Closing Arguments Set to Begin in Zahau Civil Trial
Closing arguments are set to begin this coming Monday, April 2nd, in the civil trial for Rebecca Zahau. A stunning wrap up by the defense yesterday, when they declined to call one of the primary witnesses, the Medical Examiner who ruled Ms. Zahau’s death a suicide.
Dr. Jonathan Lucas, was Chief Deputy medical examiner in San Diego County at the time of Zahau’s death in July of 2011, and prepared the Autopsy Report after Zahau’s body was found naked, bound, gagged and hanging from the balcony of the historic Spreckle’s Mansion in Coronado. The death was ruled a suicide, but Lucas soon came under fire in the media when his Report was released, offering additional details that put his suicide determination under scrutiny.
Dr. Lucas was scheduled to testify Monday, March 26, but the defense pulled the witness at the last minute, as well as numerous other law enforcement investigators who were scheduled to testify. Why didn’t this key witness take the stand and support his autopsy findings? In light of the numerous questions raised about his findings, it certainly does make you wonder …