Anna Nicole Judge: Reopen Murder Case, Blame Stern

In his new book, “The Killing of Anne Nicole Smith,” Larry Seidlin says the initial investigation was flawed and Smith’s death belongs to lawyer Howard K. Stern

The Florida judge who presided over who would get Anna Nicole Smith’s body in 2007 says the police should reopen the investigation into the model’s death and somebody should eventually be tried for manslaughter.

Leaving little to the imagination, former Sunshine State Judge Larry Seidlin’s book is bluntly titled “The Killing of Anne Nicole Smith.”

In it, Seidlin — who has signed with L.A.-based Mighty Oak Productions to host the equally obviously named “Psychic Court” currently being shopped for syndication — puts says the initial investigation was flawed.

The bulk of responsibility of “celebrity blood” and Smith’s death, he says, belongs to Smith lawyer and one-time Howard K. Stern.

The book comes out Tuesday. In a direct reference to Stern, Seidlin writes: “I think enablers should be punished.” He goes on to rhetorically ask Stern. “How about keeping her off drugs while she was alive?” 

Seidlin says that Stern “exercised a great amount of control over Anna Nicole by maintaining and reviewing her drug desires and addiction.”

Not that former judge has any proof or evidence that the former Playmate’s death was Stern’s or anyone else’s fault. In fact, Seidlin, who resigned from the bench in June 2007, has nothing besides a feeling to cite Smith’s death as anything more than the accidental drug overdose it was determined to be.

According to reports from the Associated Press, Seidlin said that during the televised six-week body custody hearing, “red flags were flying in front of me and I had a lot of sleepless nights.”

Smith died at the age of 39 on Feb. 7, 2007 in Hollywood, Florida. Her son Daniel had died less than six months before, on Sept. 10, just four days after Smith’s daughter Dannielynn was born in the Bahamas. Smith was eventually buried in the Bahamas.

Steve Sadow, Stern’s attorney said to the AP “any allegations made by Judge Seidlin against Howard K. Stern are truly unworthy of response.”

Not that Stern’s days in court are completely over. Along with Smith’s former doctor Sandeep Kapoor and psychiatrist Khristine Eroshevich, Howard K. Sternis currently charged with conspiring to conspiring to “commit the crimes of prescribing, administering and dispensing controlled substances” to the actress with a plethora of prescription medication.

While they could face up to almost six years in jail if found guilty, the trio, who have plead innocent to the felony counts, are not being charged with Smith’s death.

The trial is set to start on Aug. 4.