One year after Max Shacknai's death, his mother speaks to reporters.
PHOENIX - (FOX10) It's been a year since the tragic death of Max Shacknai, the 6-year-old son of Jonah Shacknai, founder and CEO of Scottsdale-based Medicis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
Max died after sustaining injuries from a fall at his father's home in San Diego.
Max's mother, Dina Shacknai, held a press conference Monday to announce Maxie's House, a non-profit created in Max's honor. The organization will be aimed at protecting children and ensuring them safety in their own homes.
Dina also did an interview with Phoenix Magazine, sharing some new details we haven't heard before. Her first wish is to have her son back, her second wish is to have Rebecca Zahau back to ask her what happened.
Following a private investigation into the cause of Max's death, Dina believes there's more to her son's death and it's her job to find out what really happened to him. She says he wasn't a daredevil and falling down the stairs -- a tragic accident that just doesn't sound right.
Zahau, the girlfriend of Jonah, was watching Max at the time. She was found dead two days later, hanging from the balcony of Jonah's Coronado mansion. Her death was ruled a suicide.
Dina told the magazine that it was agreed that Rebecca would not watch Max alone, attend school functions or take him across state lines.
Jonah has not spoken publicly about Max's death, but did start a foundation in his son's honor called Max in Motion.
Dina Shacknai pictured above