New date and location for inquest into the deaths of Ricardo Wesley and Jamie Goodwin announced
TORONTO, Dec. 16 /CNW/ - Dr. Bonita Porter, Deputy Chief Coroner for Inquests, today announced the new date and location for the inquest into the deaths of Ricardo Wesley and Jamie Goodwin.
Mr. Wesley, 22, and Mr. Goodwin, 20, died on January 8, 2006, following a fire at the police holding facility in Kashechewan First Nation. Under the Coroners Act, an inquest is mandatory when a person dies while in custody.
The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding the deaths. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.
The inquest is expected to last two to three weeks.
The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 23, 2009, at the Toronto Coroners Courts, 15 Grosvenor Street. Dr. David Eden will preside as inquest coroner and Ms. Margaret Creal will be counsel to the coroner.
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For further information: Dr. Bonita Porter, Deputy Chief Coroner for Inquests, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, (416) 314-4000