The mother of the late , son of the owner of the Spreckels mansion, is suing San Diego County for photos taken during his autopsy.
Dina Shacknai filed the lawsuit March 22, according to Fox5 San Diego news, which also reported that the woman had sought the photos from the county, only to have her request denied on March 16.
The boy was injured in a July 11 fall at the mansion, two days before his father, Jonah Shacknai's girlfriend, .
The boy succumbed to his injuries three days after Zahau's death, which the San Diego County Sheriff's Department determined
Investigators announced their findings in September, and also said the boy's injuries were suffered in an accidental fall. They attributed Zahau's decision to her grief over the boy's declining condition.
Zahau's family , appearing on and the to raise objections and questions.
Dina Shacknai has not commented publicly on the case. She has a stormy history with her ex-husband, .
Jonah Shacknai, an Arizona pharmaceutical mogul, has accepted investigators' conclusions, though he called for .
He said he was not seeking the new look because of a lack of confidence in the Sheriff's department, but because speculation and rumors about Zahau's death had begun to affect him and his family and he wanted to put any doubts about the case to rest.
He raised the spectre of a new investigation as were released to the public. The Attorney General refused his request, but is reviewing a separate one made by an attorney for Zahau's loved ones.
One of the subpoenas revealed that a physician at Children's Hospital, where Max Shacknai was treated, thought the boy's injuries might not have been suffered in a fall.
Dina Shacknai's twin sister, , openly questioning if Zahau could have been responsible for Max's injuries.
Zahau was at home at the time with her teen-age sister, who was visiting the mansion where Shacknai summered.
Shacknai . It is being renovated in preparation for another sale.