Friday, 22 October 2010

Information sources about the death of Dr. David Kelly

Today the Ministry of Justice released information about the postmortem and toxicology examinations performed following the death of Dr. David Kelly in 2003.

The postmortem report is located here: Post mortem examination report.

The toxicology report is located here: Toxicology report.

The Hutton Inquiry investigated Dr. Kelly's death, among other matters.

A number of newspapers have attempted to interpret the documents released today, for example David Kelly files: live coverage is part of the coverage in the Guardian.

What is the correct interpretation of Dr. David Kelly's death?

Three possibilities occur to me:

1. Natural causes

2. Suicide

3. Murder by person or persons unknown

I hope to have time to provide a detailed analysis of which of those options best fits the available information at some future date and to examine the question of whether there is "new evidence" that would justify the Attorney General, Dominic Grieve, seeking a proper inquest on Dr. Kelly. I do not say "seeking a new inquest" because, at the time of writing, no inquest has been held regarding Dr. Kelly's death.

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