Standing hearing announced for inquest into death of man after personal care home incident
Frank Alexander is shown in a file image. A standing hearing has been set for an inquiry into his death. Alexander died following an incident at a Winnipeg personal care home in 2011.
Published Thursday, January 3, 2013 11:46AM CST
Last Updated Thursday, January 3, 2013 12:06PM CST
The province announced that a date has been set for a hearing to decide who can participate at an upcoming inquest into the death of 87-year-old Frank Alexander.
He suffered a brain injury when he fell after being pushed by another resident at Parkview Place on March 24, 2011. Alexander died on March 28, 2011.
Joe McLeod, who lives with Alzheimer’s disease, was charged with manslaughter. The case was thrown out of court because McLeod was deemed unfit to stand trial.
A judge will decide who can question and call witnesses by having standing at the upcoming inquest.
People wanting standing at the inquest should contact the Crown and attend an upcoming hearing.
The hearing is set for 9 a.m. on Jan. 11, 2013 at courtroom 405, Law Courts complex, 408 York Avenue, Winnipeg, Man.
People wanting to apply for standing should contact John Barr, Crown attorney, at 204-945-2852.
Dates for the actual inquest will be set following the Jan. 11 hearing.