The mandatory judicial inquiry into the death of a Kitchener inmate has been announced by Regional Supervising Coroner for West Region, Hamilton Office.
Dr. Karen Schiff revealed that the date for the inquest into the death of Terry Baker is Tuesday, April 11, 2023.
Baker was 30 years old when she died at St. Mary's hospital in July 2016. She was transferred from the Grand Valley Institution for Women after she was found unresponsive in her cell.
An inquest into her death is mandatory under the Coroners Act, and it will examine the events surrounding her death for two weeks and hear from approximately 12 witnesses. Recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths from happening could be made by a jury.
The inquest will start at 9:30 a.m., and Dr. David Eden will be the presiding officer. Sidney McLean and Kristin Smith will serve as the inquest counsel.
The inquest will be available to the public via video conference, and you can find the link to view the proceedings here.