Bahamas Court Orders Paternity Test for Anna Nicole Smith's Daughter


NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - A Bahamian judge on Tuesday ordered a DNA test on Anna Nicole Smith's infant daughter to identify the baby's father, an attorney for Smith's mother said.

Larry Birkhead, an ex-boyfriend of the Playboy playmate who asked the judge to order the test on 6-month-old Dannielynn, pumped his fists in the air and jumped up and down as he emerged from the closed hearing.

"I feel great," he said. "It's been a good day in court for me."

Deborah Rose, an attorney for Smith's mother Virgie Arthur, confirmed the judge ordered the test, but she and others who attended the hearing declined to describe the proceedings.

Authorities left the building after the hearing and could immediately be reached for comment.