Feb 14, 2012

Will Whitney's doctors face charges? Medics facing 'probe' over pills that could have killed star as body arrives home with mother


Whitney Houston's body arrived back in her home neighbourhood in New Jersey last night amid reports that her doctors will face questions over how she obtained drugs found in her hotel room.
The late singer's body was flown from Los Angeles in a private jet and transported to Newark's Whigham Funeral Home, which handled the 2003 funeral of her father. 
Houston's family is said to be considering holding the funeral at Newark's Prudential Center, which hosts college and professional sporting events and seats 18,000 people.
      
The body of Whitney Houston arrives at Whigham Funeral Home, in Newark, New Jersey 
Crowds greet the hearse carrying Whitney Houstons's body as it arrives at the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, New Jerse

Houston's return home comes as her doctors are said to be facing questions over whether she obtained the drugs found in her Beverly Hill Hilton Hotel room illegally.
The body of the singer, 48, was found in a bathtub at her suite on Saturday, surrounded by different bottles of prescription pills including ibuprofen - a painkiller, Xanax - an anti-anxiety drug, Midol - for menstrual cramps, amoxicillin - for bacterial infections and several others.



County coroners will request copies of her medical records and will compare them with prescription bottles found in the hotel room, a source told The Sun.
If anyone gave Houston the drugs illegally, they could be charged. '[Authorities] need to determine that no one is criminally negligent. There still could be charges in this case,' the source said.





 

 The last pictures of Whitney Houston, above, show her dishevelled and sweating. Her mother Cissy, right, is pictured arriving at the funeral home in Newark after her daughter's body was flown home
The scene at the Whigham Funeral Home as Whitney Houston's body arrives back from California. Her family is believed to be plannning her funeral for Friday
Coroners have still not ruled a cause of death but it is believed she died - perhaps from a mixture of drugs - before she became submerged in the bath where her body was found.
Friends have spoken out to say the singer's premature death was 'not a great surprise' due to her 'downward spiral' which was helped along by others.
'As sad as this sounds, it's not a great surprise and yet, it's unbelievable,' a music source told People magazine.

An enterprising fan sells T-shirts bearing images of Whitney Houston during a vigil at Leimert Park Vigil in Los Angeles

 
There are demons she fought privately and publicly for many years... She's been on a downward spiral for a long time and when you have those people around you that enable the behaviour ... she couldn't shake those demons.'
According to one source the singer spent her last days in a drug-fuelled trance. 'She was like a zombie', the source said.
It has also emerged that the Beverly Hilton Hotel management asked the coroner to leave Houston's body in her hotel room until after the Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party finished, according to RadarOnline.
A source told the website the decision was made 'out of respect for Whitney Houston' and amid security concerns.