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Former girlfriend of soldier who committed suicide to testify at hearing

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By: The Canadian Press
Posted: 3:01 AM | Comments: 0 (including replies) | Last Modified: 6:23 AM



A photo of Cpl. Stuart Langridge is seen along with his beret and medals on a table as his mother, Sheila Fynes, speaks about her son during a news conference on Parliament Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld


OTTAWA - The former girlfriend of a soldier who committed suicide is expected to testify today at a military hearing.

The Military Police Complaints Commission is continuing its review of how the Forces handled the death of Cpl. Stuart Langridge.

Among the issues raised after the 28-year-old Afghan vet killed himself was figuring out his next-of-kin.

There was confusion as to whether Langridge and Rebecca Starr were in a common-law relationship or not.

Langridge's parents said they weren't, but the military decided they were and that gave Starr control over the soldier's funeral and access to benefits.

But later paperwork called into question that decision and eventually that became the subject of one of the investigations into Langridge's death.


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