An inquest into the death of Chakadan Daniel has ruled that the 22-year-old was “unlawfully killed.”
Daniel was found hanging from his cell after he had been arrested two days prior for escaping lawful custody, assaulting a police officer and damaging property.
Daniel was scheduled to make an appearance at the Second District Court in Dennery on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, when he was discovered dead at the Micoud Police Station.
A post mortem examination found that he had died of asphyxia.
Magistrate Robert Innocent presided over the inquest today (July 24) at the Vieux Fort Court.
Evidence from both sides were heard before the jury delivered its verdict and the ruling was made.
The man’s mother Frances Daniel told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) she is happy with the ruling and believes justice has been served.
She is now hoping that the persons responsible for her son’s death are put behind bars.