Anna Nicole Smith Portrayed As Coconspirator By Prosecutors
Posted on Tue Oct 5, 2010 08:29 AM PDT

annasmith200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Prosecutors in the Anna Nicole Smith drug trial are now portraying the former Playboy model as a coconspirator.

The legal team alleges that Smith pressured the two doctors and Howard K. Stern into giving her a large amount of prescription drugs.

In court, Deputy District Attorney David Barkhurst claimed the model was in extreme physical and emotional pain when she started taking opiates and sedatives that included Vicodin, Dilaudid and Methadone. Despite witness saying that Smith needed the drugs for medical reasons, Barkhurst told the judge, "Anna needed her Methadone because she was addicted to it."

Lawyers for Doctors Sandeep Kapoor, Khristine Eroshevich and Howard K. Stern have portrayed their clients as "caring people."

Anna Nicole Smith died in 2007 after an accidental overdose in Florida.