The Case That Will Never End – Anna Nicole Smith Investigated in Murder Plot

I thought all elements of this case had been covered…  Oh how naive I can be.

This article muses about Mrs. Smith’s possible involvement in a plot to kill her late husband’s son while they were battling over her husband’s estate.  And, while hundreds of millions of dollars is a pretty solid motive, the investigation doesn’t appear to have gotten anywhere beyond motive.

Smith’s FBI records, obtained exclusively by The Associated Press, say the agency investigated Smith in 2000 and 2001 in a murder-for-hire plot targeting E. Pierce Marshall


The documents released under the Freedom of Information Act depict an investigation going on as the fight raged over J. Howard Marshall II’s estate. Vast sections of the 100 pages of released materials – a fraction of Smith’s full FBI file – are whited out, and no evidence of her involvement in such a plot is detailed.

It is also unclear that killing Jr. would have yielded any benefits to Mrs. Smith anyways given the trusts involved, but the FBI, for reasons the AP is not aware of, nonetheless thought an investigation was warranted.

Stay tuned folks, the “original” case is still on remand from the Court of the Supremes which will decide just how much money, if any, will be inherited by Mrs. Smith’s sole surviving heir, her 3 year old daughter.  Poor girl.

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