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open verdict

a finding by a coroner's jury of death without stating the cause
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Inquests at the time led to a suicide verdict for Pte Benton, and open verdicts for the others.
"I was successful in my application to the High Court that the initial open verdict should be appealed and the case revisited.
Coroner Dr Brian Farrell yesterday returned an open verdict at Dublin Coroner's Court concluding lengthy inquest proceedings dating back to May 2014.
of types on It troops "rate on war 553 Armed forces personnel died in accidents 131 Suicides or open verdicts recorded among the forces 499 Troops were killed in action between 2004-2013
But Coroner Peter Bedford recorded an open verdict, saying the evidence did not reveal the means by which his death arose, the BBC said.
"The only option to me is to return an open verdict."
Mr Straker said: "There is only one verdict I can properly return and that is quite simply an open verdict; that is, we don't know what happened...
Passing an open verdict, Mr Clark said: "Whilst there are elements to the evidence that tend towards her taking her own life, enough evidence is not there to support that verdict."
Coroner Christopher Johnson recorded an open verdict, saying the death was "consistent with drowning" but "there was no evidence as to the circumstances in which he went into the water".
Mr Davies, who had worked as office manager for Pickfords removal firm, married his long-term partner Jean, just two days before he died At a hearing in Prestatyn North Wales Central Coroner John Hughes recorded an open verdict on 77-year-old Mr Davies, of Llys Gwylan, Rhyl.
But a coroner recorded an open verdict after hearing that police had no firm leads and Mr Currier had a history of self-harming.
March 19 2002 The inquest into Pte Gray's death recorded an open verdict.