Monday, February 26, 2007
Virgie Arthur, Anna's mother, filed an appeal with the Florida 4th District Court of Appeal which agreed to hear the case. The case is on a fast track due to the deterioration of Anna's body. The attorneys in the case have until 2:00 p.m. EST tomorrow, February 27, 2007, to respond to Virgie's appeal.
The appellate court also issued a stay preventing Anna's body from being removed from Florida.
Virgie claims that it would be too inconvenient for her to travel to the Bahamas to visit Anna's grave.
See Appeals court blocks Bahamas burial for Smith, CNN.com, Feb. 26, 2007.