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BC Coroners Service Announces Inquest into Prince Rupert Murder-Suicide

Summary: 
Inclusion BC is pleased that a coroner's inquest into the 2014 murder-suicide of Prince Rupert residents Angie Robinson and her son Robert, who had autism, has been announced.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 17, 2015, New Westminster, B.C. - Inclusion BC is pleased that a coroner's inquest into the 2014 murder-suicide of Prince Rupert residents Angie Robinson and her son Robert, who had autism, has been announced. Inclusion BC supports the process of the coroner's inquest in exposing the different factors that contributed to this catastrophic system failure and loss of two lives.

Inclusion BC is hopeful that the outcome of the inquest will reveal how we can learn and build supportive communities across the province. "This tragedy was completely preventable; the mother desperately needed services and support that she felt she couldn't access. Her repeated calls for help went unheard, or were not acted upon in time to prevent this heartbreaking and preventable tragedy" says Faith Bodnar, Inclusion BC Executive Director.

“Families are in the position of fighting for supports year after year, with many receiving too little and some never getting what they need. Parents become exhausted and hopeless. Clearly for some families like the Robinsons it is life and death”, states Faith Bodnar.

Inclusion BC has been supporting Angie and Robert's family as they fight to improve services for youth with autism in the North. The family requests that further inquiries be made directly to Faith Bodnar, Inclusion BC Executive Director. 

Contact:

Danielle Kelliher, Communications Director
604.777.9100 x. 527 (office)
dkelliher@inclusionbc.org

QUICK LINKS:

Inquest into deaths in Prince Rupert - BC Coroners Service Information Bulletin, April 16, 2015

BC Ministry of Justice: Coroner's Inquest - What Occurs

Murder-suicide of B.C. mom and autistic son hasn't changed anything: advocates - CBC Daybreak North, April 13, 2015

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