Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Murder of Tim Bosma and Laura Babcock (Canada)

Murder of Tim Bosma and Laura Babcock (Canada) --- ===

Murder of Tim Bosma (Canada) Tim Bosma was killed on May 6, 2013, shortly after leaving his house with Millard and Smich, who were there to test drive a truck he was selling.  The Crown’s theory, which jurors seem to have believed, was that the two had planned to kill somebody and take their truck as a souvenir for the previous year. The murder involved Dellen Millard, the heir to Millardair, a Canadian former airline and aviation company, who was convicted in 2016 of murdering Tim Bosma specifically for his Dodge 3500 truck then incinerated the body. Bosma vanished in May 2013 after he took two strangers for a test drive in a truck he was trying to sell online. His remains were found in an animal incinerator, dubbed The Eliminator, police located on Millard’s farm in southwestern Ontario.  Smich and Millard still face charges of first-degree murder in connection with the case of 23-year-old Toronto resident Laura Babcock, who disappeared in 2012. . Both Millard and Smich have been charged with the first-degree murder of Laura Babcock, who disappeared in summer 2012. And Millard alone faces murder charges in the death of his father, which previously has been ruled a suicide.

*Timeline

Wayne Millard seemed to envision a more stable life for Dellen than the one he had led. Somewhat of a rebel — hired as an Air Canada pilot at age 25, he was fired for wearing his hair too long in 1973

2 weeks before meeting on why they should put more money into the business

Dellen, born in 1985,

 exhibited the family aptitude for aviation early, setting a record on his 14th birthday as the youngest person to fly solo in an airplane and a helicopter on the same day.

2005 But by age 19, he seems to have been more interested in using Millardair planes as props for porno shoots. The adult website Suicide Girls credits Dellen Millard as the photographer for a 2005 photo spread entitled Cockpit. It features a model named Josie naked inside an aircraft,

Nov. 29, 2012, father Wayne Millard died, reportedly of a gunshot wound to the head in the family’s suburban Toronto home.

*Wikipedia

May 6, 2013 Murder of Tim Bosma (Canada)

From Wikipedia,

Tim Bosma was killed on May 6, 2013, shortly after leaving his house with Millard and Smich, who were there to test drive a truck he was selling.

The murder of Tim Bosma involved Dellen Millard, the heir to Millardair, a Canadian former airline and aviation company, who was convicted in 2016 of murdering Tim Bosma specifically for his Dodge 3500 truck then incinerated the body.[citation needed]

Bosma's body was incinerated by the killers[which?] to destroy evidence but they[who?] were not successful and both[who?] were convicted of first degree murder in the death of Tim Bosma.[citation needed]

Smich and Millard still face charges of first-degree murder in connection with the case of 23-year-old Toronto resident Laura Babcock, who disappeared in 2012.
That case is scheduled to go to trial in 2017.

Separately, Millard is charged with first-degree murder in relation to the death of his father, Wayne Millard. That matter remains before the courts.

Sources[edit]

Tim Bosma was a Canadian citizen from Ancaster, Ontario who was murdered on May 6, 2013. Bosma was abducted, killed, and incinerated, by two men who wanted to steal his pickup truck, which he had been attempting to sell. On June 17, 2016, the two men, Dellen Millard and Mark Smich, were convicted of first-degree murder in Bosma's killing and were sentenced to life in prison, with no parole eligibility for 25 years.[1] [2] [3]

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http://www.cbc.ca/interactives/longform/news/wayward-son-dellen-millard-tim-bosma-trial
http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/dellen-millard-mark-smich-found-guilty-of-murdering-tim-bosma-1.2950433
Tim Bosma was killed on May 6, 2013, shortly after leaving his house with Millard and Smich, who were there to test drive a truck he was selling.
The Crown’s theory, which jurors seem to have believed, was that the two had planned to kill somebody and take their truck as a souvenir for the previous year.
Smich argued against that version of events, taking the stand in his own defence to claim that he was following Millard and Bosma in a separate vehicle when the shooting occurred.


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Murder_of_Laura_Babcock

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Laura Babcock (February 11, 1989-July 2012) was a Canadian woman from Toronto that was murdered by Dellen Millard and Mark Smich in July 2012. She was burned in an animal incinerator. Her death is considered one of most infamous in modern day Canadian history as her murderers were also found guilty in the infamous Murder of Tim Bosma.

Disappearance, relationships, and biography[edit]

She disappeared in July 2012. Dellen Millard and Mark Smich were charged on April 10, 2014. Millard was in a love triangle as he was dating a woman named Christina Noudga and was dating Babcock at the same time. Babcock was also reported to have been having mental problems at the time. Babcock had boyfriend named Shawn Lerner (broken up at the time of the murder) and was with him at her party where Millard was also at. It is not publicly known if Babcock knew Millard from before. In late July 2012 Lerner was at a Starbuck'sto have a discussion about his missing ex-girlfriend with Millard. Lerner and everyone else (excluding Millard) did not know Babcock was dead already for about 3 weeks. Police revisited the Babcock case after the Tim Bosma's murder. The investigation also included Dellen Millard's murdered father Wayne who was the owner of the private and formerly public airline Millardair. Babcock's remains were found in an animal incinerator on Millard's property outside Waterloo, Ontario.

Trial[edit]

Her trial began on October 232017. The trial was presided by Canadian Supreme Court Judge Michael Code. Millard acted as his own lawyer and Smich's lawyer was Thomas Dungey. Dungey did point out that Millard was guilty. Millard's and Smich's crown prosecutor was Jill Cameron. Both killers were no longer in remand as both were found guilty of murdering Tim Bosma and both were given life in prison. The court heard that Babcock had an intense fear of death since childhood. On November 2 Babcock's phone was found at one of the killer's homes and next day a duffel bag was found at one of the killers homes. In early December 2017 the trial was coming to a close. Judge Michael Code gave the jury two following mandatory choices to make in the verdict which number 1 was if Laura Babcock is dead and number 2 was did Millard and Smich murder her. On December 13, 2017 the jury began deliberating and on December 16, 2017 the jury found Millard and Smich guilty of murdering Laura Babcock. All throughout the trial Millard and Smich pleaded not guilty. Both Millard and Smich were given additional lives in prisons with no chances of parole for 25 years. All 12 jurors decided to give Millard consecutive sentences and 5 jurors decided for Smich to have the maximum chance of getting denied parole. All the other jurors made no suggestion for Smich's possibility of parole. Babcock's parents Linda and Clayton despite being satisfied with the verdict said there is no joy in the verdict as the loss of their was too painful.

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Infamous murder in Ontario. Major story in Canadian headlines. One of the few murders by a serial killer in Canada. Also among the most infamous in modern day Canada. If there is any editing flaws I suggest someone to fix them to prevent declining.


*Sources

Tim Bosma murder suspect, Dellen Millard made surprising decision to dismantle family business
http://nationalpost.com/news/millard-aviation-business-in-decline-long-before-tim-bosma-murder-suspect-started-to-dismantle-it
As far as business development consultant Al Sharif and other executives at Millardair were concerned, the boss’s son Dellen and his red mohawk spelled trouble. I thought he was just a spoilt little brat who had his way all his life and didn’t appreciate what his father was doing for him,” said Mr. Sharif. “He was an impediment to the hangar operation” who didn’t meet his deadlines, almost never arrived at work before noon, and refused to clear his collection of cars, jeeps, hot rods, jet skis and personal airplanes from the business premises.

Dellen began asking Mr. Sharif about the value of the company and why his 71-year-old father, Wayne Millard, should continue to fund a venture whose costs already far exceeded the original estimates. “He advised [me] that the family coffers were running low and that he was very apprehensive to keep pouring money into the facility,”

Less than two weeks later, 0n Nov. 29, 2012, Wayne Millard died, reportedly of a gunshot wound to the head in the family’s suburban Toronto home. Last month, Dellen was arrested and charged with the May 6th murder of Tim Bosma,

earched the property for clues related to other unsolved cases. One is that of Laura Babcock, a 23-year-old Toronto woman who went missing last summer, and whose phone records show that her last eight phone calls were to Dellen Millard. But Wayne Millard’s death, originally deemed a suicide, has now also come under renewed scrutin

‘Should I have asked every time he showed up pulling a trailer?’ Bosma killer’s girlfriend to face her own trial Her own trial as accessory after the fact to murder begins in Hamilton next month. The charge relates to Noudga’s activities on the night of Thursday, May 9, 2013, and into the early morning hours the next day. The prosecution alleges she helped her boyfriend Millard escape arrest. Under the Canada Evidence Act, her testimony at the Bosma trial cannot be used against her



Dellen Millard's murder trial in death of his father set for March 2018 ...
www.cbc.ca/.../dellen-millard-s-murder-trial-in-death-of-his-father-set-for-march-201...  Oct 21, 2016 - Dellen Millard, the convicted killer of Tim Bosma, is now scheduled to stand trial for first-degree murder in the death of his father in March 2018. He will rely on legal aid for his ... He is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of his father, Wayne Millard, and girlfriend Laura Babcock. (Pam Davies/CBC) ...

Wayne Millard | AnnBrocklehurst.com
www.annrbrocklehurst.com/tag/wayne-millard  In April 2014, almost one year after the murder of Tim Bosma, Dellen Millard was charged with the first degree murder of his father Wayne. He is scheduled to stand trial in late 2017. You can read more about the relationship between Wayne and Dellen in the book, Dark Ambition: The Shocking Crime of Dellen Millard and ...His 2012 death was originally deemed a suicide, but after his son was arrested for the murder of Tim Bosma, the investigation into Wayne’s death was re-opened.  The 71-year-old died in his Toronto home from a gunshot wound to the eye. At the time of his death, he had invested millions in a brand new Waterloo airport hangar and maintenance facility for Millardair, the family company founded by his father Dark Ambition is for sale online at McNally Robinson, Chapters/Indigo, Amazon.ca and Amazon.com. Or you can pick it up in your local indie bookstore, Chapters, Indigo, Coles — and at Costco.


Dark Ambition: The Shocking Crime of Dellen Millard ... - Amazon.com
https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Ambition-Shocking-Dellen-Millard/dp/0670070149
Dark Ambition and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. ... Dark Ambition: The Shocking Crime of Dellen Millard and Mark Smich Hardcover – November 8, 2016. ... ANN BROCKLEHURST is a veteran journalist, licensed private investigator and communications professional ...
Shortlisted for the 2017 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, Nonfiction Category

Tim Bosma was a happy young father with a promising future when he listed his pickup truck for sale online, went for a test drive with two strangers, and never returned. The story of the Hamilton man’s strange disappearance in May 2013 captured headlines across the country and took over social media, resonating with everyone who had ever taken a test drive or bought and sold goods online. 
     When Dellen Millard and Mark Smich were eventually arrested and charged with Bosma’s murder, the mystery only deepened. Millard was the wealthy heir to an aviation business. Smich was his ne’er-do-well best friend from a middle-class family. There was no obvious reason why the pair had made it their deadly mission to steal a truck, murder its owner, and incinerate the body. Tim Bosma was their randomly chosen “thrill kill” target.
     Veteran journalist and private investigator Ann Brocklehurst had a front-row seat at Millard’s and Smich’s 2016 trial, where many of the questions about their shocking crime were finally answered. Others still linger, waiting to be further explained at two more murder trials set for 2017. Both Millard and Smich have been charged with the first-degree murder of Laura Babcock, who disappeared in summer 2012. And Millard alone faces murder charges in the death of his father, which previously has been ruled a suicide.
     Compelling and suspenseful, Dark Ambition chronicles an unfathomable crime and its chilling perpetrators.

Amazon.com: Dark Ambition: The Shocking Crime of Dellen Millard ...
https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Ambition-Shocking-Dellen-Millard.../B01DJZW9Y2
Rating: 4.8 - ‎6 reviewsEditorial Reviews. Review. Shortlisted for the 2017 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, Nonfiction Category “What a terrific book this is—technically of the true-crime genre, but so lucid and calm, it raises the bar. In a world where uninformed opinion flourishes, author Ann Brocklehurst keeps her head and treats a ghastly story with ...

October 28, 2016 
http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/convicted-killer-and-aviation-empire-heir-dellen-millard-is-broke-court-hears-3
Wayne Millard News, Articles & Images | National Post
nationalpost.com/tag/wayne-millard
convicted killer Dellen Millard is broke, court hears, and can't afford lawyer for upcoming murder trials.Millard is due to go to trial next September for first-degree murder in the death of Toronto woman Laura Babcock. He's also charged with the murder of his father ...WAYNE MILLARD
After a pair of new charges, Dellen Millard is now an accused serial killer  Tim Bosma murder suspect, Dellen Millard made surprising decision to dismantle family business  Suspect in Tim Bosma's death was always 'a little different' and did 'odd stuff' at private school, classmate says
Convicted killer Dellen Millard is broke, court hears, and can't afford lawyer for upcoming murder trials  Millard is due to go to trial next September for first-degree murder in the death of Toronto woman Laura Babcock. He's also charged with the murder of his father convicted killer who is heir to an aviation empire told a court Friday he has no money to pay for his defence in two upcoming murder trials.  Dellen Millard, who was convicted of first-degree murder with Mark Smich in the death of Tim Bosma in June, said he has filed for legal aid.

Millard is also charged with first-degree murder in the death of his father, Wayne Millard, head of Millardair until his death in 2012. That trial is scheduled for March 2018. Millardair was founded in 1963 by Dellen Millard’s grandfather, Carl, who turned it into a multi-million dollar business. After Carl died in 2006, his son Wayne took over.  Dellen Millard took control of Millardair after his father’s death, which was initially deemed a suicide. According to documents filed in commercial court, Millard is the beneficiary of his father’s estate.  However, Millard cannot inherit because he is charged with his murder.


Jury finds Millard and Smich guilty of 1st-degree murder in death of Laura Babcock  Dellen Millard and Mark Smich pleaded not guilty to 1st-degree murder in disappearance of Toronto woman Shannon Martin · CBC News · December 16, 2017  Laura Babcock holds her beloved Maltese named Lacey. Dellen Millard and Mark Smich have been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of the Toronto woman. (Facebook)  A jury has found Dellen Millard and Mark Smich guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Toronto woman Laura Babcock. The Crown argued during the trial that lasted seven weeks that Millard, 32, of Toronto, and Smich, 30, of Oakville, Ont., killed the 23-year-old Babcock and burned her body in an animal incinerator.