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Mother of Shacknai Boy: One of Two People at Mansion Killed Him

In an Arizona interview, Dina Shacknai makes her most direct accusation yet against the late Rebecca Zahau, who died at the Spreckels mansion in July 2011.

The mother of the boy who died following a fall at the Spreckels mansion nearly two years ago took more direct aim this week at the two people she says are responsible for the child's death. Dina Shacknai, in an interview with KTAR.com, said either Rebecca Zahau, who died at the mansion two days after Max Shacknai's fall, killed her son, or the woman's younger sister, a minor, did so. “I think someone in the house that day killed Max and there were only two people there in the house, unfortunately Rebecca and her sister ... and one of them killed Max,” she told the station, which posted video of the interview on YouTube. Zahau and her sister, now a teen, were at the home in July 2011 when Max, 6, took the fall that led to his death. Zahau, 32, was found nude and bound at the mansion two days later. Previously, Shacknai has noted that Zahau and her sister were the only ones at the home, without specifically accusing one of them of being a killer. Both families question the results of the investigation into the deaths, have employed independent experts to examine the evidence, and have taken their cases to the media. Zahau's loved ones, while maintaining she was killed, have not named who they believe to be responsible for her death. Coronado police determined Max's death was due to an accidental fall, while the San Diego County Sheriff's Department called Zahau's death a suicide.  The cases have not been re-opened, despite formal requests from both camps. Jonah Shacknai, the boy's father, Dina's ex-husband and Zahau's boyfriend at the time of her death, has said he accepts the results of the investigations.  Shacknai was speaking to the station about the charity she launched in honor of her son's memory. Maxie's HOUSE supports the rights of parents in families that split custody and seeks legislation calling for mothers and fathers to share more information about the individuals they bring into their children's lives.
Dr. Sue, May 28, 2013 at 04:08 PM
Mother of Shacknai Boy: One of Two People at Mansion Killed Him Justice for Max Shacknai!!!
Dr. Sue, May 28, 2013 at 04:22 PM
Mother of Shacknai Boy: One of Two People at Mansion Killed Him Justice for Max Shacknai!!! Two knives and two paint brushes, one for Rebecca and one for Xena.
Dr. Sue, May 28, 2013 at 04:37 PM
Mother of Shacknai Boy: One of Two People at Mansion Killed Him Justice for Max Shacknai!!! Two knives and two paint brushes, one for Rebecca and one for Xena. ABSolutely DOPING!
Dr. Sue, May 28, 2013 at 04:42 PM
Mother of Shacknai Boy: One of Two People at Mansion Killed Him Justice for Max Shacknai!!! Two knives and two paint brushes, one for Rebecca and one for Xena. ABSolutely DOPING!
Tripp May 28, 2013 at 04:45 PM
Adam and Nina flew into San Diego to 'help.' Rebecca was dead just hours later.
Tripp May 28, 2013 at 04:47 PM
Nina's story: '’Are you good with directions?’ and she handed me her CELL PHONE.” And it caught me off guard and I said ‘Well I guess if IT tells me where to go,’ talking about THE PHONE. She was getting lost going to the hospital. She would not speak about the accident again, not one word. Now I am sitting there with HER PHONE and I’m saying well okay IT is telling us to go here, go there, because I have never been to the hospital. We finally made it.
Salem May 28, 2013 at 04:48 PM
Without naming names, Fleck alleged "there were several people that should have been in jail'' for murder the day Zahau's nude and bound body was found hanging from a balcony. http://www.kpbs.org/news/2013/may/08/sd-zahau-lawsuit/
Machiavelli May 28, 2013 at 06:05 PM
Shacknai bought polygrapher Paul Redden is now a focus of a public news service investigation. The public has no plans to give up' the fight proving this woman's death being an obvious murder until they get to the truth. http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/news-ticker/2013/may/28/shacknai-case-polygrapher-focus-of-news-service-in/
Dr. Sue, May 28, 2013 at 06:05 PM
The messages are out on many other posts about: There are "HATE BEGETS HATE" and "RACIST" IMPOSTERS that are FRAUDULENTLY claiming that Rebecca was murdered, but fingerprints and DNA proved she killed herself. Read all about it!!!!!! Rebecca committed the world's most bizarre suicide by hanging herself. She removed her clothes, showered, and then she simply looped the rope around her ankles, hands and neck, wrapped a t-shirt around her neck and partially bit into it. She used one hand to paint a message on the door to her sugar daddy with a paint brush and black paint; she then replaced her own hand back into the loop from behind and managed to transfer paint to hip as she replaced her hand back into the restraint. She hopped over to the balcony and rolled over to her death. Rebecca was light-weight, the frame of the bed was very heavy and the carpet fibers limited the movement of the bed. It was not that difficult for the investigators to conclude that she committed suicide. No screams were reported the night Rebecca committed suicide. No one else entered the house; there were no signs of any struggle. People DO NOT murder like this. She really was a Fkd up individual to kill a child and kill herself in the nude for public viewing. No further proof needed.. DNA and fingerprints say it all. Rebecca assaulted/bludgeoned Max and she hanged herself in the nude out of guilt. Rebecca's CASE WILL REMAIN CLOSED.
Dr. Sue, May 28, 2013 at 06:08 PM
Rebecca was a doper who went into a frenzy and killed little six year old Max. She hanged herself in the nude before she would "found out" and get arrested again!!! Mother of Shacknai Boy: One of Two People at Mansion Killed Him Justice for Max Shacknai!!! Two knives and two paint brushes, one for Rebecca and one for Xena.
Dr. Sue, May 28, 2013 at 06:57 PM
The messages are out on many other posts about: There are "HATE BEGETS HATE" and "RACIST" IMPOSTERS that are FRAUDULENTLY claiming that Rebecca was murdered, but fingerprints and DNA proved she killed herself. Read all about it!!!!!! Rebecca committed the world's most bizarre suicide by hanging herself. She removed her clothes, showered, and then she simply looped the rope around her ankles, hands and neck, wrapped a t-shirt around her neck and partially bit into it. She used one hand to paint a message on the door to her sugar daddy with a paint brush and black paint; she then replaced her own hand back into the loop from behind and managed to transfer paint to hip as she replaced her hand back into the restraint. She hopped over to the balcony and rolled over to her death. Rebecca was light-weight, the frame of the bed was very heavy and the carpet fibers limited the movement of the bed. It was not that difficult for the investigators to conclude that she committed suicide. No screams were reported the night Rebecca committed suicide. No one else entered the house; there were no signs of any struggle. People DO NOT murder like this. She really was a Fkd up individual to kill a child and kill herself in the nude for public viewing. No further proof needed.. DNA and fingerprints say it all. Rebecca assaulted/bludgeoned Max and she hanged herself in the nude out of guilt. Rebecca's CASE WILL REMAIN CLOSED.
Dr. Sue, May 29, 2013 at 01:30 AM
Smile....... The messages are out on many other posts about: There are "HATE BEGETS HATE" and "RACIST" IMPOSTERS that are FRAUDULENTLY claiming that Rebecca was murdered, but fingerprints and DNA proved she killed herself. Read all about it!!!!!! Rebecca committed the world's most bizarre suicide by hanging herself. She removed her clothes, showered, and then she simply looped the rope around her ankles, hands and neck, wrapped a t-shirt around her neck and partially bit into it. She used one hand to paint a message on the door to her sugar daddy with a paint brush and black paint; she then replaced her own hand back into the loop from behind and managed to transfer paint to hip as she replaced her hand back into the restraint. She hopped over to the balcony and rolled over to her death. Rebecca was light-weight, the frame of the bed was very heavy and the carpet fibers limited the movement of the bed. It was not that difficult for the investigators to conclude that she committed suicide. No screams were reported the night Rebecca committed suicide. No one else entered the house; there were no signs of any struggle. People DO NOT murder like this. She really was a Fkd up individual to kill a child and kill herself in the nude for public viewing. No further proof needed.. DNA and fingerprints say it all. Rebecca assaulted/bludgeoned Max and she hanged herself in the nude out of guilt. Rebecca's CASE WILL REMAIN CLOSED.
Dr. Sue, May 29, 2013 at 05:23 PM
Mother of Shacknai Boy: One of Two People at Mansion Killed Him Justice for Max Shacknai!!! Two knives and two paint brushes, one for Rebecca and one for Xena. WAS ABSolutely DOPING!!!!
Dr. Sue, May 29, 2013 at 05:24 PM
Mother of Shacknai Boy: One of Two People at Mansion Killed Him Justice for Max Shacknai!!! Two knives and two paint brushes, one for Rebecca and one for Xena. WAS ABSolutely DOPING!!!!
Justice for Rebecca Coming Soon June 05, 2013 at 10:53 AM
Justice for Becky coming soon, the guilty will pay for what they have done.
Denette McBride June 12, 2013 at 03:11 PM
There will soon be justice for those who participated in the murder of Rebecca Zahua. This story has spanned the globe and will never be forgotten until justice is served
BBL June 12, 2013 at 05:25 PM
The Patch pretty much killed the conversation. What happened to the article about the Zahaus suing for evidence?
Denette McBride June 13, 2013 at 09:02 AM
Also, What happened to the article about the lie detector test for Adam Shacknai? The truth is very scary to those involved in the murder!
BBL June 14, 2013 at 02:45 PM
I wonder why The Patch is selectively removing articles?
Jennifer Vigil June 15, 2013 at 05:31 PM
Hi BBL. As you see from our new look, the site has changed and we have a considerable archive to update. No articles have been removed. Some are just slower to appear than others. The effort is ongoing.
BBL June 18, 2013 at 02:56 PM
Jennifer, thank you for responding! The article was here on the new site, but now it appears as if that article and all the comments are gone. As is the one about Adam's lie detector test. At least, they can't be found with a search. The new site, while looks pretty, makes it very difficult to keep commentary going.
BBL June 27, 2013 at 05:04 PM
Jennifer, are you no longer editor of The Coronado Patch?
Julie Wilson July 12, 2013 at 08:52 PM
Dr. Sue, I assume you have a doctorate in Bigfoot Studies or Unicorn Husbandry because your posts demonstrate your next-level appreciation for the imaginary. Rebecca was murdered, Dina is behind it and all this "Max was murdered" crap is a down-payment on her mother-crazed-by-grief defense. Justice for Max-- you are hilarious. That poor kid was no more a murder victim than you are. Dina and Nina will be found out. Matter of time.
Tripp July 13, 2013 at 05:11 PM
Looks like Nina and Dina are going to need some new yoga pants for court!
Robert Phillips July 18, 2013 at 01:37 AM
Here is how it happened. Kid died on Becca's watch. Jonah had Adam kill her for revenge at her failure to watch and protect his pride and joy. Or.......Dina did it.
Harold G. November 18, 2013 at 12:22 AM
AB you are THE TOTAL MORAN!!!
Dr. Sue, November 18, 2013 at 06:16 PM
""""Death of San Diego exec's son likely a homicide, independent report finds"""" Absolute proof/evidence she committed suicide. This lawsuit crap is being propelled by a bunch of FRIVOLOUS blood-sucking lawyers!!! The case will continue to be thrown out!
Tripp November 18, 2013 at 07:34 PM
Dr. Sue, if Max died of a homicide than it was at the hands of his own father. The news has it that the Zahaus are moving forward to a jury trial! I am rejoicing that all those who wanted to sweep Rebecca's murder under the rug will be EXPOSED and disappointed.
Dr. Sue, November 18, 2013 at 11:41 PM
Max was beaten and killed by Rebecca. The father was not present at that time, as it was reported to the paramedics. Those Zahau's and the lawyers are a bunch of frauds in an attempt to scam the wealthy. They know exactly what Rebecca did. It was explained to them on more than one occasion. They must be so ashamed. They will never win.

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