Howard Hyde’s sister felt a lot of relief yesterday. The findings marked the end of an 11-month fatality inquiry, the longest in the province’s history.

“My husband and I are relieved the judge has virtually dismissed the notion of excited delirium. She also said my brother did not die from schizophrenia,” Joanna Blair said by phone.

“I personally do not even believe in the concept of schizophrenia, either, along with excited delirium.”

Blair said she was impressed by the thorough report.

When asked if she had something to say to Justice Minister Ross Landry, she said it was difficult because he wasn’t the minister back then. “Right now my immediate reaction is I don’t have any ill feelings about this report. I feel a sense of relief.”