A week after the regional coroner ordered an inquest into the death of a man who choked on drug-filled plastic egg at the Ottawa jail, a second inquest has been ordered for a man who died while in custody at the jail.
Renaud-Louis Grenier died at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre on Oct. 18, 2011. He was 55.
Dr. Louise McNaughton-Filion ordered an inquest Tuesday into the circumstances surrounding Grenier's death. A jury will be tasked with making recommendations to prevent similar deaths. The date of the inquest has not been announced.
His mother, Jeanne Ingram, told CBC News he was trying to conceal the egg from a passing guard because it was filled with drugs.
Gregory Ingram had been arrested at his mother's home in Cornwall, Ont., weeks earlier, and was facing drug charges. He was a father of two girls.