The Coroner’s Service has announced there will be a public inquest into the deaths of Angie and Robert Robinson.
Angie Robinson was a mother struggling to care for Robert, her autistic son.
Just over a year ago on April 3, 2014, their bodies were found in their home in Prince Rupert.
Angie had taken her son’s life as well as her own.
The presiding coroner and a jury will hear evidence from witnesses under oath to determine the facts surrounding this death.
The jury will have the opportunity to make recommendations aimed at preventing deaths under similar circumstances.
Faith Bodnar is the executive director of InclusionBC, an advocacy group for people with developmental disabilities.
She also says there needs to be better communication between groups like hers and the various government agencies that knew of the family’s plight, so groups can better reach out and communicate with families in need.
A date and place for the inquest has not yet been announced.