Jonathan Henoche’s jailhouse death was a homicide, rules coroner

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is investigating Jonathan Henoche’s death as a homicide.

Police responded to Her Majesty’s Penitentiary on Nov. 6 to reports of the death of a 33-year-old man. Sources say he was in a violent altercation with correctional officers.

Henoche was in jail awaiting trial for the murder of Regula Schule in Happy Valley-Goose Bay in July 2016.

He was being represented by lawyer Bob Buckingham, who remembered him as an unlikely champion for people living with fetal alcohol syndrome. He said Henoche struggled with the disorder, but was looking forward to his trial and moving forward with his life.

Buckingham has called for an inquiry into his client’s death behind the walls of the prison.

In a statement Wednesday evening, the RNC said the death is being investigated by its major crimes unit.

“In order to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation, we will not be making any further comments at this time,” the statement reads.

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Jonathan Henoche’s jailhouse death was a homicide, rules coroner

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