Mark Hatten is dead. Kings Tree News, a local South Carolina newspaper, reported on Tuesday that Hatten an ex-boyfriend of former Playmate Anna Nicole Smith was shot during an altercation in Greeleyville South Carolina on Sunday afternoon. Local residents told King Tree News that Hatten had gotten into a fight with the suspect in the shooting on Saturday evening. Hatten spent the night in jail after the Saturday evening incident. Local police officers did not comment to King Tree News about what happened between Hatten and the other man on Sunday afternoon leading up to the shooting. They also did not disclose where the shooting took place.
Hatten Had A Complicated Past With Ex Anna Nicole Smith
TMZ reported that Hatten dated Anna Nicole Smith for several months in 2000. Smith claimed that they broke up because he threatened her with a knife while they were in the bedroom of her home. Smith said that she ended the relationship after that incident, but said that Hatten harassed, stalked, and threatened her for years after the relationship ended.
In 2002, Hatten got into an altercation with one of Smith’s neighbors after he showed up at Smith’s house, according to TMZ. The neighbor asked Hatten to leave and Hatten assaulted him. Hatten was charged for assaulting Smith’s neighbor and for making criminal threats against Smith. He was eventually convicted and sentenced to almost seven years in prison.
In an interview with In Touch for the 10-year anniversary of Smith’s death, Hatten asserted that the assault he was convicted for didn’t happen the way it was described in court. He claimed that he was defending himself against the neighbor he was convicted of assaulting. Hatten also claimed that he and Smith dated for two years, contradicting her account that she broke it off with him in the summer of 2000.
Hatten Gave Details Of Smith’s Wild Life After Her Death
In that same interview, Hatten gave in-depth details about the time he spent with Smith, outlining a life full of drugs, sex, and daily drama. He claimed that he’d predicted Smith would die of an overdose years before her death. Smith did die of a drug overdose in 2007. Hatten told In Touch that he believed Smith “died of a broken heart” after losing her son Daniel to an overdose.
According to In Touch, the last time Hatten actually spoke to Smith was before he went to jail. Hatten stated that they never reconnected to make amends for the drama that happened during and after their relationship.
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