TORONTO, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - Dr. Bonita Porter, Deputy Chief Coroner for Inquests, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Soun Saing.
Mr. Saing, 46, died on April 6, 2007, at the Hamilton General Hospital while in the custody of the Hamilton Police Service. Under the Coroners Act, an inquest is mandatory when a person dies while in police custody.
The inquest will examine the events surrounding Mr. Saing's death and the jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.
The inquest is expected to last five days and will hear from approximately nine witnesses.
The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, December 7, 2009, at the John Sopinka Courthouse, 45 Main Street East, Hamilton. Dr. David Eden will preside as inquest coroner and Ms. Karen Shea 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