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Doctor describes injuries sustained by Armstrong teen

KATHY MICHAELS

Black Press

Matthew Foerster admitted he caused the injuries that killed an Armstrong teenager in 2011, but the nature of those wounds and how they were inflicted was scrutinized in a Kelowna courtroom as his murder trial continued.

Tasked Wednesday with explaining the trail of medical evidence left on Talyor Van Diest's body was Dr. John David Stefanelli.

Stefanelli, a forensic pathologist who works out of Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops,  conducted the autopsy on Van Diest Nov. 3, 2011, the jury heard.

He told the court that other than "traumatic injuries" the  18-year-old   looked to be a fit, young, healthy person.

Van Diest, however, suffered a long list of traumatic injuries Oct. 31, 2011 and any number of which could have caused  her death, said Stefanelli.

Ultimately,  he concluded it was a severe head trauma that killed the 18-year-old.

Look for more in Friday's Morning Star.

 

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