James Smith Cree Nation mass killer died from cocaine overdose, inquest hears

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A public coroner’s inquest into Myles Sanderson’s death has heard the mass killer died of “acute cocaine overdose,” and that his arrest by the RCMP did not cause or contribute to his death.

The week-long public coroner’s inquest that began in Saskatoon on Monday is meant to establish when, where and how Sanderson died. Sanderson killed 11 people — 10 in his home community of James Smith Cree Nation and another in the nearby village of Weldon, Sask. — on Sept. 4, 2022. He died three days later in police custody.

Saskatchewan’s chief forensic pathologist,

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