The Yorkshire Evening Post is reporting that the widower of murdered school teacher Ann Maguire has welcomed a coroner’s decision to resume an inquest into his wife’s death.
Don Maguire was at Wakefield Coroner’s Court today to hear David Hinchliff announce that he would resume an inquest into Mrs Maguire’s death despite the successful prosecution of her teenage killer Will Cornick…
…Mr Hinchliff said the case was “entirely exceptional and unusual” and that a full inquest, which was opened before the criminal court case but then suspended, was justified.
He said: “Ordinarily, when a person has died as a result of a homicide, there’s a public airing of the facts and circumstances and issues in crown court. This did not occur in Ann’s case because the defendant pleaded guilty… therefore that wouldn’t fulfil the requirements of an inquest.”
He added: “I will resume Ann’s inquest. It will no longer be suspended. That will enable me to obtain all the relevant information through the court.”
Mrs Maguire was stabbed to death by Cornick, who was 14 at the time, at Corpus Christi Catholic College, in Halton Moor, in April 2014…
It will be very interesting to see what the outcome of this is as there seemed to be many unanswered questions.
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