howard is definetely going to plead innocent than why didn't he just do it today instead of postponing the arraignment?

2003 days ago
43.

Only swim in the Ocean    

And So It Begins – 4-7-2009

• Prosecutors placed on notice today to hand over discovery – now!
• HKS and Dr. E side-by-side in Court – attempt to separately arraign Dr. E.
• Original arraignment date for all of HKS/K/E re-established – May 13, 2009.
• As anticipated, the defense begins:

Steve Sadow, lead criminal defense attorney for HKS, addresses the media crush after HKS’s brief Court appearance. In command voice, Sadow puts JB on notice that he has flown in from Atlanta for the sole purpose of defending HKS from JB’s baseless claims and political ambition.

Sadow also decries the trashing of ANS and the invasion of her privacy that has occurred because of JB and vows not to let it stand.

Why no discovery yet from the prosecutors? Any ‘legitimate’ investigation of two years’ duration would have discovery all set and ready to go BEFORE criminal charges were even filed. Let’s all see the ‘evidence’ and the ‘witnesses’ that are criminal court trial ready – and let’s see them now!

2003 days ago
44.

Magetti    

Wouldn't it be awesome if Coward ended up in the same prison as Jackie Hattens brother? Paybacks!!

2003 days ago
45.

Magetti    

How was Krista DeBarf able to control herself from being out of the limelight? Well, Howard got some good advice from someone...........tell DeBarf to shut up. She only makes it worse for Howard. Not that I minded.

2003 days ago
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