Langley Times

Butorac jury selection delayed

It likely won’t be until 2014 before Langley serial killer Davey Mato Butorac will go to trial for the 2006 slaying of Aldergrove’s Margaret Redford.

Jury selection for his trial was slated for Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. But that has been cancelled and rescheduled for  November.

Butorac is already serving a life sentence for killing two sex trade workers in the spring and summer of 2007.

DNA found on his shoe and in his car linked him to those murders, which took place in Langley City and Abbotsford.

Redford’s family made several pleas for the killer to come forward after her case went cold.

It was after Butorac was arrested for the sex trade workers’ murders that he was first linked to Redford’s death. Redford’s body was found floating in the Bertrand Creek, which is blocks from where Butorac lived with his father.

In Butorac’s trial for the two murders he is convicted of, it provided no insight into motivation behind those killings. He wasn’t on police radar before his arrest.

She leaves behind a young son and daughter, grandchild and her own parents. Redford’s father had vowed to attend every day of the trial on behalf of his family.

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