LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) What exactly were Anna Nicole Smith's doctors, psychiatrist Khristine Eroshevich and internist Sandeep Kapoor, thinking when they prescribed what a pharmacist has called "pharmaceutical suicide" to the former Playboy bunny?
According to unsealed court documents, they might have been reminiscing over their seemingly steamy interludes with the buxom blonde.
In a series of photos found on Smith's laptop, Eroshevich and Smith appeared naked in a tub together, according to an affidavit referenced by the Los Angeles Times. Those photos were taken two months before Smith died in 2007 of a toxic cocktail of pharmaceutical drugs.
And in a video aired on Inside Edition, a shirtless Kapoor was caught "kissing and nuzzling" Smith, the paper reported.
Did those incidents, clearly well out of the scope of a doctor patient relationship, cloud the judgment of Smith's doctors? And how much more hanky-panky went on that was not inconveniently captured on camera?
In part, that is what a California court will have to unravel as the state pursues its case against Eroshevich, Kapoor and Smith's boyfriend and attorney Howard K. Stern, who are alleged to have helped the model obtain the drugs which eventually killed her.
All three pleaded not guilty May 13 to conspiring to illegally provide her with controlled substances
In the newly unsealed court documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times, Smith's doctors were warned about prescription drugs by three pharmacists.
One pharmacist refused to fill the prescriptions and later recalled thinking, "They are going to kill her with this." The pharmacist told Kapoor that the drugs he prescribed to the model after her son died were "pharmaceutical suicide," according to the documents.
The first request for drugs for the former Playboy Playmate came five days after her son died and asked for two sedatives, 300 tablets of methadone, a muscle relaxer, an anti-inflammatory drug and four bottles of a strong painkiller, according to the unsealed affidavits.
In court papers filed last week, prosecutors said they plan to call the model's bodyguard and Larry Birkhead, the father of her daughter, Dannielynn, as witnesses.
Calls to attorneys representing Eroshevich and Kapoor were not immediately returned Monday.
A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for next month.
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