Report: Death of boy at San Diego mansion likely a homicide
Former LAPD homicide detective Mark Fuhrman weighs in
- Duration 5:33
- Date Aug 8, 2012
Former LAPD homicide detective Mark Fuhrman weighs in
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Now back to the death of a six year old boy at the famed Coronado mansion in San Diego last year.
Independent path biologists now hired by Max Shaq nice -- say the child was -- and did not accidentally fall down the stairs.
As investigators had previously determined this mystery last year sparked a number of theories.
Especially after the girlfriend of max's father pharmaceutical CEO Jonas -- and I was found naked tied and hanging from a balcony at the mansion just days later.
Police determined that Rebecca -- -- how committed suicide.
Here's sort through all of that retired LA homicide detective mark -- was it Fox News contributor and -- -- has actually looked into this new evidence.
A mark thank you so much for joining us this newest evidence comes from independent outsiders.
What do you make of the reports.
Well of first we have to understand that the from a acts of -- to homicide so that being said.
These are renowned expert Sam and of course there was a path -- -- did the original autopsy and I'm sure that they're gonna take these reports under consideration in the media a different view or view that they original pathologist.
And the detective didn't quite consider.
In the initial.
Autopsy and then if there's evidence they will reclassify the case is a homicide and and then.
The suicide of the girlfriend Rebecca starts to make more sense now than it did down.
The mother who hired these independent outside consultants says that she was very disturbed obviously -- -- having lost her son she's party suffered a tragedy but then.
To find that by what she determined from the report that there had been some other injuries inconsistent with what would -- been an accident.
She mentions injuries around his eyes on the top of his head different places did anything stand out -- you.
As something that would raise your concerns as it detected that maybe this wasn't an accident.
Well I think you know not seen the autopsy not being at the autopsy -- not seeing the photographs and not knowing the condition of the child before the accident that's really hard to say bit.
When you have injuries that the -- supervisory adults are saying no we're not there before the accident then you can conclude that if they didn't happen during the accident then the accident occur is as described.
The the the injuries around the bodies depending on how the child fell and where the impact was with objects.
From the -- to the floor you -- food we can imagine.
Half somersault over a somersault where.
The victim lands on their back -- certainly they -- -- no contact with something on their face and you would not have injuries in the face especially abrasions and contusions.
And if you did they would leave skin cells were blood on those objects on the way down.
What level of persuasion would a police department have to be convinced that in order to look at this outside -- and say you know we are had a -- report but now we get this outside report there's enough there.
That suggests S navy is worth reopening.
Well they have no axe to grind on this and if like good it's one thing that another path Paula just looking at a case but -- biomechanics.
Professor or doctor -- somebody that studies the movements of the body and how things are possible in the way the body would fall.
I think this is something that a police department would welcome -- because if you establish.
That the child was a victim of a homicide but still alive for four days.
The girlfriend Rebecca commit suicide which was always in question was she murdered or was it a suicide.
It starts to make sense that the grief and the fear that the child would awake from a coma.
And then they would be found doubts starts to make sense so far was -- detective I think I would welcome the new information and I would weigh it.
With what we question -- what we did know and perhaps that biomechanics doctor actually came in and solve some of the problems that we were struggling with initially.
And of course her family continues to contest the finding that she committed suicide.
As as many families do -- -- be fine.
That the way they knew her and in -- days that they were talking -- around that it doesn't seem consistent to down so I know there are also challenging that particular finding but.
If this were to be reopened as a homicide case.
How tough is it for the police that somebody who would have been the only adult in the house at the time that the number one witness as to what happened is no longer here.
Well really I think it's it's it comes down to paperwork you have you have.
A suspect -- a homicide to commit suicide and I've read her autopsy.
And clearly the evidence that leads up to the suicide and I -- the location of of her most successful.
She did battle law and it was not a homicide -- -- -- conclusive absolute evidence.
On the balcony and before and evidence of where she painted on the door -- that -- transferred to her hand where she put it back into the -- -- into the rope that -- -- behind your back so I mean that's conclusive it was a suicide but why.
And if it's a homicide now you know why -- and the homicide makes sense in conjunction with the suicide.
Mark firm sort of be solved it would be a murders they've been murder suicide.
Very interesting insights thank you so much for taking a look at Nash -- with us.