Family's foul play fears over death of Welwyn Garden City man
PUBLISHED: 11:14 06 February 2015 | UPDATED: 11:33 06 February 2015
A deputy coroner refused to adjourn an inquest into the death of a man, despite a call for more witnesses and suspicion of foul play.
Graham Danbury, deputy coroner for Hertfordshire, ruled Welwyn Garden City resident Jason Butler died because of the “combined intoxicating effects of heroin, alcohol and [prescribed drug] Diazepam.”
Mr Butler’s brother, Luke, who was at the inquest in Hatfield on Friday, had called on Mr Danbury to adjourn proceedings and call two witnesses.
Mr Danbury said: “Jason’s brother has asked if I could adjourn the inquest today as we wait to call two people who you think could be implicated in your brother’s death, regarding information which may differ from what they told the police, which may have implications for them.”
A verdict of “misadventure” was recorded.
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