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NBC 7 San Diego – Marc X. Carlos quoted on Coronado Death Mystery

On July 13, 2011, Rebecca Zahau, 32, was found nude, hanging from a balcony at the Spreckels Mansion in Coronado in what investigators believe was a suicide, while her family insists it was a murder. The attorney says audio evidence is key for proving the cause of murder.

Criminal defense attorney Marc Carlos isn’t associated with the Zahau lawsuit, but has represented families in similar cases.

I think what you need to understand is that this is not a criminal case. It’s a civil standard. While a criminal case is a reasonable doubt standard, civil is going to be a preponderance of evidence,

states Carlos.

Right now, this case is in the discovery process, which means evidence is being presented and scrutinized by both sides.

It takes as long as it takes. The other side, both sides, will combat each other about what can be discovered and what is discoverable and so there’s a fight over that, which takes time and so it’s a slow process,

said Carlos.

Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Attorneys-New-Evidence-Rebecca-Zahau-Spreckels-Mansion-2011-Death-303178091.html#ixzz3angUzekD
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About Marc X. Carlos

Marc Carlos is a partner and co-founder of Bardsley and Carlos LLP. Mr. Carlos has been practicing criminal law since 1987. He has been a member of both the Los Angeles and the San Diego County Public Defender's office where he was a senior trial deputy focusing primarily on serious felony trials. Mr. Carlos has tried over 140 jury trials and represented thousands of clients in criminal matters. He has tried a variety of complex criminal matters ranging from fraud to murder, including death penalty cases.

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