British Columbia News
Inquest into death of Dylan Levi Judd cancelled
Monday, January 13, 2020 10:30 AM
A previously announced inquest into the death of Dylan Levi Judd has been cancelled.
Judd died in custody at the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre in November 2014.
An inquest into Judd’s death was originally announced in 2015 when it was determined that the public had an interest in being informed of the circumstances surrounding the death.
Subsequent investigation led to an individual being charged with second-degree murder in connection with Judd’s death. A B.C. Supreme Court trial ran for approximately nine days and concluded in 2019 with an acquittal. The reasons for judgment of Justice Sheri Ann Donegan are publicly available.
The chief coroner has determined that the criminal trial served to inform the public of the circumstances of this death and, therefore, there is no longer a need to hold an inquest for that purpose. As a result, the investigation into Judd’s death will be concluded by way of a coroner’s report.