Prominent Attorney Weighs in on Zahau Case

Roy Black criticizes the critics, and defends the conclusion that Rebecca Zahau hung herself in July.

In recent days,, saying the woman who died in the Spreckels mansion in July could not have committed suicide.

Now another prominent lawyer is taking a different tack in the Daily Beast, defending the suicide conclusion.

Attorney Anne Bremner, accompanied by Zahau's sister, has been featured on cable news programs throughout the week, sharing her thoughts about the case. Her doubts were bolstered by other guests, forensic experts who've also questioned .

Roy Black, a Miami author and law professor known for defending prominent clients from William Kennedy Smith to Marv Alpert, wrote in the Daily Beast Saturday that criticism of the case stemmed from “half-baked theories and opinions despite the facts.”

, two days after her boyfriend Jonah Shacknai's son Max suffered head injuries in a fall at the mansion; she was found nude and bound outside the home.

Investigators concluded that she hung herself from a balcony after receiving word that the child's condition had worsened. .

Bremner and the family have questioned why Sheriff Bill Gore, in a detailed Sept. 2 news conference outlining his department's findings,  didn't mention bruises found on Zahau's scalp or tape marks that were spotted on her legs.

Coronado police investigated the boy's fall, but called in a Sheriff's homicide unit to look into Zahau's death.

Joy September 20, 2011 at 09:23 PM
Where are my favorite commentors on the Zahau case now that the search warrants have been unsealed? I really love to hear your opinions!
Robert Mack September 20, 2011 at 10:03 PM
Joy - The awesome commentors move from story to story because as comments fill up it makes it harder to scroll down and post messagees. Just look for the latest story about Rebecca Zahau and those commentors will be there digesting the information. I might be there too, always trying get my point accross. Please keep the story alive and sign the petition to get this case re-opened and make those who killed Rebecca pay.
theinshwe37 October 10, 2011 at 10:21 PM
Please post pdf flee or link. Thanks.
Hana M November 29, 2011 at 10:57 AM
"Holly Cow"....to Roy Black.......I wonder about the Payment for these Untrue stuff" He's Uttering.....The only Half backed " Is Roy's stuff"....We already know..about a Lot of Findings ----which completely Cancell any "Half Backed theory"...of the People who wanted It to be suicide"......This Ain't no sicide...@ Is Ony Adding an Insult..to the Initiall Injury".........Let Roy black.. try @ facilitate...an Reenactment of thie suicide".....Let's see...If It'll work"....go ahead..Mr. Black..........Words are cheap"......Let's see You Try this....so far...No One from You People have Tried It...But, at least 2 women Have...@ It's reported as "Physically Impossible!......What about the Scream for Help..at arownd 11 pm.....a Woman heard it comming From the Mantion...This alone...Cancells any possibility for suicide.....Are we talking the same Language ?? Becouse If so.....You should be able to Understand, @ say no more"......You are but confusing People..when You talk not to the point.......Dah".........
Hana M November 29, 2011 at 10:59 AM
Cool, Joe 2....wouldn't mind Looking at it...<3


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