open verdict


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open verdict

a finding by a coroner's jury of death without stating the cause
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December 21 1995 The inquest into Pte James's death recorded an open verdict.
He said: "Therefore, I have come to the conclusion, that the only correct verdict for me to give, is one of an open verdict.
Following yesterday's inquest Tony Ritch, Lavern's brother, said: "I am surprised it was an open verdict but I can understand because of the logistics of the crime.
Mr Whittaker recorded an open verdict on the death of the father-of-three.
Her mother, 41, said: "I'm happy he ruled an open verdict not suicide.
Sir Michael Wright began summing up seven weeks of evidence by telling jurors they will be allowed to return only a verdict of lawful killing or an open verdict.
A JAMAICAN inquest into the death of former Warwickshire cricket coach Bob Woolmer has ended in an open verdict.
There were also 131 deaths from suicide or when an open verdict was recorded.
Coroner Michael Sheffield yesterday recorded an open verdict into her death - saying he couldn't be sure if she had intended to kill herself or not.
At an inquest in Wrexham yesterday North East Wales coroner John Hughes recorded an open verdict.
Coroner Donald Coverdale recorded an open verdict and said it remained a "mystery" as to why Mr Power had ended up in Copmanthorpe and on the tracks in his vehicle.
Coroner Sir Michael Wright earlier directed the jury that they could return only a verdict of lawful killing or an open verdict.