“The dying certificates for Jennifer and Sarah Hart will likely be listed as suicide,” Mendocino County Sheriff-Coroner Thomas Allman informed reporters Thursday. “The six kids who perished on that day, their deaths, actually as a jury dominated, was decided to be by the hands of one other, aside from by chance, and their dying certificates will listing murder as the way of dying.”
The choice capped the coroner’s inquest, a public listening to on the finish of which a 14-person jury dominated on the official method of the household’s dying.
Over the 2 days of the inquest, a number of regulation enforcement officers, a search-and-rescue chief and a forensic pathologist testified about their involvement within the restoration and investigation into the crash and deaths.
In response to the Mendocino County Sheriff-Coroner’s Workplace, jurors had the choice to search out every particular person’s method of dying as “Accident,” “Suicide,” “Pure Causes,” or “By the hands of one other individual, aside from by chance.”
“During the last two days the identified info have been offered to a jury. … The jury had the final word duty of figuring out the way of dying for every of the eight individuals who died on that fateful day,” Allman had mentioned earlier on the press convention. “Because the coroner of this county I’ll settle for the jury’s resolution and positively rule the way of dying as was determined.”