Inquest into the death of Benjamin Reeder announced

TORONTO, Jan. 14 /CNW/ - Dr. Bonita Porter, Deputy Chief Coroner for Inquests, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Benjamin Reeder.

Mr. Reeder, 28, died on October 6, 2007, at the Brantford General Hospital following a transfer from the Brantford Jail. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

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

The inquest is expected to last two days and will hear from approximately eight witnesses.

The inquest will begin at 9 a.m. on January 25, 2010, at the Brantford courthouse 70 Wellington Street. Dr. Darryl Wolski will preside as inquest coroner and Ms. Colette Good will be counsel to the coroner.

    
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SOURCE Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services

For further information: For further information: Dr. Bonita Porter, Deputy Chief Coroner for Inquests, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, (416) 314-4000

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