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FREDERICTON — The pathologist who performed an autopsy on Chantel Moore said the 26-year-old Aboriginal woman was shot twice in the chest, once in the abdomen and once in the left leg.

Moore was killed by a police officer in Edmundston, New Brunswick on June 4, 2020, during a wellness check, after police said she walked towards the responding officer holding a knife.

Pathologist Dr. Marek Godlewski testifies on Day 3 of the coroner’s inquest in Fredericton into Moore’s death, and he told jurors that she died of gunshot wounds.

Twice during testimony this morning, Moore’s mother, Martha Martin, became emotional and had to be helped out of the room.

Forensic toxicologist James Wigmore told the inquest today that Moore had five beers of alcohol in her system when she was killed, adding that she did not show any serious signs of intoxication.

The coroner’s jury should make recommendations aimed at preventing future deaths in similar circumstances.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on May 18, 2022.

The Canadian Press