Cherryville man to get trial date later this month

Matthew Foerster will be back in court July 30, to set a trial date for two matters that preceded a recent high-profile murder charge.

  • Jul. 23, 2012 3:00 p.m.

Matthew Foerster will be back in court July 30, to set a trial date for two matters that preceded a recent high-profile murder charge.

A trial date was supposed to be scheduled Monday to deal with Foerster’s 2004 charges of break and enter, assault and unlawful confinement from a Cherryville incident and 2005 charges of sexual assault and unlawful confinement from a Kelowna episode, but he recently attained new legal counsel and that caused a delay.

By month’s end, however, things should be back on track and Crown Counsel Iain Currie will deal with the matter via phone at that date, the court heard Monday.

Foerster has waived his right to a preliminary hearing in both matters.

The Cherryville man, 26, was arrested in Ontario in April, following a manhunt for Armstrong teen, Taylor Van Diest’s killer.

Court proceedings relating to that matter will go before a jury at a later date.

Kelowna Capital News