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Inquest Into The Death Of Andreas Unkerskov-Chinnery Announced

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Inquest Into The Death Of Andreas Unkerskov-Chinnery Announced

Ministry of the Solicitor General

Toronto -- Dr. Bert Lauwers, Deputy Chief Coroner for inquests, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Andreas Unkerskov-Chinnery.

Mr. Unkerskov-Chinnery, aged 18, died on February 2, 2011, at the Hamilton General Hospital following an encounter at his home with the Hamilton Police Service.  An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act. 

The inquest will examine the events surrounding Mr. Unkerskov-Chinnery's death.  The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths. 

The inquest is expected to last two weeks and to hear from approximately 25 witnesses.

The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2012 at the John Sopinka Court House, 45 Main Street East, Hamilton.  Dr. Jack Stanborough will preside as inquest coroner and Ms. Karen Shea will be counsel to the coroner.

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  • Dr. Bert Lauwers

    Deputy Chief Coroner for Inquests

    416-314-4000

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