Howard K. Stern: Number one suspect in the death Anna Nicole Smith's son
Howard K. Stern is definitely suspect number one in the upcoming inquest to determine how Anna Nicole Smith's son, Daniel, died especially since Smith is now dead herself. At this point, his testimony is vital in determining what happened to Daniel.
Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez, presiding over the March 26 hearing, said Anna Nicole would have been a material witness.
"Her death has caused us to lose the weight of her evidence, but at the same time, it has also increased the interest in the inquest because of the way in which she died. She also died suddenly, her son died very suddenly," Gomez told the Bahamas Journal.
Toxicology reports show that Daniel died of a lethal mix of prescription drugs including methadone and lexapro. Anna Nicole's cause of death has not yet been released.
While the inquest's primary goal will be exploring the cause of the son's death, the court also will "look with interest at the cause of (Anna Nicole's) death as well."
Daniel Wayne Smith died September 10 while visiting his mother and newborn sister, Dannielynn, at Doctors Hospital in Nassau. Anna Nicole Smith died on February 8 while vacationing in Florida.
A custody battle between Anna Nicole's mother Virgie Arthur, her ex-boyfriend Larry Birkhead and Stern is currently underway.