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Shane Todd's death
Friends and family of American researcher Shane Todd had met with police officers in his Chinatown apartment five days after his body was discovered there last June, a colleague of Dr Todd told the court on Thursday.
While the parents of Shane Todd did not attend the coroner's inquiry into their eldest son's death today, the three brothers of Dr Todd arrived after lunch to watch proceedings unfold as the family's computer analyst expert Ashraf Massoud retook the stand.
It is "regrettable" that the family of American researcher Shane Todd has decided to not to participate at the inquiry into his death, said Law and Foreign Minister K Shanmugam on Wednesday in a press conference.
The coroner's inquiry into American researcher Shane Todd's death continued on Wednesday despite the Todd family's absence and news that they have discharged their Singapore lawyers earlier in the morning.
The parents of American researcher Shane Todd have discharged their lawyers and informed the court on Wednesday that they will no longer be participating in the inquiry into their son's death.
The family of American researcher Shane Todd stormed out of the courtroom, shortly after the inquiry into his death resumed after lunch on Tuesday.
The expert witness who suggested that American researcher Shane Todd was murdered, has recanted part of the findings in his post-mortem report.
THE supervisor of American researcher Shane Todd was grilled in court yesterday by Senior State Counsel Tai Wei Shyong.
American researcher Shane Todd's supervisor at the Singapore Institute of Microelectronics (IME), Dr Patrick Lo, has denied that the institute tried to influence evidence given to the police.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who broke the story on American researcher Shane Todd's death will be "welcome" if he decides to testify at the ongoing coroner's inquiry, the State Counsel said on Friday evening.

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