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Inquest into the Death of Shane Garry Announced

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Inquest into the Death of Shane Garry Announced

Dr. James Edwards, Regional Supervising Coroner for Central Region, Toronto East Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Shane Garry.

Mr. Garry, 46, died on February 7, 2014, while in custody at the Toronto East Detention Centre. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

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

The inquest is expected to last one week and to hear from approximately 15 witnesses.

The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at the Forensic Sciences and Coroners Complex, 25 Morton Shulman Ave., Toronto. Dr. Bonnie Burke will preside as inquest coroner and Jason Balgopal will be counsel to the coroner. 

Media Contacts

  • Dr. James Edwards

    Regional Supervising Coroner for Central Region, Toronto East Office

    647-329-1827

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