Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Date set for prisoner death inquest

A date has been set for an inquest into the death of a prisoner found in a bath at Magilligan Prison

An inquest into the death of a prisoner found in a bath will begin on June 1, it has been decided.

Ronald Davey, 24, is believed to have drowned in October 2005 after suffering from epilepsy and taking anti-depressants at Magilligan Prison in Co Londonderry.

The date was set during a brief hearing at a Coroner's Court in Belfast. The inquest is expected to last about two weeks.

The court handed out a list of planned witnesses to lawyers and they were invited to comment by February 11.

Efforts to hold the inquest into the death of Davey, from Derby Road, Carrickfergus, Co Antrim, have been thwarted by a series of delays and a judicial review of the case in the High Court.

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