Nassau, Bahamas – An accidental drug overdose killed the 20-year-old son of former Playboy playmate and reality TV star, Anna Nicole Smith, a Bahamas jury ruled yesterday.
The seven-member jury`s deliberation comes some 19 months after the sudden death of Daniel Smith in his mother`s hospital room in a Nassau hospital.
Jurors deliberated for less than two hours before ruling that Daniel`s death was accidental, like his mother and recommended no criminal charges. Anna Nicole Smith died last year in Florida from an accidental drug overdose.
Bahamian authorities had ordered the inquest amid widespread speculation over the circumstances surrounding Daniel`s death. The inquest began in November last year and jurors heard from more than two dozen witnesses.
But police here had long said there was no evidence of homicide even as an autopsy had found that Daniel died from a combination of drugs, including methadone and antidepressants.