July 30, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jury selection will resume in the Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy case after most prospective jurors were eliminated during the first round of questioning.
Superior Court Judge Robert Perry ordered another group to report today after attorney challenges excluded all but a few of the first 60 perspective jurors to be questioned.
Among those removed Monday was a Scientologist who said he believed psychiatry was a fraud and a fan of Smith's reality TV show who said the Playboy model's boyfriend-lawyer, Howard K. Stern, did not do enough to save her from drugs.
Stern and two of her doctors have pleaded not guilty to conspiring to get massive amounts of opiates and sedatives for Smith, who died of an overdose in 2007.
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