Accused killer of Armstrong teen scheduled to make court appearance

The man charged with the 2011 Halloween murder of an Armstrong teen will make an in-person appearance in a Kelowna courtroom.

The man charged with the 2011 Halloween murder of an Armstrong teen will make an in-person appearance in a Kelowna courtroom Wednesday morning.

Matthew Stephen Foerster is scheduled to appear before a Supreme Court Judge for a bail application on several of the charges he’s facing.

Vancouver based defence lawyer Don Morrison has also said that Foerster will be waiving his right to a preliminary inquiry on the murder charge when he appears tomorrow.

Foerster, 26, is accused of attacking a sex-trade worker at the Garden of Eden Escort Agency in Kelowna in April 2005. From that he faces charges of  sexual assault with a weapon and confinement.

He’s also charged in connection with a home invasion in Cherryville in late 2004. In that case, Foerster is accused of wearing a mask when he broke into a 19-year-old woman’s bedroom as she slept. He’s charged with assault causing bodily harm and unlawful confinement.

He became the focus of an intense police hunt last year, however, after the death of Taylor van Diest, for which he’s been charged with first degree murder.

The 18-year-old was walking to join friends for a party when she was brutally beaten by the railroad tracks that go through the small North Okanagan town.

She later died in hospital of head injuries.

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