Ministry of Justice, Families Sector, Vancouver Coast & Mountains Region

Inquest announced into death of Torben Campbell

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Families Thursday, February 7, 2013 3:50 PM


VANCOUVER -- The BC Coroners Service has announced that a public inquest will be held into the death of Torben Timothy Campbell.

The inquest will take place from Dec. 9 through 13, 2013, at the Coroners Court in Burnaby.

Mr. Campbell, aged 29, died on Sep. 12, 2011, one week after having been found in medical distress at the Matsqui penitentiary in Abbotsford where he was an inmate.

Presiding coroner Tara Devine and a jury will hear evidence from subpoenaed witnesses to determine the facts surrounding this death. While the jury may not, by law, make any findings of legal responsibility, it will have the opportunity to make recommendations aimed at preventing deaths under similar circumstances in the future.

An inquest is a formal process that allows for public presentation of evidence relating to a death.

Event Date: Dec. 9 - 13, 2013.
Time: 9 a.m.
Place: Burnaby Coroners Court, 20th floor, MetroTower II, Metrotown, 4720 Kingsway, Burnaby

Contact:

Barbara McLintock
Coroner, Strategic Programs
BC Coroners Service
250 356-9253

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