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The Saskatchewan Coroner's Office will conduct two inquests into the stabbings in Saskatchewan, including one into the death of one of 2 Myles Sanderson suspects

Saskatchewan Coroner's Office says it would conduct two investigations into the September 4 knife attacks in Saskatchewan.

One ​​will focus on the tragic deaths that occurred on September 4, including that of Damien Sanderson, one of the suspects.

The second will attempt to shed light on the death of Myles Sanderson, which occurred a few days later while he was in custody.

Chief Coroner Clive Weighill says these two inquests are separate because they represent two separate times.

He adds that the suspect having lost his life, no public criminal trial will take place, specifying that the investigations will be used to establish the facts and not to determine a culprit.

Saskatchewan's Coroners Act is very progressive, notes the Chief Coroner. It gives the latter the right to appoint a jury made up of members of a single community.

The Chief Coroner says he intended to appoint a jury composed exclusively of Aboriginal people.

The jury will establish recommendations to avoid similar events in the future.

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Clive Weighill also notes that this will not be a public inquiry like the Portapique tragedy in Nova Scotia in 2020.

Unlike Saskatchewan, he explained, Nova Scotia does not have the power to conduct a coroner's inquest.

The Chief Coroner clarified that the x27;inquest may take place in late spring or early summer 2023.

About the coroner's inquest into the death of Myles Sanderson , Clive Weighill points out that details like the cause of death would not be revealed until an inquest is held.

Stabbing attacks on September 4 claimed the lives of 10 people. Nine of them lived on the James Smith Cree First Nation and one near Weldon.

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