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Coroner's jury to rule on former cop, Dathan Henry's, death

Published:Monday | September 22, 2014 | 1:33 PM

A Coroner's jury is expected to rule shortly whether there was criminal negligence in the death of Senior Superintendent Dathan Henry.

The ruling will come after Coroner Patrick Murphy hands the case over to the seven-member jury, as he has completed his summation.

The case has not yet been handed over as Murphy is still awaiting the arrival of a member of the police force to escort the jurors to the jury room and ensure their security.

The jury was reduced from 10 to seven after one juror was dismissed, another fell ill and the third did not show up for court today.

Henry died at the Kingston Public Hospital in 2012 after a brief illness.

Following a probe by the Major Investigations Taskforce, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions ruled that a coroner's inquest be held.

A pathologist report used as evidence at the inquiry revealed that a chemical used in rat poison was found in Henry's system.


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