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Date Announced for Inquest into the Death of James Kiteley

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Date Announced for Inquest into the Death of James Kiteley

Toronto -- Dr. Bert Lauwers, Deputy Chief Coroner for Inquests, today announced that a date has been set for the inquest into the death of James Kiteley.

Mr. Kiteley, age 36, died on February 14, 2011, during an encounter with the Hamilton Police Service. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act. 

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

The inquest is expected to last three days and to hear from approximately seven witnesses.

The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, February 11, 2013, at the John Sopinka Court House, 45 Main Street East, Hamilton. Dr. Jack Stanborough will preside as inquest coroner and David King will be counsel to the coroner.

Media Contacts

  • Dr. Bert Lauwers

    Deputy Chief Coroner for Inquests

    416-314-4005

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