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Originally posted by Icarus Rising
Now Wecht is bringing in the fact that young Daniel was on anti-depressants.
This is turning into a very carefully crafted attempt to deflect attention from the real cause of death, and possible complicity from those involved, imo.
Wecht, who was hired by Anna Nicole Smith to perform a follow-up autopsy, said Daniel had been taking a "quite low" dosage of prescription anti-depression medication.
"It is possible we might be dealing with one of those tragic and cumulative and drug-related deaths where somebody inadvertently takes two or three different kinds of drugs, each of which has a central nervous system effect," he said Monday night on CNN's "Larry King Live."
A planned jury inquest into the death of Daniel Smith may be canceled if tests show that that the son of reality TV star Anna Nicole Smith died of natural causes after all, a legal official in the Bahamas said Wednesday.
Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez said authorities are reconsidering the need for the inquest, which had been scheduled for Oct. 23 and was to include Anna Nicole Smith among the witnesses.
As rumors swirled about 20-year-old Daniel Smith's death at his mother's hospital bedside, head coroner Linda Virgill last week labeled the case "suspicious" and called for an inquest that could lead to criminal charges.
The air of mystery began to lift this week, however, as judicial officials removed Virgill from the case, citing unspecified remarks she made to the media. Authorities said tests could show Smith died of natural causes _ meaning no inquest would be needed.
A death certificate has been issued for Daniel with the cause listed as pending _ a move that officials say is not unusual _ and Scott said Anna Nicole is considering a Bahamas burial for her son.
Toxicology tests showed Daniel Smith had methadone, Zoloft and Lexapro in his system when he died Sept. 10 in a hospital room in the Bahamas where his former Playboy playmate mother was recuperating from giving birth to a daughter, according to Cyril Wecht.
"The fact that we have these drugs and the levels of the drugs overwhelmingly and most logically point to this being a tragic, accidental, drug-related death," Wecht told The Associated Press from his home in the Pittsburgh area.
Wecht, who performed the autopsy in the Bahamas, said Smith apparently died from a "classical" combination of the drugs which had a lethal "cumulative effect on the central nervous system."
His grandmother Virgie Arthur is unable to accept that his death was accidental she claims that Daniel Wayne “didn’t take an overdose.” She said to the Sun: “It was murder. The levels of drugs in his body are way too high. Someone has to pay.”
Michael Scott said he was unsettled by Smith's decision to exchange vows with her boyfriend even before she made funeral arrangements for Daniel Smith, her 20-year-old son who died Sept. 10. People magazine bought photos of the ceremony, which was not a legal wedding and was held aboard a catamaran on Sept. 28 in waters off Nassau, Bahamas.
Scott, who was also the attorney for Daniel Smith's estate, said he decided to withdraw effective Tuesday after consulting with his partners. He said he has notified Anna Nicole Smith in writing.
Originally posted by Icarus Rising
Something is out of whack with this boy's death. Anybody who has had any exposure to Anna Nicole Smith knows she can be flighty at times, and that isn't a judgment, just an observation.
Add in the fact that she may or may not receive hundreds of millions of dollars from her late husband's estate, and the fact that she was just granted permanent residency in the Bahamas. Didn't her principal opponent in the fight over the stipulations of the will recently die suddenly, as well?