Smith Fails To Pay For Son's Autopsy
LATEST: Reality TV star ANNA NICOLE SMITH has failed to pay the private medical examiner she hired to perform an autopsy on her late son in the Bahamas. CYRIL WECHT has been in contact with various Bahamian attorneys representing both Smith and her companion HOWARD K STERN, but doesn't plan to sue the former Playboy Playmate. He explains, "I do expect it to be resolved in short order. This is not going to be something we're dealing with years down the road." DANIEL SMITH died aged 20 while visiting his mother in a Nassau hospital after the 38-year-old gave birth to his half-sister. Wecht said Daniel died of a combination of methadone and antidepressants. Results of an official autopsy and a police investigation have not been released. Wecht says he submitted invoices for payment shortly after her performed the autopsy on 17 September (06). Wecht, a forensic pathologist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who gained fame as a consultant on celebrity cases including ELVIS PRESLEY's death, declined to say how much he had charged Smith for his services.