A jury returned mixed verdicts in the drug trial surrounding the death of model and Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith in which two physicians and a lawyer were accused of providing her with powerful and dangerous medications.
One physician, Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, was acquitted of all charges. Smith's psychiatrist, Dr. Khristine Eroshevich, was convicted of four counts of obtaining medication through fraud -- for cases in which Smith was prescribed medication under false names. The jury deadlocked on two additional charges of illegally obtaining controlled substances for an addict. Smith's lawyer and boyfriend, Howard Stern, was found not guilty on seven counts of obtaining and providing drugs to an addict. He was convicted of two conspiracy counts of aiding and abetting doctors.
Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Michael Kraut says the “prosecution botched this case.”