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Sister of B.C. man killed by RCMP seeks answers from coroner’s inquest

Greg Matters is shown in this undated family handout photo.
Greg Matters is shown in this undated family handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Prince George Citizen-Brent Braaten

The sister of a former Canadian soldier who was shot and killed by Mounties in Prince George last year said she’s hoping a coroner’s inquest will answer lingering questions about her brother’s death.

Tracey Matters says she wants to know why her brother’s post-traumatic stress disorder didn’t seem to be a consideration in the RCMP’s response to her distraught brother.

Forty-year-old Greg Matters was wielding a hatchet when he was shot twice in the chest at his family’s rural property.

Police were called to his rural property following a dispute between Matters and his brother.

After a 30-hour stand-off, the RCMP’s Emergency Response Team moved in and fifteen minutes later he was dead.

Police were unsuccessful in their attempts to use a Taser to subdue him.

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After a seven-month investigation, Prince George RCMP were cleared of any charges in relation to his death.

Matter’s mom and sister received the Memorial Cross as a tribute to his military service.

They said he was planning to study psychology so he could help other veterans with PTSD.

Matters was a 15-year Canadian Forces Vet who served in Bosnia.

With files from the Canadian Press

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