Howard K. Stern’s Acquittal Overturned In Anna Nicole Smith Case

Thu, October 18, 2012 7:38pm EDT by 9 Comments
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Howard was cleared of two charges for conspiracy to supply Anna Nicole the drugs that lead to her untimely death in 2011. Now, he could be convicted on those charges after all!

The case surrounding Anna Nicole Smith‘s death continues, as the 2011 acquittal of Howard K. Stern, her former partner, on two felony conspiracy counts has been overturned in a California appeals court on Thursday, Oct. 18, TMZ reports.

Howard was originally charged with 11 felonies, most involving conspiracy to fuel Anna Nicole with drugs. Eight of the 11 drugs found in Anna Nicole’s body when she died on Feb. 8, 2007, were not prescribed to her, but to Howard. When the trial ended, the jury had convicted Howard of just the two felony counts, but the judge in the case threw out both convictions on grounds of insufficient evidence.

On Oct. 18, a California appeals court ruled that the trial judge was wrong, and sent the case back to the trial judge, who can now sentence Howard to prison. TMZ reports that there are four options for the judge now: 1. The judge could sentence Howard to years in prison, 2. The judge could go lenient and order probation, 3. The judge could reduce the felonies to misdemeanors, and 4. The judge could find a way to dismiss the whole case on other legal grounds.

Howard’s History With Anna Nicole

Howard acted as Anna Nicole’s manager and lawyer, until he married her on September 28, 2006, in a legally non-binding ceremony in Nassau, Bahamas. After Anna Nicole’s passing, Howard claimed to be the biological father of her daughter, Dannielynn, though another man, Larry Birkhead, claimed paternity, as well. In April of 2007, a Bahamian court ordered DNA testing and it was revealed that Larry was Dannielynn’s father.

Are you surprised that Howard’s acquittal was overturned, HollywoodLifers?

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Minnie

Posted at 5:02 AM on July 3, 2014  

He was doping her up. The evidence is clear in the videos that were taken during their time in Bahamas right before Daniel went over to see her. Justice should be served, her death was unfair.

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Jimmi Shrode

Posted at 5:51 PM on September 10, 2013  

He killed her.

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Somguy

Posted at 3:55 PM on March 16, 2013  

Howard K Stern Rudy Ramos. I heard Mike Montross/Sheriff scream in front of 628 verde vista pomona,ca 91767 then I got in wreck 5 minutes later because Donald Trump said lets put someguy in a wreck on t.v. because Trump gets rich off the air time, so Rudy Ramos can’t be in the house. I was cut off by zodiacs son/sherieff, but I never did a wreck with zodiac sons, so I don’t appreciate that you have the same hair of zodiacs son to confuse Rudy Ramos about the uhaul wreck. I am not at fault by the insurance commissioner for a gift, and I don’t think people like you deserve to be up here because Ask zodiac I never did a wreck with any of Zodiacs family on t.v. so you did the wrecks because your less you can pay for CA debit and Country when it shuts BATMAN the vehicle that cut me off the ford silver ranger extra cab that has been painted from silver to purple because panther/sheriff thinks zodiac ain’t lives on town and baseline where sheriefs pulled a gun to Rudy Ramos because zodiac or sherieff bad for business.

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cheryl

Posted at 2:08 PM on January 7, 2013  

I think it should continue to be looked into. Why was this man claiming to be the father when he wasnt. Why did both anna and her son die so close in time . This is sad and I’m glad dannylynn is with her real father.

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Theresa

Posted at 4:29 PM on November 26, 2012  

Stern gives me the creeps. I mean my skin crawls when I see his pic.

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Catherine

Posted at 7:49 AM on October 28, 2012  

It’s about time something was done about this crime, and about the deaths of Anna Nicole Smith and her son, Daniel. The judge in this case was outrageous, and should have stepped down. It was a blight and a disgrace that the judge was allowed to even overturn the verdict of a jury. He should be held accountable.

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Christy

Posted at 9:10 PM on October 18, 2012  

Why is this still going on?!

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Lisa

Posted at 8:22 PM on October 18, 2012  

It’s all in who you know! No such thing as justice anymore!

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Tyler

Posted at 11:09 PM on October 18, 2012  

Sometimes justice isn’t too swift.

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