Evidence Linked to Anna Nicole Smith's Death Ruled Out by Judge
The Los Angeles judge overseeing the Anna Nicole Smith drugs trial has banned prosecutors from presenting evidence linking the model's two doctors and her former attorney to her death. Medics Dr. Sandeep Kapoor and Dr. Khristine Eroshevich have been accused of conspiring with Smith's lawyer lover Howard K. Stern to supply the late star with strong prescription pills in the run-up to her death from an accidental overdose in 2007.
They are awaiting trial on a total of 23 felony charges but Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Perry has forbidden any evidence suggesting their actions led to Smith's demise. The three suspects have not been charged with causing her death and Perry fears they will struggle to receive a fair trial if such allegations arise in court.
Jury selection is due to be completed early next week and the trial is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, August 4. All three defendants have pleaded not guilty to the charges. The case is expected to last three months.
- Comic-Con: 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' Footage and 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Villain Revealed
- Leonardo DiCaprio Reunites With Nina Agdal After 'Caught Flirting' With Another Woman at His Gala
- Watch Henry Cavill Walk Around in Mask and Hilariously Prank Will Smith at Comic-Con
- Comic-Con: New 'Fantastic Beasts' Trailer Shows Newt Scamander Recapturing the Creatures
- Gwen Stefani's Son Kingston Sings Blake Shelton's Song While Face-Swapping With Him
- Comic-Con: Check Out Trailers for 'Flash' Season 3, 'Arrow' Season 5 and 'Legends' Season 2
- Refusing to Enter Rehab, Lamar Odom Walks Out of Family's Intervention
- Kristen Bell Shares First Photos From Her Wedding While Tearing Up Talking About Hubby Dax Shepard