LA Judge Rejects Defense Motion Against Anna Nicole Smith’s Doctor

July 7th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

dr July 7, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): It has been more than three years, when former American model and actress Anna Nicole Smith died due to an accidental overdose. But the case related to her death is still open and undecided.

On Tuesday, a Los Angeles judge rejected a defense motion to dismiss two charges against the 42 year old doctor Sandeep Kapoor, who was accused of illegally prescribing the drugs to Anna.

Superior Court Judge David Wesley rejected the motion. The doctor wanted the drug conspiracy charge to be dropped along with the charge of obtaining a prescription by a false name illegally.

Smith’s former lawyer-boyfriend Howard K. Stern, Dr. Khristine Eroshevich and Dr Kapoor pled not guilty in the case of conspiring to illegally provide sedatives to the actress. However, they do not face the charge of causing her death. If the charge on them is proved, they will face over five years in prison.

In February 2007, the former ‘Playboy’ model died at a Florida hotel. The Superior Court Judge Robert Perry has be reassigned the case. He supervised the case at the initial hearing and ordered all three defendants to stand for trial. Last October, Perry said that lots of evidences exist against Kapoor, Stern and Eroshevich to proceed with the case against them.

On July 20, the next hearing of the case will take place and the Jury selection is likely to start on 2nd August.

The three accused in the case allegedly conspired to prescribe, administer and dispense the drugs to Anna.

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