A judge has dismissed the drug conspiracy convictions of Howard K. Stern and her psychiatrist on Thursday, with only one conviction to remain against the psychiatrist that was reduced to a misdemeanor.
Judge Robert Perry decided there was no evidence to suggest Stern intended to break the law and dismissed the conviction.
Perry also dismissed several felony convictions against doctor Dr. Khristine Eroshevich, who was charged for her part in Anna Nicole’s Death at age 39 in 2007.
Eroshevich’s conviction was reduced to a misdemeanor and she was given probation and a fine of $100.
The judge could have sentenced both Stern and Eroshevich to up to almost four years in prison.
“I was looking in the sky, thinking she was being vindicated,” said Stern, his voice cracking with emotion. He said the prosecution wrongly tried to represent Smith as a weak-willed drug addict who was being overwhelmed by improperly and unnecessarily prescribed medications.
“She was an incredibly strong person and smart ““ nobody could take advantage of Anna,” he said, explaining that after her son Daniel died, “she was in terrible pain.”
Click thumbnails for larger pictures