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Convicted killer Foerster back in court for sex worker assault and home invasion charges

Matthew Foerster, convicted of murdering Taylor Van Diest on Halloween night 2011, must now face unrelated charges in connection with two other incidents, an alleged assault on a sex worker and a home invasion.
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October 27, 2014 - 12:28 PM

KELOWNA – A lawyer for the man convicted of murdering Taylor Van Diest will be back in Kelowna court Friday to deal with a pair of unrelated charges.

Matthew Foerster will either enter a guilty plea or fix a date for trial relating to incidents which took place in 2004 and 2005, according to Crown prosecutors.

Foerster faces charges relating to an alleged home invasion of a 19-year-old woman in Cherryville in 2005 and assault of a sex worker at Kelowna escort agency The Garden of Eden in 2004.

On Friday, October 31 Foerster’s lawyer will appear before a judge in Kelowna where he will seek to move the hearing to Provincial Court. Crown lawyer Iain Currie says he could either plead guilty to the remaining charges or elect to go to trial.

He faces numerous charges including unlawful confinement, uttering threats, assault causing bodily harm, attempting to choke to overcome resistance and sexual assault using a weapon.

Foerster was convicted of first degree murder in April for killing Taylor Van Diest on Halloween night of 2011. He is currently appealing the murder conviction for which he was sentenced to life in prison.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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