Anna Nicole's son's inquest postponed

An inquest into the death of Anna Nicole Smith’s son Daniel is not expected to get under way properly until tomorrow, officials have said.

An inquest into the death of Anna Nicole Smith’s son Daniel is not expected to get under way properly until tomorrow, officials have said.

The hearing in the Bahamas began yesterday but was swiftly postponed.

It went into closed session after a lawyer for the estate of the former Playboy model asked the judge to consider a motion relating to the selection of a jury.

Attorneys would not discuss what the issue was.

Later, Director of Public Prosecutions Bernard Turner told reporters that the court would take at least another day to resolve the issue and the inquest would not resume before tomorrow.

Daniel, 20, died in September while visiting his mother at the Bahamas hospital where she had given birth to a baby girl just three days earlier.

Smith was found dead five months later in a Florida hotel room.

On Monday doctors said she was killed by an accidental overdose of medication.

Her lawyer-turned-companion Howard Stern will be the star witness at Daniel’s inquest in Nassau, which is expected to last three or four weeks.

A forensic pathologist hired by Smith’s family concluded he was killed by the interaction of the painkiller methadone and two anti-depressant drugs in his system.

But the case remains open as far as Bahamian authorities are concerned.

A jury of seven people will hear the inquest.

Daniel Smith was the son of Anna Nicole and Bill Smith, who married in 1985 and divorced two years later.

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