Former B.C. Lion Josh Boden charged with 2nd-degree murder in death of ex-girlfriend
Kimberly Lynn Hallgarth was found dead in her Burnaby home on March 15, 2009
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.
Hallgarth, 33, was found dead in her Burnaby home on March 15, 2009.
A year earlier, in 2008, Boden was charged with assaulting Hallgarth. He was later acquitted.
Boden, 31, was once a promising local high school prodigy. He was named the Canadian Junior Football League's Rookie of the Year in 2005 for his season with the South Surrey Rams (now called the Langley Rams).
He went on to be a wide receiver for the B.C. Lions in the 2006-07 CFL season. He was cut from the team in 2008 following his charges of domestic assault.
After his acquittal, he played one game with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2009 before being cut a short time later.
Boden had several run-ins with the law after the end of his CFL career, including multiple charges of sexual assault, assault, and traffic violations.
In August 2009, Boden was charged after Vancouver police officers reported seeing him grope two women in separate incidents at the Burrard and Commercial Drive SkyTrain stations on Aug. 25, 2009.
After being arrested, Boden was also charged with sexually assaulting a woman on Aug. 13, 2009, in her office building.
At the time, Vancouver Police issued a rare warning to the public after Boden was released on bail, saying that he posed "a significant risk to the community."
In 2011, he was found guilty for both sexual assaults, as well as assaulting a police officer and obstructing a police officer.
In 2018, he faced another two counts of assault, failure to comply with conditions and two driving charges.
Boden makes his next court appearance in Vancouver Monday.
With files from Jason Proctor