Inquest into the Death of Paul Willard Announced
Dr. Paul Dungey, Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Kingston Office, today announced that an inquest will be held in the death of Paul Willard.
Mr. Willard, age 56, died on January 6, 2011 at the Kingston General Hospital following transfer from the Warkworth Correctional Institution. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.
The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Mr. Willard'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 11 witnesses.
The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, at the Cobourg Courthouse, 860 William Street. Dr. David Eden will preside as inquest coroner and Mark Moorcroft will be counsel to the coroner.