KINGSTON, ON, July 26 /CNW/ - Dr. Roger Skinner, Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Kingston Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Timothy Rochford.
Mr. Rochford, 55, died on May 18, 2009, while in custody at the Regional Hospital of the Kingston Penitentiary. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.
The inquest will examine the events surrounding Mr. Rochford's death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.
The inquest is expected to last one day.
The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, at the Superior Court of Justice, 5 Court Street, Kingston. Dr. Gordon Watt will preside as inquest coroner and Ms. Janet O'Brien 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. Roger Skinner, Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Kingston Office, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, 613-544-1596