Jury to weigh Anna Nicole Smith drug overdose case

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A jury is set to decide whether Anna Nicole Smith’s two doctors and lawyer-boyfriend gave her too many prescription drugs, contributing to her 2007 accidental overdose death.

Deliberations are scheduled to begin Tuesday morning in Los Angeles.

In closing arguments last week, opposing lawyers set forth dueling scenarios of defendants who were either trying to relieve the former Playboy model’s pain or were savoring a brush with fame while feeding her addiction to medications.

During nine weeks of testimony and arguments, the two doctors accused of wrongdoing said they prescribed drugs to help soothe her physical and emotional pain.

Deputy District Attorney Renee Rose says the defendants used false names on prescriptions for opiates and other drugs.

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