SK Government: Inquest Into The Death Of Waylon Starr
June 25, 2019
A public inquest into the death of Waylon Starr will be held July 22 to 26, 2019, at the Regina Court of Queen’s Bench.
The first day of the inquest is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., with remaining start times to be determined by the presiding coroner.
Starr was found unresponsive in his cell at the Regina Correctional Centre on August 24, 2017. Medical personnel responded and performed CPR. Starr was pronounced deceased.
Section 20 of The Coroners Act, 1999, states that the Chief Coroner shall hold an inquest into the death of a person who dies while an inmate at a jail or a correctional facility, unless the coroner is satisfied that the person’s death was due entirely to natural causes and was not preventable.
The Saskatchewan Coroners Service is responsible for the investigation of all sudden, unexpected deaths. The purpose of an inquest is to establish who died, when and where that person died and the medical cause and manner of death. The coroner’s jury may make recommendations to prevent similar deaths.
Coroner Brent Gough will preside at the inquest.
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