Williams Lake Tribune

BC Coroners Service announces inquest

The BC Coroners Service has announced a public inquest will be held into the death of Justin Larry James Zinser.

The inquest will take place from Aug. 27 - 30, 2013, at the Williams Lake Court Services building in Williams Lake.

Mr. Zinser, aged 23, died on Sept. 24, 2011, after being shot by an RCMP officer at Nimpo Lake in the Chilcotin area.

Presiding coroner, Donita Kuzma, and a jury will hear evidence from subpoenaed witnesses to determine the facts surrounding this death. While

the jury may not, by law, make any findings of legal responsibility, it will have the opportunity to make recommendations aimed at preventing deaths under similar circumstances in the future.

An inquest is a formal process that allows for public presentation of evidence relating to a death.

 

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