Today’s proceedings included testimony from psychiatrist Dr. Nathalie Maullin who believes that the medication given to Smith by Kapoor was “overkill” for her symptoms. She described the drugs prescribed by Kapoor as “hardcore medications” used by cancer patients. Maullin was on staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where Smith was treated while pregnant and suffering from drug withdrawals. Maullin’s testimony is part of the prosecutorial focus on Kapoor’s role in Smith’s alleged long-term abuse of prescription drugs. Prosecutors presented Kapoor’s personal journals to the jury to underscore his personal relationship with the former model. Today’s events wrap up the week. Check back on Monday for more!
Day 7 of the trial focused on questions surrounding alleged hidden medical records. State medical board investigator Carmen Marquez claimed he found hidden medical files containing both Smith’s name and her son Daniel’s hidden under a pile of clothes at Dr. Kapoor’s home. Marquez’ testimony was followed by the questioning of fellow investigator Jon Genes. Genes testified that the recovered files included information about Kapoor’s home visits to Smith in 2007 and noted her possible drug addiction to opiates. More to come tomorrow.