Criminal Trial of Co-Defendants Stern, Kapoor & Eroshevich: Day Thirty Six

The prosecution and defense rested – the case is now up to Judge Perry and the jury! The 7 week long trial has consisted of “a long parade of witnesses” from the prosecution and just one defense witness.  According to the Associated Press, Judge Perry has plans to rule on dismissal motions before the closing arguments, which are set for Thursday. Stay tuned for the final outcome on the trial!

Monday, September 27th, 2010 at 2:23 pm

4 thoughts on “Criminal Trial of Co-Defendants Stern, Kapoor & Eroshevich: Day Thirty Six

  1. Janice can I get your opinion on these comments by this judge?

    “It has all the hallmarks of a kitchen sink prosecution,” Judge Perry said. “It looks like the prosecution is throwing everything in with the hope that something will survive.”

    Prosecutions presented evidence of 388 prescriptions for painkillers and anti-anxiety drugs written by the doctors for Smith between June 2004 and January 2007, Perry said. Only 15 percent of the drug prescriptions in question involved controlled substances covered by California law as potential felony violations, he said.

    “What concerns me, it seems the prosecution is saying ‘Look at all the drugs she took, these people are guilty and she died,’” Perry said to the prosecutors. “Is that the subliminal message?”

    After the judge suggested that most of allegations were just misdemeanors, defense lawyer Steve Sadow said those should be dismissed because the one-year statute of limitations on misdemeanors ran out before charges were brought.

    “My God, I didn’t even think about that,” Perry said.

  2. I have never heard of a judge criticising the prosecution such as this one has. Why is the judge making the decision that the prosecution From the reports I read, I am convinced Anna Nicole was an addict.

    This is a sad day for the citizens of California and a drug pusher’s victory. Anyone can go to a doc, claim pain, get Methadone or Oxycotin for either themselves or to sell on the street and it’s all legal. Let it fall into the hands of our high school kids too, because that’s where so much of it is ending up. The statistics for accidental drug overdose on “prescription” drugs has increased dramatically.

    The judge’s commission really needs to look at this judge and his decisions. Pitiful!

  3. Something must be done to make it harder for these celebrities and their sycophants to get their hands on and abuse prescription drugs. I certainly hope that Stern and the doctors are punished to the full extent of the law.

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