Released on October 2, 2018
A public inquest into the death of Traigo Andretti will take place October 29 to November 2, 2018. The inquest is being held at Court of Queen’s Bench in Saskatoon.
The first day of the inquest is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., with remaining start times to be determined by the presiding coroner.
Andretti was found unresponsive in his cell at the Regional Psychiatric Centre in Saskatoon on July 2, 2016. Medical personnel responded and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Andretti was pronounced deceased.
Section 20 of The Coroners Act, 1999, states that the chief coroner shall hold an inquest into the death of a person who dies while an inmate at a jail or a correctional facility, unless the coroner is satisfied that the person’s death was due entirely to natural causes and was not preventable.
The Saskatchewan Coroners Service is responsible for the investigation of all sudden, unexpected deaths. The purpose of an inquest is to establish who died, when and where that person died and the medical cause and manner of death. The coroner’s jury can also make recommendations to prevent further deaths.
Coroner Brent Gough will preside at the inquest.
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