By Terry Xu
Singapore Lawyer Ms Gloria James-Civetta will be representing the family of deceased American scientist Shane Todd at the Coroner’s Inquest into his death pro bono.
Ms Gloria was initially approached by father of Shane Todd to engage legal service for the inquest. Feeling sympathetic towards the family’s cause, she then offered to represent them pro-bono.
The Todd family claim that Shane was murdered because of the sensitivity of projects he was working on at Singapore’s Institute for Micro Electronics (“IME”), and that his death was covered up to make it look like a suicide.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore said in an earlier statement that all information gathered by Singapore Police Force has been kept from the public, as investigations are still ongoing. And that a public Coroner’s inquiry would be carried out to lay out the facts so as to determine the cause of Todd’s death.
The Coroner’s inquest is tentatively scheduled on 13th may 2013 where the family of Shane Todd will also be present in Singapore to sit in.