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Foerster senior retains lawyer
The father of the man accused of killing an Armstrong teenager still doesn’t know when he will stand trial, but he has found a lawyer.
Stephen Foerster sat silently behind his lawyer in a Vernon courtroom Monday morning.
Foerster is charged with accessory after the fact to murder and obstructing justice in the 2011 death of Taylor Van Diest.
His defence lawyer, Joe Deuling, says now that he has been retained he has to go over the preliminary inquiry information and then hopes to set a date for trail by the end of the month.
The next planned court appearance is Jan 27, 2014.
Van Diest’s body was discovered on the railway tracks in Armstrong on Halloween night, 2011.
The trial for his son, Matthew Foerster has been set for March 3, 2014 with judge and jury.
Matthew Foerster is charged with first-degree murder of Van Diest. He was arrested at a motel in Collingwood, Ont., on a Canada-wide warrant.
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