Author Topic: Taylor Van Diest - 18 - Murdered - Oct. 31, 2011 - Armstrong, BC  (Read 62432 times)

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Re: Taylor Van Diest - 18 - Murdered - Oct. 31, 2011 - Armstrong, BC
« Reply #180 on: March 04, 2018, 10:21:30 AM »

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Re: Taylor Van Diest - 18 - Murdered - Oct. 31, 2011 - Armstrong, BC
« Reply #181 on: March 05, 2018, 03:01:21 AM »

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Re: Taylor Van Diest - 18 - Murdered - Oct. 31, 2011 - Armstrong, BC
« Reply #182 on: March 12, 2018, 07:46:22 PM »
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/matthew-foerster-second-degree-murder-1.4572765

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The man charged in connection to the 2011 death of Armstrong teenager Taylor Van Diest has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, a development the victim's family calls "disappointing."

Matthew Foerster had previously been convicted of first-degree murder in the case, but the B.C. Court of Appeal granted him a retrial in March 2017 after it was determined the jury was given incorrect instructions.

Foerster pleaded to the lesser charge at the Vernon, B.C., courthouse on Monday. As a result, there will be no second trial.

At his first trial, Foerster admitted he was responsible for the injuries to Van Diest, but contended he was only guilty of manslaughter or second-degree murder.

His father, Stephen Foerster, was previously sentenced to three years in jail after pleading guilty to helping his son Matthew evade police.

Marie Van Diest said the family is grateful "no one has to go through the torment and torture of a new trial."

"I'm kind of relieved that it's ending here. All we can do is hope for the best and that [the judge] gives him an adequate sentence for what he's done."

Matthew Forester is expected to be sentenced in April.

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Re: Taylor Van Diest - 18 - Murdered - Oct. 31, 2011 - Armstrong, BC
« Reply #183 on: March 13, 2018, 02:25:26 AM »