Matthew Foerster trial date set

Cherryville man accused of killing Armstrong teen in 2011 will go to trial in March 2014...

A trial date has finally been set for the Cherryville man accused of killing an Armstrong teenager in late 2011.

Matthew Stephen Foerster, 27, will stand trial for the murder of Taylor Van Diest on March 3, 2014, in Supreme Court in Kelowna.

Foerster will be tried before a judge and jury.

The trial is expected to last six weeks.

Van Diest was found seriously injured not far from her Armstrong home on Halloween night, 2011. She died from her injuries in Kelowna General Hospital Nov. 1.

Foerster was arrested in April 2012 in Ontario and charged with her murder.

His trial was to have started this month but Foerster has changed lawyers twice since being arrested, and his current counsel needed time to get up to speed on the case.