CJ Fowler was killed in Kamloops in 2012.

Accused killer to stand trial

CJ Fowler from northwestern B.C. was killed in Kamloops in 2012

  • Sep. 27, 2014 9:00 a.m.

The man accused of killing a teenaged girl from northwestern B.C. in Kamloops and leaving her lifeless body in Guerin Creek has been ordered to stand trial in B.C. Supreme Court.

Damien Taylor was committed to trial following a four-day preliminary inquiry this week in Kamloops provincial court.

The 22-year-old was arrested in January after police spent more than a year investigating the death of 16-year-old CJ Fowler.

Fowler, originally from the Hazeltons, had been living in Terrace and attending school.

Fowler’s body was discovered in Guerin Creek, near downtown Kamloops, on Dec. 5, 2012.

The Crown called 16 witnesses at Taylor’s preliminary inquiry — a pre-trial hearing to determine whether there is enough evidence to go to trial. All evidence heard at a preliminary inquiry is subject to an automatic publication ban.

At the time of her death, police said Fowler had been visiting friends in Kamloops. Investigators believe Fowler and Taylor, who were involved in a romantic relationship at the time, travelled to Kamloops together.

Fowler had apparently been planning to return home to Terrace before she was killed.

Taylor has been in custody since his arrest. He’s due back in court on Oct. 6.

(Story courtesy Kamloops This Week.)





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