APTN National NewsOver a year ago fire destroyed 22 housing units at Iqaluit’s Creekside Village.Most were filled with college students and their families.The fire also claimed the lives of two people on Feb. 26, 2012.Now the RCMP says their suspect was one of them.
September 17, 2019
Suicide expert testifies Rebecca Zahau faced ‘elevated risk’ of suicide March 27, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Journal entries written by Rebecca Zahau were read aloud Tuesday in a San Diego courtroom.It was part of the testimony in the Coronado mansion death case.Dr. Alan Berman, a nationally renowned suicide expert, testified that Zahau’s history of child sexual abuse along with past physical and emotional abuse put her at higher risk of suicide.Zahau’s family contends Rebecca did not take her own life, but died at the hands of her boyfriend’s brother, Adam Shacknai. The wrongful death lawsuit alleges that the killing by Shacknai was staged to look like a suicide.However, defense attorneys tried to refute that claim, reading excerpts from a journal that Zahau kept on her phone.In entries made several months before her death, she wrote that she was dissatisfied with her relationship with her boyfriend Jonah Shacknai, but also wrote, “It’s my own fault.”Zahau died two days after Jonah Shacknai’s 6-year-old son Max fell from a staircase while under Rebecca’s care.The suicide expert told the court that the accident could have been a factor that put Zahau at acute risk of taking her own life.In other testimony, pathologist Gregory Davis returned to the witness stand.One day earlier, Davis was asked about the report by the county medical examiner who said Zahau died by suicide.“I agree with his conclusions,” Davis said.In his cross examination on Tuesday, the attorney for the Zahau family asked the pathologist about the black paint used in a cryptic message on a mansion door and the paint found on Zahau’s body; on her hand and on her buttocks. Attorney Keith Greer asked the pathologist how Zahau could tie herself up, without leaving any paint on her rope bindings.The two experts were the last witnesses to testify before the jury. Opening arguments are scheduled to begin on Monday. Sasha Foo, Updated: 10:24 PM Posted: March 27, 2018 Sasha Foo Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Coronado, Rebecca Zahau, Zahau FacebookTwitter
September 13, 2019
While recent news coverage has focused on privatized family housing, many service members and military families live off base.ADC wants to learn more about how communities, regions and states are planning, developing and maintaining quality, affordable housing outside the gate. We are looking for examples of plans, initiatives, organizations or people advancing these issues locally and specific outcomes that have been achieved.Has your community, region or state implemented successful strategies to tackle the issues of affordability or quality? Do you know thought leaders on this topic who might be valuable for ADC to learn from? Please send your ideas or comments to [email protected] Army Depot photo by Thomas Robbins ADC AUTHOR