Keyham Shootings: Final Inquest opens into deaths

Tuesday 17 January 2023

Emma Favata is representing Robert Chapman, brother of Maxine Davison and uncle of Jake Davison in the inquest, instructed by Clare Evans of Saunders Law.

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The final inquest hearing into the tragic deaths of Maxine Betty Davison, Lee Raymond John Martyn, Sophie Iris Martyn, Stephen John Godfrey Washington and Katherine Jane Shepherd, killed by gunman Jake Davison, commenced on 17 January 2023.

The Senior Coroner for Plymouth, Torbay and South Devon, Mr Ian Arrow, assisted by Counsel to the Inquest Bridget Dolan KC will be investigating these deaths in front of a jury. Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights is engaged, which applies when a death has arguably resulted from the state breaching its duty to protect the right to life.

The inquest is due to conclude on 23 February 2023.  

The content above is based on a press release from Saunders Law.

The inquest has been reported in BBC News, The Guardian and ITV News.

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