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Jury hears accused killer wept when told of girlfriend’s death

A BC Supreme Court jury has heard that the man accused of killing a Hazelton-area girl wept when police told him that 16-year-old CJ Fowler had been found dead.

Court heard that 24-year-old Damien Taylor called Fowler the life of his life and rocked in his chair crying when RCMP gave him the news.

Fowler’s body was discovered in a Kamloops park hours before RCMP met Taylor at the Prince George bus station to ask him about the death.

Taylor told investigators that he and Fowler had been forced to travel from Terrace to Kamloops to sell drugs. Police initially didn’t consider Taylor a suspect in the death, but he was charged with second degree murder a year later.

Crown says witnesses will testify that the couple argued December 5th, 2012 as they left a Kamloops hospital shortly after learning CJ was pregnant.

A forensic pathologist has testified that he believes a 25 kilogram block was used to kill CJ Fowler. Doctor Gilles Molgat says her skull was caved in on the right side and her jaw had been smashed. The block, which had blood on it, was found on the chest of the girl when she was found by a dog walker.

The trial continues in Kamloops.

(Canadian Press, Kamloops This Week)

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