California - (ReUterus): A psychiatrist who prescribed pills leading to the fatal overdose that conveniently removed Anna Nicole Smith from the J Howard Marshall II legacy equation may have been hired by by Elaine Marshall, widow of Everett Pierce Marshall, the stripper's stepson.
Dr Khristine Eroshevich treated Anna Nicole as a serial mendicant and prescribed a range of palliatives including a popular herbal remedy called floral hydrate.
Also on the daily menu were anti-anxiety drugs, muscle relaxants, anti-seizure drugs, diuretics, antibiotics, anti-ageing remedies, anti-histamines, anti-psychotics, anti-spasmodics, tranquillisers, appetite supressants, anti-depressants, selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors in pessary form (don't ask!) and a Chinese tiger balm derivative laxative remedy.
Smith had fought a bitter and protracted legal action for a slice of her dead husband's fortune which highighted the legendary greed of the Marshall family.
Her sudden death in February has kept the conspiracy theory industry alive in an otherwise dull start to 2007.