An inquest into the death of Anna Nicole Smith's son DANIEL will reconvene next month (22May07) in the Bahamas after officials agreed to allow the tragic model's companion, HOWARD K. STERN, to appeal the jury selection in the case.
During a brief hearing yesterday (12APR07), Stern asked that his attorneys be allowed to submit a questionnaire for the jury screening process.
His legal team has argued that it is no longer possible to secure an impartial jury, due to the publicity surrounding the deaths of Anna Nicole and her son.
Meanwhile, witnesses for the inquest have been announced and they will include the late Anna Nicole, who will be represented posthumously, and a nurse who claims she noticed a methadone pill on the bed where Daniel died.
Stern has also been summoned, as has photographer Larry Birkhead, who was named the biological father of Anna Nicole's baby girl Dannielynn on Tuesday (10Apr07).
Daniel Smith was 20 when he died from a lethal combination of Lexapro, Zoloft and methadone while visiting his mother and newborn sister in the Bahamas last September (07).