Inquest To Be Held Into Valente Death

Posted on Friday, October 30, 2015 12:12 PM

An inquest will be held in Winnipeg into the death of a Thunder Bay man in June of 2012.    69 year old Cosmo Valente was serving time at the Stony Mountain Penitentiary in Manitoba for trying to hire a "hit man" to kill his ex-wife and her lawyer.  

Officials say Valente was stabbed by another inmate while working in the kitchen area and later died of his injuries in hospital.  A 26 year old inmate plead guilty to manslaughter in the case.  

The inquest will be held to try to find ways of preventing future such deaths.   A hearing to determine who will have standing at the inquest will be held in November