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Inquest date announced in Ottawa jail hanging death

Justin St. Amour, 31, died in hospital on December 8, 2016, after being transferred from the jail.
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The Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre on Innes Road. (Jason White/1310 NEWS)

Ottawa's coroner has announced the date for an inquest into the 2016 death of a man who was in custody at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre on Innes Road.

Justin St. Amour, 31, died in hospital on December 8, 2016, after being transferred from the jail where he had hung himself in his cell.

An inquest is mandatory under the province's Coroners Act.

The inquest will examine the events surrounding St. Amour's death and the jury may make recommendations to try to prevent future similar deaths.

Nine days have been set aside for the inquest, which is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 8 at Ottawa City Hall.





Jason White

About the Author: Jason White

Jason is an award-winning reporter at CityNews Ottawa. He brings about two decades of experience in news, with stops in Halifax and Toronto.
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