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-- earlier this -- new details emerging in the death of 32 year old Rebecca is a house you re you may remember this story she was found hanging from the balcony.
Have a multi million dollar California mansion in a lot of questions about her death and investigators eventually rule won't add a suicide.
Her family though has believed all along that she was murdered.
And they are now filing a wrongful death suit against the -- members.
Ever back -- say how -- boyfriends.
Claiming that she was actually murdered in all this and wasn't suicide at all joining me now while amazing he's a criminal defense attorney.
And Rebecca rose woodland a trial attorney so here we are two years later the case comes back up it's not criminal case filed though it's it's a civil suit why does that matter.
Well some that matters most particularly as the burden of proof in -- location to prove beyond a reasonable doubt.
Who did it and how was she murdered.
In the civil suit is preponderance of evidence that they can commits a jury that's more likely than not 51% -- 49% think potentially get a verdict against the defendant.
So with the family wants is ten million dollars that's what they're asking for -- -- there's a big question about what new evidence they may or may not happen in this case Rebecca what about the evidence part of wallet but it's very interesting with the family did was they have their own forensic pathologist con man.
There was a medical examiner the state.
Reviewed it said it was a suicide.
They -- Cyril -- came -- he's very renowned.
Forensic pathologist and he came in and said.
I'm looking at the body again I'm doing another autopsy and I -- from -- to the head.
In locations that are not consistent with her having fallen after her hands.
That's -- rope was tied and her boyfriend sounds like he -- I say I think it might be blunt trauma to the head that happened prior to the death.
So he's going to continue in this probably more evidence that we don't know yet to the -- I examined -- -- the local 14 for San Diego still denies that anything that Cyril Wecht has said is true while she still says what you know what we found.
It is what we're standing behind.
And we don't really know -- there's going to be any next step by the investigators in San Diego as a lawyer how would you use that.
That that hiring -- -- acting in and a national.
Famous I've forensic pathologist and -- -- in this case is a game changer.
I mean getting you have to look at the the -- heavy bias -- it's -- determined that it was a suicide.
-- -- largest question this case it was most puzzling to everyone was how was her hands behind her back.
The the San -- medical Examiner's office when and they did an experiment and they showed pictures of the -- hands in the front with -- loose not put her hands behind the back and then basically pull the not shot.
And here's the video actually that you're describing because there -- so much controversy about how this.
This reported suicide.
-- is done that they actually got an expert to show how one would do it is not exactly easy -- -- -- but they showed that someone could do it potentially.
Well the same way you see this expert what the plaintiff in this action now the plaintiff in this -- -- the family of the victim of the woman who allegedly committed suicide or was murdered.
The plaintiffs in this action are going to get their own expert.
The way we signed George Zimmerman we saw the use of force experts we only saw him on the defense side there.
And they're going to show that it was not possible -- they're going to show other inconsistencies.
With respect to tape.
On her leg she had tape that was apparently removed.
So no one understands where was the tape where where was it left if she committed suicide why wasn't there evidence of -- -- -- -- it.
DO inside the home where and where supposedly this -- happened now a few days before she allegedly committed suicide the little boy ever boyfriend.
Fell off the stairs in the home.
And died later in hospital she was the only one home at the time was interesting about this civil case file is that the boyfriend is not named -- It's the boyfriend's brother who was home when this body was found his girlfriends.
At the time or his former wife.
And the wife's twin sister -- this new cast of characters that we really don't know that much about.
Though the boyfriend of the boy's father was at the bedside during the time this is was found in the hospital exactly so he clearly has an alibi the only person that was hole was his brother at.
Again this is going to be very difficult case for whatever civil attorney is to is going to prosecuted in that power -- -- and explain.
-- done it in the -- case as it was brought up is very different case why it was done this case is who donate and I think a lot of positive.
You know -- just -- let me conclude here because there's so many questions about the Zimmerman went where this Zimmermann case goes next.
-- what is -- to house families doing right now we're back at you is that -- trade on -- Stanley would do next if they decided to proceed with the civil trial with their BS a dollar amounts and the same sort of question about.
Who murdered our sign is that how the civil case we go forward very very similar vein V.
Stanley of -- bond Martin would pursue a civil case in Florida for wrongful death alleging that there was a death and that by preponderance of the evidence.
George Zimmerman caused that death.
Wrongfully so it's -- negligence claim.
Yes we will there be a dollar amount the statutes in Florida are different than the statutes in California California they require that this family -- the -- -- and they allege that their daughter.
Was worth ten million dollars.
-- four basis of the civil suit and he would expect assumes -- potentially for -- -- against the doors and remain in the next several weeks or days or women that happen.
I don't know what is that could happen it could be a couple weeks it can be a couple months -- -- Benjamin -- at the Helm I I certainly expect it will one interest in fact there was that George human did not use a stand your ground statute never have to stand -- -- hearing.
So there's a potential that need to be -- his -- -- him he can still have the standard ground hearing before the civil court and declared immune from civil prosecution if that happens.
The Trayvon Martin Finley might ultimately be responsible for George -- -- Legal schemes interesting twist in Florida and that part of that in the case of -- -- While Rebecca great to have you thank you so much we'll continue to watch this mysteries John.
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