CJ Fowler (left) and boyfriend Damien Taylor in a happier time.

CJ Fowler (left) and boyfriend Damien Taylor in a happier time.

Boyfriend sentenced for murder of Gitanmaxx girlfriend

Damien Taylor will serve at least 12 years for killing his 16-year-old girlfriend, CJ Fowler of Gitanmaxx.

  • Jun. 27, 2016 8:00 a.m.

By Cam Fortems

 

A 24-year-old man who killed his girlfriend with a chunk of concrete nearly four years ago will serve at least 12 years in jail before he is eligible for parole.

Damien Taylor was convicted in October last year of second-degree murder for the Dec. 5, 2012 death of CJ Fowler from Gitanmaax. The 16-year-old girl was pregnant at the time her body was found in Guerin Creek near downtown Kamloops.

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Dev Dley said the “sheer brutality and savagery of the attack” on Fowler calls for protection of the public from Taylor as well as denunciation of his crime.

 

Read the full story in the June 29 edition of The Interior News.