Inquest Date into the Deaths of Floyd Deleary, Justin Thompson and Murray James Davis Announced
Dr. Rick Mann, Regional Supervising Coroner for West Region, London Office, today announced that a date has been scheduled for the joint inquest into the deaths of Floyd Deleary, Justin Thompson and Murray James Davis.
Three inmates of the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre died of opiate toxicity in separate incidents. Mr. Deleary, 39, died on August 23, 2015; Mr. Thompson, 27, died on October 31, 2016; and, Mr. Davis, 24, died on August 17, 2017. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.
The inquest will examine the events surrounding their deaths. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing future deaths.
The inquest is expected to last 12 days and hear from approximately 30 witnesses.
The inquest will start at 9 a.m. on Monday, February 24, 2020, at the Stoneridge Inn and Conference Centre, Townsend Room, 6675 Burtwistle Lane, London. Dr. David Eden will preside as inquest coroner. Vanessa Decker and Julian Roy will be counsel to the coroner.