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Inquest into the Deaths of Brian Veinott and Gordon Sylvester Postponed

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Inquest into the Deaths of Brian Veinott and Gordon Sylvester Postponed

Ministry of the Solicitor General

Toronto -- Dr. Bert Lauwers, Deputy Chief Coroner for Inquests, today announced that the inquest into the deaths of Brian Veinott and Gordon Sylvester has been postponed.

Mr. Veinott, age 27, and Mr. Sylvester, age 36, died on June 28, 2011, and June 30, 2011, respectively, while in custody at the Central North Correctional Centre in Penetanguishene.  An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Mr. Veinott's and Mr. Sylvester's deaths.  The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.

The inquest has been scheduled to resume on May 1, 2013.

Further details regarding the location will be provided at the earliest opportunity.

Media Contacts

  • Dr. Bert Lauwers

    Deputy Chief Coroner for Inquests

    416-314-4046

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