Sask. Coroner’s Service sets tentative date for two inquests in relation to September 2022 fatal stabbings

A tentative date has been announced for two inquests – one in relation to the 11 deaths that occurred on the James Smith Cree Nation and Village of Weldon last September, and the other for Myles Sanderson.

Myles Sanderson, a suspect in the stabbing rampage that also injured 18 others, went into medical distress after being placed in custody, then died in hospital.

The Saskatchewan Coroners Service tentatively scheduled the inquests for early January of 2024.

Chief Coroner Clive Weighill says they were optimistic to hold the inquests in the spring or summer of this year, but need the RCMP to complete the investigation first before moving forward, so the inquests can be as comprehensive and well-informed as possible.

The purpose of the inquest is to establish the events leading to the death, who died, when and where that person died, the medical cause and manner of death.

Further details will be provided at least two weeks prior to the inquests taking place.

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