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Autopsy reveals Cody Foster died from 28 injuries to his head and neck

Kamloops RCMP were called to a disturbance in the 9000 block of Dallas Drive on Feb. 11, 2017.
November 30, 2018 - 3:03 PM

KAMLOOPS - A Kamloops man stabbed and beaten to death in a RV Park last February died from 28 separate injuries to his head and neck.

Stephen George Fraser, born in 1960, was arrested and charged with the second degree murder of 26-year-old Cody Foster on Feb. 11, 2017.

Dr. James Stephen, a pathologist at Royal Inland Hospital, performed the autopsy on Foster’s body and testified today, Nov. 30, as an expert witness in Kamloops Supreme Court.

According to Stephen’s report, Foster suffered from 17 stab wounds from a sharp-edged instrument and 11 lacerations caused by blunt force trauma. The 12 members of the jury were shown photos of Foster's autopsy as Stephen explained the extent of the individual injuries.

In the Crown’s opening statement on Nov. 28, prosecutor Camille Cook said the knife Fraser used to kill Foster was broken into six pieces, some of which were protruding from Foster’s neck and had to be removed during the autopsy.

"Once the knife blade broke it ended the assault from that particular weapon," Stephen said.

Foster's stab wound to the neck resulted in significant blood loss, he explained.

Others injuries included a broken left eye socket, nose, jaw, and a depressed left cheekbone.

During Stephen’s testimony, crown prosecutor Alexandra D. Janse asked if one blow could have caused these injuries, and Stephen said it’s “more likely multiple blows would have been required” to cause the extent of Foster’s injuries.

Fraser's trial is expected to conclude next week.

For past stories on Stephen George Fraser's trial go here.

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