McKinnon inquest deferred as three witnesses absent
July 8, 2002
Acting Chief Magistrate, Juliet Holder-Allen, acting as the Coroner in the Inquest into the death of Donna McKinnon on Tuesday deferred its start, following the failure of three witnesses to appear for the first sitting.
The witnesses, including Brian Caeser, McKinnon’s reputed husband at the time of her death, all failed to make an appearance at the afternoon sitting despite being served with summons to appear in court.
The entire five-member jury as well as the attorneys representing the interest of the deceased McKinnon, Basil Williams and Robert Corbin, were all present at the hearing and ready to proceed.
While observing that there did not seem to be any urgency if the witnesses were not coming, the Coroner fixed September 17 for the next sitting of the Inquest.
McKinnon was shot dead in mysterious circumstances on April 9, 2001. Her body was discovered on Robb Street.