Ashley Smith inquest resumes Monday
Ashley Smith is shown in this still image taken from a coroner's video. (HO / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Sunday, September 11, 2011 5:30PM EDT
TORONTO - The inquest into the death of troubled teenager Ashley Smith in a federal prison in Ontario resumes Monday with a new presiding coroner.
The inquest, which began on May 16 but has been plagued with delays, heard only three days of evidence before the proceedings were adjourned.
Smith, 19, of Moncton, N.B., choked herself to death in her cell at the Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener, Ont., in October 2007 after years in custody.
The inquest will examine the last 11 months of Smith's life, when she was transferred between facilities 17 times.
Dr. John Carlisle, who takes over from coroner Dr. Bonita Porter, is expected to rule on three issues, including the Correctional Service of Canada's request for prison guard faces to be blurred in videos.
He's also expected to deal with a court order about whether the inquest should include videos from a Quebec prison that Smith's family says show her being restrained and forcibly injected with medication.