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CanadaFamily of slain Burnaby woman speaks out after former B.C. Lion charged with murder

22:21  05 november  2018
22:21  05 november  2018 Source:   globalnews.ca

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Former B . C . Lion Josh Boden has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of his ex-girlfriend Kimberly Lynn Hallgarth. After his acquittal, he played one game with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2009 before being cut a short time later. B . C . Lions Josh Boden (1) is tripped

The family hoped the murder charge would bring some justice for Stallings and keep her suspected killer "She got in an argument with her boyfriend and she was going out of the house to leave and he threw Blankenship said. About a month later, Stallings' boyfriend was formally charged with murder .

Family of slain Burnaby woman speaks out after former B.C. Lion charged with murder © IHIT/Canadian Press Joshua Boden has been charged in connection with the death of Kimberly Hallgarth

The family of a murdered Burnaby woman is thanking investigators following the arrest of a suspect nearly a decade after her death.

Former B.C. Lion Joshua Boden is facing a second-degree murder charge in connection with the death of Kimberly Hallgarth, whose body was found inside a home on Colborne Avenue in March 2009.

READ MORE: Former BC Lion Josh Boden arrested in New Westminster

Boden, who had dated Hallgarth, was previously acquitted of assaulting her and was long considered a person of interest in the investigation.

Former B.C. Lion Josh Boden charged with second-degree murder in death of ex-girlfriend

Former B.C. Lion Josh Boden charged with second-degree murder in death of ex-girlfriend Kimberly Lynn Hallgarth, Boden's ex-girlfriend, was found dead in her Burnaby home on March 15, 2009.

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The onetime Lions hopeful has been in and out of the court system and jail since his CFL career  Police investigate the suspicious death of a woman at a home on Colborne Street in Burnaby in In August 2008, Boden had been acquitted of theft, mischief and assault charges after Hallgarth Those charges stemmed from an alleged domestic dispute that resulted in the B . C . Lions cutting ties with

Since the end of his football career, Boden has found himself in trouble with the law on numerous occasions.

READ MORE: Weapons charges against former B.C. Lion Josh Boden dismissed

Boden was arrested in New Westminster last May and charged with two counts of assault.

Prior to that, he was convicted of two counts of sexual assault, one count of obstructing justice and one count of assaulting a police officer. Those charges stemmed from a 2009 incident in which he groped a woman at a SkyTrain station, an incident that prompted an unusual safety warning from police.

Hallgarth's family is now thanking the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) for its dedication to the case, saying they are happy about this next step.

"We have waited nearly 10 long years for this moment and are relieved that closure is in sight," the family said in a statement.

READ MORE: Weapons charges against former B.C. Lion Josh Boden dismissed

"Only we know the unimaginable grief that our family has been going through and the toll it has taken on every family member. What we have been going through is something that no family should ever have to experience."

The family added, "we can only hope that the accused will cooperate and help everyone involved move forward."

— With files from Simon Little

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