The man accused of being Regina’s first serial killer was back in court this morning accused of attacking another Aboriginal woman — but in this case, the victim survived.
Thirty-three-year-old Clayton Bo Eichler, wearing an orange prison jump suit, stood quietly and expressionless in the prisoner’s dock this morning awaiting these latest charges. He is already facing two counts of first-degree murder in the 2013 deaths of 21-year-old Kelly Lynn Goforth and 23-year-old Richele Lee Bear. Both are Aboriginal women. They were killed in separate incidents last year. Bear was reported missing in September of 2013. Her body has never been found. In addition to being accused of killing her, Eichler is facing charges of offering an indignity to a human body. Earlier this year, court heard allegations he had sexual intercourse with Bear’s body.
In the case of Goforth, her body was found in a Regina back alley in September of 2013.
These latest charges involve a 26-year-old woman. She was allegedly driven by Eichler to the back of a Regina property in June of 2012 where she was sexually assaulted and choked into unconsciousness. Eichler is facing charges of aggravated sexual assault and overcoming resistance by choking. Regina police spokesperson Elizabeth Popowich says while the victim survived, it was a horrible ordeal.
“I know from having read the report that it would have been very traumatic, not only physically, but emotionally.”
Eichler’s court appearance lasted less than a minute this morning. He showed no emotion and said nothing in court. He whispered something to his lawyer and that was about it.
He has been remanded in custody until his next court appearance on December 31. He is scheduled to be back in court on the two murder charges on January 9.
If he is convicted, he will become Regina’s first serial killer.