Inquest into the Death of Kendra Blackbird Announced
Dr. Rick Mann, Regional Supervising Coroner for West Region, London Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Kendra Blackbird.
Ms. Blackbird, age 34, died on October 1, 2012 while an inmate at the Windsor Jail. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.
The inquest will examine the events surrounding Ms. Blackbird's death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.
The inquest is expected to last five days and to hear from approximately 25 witnesses.
The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, August 11, 2014 at the Superior Court of Justice, 245 Windsor Ave., Windsor. Dr. Curtis Fedoruk will preside as inquest coroner and Elizabeth Brown will be counsel to the coroner.