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CJ Fowler's Accused Killer To Stand Trial In B.C. Supreme Court

09/29/2014 11:07 EDT | Updated 11/29/2014 05:59 EST
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KAMLOOPS, B.C. - The man accused of killing a teenaged girl in Kamloops, B.C., and leaving her lifeless body in a ravine has been ordered to stand trial in B.C. Supreme Court.

Damien Taylor was committed to trial following a four-day preliminary inquiry last week in Kamloops provincial court.

The Crown called 16 witnesses at Taylor’s pre-trial hearing to determine whether there is enough evidence to go to trial. All evidence heard at a preliminary inquiry is subject to an automatic publication ban.

Taylor, who was 22 years old at the time, was arrested in January after police spent more than a year investigating the death of 16-year-old Gitanmaax First Nation member Summer Star Elizabeth Krista-Lee Fowler — also known as CJ.

Fowler’s body was discovered in Guerin Creek, near downtown Kamloops, on Dec. 5, 2012.

At the time of her death, police said Fowler, who was from the Terrace area, had been visiting friends in Kamloops.

She was last seen leaving a local hospital in the early morning and walking down a street to catch a bus back home.

Investigators believe Fowler and Taylor, who were involved in a romantic relationship at the time, travelled to Kamloops together.

Taylor has been in custody since his arrest. He is due back in court on Oct. 6. (Kamloops This Week)

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