Foerster murder trial

Re: Foerster murder trial

Postby Treblehook » Apr 5th, 2014, 1:32 pm

This jury got it right. The twists, turns and lame reasoning presented by the defense in this case didn't fool them in the least. So gratifying to see this guy convicted and sentenced. I assume his father has yet to be held accountable for his actions?

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Re: Foerster murder trial

Postby Silverstarqueen » Apr 5th, 2014, 1:41 pm

Besides thanking the jury for their verdict, I also think it bears mentioning that it might have been very difficult to even identify Foerster as the killer if the previous sexual assault victims had not been brave enough to report and get his DNA and description into the system. For those who hesitate to report a sexual assaut, for whatever reason, I believe more killings have been prevented by getting this case to a verdict.

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Re: Foerster murder trial

Postby the truth » Apr 5th, 2014, 2:00 pm

Symbonite wrote:Death Penalty would be better...but hey this is canada...we give killers more rights than a homeless persone inc dental and health food and shelter.


10 /10 anything less then the death penalty in this case is a crime
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Re: Foerster murder trial

Postby xjeepguy » Apr 5th, 2014, 2:43 pm

Symbonite wrote:Death Penalty would be better...but hey this is canada...we give killers more rights than a homeless persone inc dental and health food and shelter.


the truth wrote:10 /10 anything less then the death penalty in this case is a crime


Hopefully a few inmates will take care of this waste of skin .
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Re: Foerster murder trial

Postby the truth » Apr 5th, 2014, 2:46 pm

would be nice ,but he will be just fine, he will be put on a cell block with his kind.they would not want him to get hurt.
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Re: Foerster murder trial

Postby W105 » Apr 5th, 2014, 2:57 pm

a very good day indeed !!! I hope today is the start of closure and healing for this Family..bravo to the Crown for knowing they had a solid case and not budging to make a deal and to the jury for their common sense...

also this monster has to be "eligible" for parole , so here's hoping his "stupid" comes out alot during his prison stay for the 25 yrs...I hope his father died a bit today himself...I also will feel happiness when this freak won't be there for his aging parents nor at their funerals when their time to pass comes...maybe he'll truly understand the same pain that he has caused this Family...
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Re: Foerster murder trial

Postby kgcayenne » Apr 5th, 2014, 4:29 pm

I'm relieved they found him guilty as charged. The guy is demented and... I just can't quite express the rest (well, not on here anyway).
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Re: Foerster murder trial

Postby normaM » Apr 5th, 2014, 4:43 pm

They should charge his father as well for aiding
Hope someone follows what happens to him in prison
Not revenge - he is not safe to be amongst us
Hope her family can at least now sleep a bit better
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Re: Foerster murder trial

Postby Partmanpartfish » Apr 5th, 2014, 5:06 pm

Symbonite wrote:Death Penalty would be better...but hey this is canada...we give killers more rights than a homeless persone inc dental and health food and shelter.


All civilized nations, with the exception of some US states, treat prisoners humanely, not just Canada.

We can, however, hope that Mr. Foerster gets what he deserves in prison.
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Re: Foerster murder trial

Postby Atomoa » Apr 5th, 2014, 6:12 pm

The system works 99% of the time.

This was a good verdict and the convicted will now be put away for 25+ years if not more and will be watched like a hawk if he ever gets out in his graying years. Society is safer but all around it's a sad day.

The girl should be alive and the guilty should have got help along time ago. There has been indications this was quite the "lead up" to the murder event. Instead of directing all the emotion to finding creative ways to insult the guilty person, people/government should be trying to prevent stuff like this from happening in the first place. This was no bolt of lightning from the sky. I'm not totally up to speed but a prostitute was beaten and his family/friends knew of something of his anger/emotional problems I believe? How about in school? Tests? Focus. We (society) can't be just burying the dead, getting rabid mad and "getting off" on caging people after the fact.

As well - Canadian's shouldn't be "relieved/surprised" that this was the verdict. Certain elements from certain media groups have created a entire questionable justice system thought process from thin air. Cherry picked. It should be surprising, and it is, when technicalities and other elements negate justice - but part of justice is following the rules and the principle that it's better that 10 people walk free than 1 innocent goes to jail for life.

Gain some confidence from this. Let's progress from this.
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Re: Foerster murder trial

Postby wanderer » Apr 5th, 2014, 7:07 pm

normaM wrote:They should charge his father as well for aiding
Hope someone follows what happens to him in prison
Not revenge - he is not safe to be amongst us
Hope her family can at least now sleep a bit better


They have charged his father, his trial is coming up. I believe he is accused of being aware that his son murdered Taylor so hid him and arranged for him move to out of the province.

I also seem to remember hearing that his father arranged for the son to be with the escort, whom he is accused of assaulting. A coming of age thing? Did father cover that up too?

I hope the Van Diest family feel some justice has been achieved for Taylor. Hopefully they can now move forward and that there is no appeal.
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Re: Foerster murder trial

Postby Partmanpartfish » Apr 5th, 2014, 8:00 pm

Yeah, see:

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/10/30 ... 79589.html

and

http://www.castanet.net/news/Vernon/107 ... r-to-trial

It will be interesting to see what crawls out from under that rock. They say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
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Re: Foerster murder trial

Postby Ken7 » Apr 8th, 2014, 5:10 pm

On the news this evening, they will be airing the video confession of Foerster as it has been challenged through the courts.

Do you feel there is a need to sensationalize this sick individual's involvement or should it not be publicized ?

My thoughts are it works to the negative in society. It can also create further crimes as it gives other sick individuals a idea or a fantasy to live out.

I wish they would leave it in the courtroom truly!
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Re: Foerster murder trial

Postby Wally » Apr 8th, 2014, 5:53 pm

I think if I were Taylor's family I would want to see this organism talking about killing her the least amount of times neccesary to bury himself in court, so, no, I dont think the news should air it out of respect for the family. That said, they may feel differently, I can only pretend to imagine how they feel.
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Re: Foerster murder trial

Postby Ken7 » Apr 8th, 2014, 6:18 pm

Wally wrote:I think if I were Taylor's family I would want to see this organism talking about killing her the least amount of times neccesary to bury himself in court, so, no, I dont think the news should air it out of respect for the family. That said, they may feel differently, I can only pretend to imagine how they feel.


I'm very sure it was shown in court, I believe the media reported on it. Sadly, there are other sick individuals that do not need to see this! Just my opinion as there have been many copy cat crimes, many shooting copycats.

For the average citizen, they won't miss the viewing if the media does not show it.
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