Braden Eric Foster, from Slave Lake, was one of three people charge in connection with the death of Nicole Robar. Foster’s trial was set for September 30 to October 11, 2019 at Peace River Queens Court Bench. At the first day of trial, Foster changed his plea to some charges, and the crown withdrew others.
Foster pled guilty to unlawful confinement, assault and threatening a witness. The assault was a lesser offense that assault causing bodily harm. One count each of kidnapping, extortion, and manslaughter were withdrawn.
Robar was found in the Lesser Slave River in August 2017. She was last seen in Slave Lake. Robar was originally from Spruce Grove.
Foster received two years in prison for unlawful confinement, eight months consecutive for assault, and two months consecutive for threatening a witness. The total prison sentence is two years and ten months. Foster had 1,029 days pretrial custody, so the sentenced equaled time served.
Foster entered into a $500 two-year-peace bond which started on September 30.
Foster was ordered to submit a DNA sample in conjunction with the unlawful confinement conviction.
The other two suspects were a man and woman from Spruce Grove.
The man received a life sentence in March.
The woman’s trial is set for November 26 in Peace River, says Slave Lake RCMP Staff Sgt. John Spaans. This date could change.