Nassau, Bahamas - (Reuterus & Ass Mess): An inquest into the September 2006 death of Daniel Smith has heard of his mother's recorded suspicions that her former step-daughter-in-law, Elaine Marshall, may have been linked to attempts to pare down the dilution of her late husband's rightful inheritance.
Smith died at his mother's bedside just days after she gave birth to his baby sister Dannielynn.
An autopsy found a highly toxic level of blood in the dodgy heroin, methadone and antidepressants cocktail coursing through his veins.
Elaine Marshall is the widow of Everrett Pierce Marshall whose notorious feud with Anna Nicole Smith over his father's billionaire oil fortune inheritance resulted in seismic fractures within the Marshall family.
If Daniel Smith had lived he may well have had a legal entitlement to his mother's share of her deceased octogenarian husband's billions.
Anna Nicole Smith herself died in mysterious toxic circumstances less than five months later.
In October this year Californian authorities conducted a spectacular series of busts on some of Anna Nicole's medication supply sources.
Two of her doctors were served with search warrants in raids on six different locations including business premises and residences.
LA rumors were rife that authorities may have uncovered a link to Elaine Marshall, who stood to benefit most if Anna Nicole dropped her legal inheritance claims. Either by natural persuasion. Or with a little help.
Daniel Smith's autopsy continues.