Appeals court grants stay to keep Anna Nicole Smith's body in Florida
UPI News Service, 02/23/2007
A Florida appeals court Friday granted an emergency stay to Anna Nicole Smith's mother, keeping Smith's body in Florida a while longer.
The ruling means Smith's body will not be taken to the Bahamas for burial, as decided by Richard Milstein, the court-appointed guardian of Smith's 5-month-old daughter, Dannielynn. He made his decision after a Broward County judge ruled that the child should get Smith's body.
A motion to stay Judge Larry Seidlin's order was filed Friday in Broward County Court and the 4th District Court of Appeals by attorneys for Virgie Arthur, Smith's mother, MSNBC said. Arthur has said that, as Smith's mother, she should get the body.
Arthur said she wants to bury Smith in Texas, her home state.
How the stay affects a custody case scheduled for Monday in the Bahamas is not known.
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