October 18, 2017 6:06 pm

Inquest to examine inmate’s death while visiting Peterborough hospital

Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
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An inquest next month will focus on the death of inmate which occurred during a visit Peterborough Regional Health Centre two years ago.

Dr. Paul Dungey, Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Kingston Office, announced Wednesday that the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services will hold an inquest into the death of Jeffrey Ysebert.

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The Ministry says Ysebert, 34, died on Jan. 11, 2015 at the Peterborough hospital following a transfer from nearby Warkworth Institution. The Strathroy man was the focus of a manhunt in 2012 following a string of robberies.

An inquest is mandatory under the Coroner’s Act.

“The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Mr. Ysebert’s death,” the ministry stated. “The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.”

The inquest, set to begin on Nov. 8 at the courthouse in Cobourg, is expected to last two days and to hear from eight witnesses. Dr. Jennifer Tang will preside as inquest coroner and Mark Moorcroft will be counsel to the coroner.

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