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open verdict

n
(Law) a finding by a coroner's jury of death without stating the cause
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open verdict

n to record an open verdictkeine Erklärung zur Todesursache abgeben
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The inquiry resulted eventually in an open verdict, and was chiefly instrumental in killing such compassion as is usually felt for the dead who die in their sins.
of types on It troops "rate on war 553 Armed forces personnel died in accidents 131 Suicides or open verdicts recorded among the forces 499 Troops were killed in action between 2004-2013
The figures obtained by the Mirror show that the rate of suicides or open verdicts reached a low of five last year as our forces began pulling out of Afghanistan.
OPEN verdicts were recorded by a coroner yesterday on an uncle and the nephew named after him who died mystery deaths 15 days apart.
A coroner has recorded open verdicts on the deaths of three Staffordshire people killed in a fire at a Cornish seafront hotel.
North Durham Coroner Andrew Tweddle recorded open verdicts at two separate inquests into the unexplained deaths.
A first inquest returned open verdicts but relatives of the dead have been convinced for the past 23 years that the fire was started deliberately.
A first inquest returned open verdicts but relatives of the dead believed the fire was started deliberately.
It follows a lengthy campaign after the first hearing - weeks after the tragedy in Deptford, South East London - returned open verdicts.
Three male privates and one female died there between 1995 and 2002 after claims of bullying - though inquests returned one suicide and three open verdicts.
Inquests which returned suicide or open verdicts were lower with serving soldiers than among the general population in the 24-39 age range and ``broadly similar'' amongst 20 to 24-year-olds.