Sunday, October 11, 2009
FBI Investigated Anna Nicole Smith in Murder-for-Hire Plot
Records obtained by the Associated Press reveal that the FBI investigated Anna Nicole Smith in 2000 and 2001 for a murder-for-hire plot targeting E. Pierce Marshall, the son of the model's tycoon husband, J. Howard Marshall II. The younger Marshall was at the center of a legal fight to keep Smith from inheriting his father's oil wealth, valued in the hundreds of millions.
The documents show no evidence of Smith's involvement in such a plot.
J. Howard Marshall II died of natural causes in 1995, E. Pierce Marshall died of natural causes in 2006, and Anna Nicole Smith died of a drug overdose in 2007. The legal wrangling over Marshall's wealth continues in California courts.