Jurors at the coroner’s inquest into the deaths of Angie and Robert Robinson were told it took three RCMP officers to restrain Robert during a violent episode at the hospital.
On March 21 2014, Robert was taken to the hospital for an ear infection. Jurors heard testimony that Robert would get agitated when visiting the hospital, and in this instance he was triggered into a violent episode of self-harm..
The RCMP were called to help restrain him and prevent him from hurting himself.
Constable Bryce Gladdish, one of the attending officers, testified Robert was extremely strong and it took three officers to subdue him with the least amount of force possible.
He noted Angie expressed concern that Robert was physically much larger and stronger than her, and that she felt she could not do anymore to help him. Constable Gladdish testified that she Robinson told him she had trouble accessing respite and support services.
It was noted earlier during the inquest that this incident was the point where Angie had expressed she had “lost the war.”
Her dedication to Robert was never questioned though; jurors heard from every person who had come in contact with Angie saying her main goal was always ensuring her son was taken care of.
Only a few weeks later on April 3 2014, Angie and Robert were found deceased in their home.