Knife attacks in Saskatchewan: Chief coroner announces inquests into deaths
Saskatchewan’s Chief Coroner has announced an inquest will look into a massive stabbing that left 10 people dead. The jury will be made up entirely of Aboriginal people.
Chief Coroner Clive Weighill did not announce a date for the inquest and said it would not take place until after the police investigation.
Weighill said a separate inquest will look into the death in custody of Myles Sanderson, one of two suspects in the September 4 stabbings at James Smith’s Cree Nation and Weldon, Saskatchewan. The attacks injured 18 people.
Sanderon, 30, died after being in medical distress shortly after being arrested by RCMP on September 7 following a police chase that ended near Rosthern, Saskatchewan.
The other suspect, Damien Sanderson, 31, was found dead in a grassy area of the First Nation a day later from non-self-inflicted injuries, police say.
Weighill made the announcement at a news conference in Regina on Wednesday.
The attacks and subsequent manhunt triggered an emergency public alert that lasted nearly four days.
More details to come…