BRITISH COLUMBIA

Taylor Van Diest Death: Stephen Foerster Charged As Accessory After The Fact, Must Stand Trial

10/30/2013 07:48 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST
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VERNON, B.C. - A man from Cherryville, B.C., has been ordered to stand trial on charges he was an accessory after the fact to the murder of an 18-year-old woman in Armstrong.

Fifty-nine-year-old Stephen Foerster is also charged with obstructing justice in the death of Taylor Van Diest on Halloween night two years ago.

The teen was walking along a railway when she was brutally beaten and left for dead.

The Crown's evidence against Foerster was reviewed during a three-day preliminary hearing in Vernon, and he's scheduled to be back in provincial court on Nov. 12 to set a trial date.

Foerster's 27-year-old son Matthew is accused of murdering Van Diest and is expected to go to trial next March in Kelowna.

Marie Van Diest has opened a trail near where her daughter was walking when she was killed. (CKIZ)