Her death in the summer of 2008 shocked the entire city.
At the time of her death, dozens of injuries were found on the body of 7-year old Katelynn Sampson: broken bones, cuts and bruises, and various internal injuries.
Her legal guardians, who were friends of her mother, eventually pleaded guilty to second degree murder, and were sentenced to life in prison.
Almost 8 years later, a coroner’s inquest will begin in a Toronto courtroom, which will focus on the events leading up to Sampson’s death, and what public institutions did during her time with her guardians.
Recommendations may also be issued, to prevent similar tragedies from occurring.
The inquest is expected to last up to 5 weeks and include testimony from some 30 witnesses.
Recommendations may also be isses