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Inquest into the Death of Kelvin Sawa Announced

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Inquest into the Death of Kelvin Sawa Announced

Ministry of the Solicitor General

Dr. Karen Schiff, Regional Supervising Coroner for West Region, Hamilton Office, today announced that an inquest will be held in the death of Kelvin Sawa.

MrSawa, 46, died on Aug. 17, 2011 at the Greater Niagara General Site following a transfer from the Niagara Detention Centre in Thorold, on Aug. 15, 2011.  An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act. 

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

The inquest is expected to last five days and hear from approximately 12 witnesses.

The inquest will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at the Welland Courthouse, 102 East Main St.  Dr. David Eden will preside as inquest coroner and Karen Shea will be counsel to the coroner.

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