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Anna Nicole Smith was murdered by Howard K. Stern, lawyers claim!
She was upset that he never gave her any privacy, and one day, she took all of his keys away. He had to start knocking when he came over.? He also had to stop spending her cash! “She got really pissed off about how much of her money he was spending, so she put him on a limited access debit card with an allowance of $500 a day!?
The quantity of methadone found in Smith's body indicated the ingestion of a large dose in a short time - something Dr. Lee Hern said, during testimony, was not consistent with the usual behavior of abusers.
"It's not common for people in recreational use to take large quantities all at once," Hern said. "In my study of drug abuse patients people don't take such a quantity of pills to get high. They take one or two and if the effects are not there they may take more."
Smith, according to Hern, showed no signs of methadone tolerance, meaning he was not a heavy user of the drug, and would therefore not have needed such a large dose to achieve the desired effect.
Hern all-but-discounted the possibility that Smith knowingly took the pills. To establish suicide, Hern said the case would need proof of "self destructive statements or suicidal thoughts heard by people that were close to [Smith]." There is no such evidence.
Hern then outlined how methadone could be dissolved in a liquid to mask its taste, meaning a person could take eight tablets - the number Smith is believed to have ingested - without even knowing it.
"So what we are left with is homicide," Hern flatly stated.
Howard K. Stern flushed methadone tablets down a toilet shortly after Smith's body was discovered.
Although he was found to have taken as many as eight tablets, these could have been dissolved in a liquid that could "camouflage" their taste, the court heard.
The inquest was also told that Howard K Stern appeared to have flushed away two white tablets that fell out of Daniel's clothing after his death.
When injecting Methadone, only pills have the least-dangerous cautions although it can easily cause collapsed veins, bruising, swelling and possibly other harmful effects. Methadone pills often contain talc that, when injected, produces a swarm of tiny solid particles in the blood, causing numerous minor blood clots. These particles cannot be filtered out before injection, and will accumulate in the body over time, especially in the lungs and eyes, producing various complications such as pulmonary hypertension, an irreversible and progressive disease. Methadose/Methadone should not be injected either. While it has been done in extremely diluted concentrations, reports of cardiac arrest have been reported as well as damaged veins from sugar and other ingredients (Sugar-Free syrups also should not be injected). Oral medication offers safety, simplicity and represents a step away from injection-based drug abuse in those recovering from addiction. U.S. federal regulations require the oral form in addiction treatment programs.
The 3rd week, they got the toxicology reports back, and found the high levels of chloral hydrate and metabolites, along with many other drugs, but not necessarily toxic levels of any one drug. Final cause of death is an accidental drug overdose, with contributing causes being her infectious abcesses, a viral intestinal infection and possibly the flu.