The jury is anticipated to finally deliberate on the case of Ashley Smith today, since it has gone through more than 12,000 pages of evidence and year-long different testimonies. According to Coroner Dr. John Carlisle, he has instructed the jury regarding how to deliberate and now five women will soon ponder over their verdict and recommendations, which is anticipated to take a several weeks.
The inquest learned that 19-years-old Ashley Smith choked herself to death while in a prison cell at the Grand Valley Institution in Kitchener, Ont., in 2007. It has been established that she tied a piece of cloth around her neck while guards stood watching from outside her cell door and did nothing. Shockingly, they were ordered by senior staff to not enter her cell as long as she was breathing.