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Ex-Playboy model fights stepson for inheritance

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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer blames her stepson for cutting the ex-Playboy playmate out of his oil tycoon father's inheritance.

Attorney Philip Boesch on Friday challenged Pierce Marshall's testimony that his father made his own financial decisions and he just helped with details.

It was Marshall's third day of cross-examination in the battle over J. Howard Marshall II's millions. Final arguments are scheduled Tuesday.

On Friday, Boesch connected the younger Marshall to a paper trail of documents — from depositions to office memos — that allegedly show he controlled his father's affairs.

Marshall is appealing a previous court decision to award Smith, a former stripper who met her then 89-year-old husband in a club, about $400 million of his father's estate.