Update 9:05 a.m. Tuesday: A San Diego Superior Court judge signalled Tuesday that he will approve release of autopsy photos in the July death of Max Shacknai, 6, but will wait to see if the District Attorney's Office has any objections.
The boy's mother, Dina Shacknai, sued to obtain the photos last month. If the DA opposes the release, the judge said, the office must submit any concerns by Friday. Neither San Diego County nor the Medical Examiner's Office objects to the release, according to an attorney from the County Counsel's office. A new hearing is set for April 20.
New materials have been submitted to investigators on behalf of those seeking another look at , a lawyer for her family said.
The information was sent to the state Attorney General's Office, according to Anne Bremner's post on Twitter late Monday.
“In the Rebecca Zahau case, submissions have been made to the AG and DA. On behalf of her family, thank you for your support,” the post read.
Bremner responded to follow-up questions via text message, saying that the attorney general will not review the case until the District Attorney also has been consulted.
“The AG won't act until we have gone to the DA first,” she wrote.
Zahau died in July at the Spreckels mansion. Homicide investigators determined seven weeks later that , though her body was found nude, bound hand and foot, with a T-shirt pushed around her neck.
Questions persist about the case.
Zahau's family has , and has .
At least one loved one of another person who died of injuries suffered at the mansion also may have doubts. She .
The 6-year-old son of Zahau's boyfriend, Jonah Shacknai, fell at the home two days before the woman's death. . Shacknai's ex-wife, Dina Shacknai, the child's mother, filed suit last month regarding the photos.