10/09/2010 AT 5:00 PM ET
Was Anna Nicole Smith a loopy drug addict led down the path to destruction by her boyfriend-lawyer and two doctors?
Or was she a clear-eyed celebrity who required a laundry list of prescription drugs to manage her chronic pain and broken heart?
After two months of testimony and a week of closing arguments, a Los Angeles jury on Tuesday will ponder those questions.
The panel will try to decide whether Howard K. Stern, 41, and doctors Sandeep Kapoor, 42, and Khristine Eroshevich, 62, are guilty of multiple felonies, including conspiring to furnish prescription drugs to an addict. The three are not charged with Smith’s 2007 death at age 39 from an accidental prescription overdose.
Prosecutors argued that the doctors, motivated by a desire for fame, crossed ethical boundaries by becoming too friendly with their patient.