New developments in death of 6-year-old Max Shacknai
Legal panel weighs in on the case
- Duration 4:21
- Date Jul 17, 2012
Legal panel weighs in on the case
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-- is back in session on the docket today major developments in the Coronado mansion mystery.
The mother of this little boy six year old Max -- night.
Is speaking out really for the first time one year after her little son fell down a flight of stairs in his father's home they were divorced and died.
Police later ruled that max's death was quote a horrible accident.
But two days later.
The father's girlfriend who was watching little -- at the time of his death hanged herself her name is Rebecca Zach how.
-- two days later she hangs herself in the same mansion.
Both tragedies took place here.
It's on Coronado island which is near San Diego and now a year later -- little max's mother Dina.
Is saying the police have botched this case she wants it re open she's hired new investigators.
And believes the whole the whole truth.
Is not being told listen -- the lawyer.
Based on our experts and their findings.
We are confident that -- scenario report is inaccurate.
I'm out next -- injuries occurred -- so my job was mothers to find out what happened exactly and and to.
Continue that -- I find an answer.
Joey Jackson is a former prosecutor now defense attorney and Mercedes -- is a Fox News legal analyst.
-- -- so she.
It doesn't believe the police came to the right conclusion let's show our viewers the diagram put -- I think by the sheriff's office.
Of how they believe the accident.
And that's their conclusion happened with little -- that he he was coming.
On the second floor that he went over the railing sort of -- you know that that downstairs railing and fell over hit the other staircase railing and fell.
To the ground.
-- They say it was an accident.
There's a question now because the mother says her son was that a daredevil he wouldn't have fallen down the half that stairs and she believes this woman who was watching him had a criminal background.
-- -- you know it it's a very tough case to talk about because what talking about a grieving family and the mother -- the -- and I has every right in the universe to find down to get closure.
Of exactly what happened to a child that day and I know Mercedes will speak to the mother and the mother's that the -- here.
Or in her defense but ultimately.
You know this was investigated and certainly it would be probable and perhaps even likely that the accident occurred in the way that the diagram depicted.
There was spinal injuries here that would facial bones that unfortunately -- broken and as a result of that and and spending four days in the hospital more.
And it's tragic and apparently this new evidence -- and as we now -- we think we know based on that press conference conference that they want to share with the police that perhaps.
Get to the final answers of this equation and really and the matter in terms of how the death.
-- it's very suspicious even without this mother's you know alleged new evidence that that that that's the caregiver of the boy hangs herself two days later.
Exactly right what's really strange is that the girlfriend's family got their -- -- it -- you know who is different that this is version hang yourself outside the mansion and she and -- -- with the women -- -- -- think -- the with the suicide for -- know mental -- history there's -- depression.
This is a woman who is at fully fine.
And when he did the autopsy of the girlfriend he found that there was no cervical fracture which would be consistent with anything that.
He -- the neck is not -- -- And there was a blunt trauma to the back of the head who did it doesn't that this is there a wait -- with actual -- forensic pathologist who -- hired by the ambling.
And went on the network since it.
This is not -- so what but folks.
I think this is an intruder or someone else that actually murder.
Is Eric question -- about possibly another figure who may have done harm to this boy.
And then done harm to don't vote only other person who was in the house of the time boy died.
You know there really is but the bottom line is that this has been a mystery -- and as we know since it occurred a year ago and you have to do is -- in -- -- that really look and analyze what occurred here.
And both families have a voice here and as saying of course where relates to Max that this didn't happen it wasn't an accident perhaps we don't know the girlfriend was involved.
And that of course you have the girlfriend's family suggesting that this was not a suicide something else was a -- which would point to your question -- -- which is was there a third party by.