December 17, 2012 5:12pm PT by Erik Hayden
Amy Winehouse Coroner's Inquest to Be Reheard
An inquest into Amy Winehouse's death is scheduled to be reheard at a London hearing in January, the AP reports.
Coroner Suzanne Greenaway had stated in October 2011 that the singer died of "death by misadventure." But Greenaway was not legally credentialed, leading Camden Council officials to issue a statement on Monday saying that the "inquest into the death of Amy Winehouse had not technically been heard," the Associated Press reported.
Greenaway resigned in November 2011. The Winehouse family has called the upcoming hearing on Jan. 8 "a matter of procedure."
"The family were happy with the way the original inquest was conducted and did not request it to be reheard. This seems to be a matter of procedure and the verdict is not expected to change," a family spokesperson said to The Guardian.
A new hearing is scheduled to take place at St. Pancras Coroner's Court in London, the newspaper stated.
Winehouse died on July 23, 2011. A pathologist's report stated that the singer had consumed a "very large quantity of alcohol" prior to her death.