An inquest into the 2012 death of a high-ranking biker gang member while in jail has been extended.
Jean Paul Beaumont, 39, was being held at the Brandon Correctional Centre on Oct. 14, 2012, when he was found unresponsive in a cell in Unit C.
An investigation by Brandon police and the RCMP determined Beaumont’s death was caused by a morphine overdose.
He had been a member of the Zig Zag Crew, a so-called feeder group for the Hells Angels, then a member of the Hells Angels itself.
However, he later left that gang and emerged as the sergeant-at-arms of the Rock Machine, a rival gang to the Hells Angels.
The inquest, which started Oct. 22 and ran through to Oct. 26, explored how Beaumont accessed the morphine, how it got into his system, his toxicology reports and if anything could have been done to prevent his death.
His sister, Suzanne Beaumont, who was one of two family members to be granted standing at the inquest, took notes as witnessed were called and asked questions. She will also provide evidence when the inquiry resumes next year.
The last correction officer to see Beaumont alive is also expected to testify, in addition to a gang expert from Winnipeg.