Matthew Foerster has changed his lawyer for the third time.
The Cherryville man charged with murdering an Armstrong teenager in 2011 has retained Lisa Helps, a Vancouver lawyer. She's the fourth attorney to represent him since his arrest in Ontario in April 2012.
Taylor Van Diest, 18, died after she was beaten near railway tracks in Armstrong on Halloween night in 2011. Foerster, 28, will be tried before a judge and jury in Kelowna starting March 3.
Lawyers are expected to argue the admissibility of evidence at a voir dire for the first week or so. Help and prosecutor Iain Currie will select the jury on March 17 and 18.
The lawyers will question each prospective juror about his or her knowledge of the case in a process called challenge for cause. They may use two courtrooms to ensure privacy.
The trial is scheduled for six weeks. Charged with first-degree murder, Foerster waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
His father, Stephen Foerster, 59, is charged with obstruction and being an accessory. He's out on bail, and the court has yet to set a trial date.
Marie Van Diest opened a trail in her daughter's honour last fall. To commemorate the tragedy's second anniversary, she led a community walk to where Taylor's body was found.