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October 19, 2012
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FILE - This Feb. 28, 2006 file photo shows actress-model Anna Nicole Smith leaving the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. An appellate court said a trial judge erred in dismissing conspiracy convictions against Smith’s psychiatrist and manager, a ruling that defense attorneys said could send the case in different directions. The ruling came after Superior Court Judge Robert Perry chose to throw out the 2010 jury verdict that manager Howard K. Stern and psychiatrist Khristine Eroshevich conspired to obtain prescription drugs for the troubled model by using false names. Smith died in Florida on Feb. 8, 2007, of an accidental drug overdose.