Jury Convicts Smith's Psychiatrist, Boyfriend

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jury has convicted Anna Nicole Smith's
psychiatrist Khristine Eroshevich and boyfriend Howard K. Stern of
conspiracy counts but acquitted the doctor who prescribed drugs for
her of all charges.

The only conviction against Stern was for giving false names and acting by fraud to obtain prescriptions. Eroshevich was also convicted of unlawfully prescribing Vicodin by fraud.

The jury acquitted defendant Dr. Sandeep Kapoor of all charges.

The defendants were charged with conspiracy, excessive prescribing of opiates and sedatives to an addict, and fraudulently obtaining drugs by using false names.

The jury was asked to decide if the three defendants were trying to relieve Smith's emotional and physical pain or were feeding her addiction to prescription drugs.

They were not charged in Smith's 2007 accidental overdose death in Florida.

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