Woolmer~~s toxicology samples to be re-examined

Published: Tuesday, November 6, 2007, 3:35 [IST]
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Kingston, Jamaica: Bob Woolmer died seven months back, but his death mystery is far from over, with coroner Patrick Murphy adding a new twist to the saga by ordering fresh examination of the late coach's body samples.

Coroner Murphy, in-charge of Woolmer's death inquest, has ordered re-examination of the toxicology samples taken from the Englishman's stomach. He also asked the concerned authority to complete the re-testing by November 12, which means that the inquest which was slated to end on November 9 could be dragged for three more days.

The announcement came prior to the start of yesterday's morning sitting at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown here and comes on the heels of an application submitted by attorneys representing lead investigator in the case, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mark Shields.

According to Shields, the move to retest the samples came in the light of the discrepancies which appeared in the toxicology results of the Caribbean and British toxicologists.

''Arrangements are now being made for further samples to be retrieved from London as well as the government forensic lab.

Arrangements are also in place for re-examining and re-analysing other samples at the University Hospital of the West Indies,'' Shields was quoted by the Caribbean media as saying.

Interestingly, contradicting Jamaica's government pathologist, Dr Ere Sheshiah, who insisted that Woolmer had been poisoned by the pesticide cypermethrin and then strangled, a British toxicologist who analysed the samples testified at the inquest last week that no traces of any potentially deadly pesticide was found in the coach's body.


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