Inquest day three under way

The third day of the coroner’s inquest into the death of Brydon Whitstone is under way, and it is expected to be a long one.

The indication from Coroner’s counsel Tim Hawryluk on Tuesday was that six witnesses would be called, all RCMP officers. The first witness called Wednesday is Cpl. Brent Salzl of the RCMP.

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Cst. Jerry Abbott, the RCMP constable who had fatally wounded Whitstone on Oct. 21, is expected to be called this afternoon.

The inquest has already heard from passenger Amanda Wahobin as well as three witnesses from the RCMP, one from Regina Police Service and one EMS first responder.

As it stands now the inquest is moving along more or less on schedule, with the jury of four women and two men to deliberate on Friday. Stay with the News-Optimist as we continue coverage of the Whitstone inquest.

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