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Killer's dad to plead guilty

Stephen Foerster is expected to enter a guilty plea when he returns to the Kelowna Courthouse on Wednesday morning.

Foerster is charged with accessory after the fact to murder and obstructing justice in the 2011 death of Taylor Van Diest.

His son, Matthew Foerster, was found guilty last month of first-degree murder in the death of Van Diest. He was sentenced to life in prison with no eligibility of parole for 25 years.

Stephen Foerster's lawyer appeared by phone during a brief hearing Monday.

David Grabavac represented the Crown at that hearing.

"It was put over until Wednesday. There is an anticipated guilty plea, then a one-day sentencing," said Grabavac.

If Forester does indeed plead guilty, Grabavac indicated both sides would then make sentencing submissions before the presiding judge.

A sentence could be rendered at that time or at another date.

Foerster is scheduled to appear in Supreme Court Wednesday at 10 a.m.


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