The three will be arraigned Dec. 11 on conspiracy charges.
Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry ruled that there was enough evidence that a crime had been committed after a three-week preliminary hearing in which witnesses described the final days of Smith's life and experts examined that amount of drugs that she was prescribed.
Judge Perry ruled that the prosecution had indeed proved that Smith was an addict.
Testimony Reveals Smith's Addiction
During the trial, the judge heard testimony from:
- Larry Birkhead, father of Smith's daughter, who said he never saw anyone take as many drugs as Smith did.
- An expert who said there was no legitimate medical reason to give anyone the amount of sedatives and pain killers that Kapoor and Eroshevich provided for Smith.
- A pharmacist who testified that he refused to fill prescriptions ordered by Smith's doctors because taking them would be "pharmaceutical suicide."
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