Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Coroner Will Make Decision Public Thursday Morning in Bathurst

Acting Chief Coroner, Greg ForestellWe have been told that the Acting Chief Coroner, Greg Forestell, will advise the parents of his decision on a Coroner's Inquest tomorrow morning, December 19, 2008 at a private meeting in Bathurst.

A press conference will follow.

We hope and pray that Mr. Forestell will do the right thing for our sons and all the others who were killed in that terrible tragedy on January 12, 2008, and call an Inquest.

Mr. Forestell has been quoted in the media as saying that he would take a number of things into consideration in coming to a decision, including the parents' wishes and public interest in the case.

We have made our wishes clear to Mr. Forestell in a letter to him dated December 11. Click here to read letter
We are making an impassioned plea to you as mothers who have lost their children in this tragedy to call a Coroner’s Inquest immediately. Please do not make us wait until after Christmas to make this decision. We cannot bear the pain any longer.
We strongly believe that nothing less than a full Coroner's Inquest is necessary to get to the bottom of this tragedy and to ensure that nothing like it ever happens again to children on their way to extra-curricular events.