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Anna Nicole Smith Judge -- It Was 'Foul Play'

6/21/2010 4:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The judge who decided where Anna Nicole Smith would be buried has written a new book claiming someone is guilty of manslaughter in her death, but he went even further with TMZ, calling Anna's death "a potential murder case."

Anna Nicole Smith

Former judge Larry Seidlin, who authored "The Killing of Anna Nicole Smith," tells TMZ, there is no way the Seminole Police Department was sophisticated enough to properly investigate Anna's death.  As Seidlin put it, "They can tell you how to get to Elm Street or the public library, but this case was too much for them."

Seidlin says, "I think there was foul play and it should be investigated by an independent agency."

Seidlin claims Anna died under "highly unusual circumstances."  As he put it, "She never left her room.  She checked into room 607 at the Hard Rock and never left.  When she was checking in she couldn't even stand up."

Seidlin would not say who he believed should be considered a suspect.

UPDATE: A spokesman for the Seminole Police Department tells TMZ, "Seidlin is wrong. Seminole Tribe Police completed a comprehensive investigation of the death of Anna Nicole Smith in complete cooperation with the Broward County Medical Examiner, the Office of the State Attorney and the Crime Lab of the Broward Sheriff's Office. Since then, Seminole Police have worked closely with California investigators, who are prosecuting criminal charges in the case."

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46.

Stbr    

What a joke this guy is. I remember when all that crap was going on. It went for freaking days! From what I remember it was pretty obvious where anna wanted to be buried. It should have taken an hour.
I hope whoever had the power and authority to make this guy a judge is ashamed of themselves.



Seriously. How is he even allowed to get away with this?? isn’t there some sort of law that prevents judges from doing crap like this?

1483 days ago
47.

christy    

yes she did have issues but this judge was a total IDIOT and an embarrassment. i hope no one buys the book.

1483 days ago
48.

Only swim in the Ocean    

Seidlin’s book provides no evidence that both Daniel’s or ANS’s deaths were anything other than accidental as competent jurisdictions in FL and The Bahamas found. A Panel of the FL Appeals Court found that Seidlin decided correctly regarding where ANS should be buried although he used the incorrect legal reasoning in his written decision. All Seidlin has to say is that “enablers” should be prosecuted for ACCIDENTAL drug deaths (apparently overlooking the meaning of accidental in order to appeal to the idiot talking-heads on notorious tabloid shows). Other than that his book is a recap of news stories of the day.



Seidlin tried to parlay his disgraceful two week long ‘hearing’ (during which time ANS’s appearance deteriorated to the point that a closed casket ceremony had to be held) into a big payday on TV and failed. That failure alone should be message enough to the former Judge to fade into infamous obscurity. Trying to latch on to the JB led bandwagon in CA that only the elite few ‘know’ what is good for the population despite the laws on the books is evidence of shameful intent.

1483 days ago
49.

Life's a Bitch    

Isn't this the same Judge that believed Howard K Stern and Larry Birkhead to be CREDIBLE and ANS's mommie dearest to be LACKING CREDIBILITY?



Didn't this dude lose his job after the ANS case? Didn't this guy start becoming a MEDIA talking head after the lawsuit?



I guess he didn't learn from the Rita Cosby case...

1483 days ago
50.

Only swim in the Ocean    

Here is another (unflattering) view of Seidlin’s book:



http://www.sheknows.com/articles/815843/anna-nicole-smith-judge-releases-new-book-1



“At one time he wanted Smith buried in the Bahamas with her son, Daniel. But in the book he comes to the defense of Smith’s estranged mother, Virgie Arthur, who fought for the Texas burial of her daughter’s remains.



"Her soul and Danny’s soul need to be placed on sacred ground in the Lone Star state with people who grew up with her and loved her in her simpler days," Siedlin wrote, insinuating he wishes a reburial.



We can’t help but wonder if the judge is purposely trying to stay in the spotlight. Larry Seidlin is said to have cut a deal to star in a TV show called Psychic Court. Seidlin will call on the aid of psychics and tarot card readers to help him pass judgment on family court and small claims cases. It’s reportedly set to premiere in the fall of 2011.”



Cozying up to the VA cabal and appearing on a show where psychics help with legal judgements? Sounds right for crazy Larry.

1483 days ago
51.

Only swim in the Ocean    

54. Isn't this the same Judge that believed Howard K Stern and Larry Birkhead to be CREDIBLE and ANS's mommie dearest to be LACKING CREDIBILITY?
Didn't this dude lose his job after the ANS case?
Didn't this guy start becoming a MEDIA talking head after the lawsuit?
I guess he didn't learn from the Rita Cosby case...
Posted at 3:51 PM on Jun 21, 2010 by Life's a Bitch
*****
Well said. I guess he did not pay attention to Cosby’s fate.

1483 days ago
52.

jenna's full of crap    

I am personally glad Seidlin wrote the book, and perhaps telling the truth is his way of absolving himself for the ridiculous fact that Anna's mother was not given Anna's body, which would have been legal and appropriate. I think Anna and Daniel were murdered, and that is my opinion.



Danielynn looks a lot more like Frederick than she does like Larry. Frederick is a very handsome, articulate, respected man. Larry actually has brown eyes and wears contacts, bleaches his hair blonde, and had a nose job. Danielynn's appearance and coloring look nothing like Larry. With all the foul play that has been involved before and after Anna's death, anything is possible. For me, I admire the fact that Frederick stood tall, demanded the DNA, and would have never harmed Anna nor used that baby for money. He would have protected Danielynn's inheritance, and would have kept it and her Trust Fund intact. He would not have been posing around selling pictures of Danielynn. Danielynn would have had prestige and would have been exposed to the best in life, and would have been loved, protected and a princess.

1483 days ago
53.

sky    

Oh thank s a lot Cry Baby Judge , we all know what you're about cooky, let's talk about your elderly neighbor and how you helped her out of her money, allegedly, or maybe not so allegedly. Good luck selling your book , but you had a real chance to help Anna after she died, and you were SO enamoured by one HKS that you couldn't think straight plus his krista bark , was so perky back then. JUST SHUT YOUR MATSO HOLE. imo

1483 days ago
54.

CAA    

Just another dead addict.
The wacko judge probably figures Elvis was murdered too.......

1483 days ago
55.

Lizzy7    

This judge is a whack job. Just ask anyone in Broward County whose case he was in charge of. His incompetency caused my family irreparable harm.

1483 days ago
56.

Life's a Bitch    

The Truth



A three-year, in-depth investigation, eh? Yes, our own Lightning Larry has always been known for his probing intellect and depthy research, at least when he wasn't speeding through dockets, playing tennis on the taxpayers' dime, or fleecing elderly neighbor Barbara Kasler out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.



Seidlin in my opinion is a



con man, plain and simple.



http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2010/01/judge_larry_seidlin_book_on_anna_nicole.php

1483 days ago
57.

tmzforme    

is this guy ever going to give it up. his 15 minutes is gone. here is a tissue dont let the door hit you in the buttocks !!!

1483 days ago
58.

rene    

when she married HOWARD STERN, HE THOUGHT HE WAS SAFE FROM A PATERNITY TEST. ANNA WAS ABOUT TO INHERIT MONEY FROM HOWARD MASHSALL. IF ANNA DIED THE MONEY WOULD GO TO HER SON ,OH WELL HE DIED TO ( VERY STRANGE) SO THE MONEY WOULD GO TO HER BABY DAUGHTER. HOWARD WAS NOT COUNTING ON A PATERNATY TEST.

1483 days ago
59.

Kat    

WTG Judge Seidlen!!! Write a book, make some money off of her. You were the worst Judge I have ever seen.!!! Crying? Give me a break. I hope no one buy's your book,cause I'm sure it full of bs just like you.

1483 days ago
60.

Kat    

WTG Judge Seidlen!!! Write a book, make some money off of her. You were the worst Judge I have ever seen.!!! Crying? Give me a break. I hope no one buy's your book,cause I'm sure it full of bs just like you.

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