- Skyler Brent Sappier-Soloman, a 28-year-old inmate who died late last month, was the subject of an inquest in New Brunswick.
- According to the release, he was taken to Saint John Regional Hospital on January 29 and died early the next morning on January 31.
A 28-year-old inmate Skyler Brent Sappier-Soloman, who died late last month, was the subject of an inquest in New Brunswick.
Sappier-Soloman died in the early morning hours of January 31 at the Saint John Regional Hospital, as per a release given by the province on Wednesday.
According to CBC, the Wolastoqey man died of COVID-19, which did not specify how he died. According to the province, on Monday, a person in their twenties died due to COVID-19.
Sappier-Soloman was a Saint John Regional Correctional Centre inmate. According to the release, he was transported and admitted to Saint John Regional Hospital on January 29 and died on January 31 in the early morning hours.
The schedule for the inquest, which is a formal proceeding that permits the public presentation of all evidence related to death, has not yet been set. The presiding coroner and the date, time, and location have yet to be determined.
“To determine the facts surrounding Sappier-death, Soloman’s the presiding coroner, and a jury will publicly listen to evidence from subpoenaed witnesses,” the release stated. “The jury will be allowed to make recommendations to prevent similar deaths in the future.”
According to the report, the New Brunswick Coroner Service is an impartial fact-finding agency that does not take any legal responsibility determinations.
The Department of Justice previously stated that there is no evidence of foul play or self-harm in Sappier-death. Soloman’s
Neqotkuk, or Tobique First Nation, has been contacted by Global News for comment.
Source: CBC News
Get Canada and New Brunswick News’s top News, Market news, and other worldwide news only on New Brunswick Tribune.