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Monday, December 2, 2013

Ashley Smith Inquest Winding Down After Almost A Year

More than 12 thousand pages of evidence from 80 plus witnesses and over 100 recommendations. That's what jurors at the Ashley Smith inquest in Toronto will face going over after they receive final instructions today and then begin their deliberations.

The inquest into Smith’s choking death in a prison segregation cell in 2007 began last January. 

The jurors did receive conflicting advice on the question whether the 19-year-old Smith from Moncton meant to kill herself or died because the guards, under orders against intervening too quickly, waited too long to save her.