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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Inquest into the death of Jeffrey Marreel announced

HAMILTON, ON, Sept. 16 /CNW/ - Dr. David Eden, Regional Supervising Coroner for Operations, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Jeffrey Marreel.

Mr. Marreel, 36, died on June 23, 2008, at the Norfolk General Hospital following his arrest by the Ontario Provincial Police. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

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

The inquest is expected to last six days and to hear from approximately 21 witnesses.

The inquest will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at the John Sopinka Courthouse, 45 Main Street East, Hamilton. Dr. Stanborough will preside as inquest coroner and Ms. Karen Shea will be counsel to the coroner.

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