May 7, 2014 1:43 pm

UPDATE: Killer’s father helped him escape justice

UPDATE: Stephen Foerster has pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact of Taylor Van Diest’s murder. He has been sentenced to 3 years less 336 days credit for time served. In pleading guilty, Foerster admitted he knew that his son committed the crime and lied to police and others about Matthew’s whereabouts. He paid $500 to purchase fake ID documents for his son to obtain employment in Ontario and counseled Matthew on how to avoid police detection.

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KELOWNA — Taylor Van Diest’s killer may be behind bars, but the legal proceedings surrounding her murder aren’t over yet.

Matthew Foerster, 28, was convicted of the first degree murder of the Armstrong teen in April. Now his father, Stephen Foerster, is seeing his day in court for his alleged involvement in the crime.

Stephen Foerster, 60,  is expected to plead guilty to accessory after the fact of Taylor Van Diest’s murder, while the crown has dropped the charge of obstruction of justice.

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