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Inquest into the Death of Gino Petralia Announced


Toronto -- Dr. Bonita Porter, Deputy Chief Coroner for Inquests, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Gino Petralia.

Mr. Petralia, age 47, died on November 29, 2008, while in police custody. A mandatory inquest is required under the Coroners Act.

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

The inquest is expected to last 10 days and will hear from approximately 12 witnesses.

The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, April 4, 2011, at the Oshawa Courthouse, 150 Bond Street East. Dr. William Lucas will preside as inquest coroner and Mr. John Scott will be counsel to the coroner.

CONTACTS

  • Dr. Bonita Porter
    Deputy Chief Coroner for Inquests, Office of the Chief Coroner
    416-314-4000