For­mer Cana­dian Foot­ball League player charged with 2009 mur­der

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VAN­COU­VER—A for­mer wide re­ceiver with the Cana­dian Foot­ball League’s B.C. Lions made his first court ap­pear­ance fol­low­ing a charge of sec­ond-de­gree mur­der more than nine years af­ter a woman’s death.

Joshua Bo­den’s lawyer said out­side provin­cial court Mon­day his client in­tends to plead not guilty in con­nec­tion with the death of 33-year-old Kim­berly

Hall­garth, whose body was found in a Burn­aby, B.C., home in March 2009.

Lawyer Kevin Westell would not com­ment on his

client’s re­ac­tion to the charge com­ing so long af­ter Hall­garth was dis­cov­ered dead.

Al­leged mur­der was cold case. Story at thes­tar.com/foot­ball

DAR­RYL DYCK/CP

For­mer CFL wide re­ceiver Joshua Bo­den, seen here in 2012, is charged with sec­ond-de­gree mur­der.

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