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Title: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: justice on May 09, 2013, 10:29:41 AM
Tim Bosma has been missing since May 06.  Two men came to test drive his Dodge Ram truck that Tim had advertised on kijiji for sale.  Tim went with the two men and has not been seen since.  See articles CTV Kitchener
Published Wednesday, May 8, 2013 10:09AM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, May 8, 2013 10:16AM EDT

Hamilton Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 32-year-old man.  An Ancaster area man has been missing since Monday, May 6.

Tim Bosma was reported missing by his family Monday after he failed to return home.

Two men went to Mr. Bosma’s residence to view a black Dodge Ram pickup truck he was selling.  When asked if they could take the truck for a test drive, Tim accompanied them.

Neither he or the truck returned.

Timothy Bosma was last seen wearing blue jeans, work boots and a long sleeve shirt.

The Truck is described as a Dodge Ram 3500 pickup with license plate number 726 7ZW.

A facebook page dedicated to the search for Tim can be found here.

Read more: http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/police-looking-for-missing-ancaster-area-man-1.1272234#ixzz2SoVdJLVQ
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 09, 2013, 11:27:44 AM
This is pretty scarey and so many people are using Kijjijji and craigslist and many on line sites and meeting people.  I am praying this man is safe some where but sure doesnt look that way with homicide getting involved.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 09, 2013, 12:57:39 PM
This certainly sounds like a crime took place here. Very dangerous these days to go on any of these sites to sell anything. Always have a person with you or do not allow them to drive the vehicle. The owner should be driving the vehicle and the person should not be allowed to drive it. He surely should not have left home with two men he did not know, very dangerous. He should have had a brother or sister there and had them hold an item and have their names and ID before he ever left the house. Never go with two people, make one wait and just go with the person buying the truck. It sure doesn't sound good for Tim's safe return. :( :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 09, 2013, 01:03:55 PM
really good advice Cape;  we have reached the time in this world when it is definitely not safe to go with a stranger or even worse, strangers, without having someone else (a capable person) with you.... and leaving one of the strangers personal ID or something just as connected to them, with other people - while "making known" to the other person/people/witnesses the purpose of the situation.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: joojoo on May 09, 2013, 01:18:58 PM
Here are two links for this thread:

http://www.thespec.com/news-story/2556873-missing-ancaster-man-told-his-wife-he-would-be-right-back/
http://new.livestream.com/joeycoleman-ca/events/2088758/videos/18380470

This is around my area and the community has posters all over hoping that the individuals will release him and then take ownership for what they have done.
Very disturbing to see that some members of society have regressed to a crime such as this. imo
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 09, 2013, 02:04:32 PM
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They'd arranged to meet him at his rural Ancaster home after he'd posted a For Sale ad for the truck on Kijiji and Auto Trader.

Kijiji would have the correspondence between the two in both parties "mailboxes".  I hope the wife went right away and printed them out.  At least it might provide a viable link between the Kijiji server and the perps.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 09, 2013, 04:02:17 PM
Heartbreaking , totally heartbreaking.  Why the hell if they wanted the truck so bad didnt they just go to his address when they were in bed and steal it or rather than take Tim with the truck.  That I will never understand.  Praying that Tim is safe some where and just unable to get loose to come home
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: soccermom on May 09, 2013, 04:40:10 PM
I am worried and FRUSTRATED:
"Hamilton police said Thursday they now have several leads that might help them find Bosma, according to Staff Sergeant Matt Kavanagh .... [snip] Police did not provide sketches of the men along with the physical descriptions released Wednesday, but Kavanagh said they may do so if the current leads don't pan out.

'Once we've exhausted those, we might do a sketch, but there's some pretty good leads coming through.' "
http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/05/07/hamilton-missing-man.html

WHY would LE refuse to release the sketches?? This man has a wife and daughter in agony and perhaps the public can help. He has now been missing several days. I don't know what theories or leads they are working from, but there are few if any scenarios I can imagine that would make it ok to hold back this info -- because nothing is proved yet, anyway, for why Tim  is missing. What is wrong with LE that they don't release this info? LE, please give the public an opportunity to help, whatever this scenario may be!

Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 09, 2013, 05:08:35 PM
I think the Le are leary of posting a sketch as the wife only saw them for a few seonds , so a sketch could be wrong and lead the investigation in other directions that are a waste of time rather than a help?  I think they are better to got through the responses to the add and try to pinpoint the ip address of the people they may be able to narrow it down that way , even if it is a library it would give them a base to work from I think
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jobo on May 09, 2013, 06:20:02 PM
http://www.680news.com/2013/05/08/missing-hamilton-mans-wife-makes-plea-for-his-return/

680News staff May 8, 2013 05:19:50 PM
 
Unusual circumstances surround the disappearance of a Hamilton man and now the homicide unit of Hamilton police is getting involved.

Police said Tim Bosma was last seen on Monday, leaving his Ancaster home with two men who were test-driving his truck he was selling on Kijiji and Auto Trader.

His wife said Bosma told her the two men were from the Toronto area.

Sharlene Bosma watched her husband leave his home with those two men around 9:20 p.m.

She made a very emotional plea for his safe return.

“It was just a truck. It is just a truck. You don’t need him. But I do. And our daughter needs her daddy back,” she said.

Police are searching for two suspects.

The first is in his mid-20s, white, 6’1-6’2, 170-180 lbs, light to medium short brown hair, unshaven. He was wearing blue jeans, long sleeve orange shirt and running shoes.

The second man is also white, in his early to mid 20s, 5’9-5’10″, small to medium build, dark hair. He was wearing a red hooded sweater and had a hood over his head.

They were last seen in Bosma’s truck, a black 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup with the Ontario licence plate 726 7ZW.
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It would be good if the Police displayed the description of the truck and licence number on the signs on some of the highways around.  I get the feeling these two guys took off out west....the summer is coming, lots of (young) Ontarians want to go west.

This whole storey is scary, I hope Tim is found safe, but time is ticking.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: soccermom on May 09, 2013, 08:06:18 PM
I think the Le are leary of posting a sketch as the wife only saw them for a few seonds , so a sketch could be wrong and lead the investigation in other directions that are a waste of time rather than a help?  I think they are better to got through the responses to the add and try to pinpoint the ip address of the people they may be able to narrow it down that way , even if it is a library it would give them a base to work from I think

Eyes, I have thought of this as a possible explanation, but IMO there doesn't need to be mutual exclusivity on this; LE can continue to search other leads as well as follow any that come in through a sketch. I know LE is under-resourced but it is precisely for situations like this that LE is expected to use every available tactic to locate a MP. The longer the delay the less possibility for noticing, remembering, etc.

One possible reason I might have sympathy for the decision is if LE is concerned that release of sketches might panic the persons of interest into harming Tim, presuming he is with them now. I think I recall  other cases where that has happened (?). I would support the reticence with such a rationale. But as time stretches I'm increasingly frantic about Tim's safety, and sure we need to use ALL resources to try bring  him home to his desperate family. 
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Concerned on May 09, 2013, 08:13:11 PM
Prayers, and prayers. To those that are interested in the truck. Or, some transportation for a trip. You are at a cross roads. You have taken a man, and property. The sentence for property is a lot less than for a person. So, it is best to let a man go. Surely the public will be looking for you, either way. Reduce your chances of a long, long lock up. Return the man alive. It makes all the sense in the world.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 10, 2013, 09:14:09 AM
Obviously they planned to do this when they went three, as the other vehicle dropped them off.  They were comming from out of town to look at a truck.  How had they planned to get back to toronto if they didnt buy the truck so obviously this was the intention all long I believe
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 10, 2013, 09:37:02 AM
Tim Bosma is pictured below. Also pictured is the truck he was attempting to sell.

Click to enlarge pictures
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jobo on May 10, 2013, 10:19:23 AM
http://www.newstalk1010.com/News/localnews/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10543088


Tim Bosma's cell phone found, truck test driver description released

Posted By: Siobhan Morris smorris@astral.com  · 5/10/2013 12:05:00 PM

Police are out with a description of one of the men who may have been involved in Tim Bosma's disappearance.

The Hamilton man was trying to sell his Dodge Ram online and went on a test drive Monday night with two men he said were from Toronto.

One of them is thought to be in his mid-20s, described as 6'1 with brown hair, unshaven and wearing jeans, a long-sleeve orange shirt and running shoes. The man also has several tattoos on his arms, including the word "ambition" on his wrist with a frame around it.

Police say Bosma's cell phone has been found in an industrial part of west-Brantford. His truck was also spotted in the city around 10:10 pm on Monday.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.
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I cannot imagine how Tim's family must feel.....I am sick about this disappearance, and cannot stop looking at every Dodge Ram I see, and where I live, every second vehicle is a pick-up truck.   
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 10, 2013, 11:06:11 AM
It appears that these men were looking for a specific type of truck when they saw Tim Bosma's ad on Kijiji.

Tim Bosma: Police find cellphone, release more info on suspects

By James Armstrong Global News


TORONTO – Hamilton Police believe the day before Tim Bosma disappeared from his home during a test drive of his truck, the two suspects test drove a similar truck in Toronto.

Bosma, 32, went missing from outside his Ancaster home on Monday just after 9 p.m. when he took two people – apparently interested in buying his truck – on a test-drive.

The two individuals contacted him through an ad he placed on the website Kijiji.

Bosma was trying to sell his Black 2007 Dodge Ram pickup truck with the license plate 726-72W.

Now Hamilton police say a very similar incident happened in Toronto just 24 hours earlier. Police say two men walked up to a man’s business in the city and test drove his truck.

The business owner described the two men as suspicious and added to the description already provided by police.

The first suspect has the word “Ambition” tattooed on his wrist with a box around it, police said, adding that it’s a rather uncommon tattoo.

The two are white males in their 20s. The first is described as roughly 6’1” and between 170 and 180 pounds. He had short brown hair and was unshaven. He was wearing jeans and a long sleeve orange shirt with running shoes, police said.

The second man was shorter, at approximately 5’9” or 5’10”, police said. He had a small to medium build with dark hair and was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt.

Tim Bosma disappeared from his Ancaster home on Monday.

Bosma’s wife, Sharlene, issued an emotional public plea on Thursday for her husband’s safe return home.

“Tim has been stolen from us.”

“It was just a truck. It is just a truck. You don’t need him. But I do. And our daughter needs her daddy back,” Sharlene said. “Tim is my husband. He is my partner and my best friend. He is the love of my life and the father of my child.”

Hamilton Police said that there is nothing in Bosma’s history that would point to a possible motive for his disappearance.

The Hamilton Police has utilized several units including ground teams, division patrol, mounted units and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) during the search for Bosma.

And on Friday police announced that they found Bosma’s cellphone in an industrial area of Brantford.  A search of the area turned up nothing else.

But police say they received a tip that Bosma’s truck was seen in downtown Brantford just after 10 p.m. on Monday.

Now, police are asking for businesses and individuals who may have security cameras or footage of the area from that night to turn it over to police.

Bosma’s spouse told police the two men may have been from Toronto and Hamilton said Friday that they have obtained the cellphone records of one of the suspects.

That cellphone, though only registered three months ago, was used in several areas in Etobicoke.

Police have yet to name either suspect.

© Shaw Media, 2013

http://globalnews.ca/news/551499/hamilton-police-to-provide-update-on-tim-bosma-case/ (http://globalnews.ca/news/551499/hamilton-police-to-provide-update-on-tim-bosma-case/)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: chickapey on May 10, 2013, 02:18:22 PM
With having one of the man's mobile records, why don't they have a name? A pay as you go phone would still have some kind of ID with it and a billed phone would have name, address and SIN. What aren't the police saying that could help?
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 10, 2013, 03:51:01 PM
The police were asked that question on the interview, they indicated that the phone was under a false name. I feel that Tim must have had a gut feeling before he got in the truck with these two. Especially when one person sat behind him. The police indicated they did not try anything on the first person, because he was such a large man that they didn't try anything. The police feel this is a homicide, at this point. They are asking the public to come forward at this time and please call Crime Stoppers or your nearest police station. Someone knows who these two evil people are. Please come forward and do the right thing for this family and call Crime Stoppers immediately. Thoughts and prayers to Tim's wife and family. :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 10, 2013, 04:27:22 PM
Such a heart wrenching situation on the week coming up to Mother's Day.  I cannot control my emotions when I put myself in Tim's wife's and family's shoes .... and I'd wager nobody on this board can.  I am praying these days that somebody out there "in the know" of this stuff, has a conscience .... one last shred of good to call his own will make a call to police!!!!

I would suspect these two were "on the mat" for big drug bills ... or else needed what they would get for such a rig to set up their own little "business".  I wonder of these two have mothers  :-[  ... the whole thing takes me back to the McCann case; and I think this vehicle theft stuff  boils down to "orders given by drug lords in lieu of debts"... and I also believe it is a lot more common than the average person suspects - which is why in this period in time, nobody can be trusted.  The days are gone when we can see people in a "normal light"; it is best to be vigilant in every aspect of our daily lives. 
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: chickapey on May 10, 2013, 05:19:13 PM
It seems there is so much more to this story. If they wanted to steal a car, then punch the ignition and steal a car. Why go through two people that we know of to abduct an adult?

Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 10, 2013, 09:23:32 PM
I am not sure about his cell phone being under an assumed name, however,  I did not see the announcement.  CBC announced that his cell phone was found in an Industrial area.  Wonder who found it, and had the presence of  mind to call the police, and hand it in?
Kudos to that person - unless the police located it themselves.  CBC did not clarify on how the cell phone was found.

This is a very uncommon incident, a young father missing going for a test drive in his car with two strangers and not returning.
Yes, why not find a similar car, and just steal it?  Very perplexing.

First time, I have ever heard of something like this happening.

Was he targeted?  Or was the car targeted?
Senseless -

JB
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Logical on May 10, 2013, 09:42:59 PM
With having one of the man's mobile records, why don't they have a name? A pay as you go phone would still have some kind of ID with it and a billed phone would have name, address and SIN. What aren't the police saying that could help?

Actually you do not need to give any info for a pay as u go, they ask but you do not need to show I'd as you would for a contract. I once worked in a Rogers store, since no credit check is required by law they cannot demand personal info in order to purchase.

Criminals use them as " disposable" phones use a few times and then toss.

Logical
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 11, 2013, 10:08:07 AM
An arrest has been made... still no Tim!  Police have been searching and gathering evidence in ditches and in an adjoining industrial site / also, some farm area outside of Branford. (God bless Tim and make him safe ..please let him be alive.)  CBC News promising an update in an hour.

A 28 year old suspect, Dellan Millard has been arrested in Mississauga.  He is the suspect with the "ambition" tattoo.  He is the same man who attempted the same crime in Toronto (unsuccessfully).  The other suspect has not yet been identified.  Search warrants are being issued at present.  Police are using media to constantly plead with and advise the other man to turn himself in.  Police say they are holding hope that Tim could be alive.  However, the 30 man force out searching and investigating are mostly "homicide" investigators.

I hope I have those facts straight... best I can do.... I have a very "old" memory that doesn't work so well.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 11, 2013, 11:25:56 AM
Dellen Millard, 27 years old from Toronto has been arrested in the disappearance of Tim. The police report that this is a very fluid investigation. Tim still has not been found. I feel that the other party must be in possession of the truck, that was not disclosed. They are getting search warrants and are pleading with the public for information in this matter. They want to identify others that are involved. Want people who are involved to turn themselves in. Just noted there will be no further reports on this matter unless there has been a change. Millard is charged with confinement. So hopefully Tim is alive. Praying for the return of Tim's safe return. I believe the police have a big lead and have to work on that, so they may jeopardize investigation by any reports. Let us all say a silent prayer that Tim is home for Mother's Day.  :o :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 11, 2013, 11:34:41 AM
The area being searched/investigated is half hour to 45 minutes from Hamilton.... it is also the area where the cell phone ping was picked up.  I noticed while the police were searching, there are double lines of hydro towers going through that area.  There have been over 300 tips and several good leads come in from the public.  Police previously requested all businesses to keep check on their video monitors for Tim's truck.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: soccermom on May 11, 2013, 01:17:26 PM
Praying for good news of Tim and for his family.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jobo on May 11, 2013, 03:01:40 PM
Well one guy arrested, but must be using his right to remain silent, unfortunately. 
Kennedy67, I had said something similar to you regarding the tattoo on the one perp's wrist "Ambition", on the newsfeed.  And sure enough he is the one that was arrested, I am sure from a TIP from someone that recognized the tattoo. 
 Yep, almost as good as a fingerprint.

Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: malloryknox on May 11, 2013, 03:29:42 PM
Definately could be a tip. I am betting on a previous arrest - In ontario you have to have your tattoo's photographed everytime you get one at each arrest. I think it just took a little to get through all the tattoo's. My husband and I  have been looking endlessly since wednesday. I have an idea as to where too look but can't reach the police line.

Here is the best site for current updates.

http://www.ancaster.com/

I grew up in Ancaster- and live really close to where the cell was found. Praying for the Bosma family and Tim's safe return. May god be with you all.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: malloryknox on May 11, 2013, 03:33:32 PM
Just an FYI for anyone (alot of you) who aren't local. Brantford has the highest car theft rate in the privince. It's crazy if you don't have an alarm or a garage you will have at least 1 car a year stolen. No area is really better then another.

Also most of the cars are found on the six nations reservation. Where the Hamilton Police/RCMP/OPP no one has rights to enter. They have their own police service there. It is located directly between Ancaster and Brantford and all on coutry roads. I am not saying it's the natives that do the theft's I think it's the safest place to leave or sell the cars. ECT

This is an area I would like to look. I think I hope and I pray he's safe. Hungry thirsty cold. But not harmed. My daughter is his daughter's age and when my husband is at work she misses him. Let alone for days:( Praying for his wife and family.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 11, 2013, 03:47:05 PM
Well I'm sure these bad boys know how to steal a car and do not need to terrorize a family. Obviously the police are grilling the person they have arrested. I really don't think that he is remaining silent, this guy. I believe he is trying to cover his own ass. He is going to spill the beans on what is happening here. And that is why the police said, this is a fluid investigation. And also stated there would be no new reports until Monday, possibly. They want to exercise every effort to find Tim, every available officer. And never mind getting on the TV to talk about it. The police are really doing a great job in trying to bring Tim home safe. Hopefully he is still alive. They may have kept him for ransom or something, who knows. But I would say this lad that is arrested is sweating right now. Kidnapping is a very serious offence and if they have done something worse, this guy will never breath fresh air again. Kidnapping is enough. But he has just been charged with forcible confinement. So he obviously has told something to the police. And the officer was talking as if there was more than two people involved, did you pick that up.  He stated the people who are involved in this should give themselves up. So I think there is more than the two initial people involved in this. Praying for Tim's safe return to his wife and baby. :o :o :o :o :o :o

Are there any pshchic detectives in Toronto area that can shed some light on where Tim could be???? Just a thought, I know they have found people before. :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 11, 2013, 07:44:40 PM
Last little tidbit I heard on CBC today was just a few sentences; and as Guru said, this guy "Millard" is talking.  CBC stated:  "the suspect is now helping the police...."  I'll wager this Millard is one of the younger of the four... just a hunch on my part being as he is only 28; that is not old for the kind of experience car theft perps out there have (and it is being younger that/when wannabe gangsters acquire a tattoo to impress).   Most of them have been doing this as a life's work... since their teens ... and know all the connections for selling whole vehicles, disguising/changing them for sale, stripping them and selling the parts etc. 

I just can't relax a minute today without mumbling a prayer aloud every other time I turn around - thinking about Tim and his family.  God help us all by hearing our prayers and keeping Tim safe... 
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 11, 2013, 09:51:12 PM
Millard who was arrested today, His fathers name was Wayne, and Grandfather was Carl.  Both his father and grandfather were pilots.  Wouldnt be surpised if this is owned by his family
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 11, 2013, 10:19:19 PM
Holy Smoke EWO.... that is quite the revelation; 
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Ron on May 11, 2013, 10:33:58 PM
go to telly.com/M1PGG4        At the very end of the short video, you can see the tattoo on his wrist. You will probably have to enter it in google searchbox yourself.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Mom on May 11, 2013, 10:49:46 PM
This photo is causing quite a stir on twitter: 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150288613230901&set=a.10150288607665901.386057.502695900&type=3&theater
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Mom on May 11, 2013, 11:45:47 PM
Timothy Bosma: Suspect comes from Toronto flight dynasty

Dellen Millard, the 27-year-old arrested in connection with Tim Bosma's disappearance, is part of a family that once operated a charter airline out of Toronto and has aircraft operations in Waterloo.

By: Tim Alamenciak News reporter, Published on Sat May 11 2013

The man arrested in connection with the disappearance of Hamilton’s Timothy Bosma is the heir to an Ontario aviation dynasty and once held the world record for the youngest solo helicopter flight.

Dellen Millard, 27, of Toronto, was arrested and charged in Mississauga in connection with Bosma’s disappearance Saturday morning. His family founded and ran Millard Air, a charter airline that once flew out of Toronto and has operations in Waterloo Region, where Hamilton police were seen investigating Saturday at Millard Air’s hangar at the airport.

Bosma disappeared in Hamilton Monday when he took two men for a test drive of a pickup truck he was trying to sell online. Police have since been searching for two suspects, one of whom was described as having a tattoo on his wrist that reads “ambition.”

Millard, who police believe was driving the pickup truck during the incident, has such a tattoo, police said. Millard was arrested on Cawthra Rd. in Mississauga Saturday morning without incident. He was charged with forcible confinement and theft over $5,000.

“Tim Bosma has not been located and our greatest priority is the welfare and locating of (him),” Hamilton Police Supt. Dan Kinsella said during a media briefing Saturday afternoon.
The remaining suspect is still at large. Police in three cities — Toronto, Waterloo and Hamilton — are participating in the investigation.

Toronto police blocked off Maple Gate Crt. in Etobicoke Saturday afternoon to investigate a house connected to the arrest of Millard. Hamilton police were seen at Millard Air Hangar 53 at the Waterloo Regional Airport the same day.

The Millard family has a storied history in Ontario’s aviation industry. Dellen’s grandfather, Carl, founded the private commercial airline, the Star reported in 1999.

Wayne Millard, Dellen’s father, took the reins on a 50,000-square-foot aircraft maintenance facility in Waterloo, according to Canadian Skies, an aviation trade publication.

Wayne died in late 2012. His obituary, published in the Star, was written by Dellen and praises Wayne’s love for animals and commitment to flying.

In 1999, Dellen became the youngest person to fly a helicopter solo at 14 years old, setting a world record and earning a free breakfast from the Brampton Flying Club. He set another record by taking his first solo flight in a Cessna 172, making him the youngest to fly both a helicopter and fixed-wing plane solo in one day.

“It was a great flight,” he told the Star then, moments after landing the Cessna and receiving applause from family members. “It went by a lot faster than I thought it would.”
The Brampton Flying Club refused to comment Saturday, telling the Star a manager would be available Monday.

“I really thought he turned out fine and I’d see him someday at an airline,” said Marilyn Daigle, Dellen’s flight instructor in 1999, who’s now a commercial pilot in Toronto. “He was sweet, smart, really lovely to teach . . . I just hope it doesn’t end up being true.”

Dellen Millard’s passion for planes seems to have been grounded later in life, as he turned his attention towards automobiles. He and a friend are listed as drivers in the 2009 Baja 1000, an off-road race in Mexico, according to the race roster.

Facebook photos of Dellen posted on the friend’s account show him working on vehicles in what appears to be an airport hangar. Calls to the friend’s home were not returned.
The other suspect, still at large, is described as white, between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-10, with a small to medium build, dark hair. He was last seen wearing a red-hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up over his head.

“It is critical that we inform you of (Dellen Millard’s) arrest, however it is much more important that we continue to pursue every evidentiary lead,” Kinsella said Saturday.

On Friday, police announced they recovered Bosma’s cellphone in an industrial complex in Brantford, which is the direction he was last believed to be heading with the men.

Police believe his vehicle was in the area of downtown Brantford around 10:10 p.m. Monday, May 6. They are asking business owners with surveillance cameras to review their footage between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. that day.

Bosma’s Dodge Ram, which has not been recovered, is described as black with an Ontario licence plate number 726 7ZW.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Hamilton police’s dedicated tip line at 905-546-2100.

With files from Kim Magi

http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2013/05/11/tim_bosma_arrest_made_hamilton_police_say.html
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 12, 2013, 07:43:43 AM
How could a young man with such advantages in life get sucked into the company of thieves and thugs?  He certainly didn't need to prove himself as capable or tough.  I wonder if his father's death affected him to that point where he slipped into other's influence. 

That trailer being towed by the red truck is good to carry a hidden car.  I wonder if his thieving friends have taken Tim hostage until they get what they want.  ..probably south of the border now for sure.  :(
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 12, 2013, 09:16:26 AM
Okay, that is 1:00 p.m. our time. The police should be putting photos of the persons who have Tim on TV also. By now the police know everybody that is involved in this kidnapping and theft. In all of the times they have stolen trucks, why did they have to revert to kidnapping a person, a bunch of low life cowards. Imagine four people on one, what a bunch of sick human beings, no, animals. I say the police should put an APB out on each and every one of the suspects. That way they will scurry like a bunch of bugs to get away from the area and leave Tim by himself. I say put their names and faces on TV every 15 minutes and make this a big scale man hunt and get them arrested and get to Tim. Maybe they are holding him in an old hangar or something. Praying every day for Tim's safe return. My thoughts and prayers to his mom and his wife on this mother's day. A sad day for them and a lot of anxiety. I know that the people in that area must be devastated also and trying to help the family get through this nightmare. I also want to commend the police in that city for their great work in finding at least one of the suspects. :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: soccermom on May 12, 2013, 10:14:33 AM
Dellen Millard lost his father in late 2012 whom on the surface, at least in the obit, he seemed to idolize; I'm not sure if that could have been a trigger for this behaviour? (I'm NOT offering that as an excuse, only as a potential context for attempting to understand the incomprehensible.)  I know this is probably insignificant now given all the attention to a possible vehicle theft ring/race circuit info (??), but does anyone recall or have a link to the story or to a post where it was indicated that it wasn't just the same type of truck that was either stolen or scouted recently but that the vehicle also had almost identical plate numbers to Tim's -- off by only one number?? Just for MIO, I'd like to see that article again; I had at first wondered if the perps weren't looking to steal vehicles but searching for a specific vehicle of a specific driver (not sure why; for revenge  purpose -- hit and run?  or driver saw something he shouldn't have seen? or...?) but that's probably more the plot of a CSI episode. Again, I'm sure it doesn't matter now, but if anyone has that info/story/post, could you send it along to me? Most of all, I am hoping and praying for Tim to be found safe, as LE closes in.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: SAP on May 12, 2013, 10:32:01 AM
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/2873832-bosma-suspect-profile-dellen-millard/


Bosma suspect profile: Dellen Millard

ACCUSED
Peter Power
Dellen Millard in 1999.nextplay/pausepre1/2


ByMolly Hayes
When he tattooed the word proudly across his wrist, Dellen Millard had no idea of the trouble his "ambition" would ultimately get him into.


Tim Bosma search moves to Brantford
In 1999, the Millard family – who have an esteemed history in Canadian aviation – watched the 14-year-old fly into the air for the first time, breaking a record as the youngest Canadian to fly solo in both an airplane and a helicopter in the same day.

On Saturday, the family's Millard Air Hanger 53 in Waterloo was being guarded by Hamilton police as the now 27-year-old sat in custody at police headquarters, facing charges of forced confinement and theft over $5,000 in relation to the disappearance of Tim Bosma.

It was a description of the unique "ambition" tattoo on his wrist that led police to Millard — a description that came from a witness in Etobicoke who said he was visited by Millard and a second man last Sunday, interested in test driving his Dodge Ram pickup that he'd been trying to sell online.

The next day, police say Millard – again with another man – visited Tim Bosma at his rural Ancaster home to test drive his 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup truck, also advertised online, on Kijiji and Autotrader. Bosma agreed to the test drive, and told his wife he'd be right back.

No one has seen Bosma or the truck since.

The second suspect has not yet been identified by police.

With Millard in custody, Bosma's family said Saturday that they hope the mystery will finally be solved.

"I was a pilot. I know what that's like. This guy is addicted to adrenaline," Bosma's brother-in-law Chris Noordam said Saturday night, as family gathered once again at the family's Trinity Road home.

In addition to flying, the Toronto French School graduate took up off-road racing in his 20s — road tripping to Mexico with friends in 2011 for the famous Baja 500 desert race.

Photos on the Facebook page of Andrew Michalski – Millard's Baja co-driver – show the two building their car for that race – a souped-up, bright yellow Jeep – in the Millard's Waterloo International Airport hangar.

Michalski's Facebook photos from the event show Millard, sporting a red Mohawk hairdo, standing in front of a massive red Dodge Ram pickup that is towing their Jeep in a trailer — a truck that differs only in colour from the one police allege he stole from Bosma.

Other photos show the two – as well as other friends – taking apart cars.

"Dell trying to pull the engine out," reads one caption.

On Sunday, Noordam said Bosma's family – who has been joined by hundreds of supporters this week to spread the word and paper the city with #FindTimBosma posters – will be refocusing their efforts to Waterloo, in the area around the hangar.

Until now, they have been handing out posters and flyers in Brantford, where Bosma's cell phone was retrieved on Thursday.

"Information is being obtained, search warrants being prepared and evidence is being gathered," Hamilton Police Superintendant Dan Kinsella said at a press conference Saturday morning, announcing Millard's arrest.

"We are encouraged with the progress of the investigation and must be cautious in our approach over the next few critical hours."

The search continues Sunday.


mhayes@thespec.com
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: soccermom on May 12, 2013, 10:52:13 AM
SAP --
sorry; I must have been typing as you were posting. Thanks for giving that link. I hope the psychic has it right!
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: soccermom on May 12, 2013, 11:22:37 AM
no, I don't think the site itself is the psychic's :) -- the page just references one psychic prediction that Tim will be found today alive, but injured. I don't think the page was necessarily endorsing the prediction but rather adding this type of info with others, like news stories and Twitter feeds. I do wish I believed more in these kinds of (psychic) things -- it would at least offer more hope. Regardless, I do try to believe we'll have good news of Tim soon.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Concerned on May 12, 2013, 11:51:00 AM
Do you think they took him or the vehicle? Family money or the property? If the money, chances are he won't talk as people would be after him. If property, than he could take the blame and get off. If just not talking because he is lawyered up, I would hope any intelligent legal team would persuade him to save a life, at this point. If Tim met a terrible demise, then what choices does perp have?

Could this perp have had access to taking him to an airport so he could be transported away? If so, flight records in and out of the area are crucial.

Boy, I hope this family gets Tim back. Safe and sound.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 12, 2013, 12:52:30 PM
Oh yes, they can. He is charged with forcible confinement, so he has been charged with an offence. The only time they can't hold him is if they can't charge him with anything. That is an indictable offence under the CC of Canada. And he is cooperating with the police. He may not have known how desperate his criminal friends were and may not have agreed to things that went down on this kidnapping. That is just one charge against him, but I'd say there will be numerous charges against these individuals and kidnapping will be one of them.  It has to be very fraustrating for the police, not to be able to find Tim. Especially if this perp is telling where he is supposed to be. Maybe we can think that no news is good news. Praying for Tim's safe return.:o :o :o :o :o :o

Just wanting to know does Millard still have access to aircraft, like helicopters and small planes. But what would be their motive there, to ask for ransom???? It is off the wall, especially if Millard is wealthy. Or is it true that the family is bankrupt. I wasn't clear on that. :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 12, 2013, 12:59:56 PM
SAP, they can hold him until he can post bail. But the bail possibly would be extremely high and they could put him under surveillance and hold his passport. Hoping the best on this, but it is very scarey right now. :o :o :o
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 12, 2013, 01:58:40 PM
Mother of missing Ontario man Tim Bosma pleads for safe return
'My heart is broken,' says mother of Tim Bosma


By Kaleigh Rogers, CBC News Posted: May 12, 2013 1:06 PM ET Last Updated: May 12, 2013 3:00 PM ET


The mother of a missing Ancaster, Ont., man made an emotional Mother's Day plea for his safe return Sunday.

"My heart is broken," said Mary Bosma, mother of Tim Bosma, who has been missing since Monday.

"On this Mother's Day, my wish is to get my son home safe with us."

Bosma, a 32-year-old father of one who runs a private construction business, went missing after he posted his truck for sale online. Two men came to take the car for a test drive Monday evening and he hasn't been seen since.

Saturday, police announced they had arrested one of the two suspects last seen with Bosma. Dellen Millard, a 27-year-old from Toronto, has been charged with forcible confinement and theft over $5,000. Police confirmed he was the suspect identified earlier in the week as having an tattoo on his wrist of the word "AMBITION."

Police arrest a Toronto man in connection with the case

A neighbour who lived next door to Millard in Etobicoke confirmed to CBC News his family ran and operated Millard Air, which ran chartered flights out of Toronto and, more recently, Waterloo. Millard once held the world record for the youngest pilot to take a solo helicopter flight when he was just 14.

Earlier this week, Millard's home was raided by Toronto police, neighbours said. He lived in the home alone after the passing of his father six months ago and was last seen by neighbours Wednesday evening working outside on his house with a few other men.

Neighbours also told CBC News they were shocked by the news of Millard's arrest and described him as "a normal kid."

Search expands across Southern Ontario

The investigation has taken police across southern Ontario. Waterloo Regional Police Services confirmed they were at the Waterloo International Airport both Saturday and Sunday to assist with a Hamilton Police Services investigation. They would not confirm the investigation was related to Tim Bosma's disappearance.

"I only know we are at the hangar Hamilton [police were] at. I don't know all the players or names as this is not our investigation," Waterloo Insp. Kevin Thaler said.

Earlier in the week, Hamilton police asked for the public's assistance in Brantford after receiving reports of Tim Bosma's truck in an industrial park where they also found his cell phone. Police were on seen searching the industrial park on Oak Park Road throughout the day Friday and Saturday.

Community response overwhelming

By Saturday, police reported that over 300 tips had come in from the public, relating to their investigation. At one point Sunday morning, the voicemail box for the tipline dedicated to Tim Bosma's case was full due to the high volume of calls received, according to police.

"This is a great community that has rallied in support of finding Tim," Hamilton police Chief Glenn De Caire said Saturday.

"In Hamilton, a crime against one is a crime against all."

http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/05/12/hamilton-bosma-mother.html (http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/05/12/hamilton-bosma-mother.html)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 12, 2013, 04:05:18 PM
Quote
The search for a Hamilton man missing for almost a week has taken police officers to a hangar at the Region of Waterloo International Airport.


More at the link below. Much of it is information already made public.


http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/05/12/mother-of-missing-hamilton-man-makes-emotional-plea-for-his-safe-return/ (http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/05/12/mother-of-missing-hamilton-man-makes-emotional-plea-for-his-safe-return/)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 12, 2013, 06:59:31 PM
debbie c, I kind of thought that it was going to lead to a hangar. This is so sad. I just wish that the names and faces of the others were on the news. The person arrested, Millard, has to know every person involved in this. But the police may feel that keeping Millard close to their chest is the best to find Tim. I am at the other end of the country, but I want this man to be found safe as bad as everyone inthe country. Please let him be found. :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Mom on May 12, 2013, 08:31:10 PM

Word on the twitter-verse is that Tim Bosma's truck has been found inside a trailer (belonging to Dellen Millard) parked in the driveway of Dellen's mother's house in Vaughan.

No official release from Police.... news twitted from a reporter on the scene.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: soccermom on May 12, 2013, 08:38:13 PM

From _The Star_: http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2013/05/12/tim_bosmas_mom_makes_mothers_day_plea_for_his_safe_return.html

A heavy police presence on a quiet cul-de-sac in Kleinburg, Ont., seems to have borne fruit Sunday as media reports emerged that investgators found the truck of missing Hamilton man Timothy Bosma and towed it away.

Several police cars were parked through the day in front of the Tinsmith Court home of Madeleine Millard, mother of the man arrested Saturday in connection with Bosma’s disappearance. Neighbours then reported seeing police tow a large black trailer, believed to contain Bosma’s black 2007 Dodge Ram 3500, out of the street in the early evening.

Saturday morning, Hamilton Police arrested Dellen Millard, a young pilot, off-road car racer and the inheritor of a family flying company. He was charged with forcible confinement and theft over $5,000.



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Mary Bosma, mother of missing Ancaster man Tim Bosma, makes an emotional statement to the media on Mother's Day, pleading for her son's safe return. zoom

Toronto police searched a house owned by Dellen Millard in Etobicoke Saturday and Waterloo police set up a perimeter Sunday around the hangar owned by the family company at the Waterloo airport.

Angela Consiglio, a Tinsmith Court resident, said Sunday that a half-dozen or more police cruisers arrived around noon Sunday on the street, blocking it off. Soon there was also “officers standing on street taking pictures of the (black) trailer.”

Bob Dimas, who also lives on Tinsmith, said he saw someone bringing the black trailer in on Wednesday night, while Dimas and his son were watching the Maple Leafs game. Then by Sunday, “there were more police cars on the street than there were neighbourhood cars.”

Bosma, the 32-year-old Ancaster man went missing last week while showing the truck to a pair of potential buyers. His mother Mary issued a passionate plea Sunday for her son’s safe return Sunday.

“This Mother's Day my prayer and my wish is that Tim will come home safe to his wife and daughter,” she told reporters gathered in front of the Bosma home.


Fighting to keep her composure as she made a brief statement, Bosma said the family has been going through a very rough and emotional week.


“We don't know where he is, if he’s safe and who’s got him. I love him and I miss him so much,” she said. “Even though police have made an arrest, he is still not home with us. My heart is broken, I love him so much.”


Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 12, 2013, 09:46:00 PM
...so Mom and Dad were separated or divorced - the golden boy may have had the truck hidden all along (or it could have been placed there Thursday at Mom's place, by angered gangster partners -but if so, you would think she would know that) ... or maybe the golden boy was/is the ring leader all along. :-\
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 13, 2013, 08:55:30 AM
Video of trailer being removed can be viewed at the link below. I'm wondering if this could be the same trailer which was posted in an earlier picture. Will have to take a close look.   


http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/05/12/hamilton-bosma-mother.html (http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/05/12/hamilton-bosma-mother.html)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 13, 2013, 09:20:25 AM
This certainly does not look good, because the truck has been found and no Tim.  And I'd say this guy that has been arrested definitely knows where Tim is. He is in possession of the truck and must know where Tim is. I'd say the other person ran like a scalded dog and possibly could be anywhere at the present time. But I do not know why the police are not putting his picture out there and identifying him, because for sure Millard knows who he is. I think they should put his picture on TV and help find this individual. Don't know why the police are going this route. So glad they found the truck, they should be able to find out forensics if anything occurred in the truck. We are all praying for Tim's safe return. I saw his mom's tearful plea on Mother's Day.  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 13, 2013, 12:04:51 PM
Time is ticking in search for missing Timothy Bosma

By Matthew Coutts
National Affairs Reporter
By Matthew Coutts | Daily Brew – 3 hours ago


Investigators searching for missing Ontario man Timothy Bosma said last week that all they could do was "hold out hope" that he would be found alive.

It had already been days – now it has been a week – since Bosma disappeared after leaving home on a test drive with two men who had called him about buying his truck. No good news had been found, only clues about who the men might be and where the truck might have gone.

After a weekend of seemingly positive steps forward, the investigation does not seem to be anywhere closer to finding the missing father.

We still have to hold out hope, but it is getting harder, not easier, to believe Bosma's disappearance has a happy ending.

More can be viewed at the link below.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/time-ticking-search-missing-timothy-bosma-140504958.html (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/time-ticking-search-missing-timothy-bosma-140504958.html)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: joojoo on May 13, 2013, 12:17:57 PM
I have been following this case since it first broke.  One thing I have not seen in any posts anywhere is the fact that where Tim's cellphone was located there is a motel close by. Have LE checked out this in case there were others involved and a meeting place was near by. Hope this helps.
 http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/ontario/hampton-inn-and-suites-by-hilton-brantford-hamilton-YHMCNHX/index.html
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: SAP on May 13, 2013, 12:28:59 PM
Joojoo, it's worth a call to the police; it could very well be.

http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2013/05/13/tim_bosma_dellen_millard_suspect_in_truck_owners_disappearance_not_talking_lawyer_says.html

Defense lawyers!! Millard is not talking; that's why police seem to be getting nowhere.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 13, 2013, 04:02:12 PM
I thought the police announced in an interview that Millard was cooperating. Well all of a sudden he has lawyered up. OMG, what is wrong here. Millard had possesion of Tim's truck, what more do they need. He should be charged with kidnapping and forcible confinement. Hit him with every charge they can. He is the one with the truck and he has to know. What kind of a low life is he, a real bad dude. But he did identify the person that was with him, surely. Well the police have to get this guy's name and face on TV. How are people going to report anything if they don't know the name of the other suspect and a photo ID splashed all across the television. The police said they would not be making any more news interviews until Monday, possibly. Well today is Monday and still no words from the police. I hope the FBI is in on this, because this is a kidnapping and possible homicide. A week today and nothing. The family must be just so heartbroken. Maybe they should have a candlelight vigil there for him this week. A special prayer service for the family and friends and maybe that will give them some strength and know everyone is beside them.  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Sorry to sound like a broken record, but cannot understand why they don't put other suspect's name on TV. :( :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 13, 2013, 04:59:27 PM
Timeline: Key events in the disappearance and search for Timothy Bosma


Published Monday, May 13, 2013 12:00PM EDT


The disappearance of Timothy Bosma has led investigators throughout southern Ontario in hopes of finding the 32-year-old father and husband from Ancaster, Ont. Below is a timeline of the key events in the highly-publicized missing persons investigation.

Monday, May 6: Timothy Bosma, 32, vanishes after going on a test drive with two strangers who had arranged to see a Dodge Ram pickup truck he was selling privately through Kijiji and Auto Trader. When Bosma didn’t return from the test drive, his wife Sharlene reported him missing.

Tuesday, May 7: Due to the unusual circumstances surrounding Bosma’s disappearance, the Hamilton police homicide unit is called to investigate. Police maintain, however, that the investigation remains a missing persons case.

Wednesday, May 8: Hamilton police release descriptions of the two men who were last seen with Bosma. One of the suspects is described as having a tattoo on his wrist with the word “Ambition” framed in a box.

Wednesday, May 8 - May 9: A marine unit, mounted unit, and K9 unit search while police canvass door-to-door in the area around Bosma’s rural Ancaster, Ont. home.

Friday, May 10: Police announce they have found Bosma's cellphone in an industrial area of Brantford, Ont.; the search for the 32-year-old father and husband is expanded to the area. Police also report that Bosma's truck had been seen in downtown Brantford on Monday night.

Police announce they were able to track the cellphone they believed the suspects used to contact Bosma. Investigators were then able to speak with a man in Etobicoke who went on a test drive with two men police believe are suspects in the Bosma case.

Saturday, May 11: A Toronto man is charged in connection with Bosma’s disappearance. Police say the man, who had the word ‘Ambition’ tattooed on his wrist, was arrested while driving in Mississauga, Ont.

Dellen Millard, 27, is charged with forcible confinement and theft over $5,000.

Police search Millard’s Etobicoke home and begin guarding a hangar at Waterloo International Airport that’s owned by the suspect’s family.

Sunday, May 12: Police find a pickup truck matching the description of Bosma's, located inside a trailer parked outside the Kleinburg, Ont. home of Dellen Millard’s mother Madeleine.

Monday, May 13: Police search the Millardair Hangar 53 at Waterloo International Airport.

Meanwhile, the search for the second suspect and Bosma continues.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/timeline-key-events-in-the-disappearance-and-search-for-timothy-bosma-1.1279066 (http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/timeline-key-events-in-the-disappearance-and-search-for-timothy-bosma-1.1279066)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: D1 on May 13, 2013, 05:52:27 PM
I think the reporter in the earlier story was trying to point out some harsh reality.
http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=6810.msg102233#msg102233 (http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=6810.msg102233#msg102233)
 
Quote
We still have to hold out hope, but it is getting harder, not easier, to believe Bosma's disappearance has a happy ending.

As in, be prepared, there is not much reason for anyone to have kept him or to still be keeping him under these circumstances and not to have freed him by now. Tim could identify and testify. The perps knew that from the start.

If the others had been identified there should be alerts with photos. None of that appears to be happening, just more lawyers becoming involved. Saying he was  "cooperating" appears to have been more a Police ruse to scare the others into turning themselves in in hopes of a making a better deal. Cooperation seems to have failed.

The real Police work begins..
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Miss R on May 13, 2013, 06:00:12 PM
From what I gathered regarding the Waterloo International Airport, where the Millardair hangar is located, the airport has direct flights to Calgary, Ottawa, Chicago and Punta Cana.
It may be a long shot, but LE might want to check if the cities’ airports has had any suspicious cargo sent over from Waterloo. 
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 13, 2013, 07:24:11 PM
It is really starting to appear that DM is a hardened criminal with an organized vehicle theft smuggling organization... and his own airport? ...well that's nothing short of a smugglers paradise imo.  God only knows how big this is.  :-\  ..and airplanes? helicopters? friends that are pilots? ... they wouldn't have any trouble getting rid of a body for good.  :o
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 13, 2013, 09:45:40 PM
I suppose it could be all the things everyone has said but there is also another possibility.  The man Dell who was arrested did infact own a Dodge Ram truck.  It is quite possible he had just had his  own truck painted.  I am going to sit back on this one and see what develops. As for his mother knowing anything , family and friends have said she was not at home but was actually out of town so she may not have even known the truck was there at her house.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: malloryknox on May 13, 2013, 09:53:53 PM
I don't get it. The man that gave the tattoo discription that the police reached when they found tim's phone and retreived the unassigned cell number of the perps. That man said the taller man had Lots of Tattoo's he couldn't remember them all, but he remembered the Ambition tattoo is the box. On the wrist. Here is the video of staff seargent Kavanaugh with the hamilton homicide. Talking about find the cell and the new discrition of a guy with "many tattoos' one of them being ambition on the wrist.

http://www.ancaster.com/2013/05/10/significant-update-hamilton-police-in-case-of-missing-ancaster-man/

I have seen many pictures of Dellen and I cant see any other then the one on his wrist. Also the location in Brantford where the cell phone was located is out of the way if you're heading to Waterloo. And why would they leave his cell out in the open??

I am starstruck but truth is they have not varrified that it is in Fact Bosma's Truck. This is insane. Do they even have the right guy??
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 13, 2013, 10:01:51 PM
In my Eye no proof has been produced yet , here is an interview with Dells layer and cp24

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Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 13, 2013, 10:03:05 PM
sorry guess that is not a working link perhaps some one can get one and post from cp24 thanks I tryed again but it didnt work for me
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: malloryknox on May 13, 2013, 10:16:50 PM
Like the police need to follow another lead.

The man in toronto that gave that awesome discription should be identifying Dellen. How stupid are you to leave the truck in your own moms driveway?? He's loaded he doesn't need to steal. He's obviously bright.

I think they need to look at our reservation six nations.

How long does it take to get a damn warrant?
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: SAP on May 13, 2013, 11:12:54 PM
http://www.ancaster.com/2013/05/10/significant-update-hamilton-police-in-case-of-missing-ancaster-man/

Description of male # 1 by the owner of the first truck they test drove, matches the description that Mrs. Bosma gave.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 13, 2013, 11:36:35 PM
Mallory... you make sense; actually I didn't realize the suspect with the "ambition" tattoo was actually full of arm tattoos.  In Dellen's pictures, he doesn't seem to have other tattoo.  Maybe his partner/s also sports that tattoo... as you say, the original witness of the first "attempted truck theft"... should have to confirm.

Also, EWO, it had crossed my mind the Dellen's mom was away for the Mother's Day weekend ... otherwise she would look pretty stupid harboring that notorious rig ... say nothing of it blocking so much of her driveway. (but if she was at home, and didn't mind, that would be bad.)   And it could also be, the other/s put it there to point everything at Dellen because he was already identified.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jobo on May 14, 2013, 05:44:48 AM
I read in one of the articles that Dellen and his buddy both have the same "Ambition" tattoo on their wrists. 
 I was a little confused regarding the tattoos, because I also didn't see Dellen's arms covered in tattoos in the picture I saw of him, either... maybe his buddy is the one covered in tattoos......
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 14, 2013, 06:35:30 AM
The 'Amibition" tattoo is not a unique tattoo there is a shop in Mississauga that specializes in the ambition tattoo and I can name six people off the top of my head who have ambition tatooed on there arm so the tatoo in it self is not unique and two of the six I know , it has a box around it.  There is actually a shope called ambition tattoo in Mississauga if you go on line and check it out.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jobo on May 14, 2013, 08:08:55 AM
Apparantly there is a huge police presence at a farm in Ayre, Ontario.   It is owned by Dellen Millard.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 14, 2013, 08:31:21 AM
If anyone can find any more information in the form of news reports, etc, please post.

Bosma’s body found
Man has been missing since May 6


Lauren Strapagiel
Published: May 14, 2013, 10:14 am
Updated: 1 min ago


The body of missing Hamilton-area man Tim Bosma has been found.

Bosma went missing on May 6 after taking two men for a test drive in a 2007 Dodge Ram he had listed for sale online. Hamilton Police told press today that the body of the husband and father of a two-year-old girl has been found dead.

Evidence indicated the remains had been burned, police said.

Dellen Millard has been charged with forcible confinement and theft over $5,000.

Police will be providing further detail in a news conference with the lead investigator at 2:30 p.m. ET.

This is a breaking news update, more to come.

http://o.canada.com/2013/05/14/tim-bosmas-body-found/ (http://o.canada.com/2013/05/14/tim-bosmas-body-found/)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Meg on May 14, 2013, 08:41:20 AM

The worst possible news -  Devastating ... to his family and friends - everyone -

http://www.thespec.com/news-story/2875368-timothy-bosma-found-dead/

"The search for Tim Bosma has ended with the horrifying news that he is dead, his burned body found at a location that Hamilton police have not yet disclosed." 
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: leonagleant on May 14, 2013, 08:52:46 AM
It is just devastating. I am so impressed with how Tim's wife spoke at the media conference while they were still searching for him. It seems it has gotten to the point where we can trust no-one in terms of strangers coming to our house or meeting through advertisements. It's a wake-up call for men now too who might have thought there was little or no danger to meeting strangers to buy/sell things etc.

Condolences to everyone who knew Tim...
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Ron on May 14, 2013, 08:55:43 AM
http://www.680news.com/2013/05/14/video-police-announce-death-of-missing-man-tim-bosma/ 



      Police news release.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 14, 2013, 09:10:11 AM
There is a lot of broken hearts in Hamilton today. I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes and I never knew this family. God bless everyone that helped in finding him. My thoughts and prayers go to his beautiful wife and baby and Tim's mom and dad and all familiy members. This is so horrible, to think that just eight days ago Tim was a happy man and just trying to sell a vehicle. No sense to this whatsoever.

And the lawyer has the audacity to say, Millard comes from a good family and  is an upstanding good man, so what in the hell was he hiding Tim's truck for. It doesn't matter how good he thought he was, preachers have been charged with homicide. This lawyer is sickening and I hope this is not a man that thinks he can get someone off because they have money.

A press conference is going to be held by Hamilton Police at 2:30 Eastern, that will be 3:30 here in Cape Breton. God bless those who are investigating and looking into this crime. Thoughts and prayers once again to everyone. :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: SAP on May 14, 2013, 11:35:27 AM
So very tragic. My deepest sympathy and condolences to Tim's family and friends. May justice be swift and harsh for the perpetrator's!!
RIP Tim. :'( 
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 14, 2013, 12:46:53 PM
The news report is on now from CTV by the Hamilton Police.  Dellen Millard is going to be charged with First Degree Murder tomorrow.  Also, the police have not identified the other suspects. So it seems like Dellard is not giving out the names of others involved. There are numerous police officers from every department supplying help to Hamilton police. Tim's body was burned beyond recognition. Also the police believe Tim died that night. What a horrible thing to happen to a family man. It brings back to me the horrific crime of when Torri went missing, same thing. I think Canada should bring back the death penalty, we need it. There are so many evil people walking around, devils walk among us and we never know where they are. Again, prayers to family and friends and those involved investigating this horrible crime. Police just indicated there are a total of three people involved in this crime. This is all breaking news right now.  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 14, 2013, 01:01:25 PM
Millard to be charged with first-degree murder of Tim Bosma

 
Jill Mahoney And Patrick White
The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, May. 14 2013, 10:19 AM EDT
Last updated Tuesday, May. 14 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

An Ontario man who mysteriously went missing more than a week ago has been found dead.

Hamilton Police Chief Glenn De Caire announced the death of Tim Bosma, a 32-year-old father, on Tuesday, saying investigators had recovered human remains.

“We are convinced by the totality of the evidence that these are the remains of Tim Bosma,” he said. “The evidence indicates that the remains have been burned.”

Dellen Millard, 27, will be charged with first-degree murder on Wednesday, investigators said. Mr. Millard was previously charged with forcible confinement and theft over $5,000 in relation to the disappearance of Mr. Bosma, who was last seen on May 6 while taking two men to test drive his pickup truck.

Mr. Bosma’s family is devastated by the news, said Peter Lowe, a spokesman for the family.

“The agony in this house is indescribable,” he wrote on a Facebook page set up to help find Mr. Bosma that was flooded with condolence messages. “There will be no further updates from this page. My prayers are with this wonderful family.”

Police officers on Tuesday were searching a large rural property in Ayr, south of Kitchener, that records show Mr. Millard bought two years ago for $835,000.

Investigators also searched an aircraft hangar owned by Mr. Millard, the heir to a family aviation dynasty, at the Region of Waterloo International Airport on Monday.

Deepak Paradkar, Mr. Millard’s lawyer, said Tuesday that he was in court on another case and was unaware of the development.

“I don’t have any comment as I have not been advised by police nor the Crown of this,” he said by e-mail.

Police are still seeking a second suspect.

“We require more time to work as we pursue those that are responsible for Tim’s death,” Chief De Caire said.

In the days after Mr. Bosma’s disappearance, his wife Sharlene and mother Mary made emotional appeals for his safe return. Sharlene was the last person to see her husband, who left their home in rural Ancaster, just outside Hamilton, shortly after 9 p.m. on May 6 to take two men from Toronto to test drive his 2007 black Dodge Ram pickup truck, which he had advertised for sale online.

After the grim announcement by police Tuesday morning, a dozen cars sat outside the family’s home, most with missing posters still taped to their rear windows. People could be seen leaving the back door and walking slowly among the corn fields.

Neighbours said they would miss the outgoing young dad who they remember for once visiting on Hallowe’en with his baby girl dressed as a pumpkin. The couple’s daughter is now two years old.

“This is much too close to home, just terrible,” said Isabelle Brymer, who recalled the tight bond between Mr. Bosma and Ava, the family’s Great Dane. “His dog loved its master more than anything else.”

A little after noon, the minister at the Ancaster Christian Reform Church, John Veenstra, was changing the church’s sign from “Find Tim” to “Pray for the Bosma family.”

“All this for a truck,” he lamented, shortly after peeling a Bosma bumper sticker off his truck and taking down a Bosma poster from the church door. “A life devastated, a family devastated, all for a used truck.”

Mr. Veenstra visited the Bosmas, longtime worshippers at the church, earlier in the morning and called them “devastated.”

“How would you feel if your husband, dad or brother had been rubbed out, burned?” he said. “The best thing I can offer them is a hug and a shoulder to cry on.”

He urged whoever killed Mr. Bosma, who installed heating and air conditioning systems for a living, “to shorten the process and come clean.”

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne also offered condolences to Mr. Bosma’s family via Twitter.

Mr. Millard, who is in custody and has a court appearance scheduled on Wednesday, has not spoken with investigators, Mr. Paradkar said on Monday.

Mr. Paradkar said Mr. Millard and his family were “shocked” by the allegations, saying he is a humble young man who comes from an affluent family and would have no reason to steal a truck. In addition to his family company and the land near Kitchener, records show the pilot and car enthusiast owns several other properties in Toronto.

Police seized a large trailer containing a black pickup truck from Mr. Millard’s mother’s home in Kleinburg, north of Toronto, on Sunday. Investigators have not yet said whether it contained Mr. Bosma’s truck.

Police, who have said the truck is central to the case, allege that Mr. Millard and another man took a similar vehicle for a test drive on May 5 in Toronto.

The truck’s owner provided investigators with descriptions of the men, including that one had a tattoo of the word “ambition” on his wrist. Police said Mr. Millard has such a tattoo. The vehicle owner was contacted on a cellphone that has since stopped working. Investigators said the phone was purchased about three months ago under a phony name.

Mr. Millard’s grandfather, Carl, founded Millardair, a charter airline and storage company, which was passed on to Dellen’s father, Wayne. After the company’s lease wasn’t renewed at Pearson Airport a few years ago, Wayne built a 50,000-square-foot hangar for heavy-aircraft maintenance work at the Waterloo airport and expected to begin operations late last year, according to an article in the aviation magazine Canadian Skies.

However, after Wayne died in late 2012, Millardair’s operations appear to have shrunk. Dellen, who became the youngest pilot to fly solo in both a single-engine airplane and a helicopter when he turned 14, is now CEO of the company, his lawyer said.

Millardair cancelled a key operational certificate required from Transport Canada in February, according to a departmental spokeswoman.

Last fall, Millardair hired several mechanics and other staff in preparation for launching its aircraft repair and maintenance business, according to an employee at another company based at the Waterloo airport. However, after Wayne died, the workers were laid off and neighbours spotted little activity at Millardair’s new hangar. One online listing shows the hangar was available for lease.

However, Mr. Paradkar said the firm was “tooling up” to continue its operations.

Mr. Millard and another man were listed in the roster of the Baja 1000, an off-road race, in 2009. Photos on Facebook show him working on cars in an aircraft hangar.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/millard-to-be-charged-with-first-degree-murder-of-tim-bosma/article11907415/ (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/millard-to-be-charged-with-first-degree-murder-of-tim-bosma/article11907415/)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Miss R on May 14, 2013, 01:14:18 PM
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/05/14/tim-bosma-killed-night-he-went-missing-police-say-revealing-arrested-suspect-to-be-charged-with-first-degree-murder/

Dellen Millard to be charged with the first-degree murder of Ontario father Tim Bosma, two more suspects sought

Hamilton Police say Dellen Millard, whose family is a noted Canadian aviation dynasty, will be charged with the first-degree murder of Ancaster, Ont. father Tim Bosma.

Police say Bosma’s body was found burned “beyond recognition” at a location in the Kitchener-Waterloo region.

Millard was arrested last week and charged with forcible confinement and theft over $5,000 in relation to the case.

Bosma, 32, went missing on May 6 after he went on a test drive with two men interested in buying his black Dodge Ram truck.

Det.-Sgt. Matt Kavanaugh, the lead investigator on the case, said that based on the evidence he believes Bosma died on the night he went missing. He said Bosma was targeted and he was not connected to any of the suspects.

He did not give a cause of death.

Police also revealed Tuesday that there was a second vehicle involved in the case and that they are looking for at least two additional suspects. The vehicle is an SUV but police do not know the make or model.

They did not reveal the identities of any additional suspects.

Hamilton Police Chief Glenn De Caire did not indicate in an earlier statement to the media where Bosma’s body was found or what the cause of death was.

“A number of searches have taken place and human remains have been located,” he said. “We are convinced by the totality of the evidence, that these are the remains of Tim Bosma. The evidence indicates that the remains have been burned.

“This investigation is long from over,” he said. “We require more time to work as we pursue those that are responsible for Tim’s death.”

On Tuesday, police on horseback were searching a large, rural property near Kitchener where it is believed the charred remains of Bosma were found. The property is believed to be owned by suspect Millard.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Ron on May 14, 2013, 01:56:49 PM
              2:30 p.m. news conference



        http://pmd.570news.com/570News/det%20sgt%20matt%20kavanaugh%20230%20p.m.%20news%20conferece%20%28daryl.morris%29.mp3
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Logical on May 14, 2013, 03:33:34 PM
Very sad, my condolences to the family and friends, God bless.

I wish this turned out as one of my first thoughts when I heard about this on the 7th, that he could be a man escaping his current life, taking off.  So much hearsay and innuendo and accused character background but little detail has been published. This sounds like a complicated case.  Everything is happening very fast and the accused seems to have been tried and convicted already by a couple of posters, if he really is innocent and being set up and has told the police all he knows and they still do not believe him then all he can do is lawyer up, any Corp business man would know to protect himself is to ask for a lawyer that does not indicate any guilt, just intelligence. So many Why's and the body beyond recognition brought on many other thoughts, one being what happens when someone is taken into witness protection, could these be people that police seem to have lack of interest to solve a case? Sorry off topic.

Logical
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Have faith on May 14, 2013, 04:45:07 PM
This is so heart breaking and senseless.  My prayers and thoughts go out to Tim's family.  Rest in peace Tim Bosma.  There is a good chance for justice.  Bravo to the police for their efforts so far.

This is a case that seems to present a horrific story of the psychopaths/sociopaths who can show up at your doorstep.  Pure evil.

It makes me sick.





Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Concerned on May 14, 2013, 05:57:45 PM
This is so sad. Thoughts and prayers to the family, his parents, wife, and his little child. So very senseless.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 14, 2013, 06:21:41 PM
Ron, thanks for that information. But evil comes when we least expect it and from those we don't expect it from, as we've seen in many murders. But there was no connection in this case, I mean this was an innocent man. If it was a family dispute, such as most murders are, also hard to take in, but an innocent man wanting to sell an item. Only a mad man could concoct this scenario, especially a person that had assets they could sell and did not need a truck. Like Tim's wife said, it's only a truck. And a man paid for his life. Totally off the wall and hard to believe that was the motive in this case. >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 14, 2013, 06:26:31 PM
...words cannot express the sorrow we all feel for Tim's family.  RIP dear Tim... may your precious spirit stay close and comfort your family.  This country will surly embrace them - and you, dear Tim, will set "a precedent" in all our minds that will hopefully save others in the future.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 14, 2013, 09:44:17 PM
Devastated.just totally Devastated with this out come. Rip in Peace Tim.  My condolences to the Bosma Family. My the killers get everthing they deserve.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 14, 2013, 10:01:40 PM
Heartfelt condolences to all of Tim's family. Their loss is immeasurable, their lives forever altered.

RIP Tim. 

Tim Bosma remembered: father, husband, son and friend

CBC – 3 hours ago

A week after Tim Bosma disappeared, it's still not clear what happened to the 32-year-old father of one. But who he was as a person is starting to take shape.

A few days after Tim Bosma disappeared while giving a test drive of his truck, his wife came forward to speak to the media.

"Tim is blond and blue-eyed. When he gives a big smile, which he does frequently, he has dimples in his cheeks," she said, choking back sobs while surrounded by her family.

Tim and Sharlene's engagement photos, taken a few months before their wedding, bring her description to life. It's clear he was generous with his dimpled grins when it came to his wife and family.

The photo shoot took place on a cool grey day in the cornfield that would be the future site of their family home, the last place Bosma would be seen alive. On Tuesday, police announced they had found Tim Bosma dead. His disappearance is now a murder investigation.

More than a week after his disappearance, the picture of what happened to Bosma remains foggy, but the portrait of who Bosma was is beginning to take shape, despite the family's desire for privacy. A handful of photos and small comments, mentioned in passing from family members pleading for his safe return, cast light on a father, husband, brother and son.

Family was central to Bosma's life. Every day for the past week, the driveway of his country home was lined with the cars of family and friends who refused to be apart as they dealt with his disappearance.

His daughter — a chubby-cheeked two-year-old with a wisp of her father's dusty blond hair and a matching chin dimple — was the light of his life.

"We're praying that we will find you. Your daughter is waiting to see you," his brother-in-law Chris Noordam said five days after his disappearance, addressing Bosma in case he could hear their words.

"Tim, we want to see you walk your daughter down the aisle."

Everyone who knew Bosma, from his closest family members to friends he hasn't seen in years, have the same description: A kind-hearted friend who was generous with laughs and love.

"He was as great a guy as everyone says he was, if not a hundred times more," said Edward De Groot, a neighbour of Bosma's extended family for 20 years.

Hamilton police homicide Det. Sgt. Matt Kavanagh, in a more formal way, echoed the same assurance that Bosma is exactly who his family says he was.

"The picture that is being painted of Mr. Bosma is what we have found in our investigation," he said.

He enjoyed playing with his nieces and nephews, starting water fights and telling jokes. He'd go fishing with his father-in-law and tussle with Ava, the couple's big brown Great Dane.

A hometown boy, Bosma's close connection to family and his church meant he didn't go far when he decided to start his own construction business. He attended Ancaster High School and his family have been members at Ancaster Christian Reformed Church for many years. He and his wife built their home just a 10-minute drive from their church.

After Bosma's disappearance, his family drew strength from the faith they shared.

"Our faith in God has been keeping us strong and has been getting us through the last few days," his wife said in her statement to the press.

"We ask the community for continued support and prayers."

Still active members of the small, tight-knit congregation, Bosma's whole family attended a prayer vigil in his honour last Friday. He and his wife were married in the church. They had their daughter baptized there. And it was the pastor at that church who comforted Bosma's family Tuesday morning when they heard the news of his death.

Police are still investigating Bosma's death. They've made one arrest but still don't know how he died, or if others may be responsible. At least two more suspects are still at large, and forensic investigation teams have as much as two weeks worth of excavating to do at a site in Waterloo.

But the biggest question the family is facing now, the one they may never have an answer to, is why their beloved husband, adored father, cherished son and admired friend was stolen from them.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/tim-bosma-remembered-father-husband-son-friend-002655072.html (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/tim-bosma-remembered-father-husband-son-friend-002655072.html)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: sisterhood on May 14, 2013, 10:43:09 PM
The outcome is absolutely heartbreaking.  :-[ This week has just been terrible and I was hoping so much that Tim would be found.

So many people say Dellen Millard's not capable of such a heinous crime, that he was well-educated, well off and came from a stable family, well that could all be true. I'm wondering if Dellen's gotten mixed up with a bad crew of people and he's being used as a pawn because of his access to aircraft and a hangar, and perhaps because nobody would ever suspect him. And EyesWideOpen mentioned 6 other people they can think of with this tattoo - which is interesting because it almost sounds like a gang affiliation mark. And he's not talking. Even if it's at his lawyer's suggestion, if he's a rat he's done for.

I can't help but wonder if this is tied to the drug trade somehow and Dellen Millard is only one, small man in a much larger operation. And maybe the intention wasn't to kill Bosma, but it was an act of desperation when everything was out of Millard's control.

I'm exhausted thinking about this. I just wish the family whatever peace they can possibly find right now.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 14, 2013, 11:04:25 PM
I have to say this..............I knew Dell since he was quite young as a student and as a young man.............I will not find any excuses for him.................he is well educated........................he had every opportunity in life and much more opportunity than a lot of people.........................he was a very smart , and intellegent young man................................HE< and HE alone made the choice to do this.................if it was not his choice he could have sought help from the police..................but he decided to partake in this..................MAY HE GET EVERYTHING HE DESERVES..............PRAYING FULL JUSTICE IS SERVED FOR TIM

Tim did not deserve this , those two men watched him say good by to his wife , knowing full well there was a baby in bed and drove away with him , knowing they intended to kill him...............that to me is unhuman.
May justice be harsh and fully served.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: SAP on May 15, 2013, 08:22:13 AM


Tim Bosma targeted:

http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2013/05/15/tim_bosma_murder_man_was_targeted_police_say.html

Family, friends and even strangers clung to the hope Tim Bosma would be found alive, but a sprawling weeklong search across the GTA ended with the discovery of the Ancaster father’s charred body.
“Investigation has now revealed that Tim Bosma was murdered,” Hamilton police homicide Det.-Sgt. Matt Kavanagh told a news conference Tuesday. “He was taken to a location in Waterloo area where his body was burned beyond recognition.”
The discovery escalated a missing person’s case that has captured national attention into a homicide investigation, and raised as many questions as it answered.
One man in custody is about to be charged for first-degree murder. Police, meanwhile, seek two other suspects and a motive to explain why Bosma, 32, was targeted and killed.
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Kavanagh said he believes Bosma was killed shortly after his disappearance. The coroner’s office has yet to determine a cause of death.
Police now say that when Bosma left his rural Ancaster home on May 6 to test drive his 2007 black Dodge Ram pickup with two men in their 20s, a second car was captured on video surveillance trailing in pursuit.
Those new details have lead police on the hunt for at least two more suspects — a second man who climbed into Bosma’s truck that night and whoever was driving the other vehicle, which Kavanagh said has not been identified but could be an SUV.
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Asked if he could give any reason why someone would abduct and murder the family man, Kavanagh just shrugged.
“I wish I could,” he said. “I don’t know at this time.”
“Do I think he was targeted? The answer is: yes.”

Dellen Millard, the 27-year-old Toronto man arrested in connection to the case will have his charges upgraded to first-degree murder when he appears in a Hamilton court on Wednesday. Heir to an aviation dynasty, Millard made headlines in 1999 when he became the youngest person to fly a helicopter solo at 14. He set another record by taking his first solo flight in a Cessna 172, the youngest to fly both a helicopter and fixed-wing plane solo in one day.
Kavanagh said Bosma and Millard had “no connection whatsoever” before May 6.
Since Monday, forensics officers were seen at both a Waterloo Regional Airport hangar where Millard’s aviation maintenance company is headquartered and several cars and planes are stored, according to police.
Asked if the location is a suspected chop shop for stolen vehicles, Kavanagh said: “We plan to call in experts from our auto squad to have a look at the vehicles.”
The second location on Roseville Rd. is a large farm solely owned by Millard, where police had roped off a wooded area. A large tarp suspended next to several search and rescue tents could be seen Tuesday. Records show Millard purchased the property in 2011 for $835,000.
On Tuesday, 120 officers were working on the case as police continued to execute multiple warrants and interview several people across the GTA, Kavanagh said.
The day before Bosma’s disappearance, the same two men are believed to have test driven a newer Dodge Ram model in Etobicoke, police said earlier.
Surveillance footage capturing that drive revealed there was no follow car in that instance, Kavanagh said.
Like that man, whose identity is being protected, Bosma posted an advertisement online for his truck and was contacted via phone by the suspects.
It was Bosma’s cellphone, found discarded at a Brantford industrial complex, that led police to Millard, who was arrested on Saturday in Mississauga.
On Sunday, police located a trailer they say belongs to Millard parked at the Kleinburg home of his mother, Madeleine Burns.
Kavanagh confirmed Tuesday that the black pickup truck found inside the trailer is Bosma’s. He cleared Burns of any connection to the case.
Kavanagh said he couldn’t say which suspect was in the leadership role in the abduction and murder.
He said there is a concern with at least two other suspects at large.
“Certainly there’s a fear of that.”
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Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: SAP on May 15, 2013, 09:10:02 AM
Tim not targeted, rather his truck was targeted, clarified by police. Incinerator on wheels noted on farm on Friday.

http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/05/14/hamilton-bosma-search-kitchener-waterloo.html
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 15, 2013, 09:15:12 AM
I totally believe Millard is the person and the right person is behind bars. Shock, yes, he's in shock because he can't believe he crossed the line into murder. And there could be a drug trade going on here, but what was the part about killing Tim, no answer to that. Because of the fact that they also tried to pull this off on a man in Toronto and he was lucky they didn't attack him, then they were looking for anybody that sold a truck. And Tim was just unfortunate that he went with them. So they are saying Tim was targetted and that is because they knew what they were going to do. But what I can't understand in all of this horror story is, why not hot wire a truck and steal it. I'm sure this goes on all the time in all provinces, as we well know. SO WHY ABDUCT, KIDNAP AND KILL A MAN FOR HIS TRUCK. The right man is in custody. Too much evidence against him and the police surely know what evidence they have.

Millard should definitely not be let out on bail, because he will hit the road. I hope the judge makes bail so high that he'll be in there for ultimate time that he can get for what he did. I know he is charged with FDM, but I think he should be hit with every charge they can muster up. Kidnapping being one, indignity to human remains, every possible charge that can be laid should be.

Maybe he killed the others that were involved, who knows??? He knows who was with him, and the police are saying he wasn't identified, a great mystery that he is not singing like a canary.

I think we will be more horrified as the days go on.  And Tim's family is left with the terrible heartbreak of everything that went on this week.  RIP Tim. :'( :'(
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 15, 2013, 09:21:19 AM
Just like to make a comment related to what I just wrote, I didn't notice that the police changed the report and said, the truck was targetted, not Tim. Sorry about that.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 15, 2013, 09:55:05 AM
I agree Sap sounding like they had a vehicle theif ring of some kind
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Miss R on May 15, 2013, 01:19:59 PM
SAP, eyeswideopen....

Sound like you two hit the nail on the head.  Check this article out...

http://www.wingsmagazine.com/content/view/2477/

11th paragraph....Millard Air.... "sigificant provider of charter service for everything from people to racehorses and auto parts."
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 15, 2013, 02:40:28 PM
Quote
Through researching this case, there's a link with Dellen Millard and his Baja racing in the USA.

Perhaps you can provide the link?
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 15, 2013, 03:49:02 PM
SAP, so evil it is hard to comprehend. An incinerator, wow, that is just something the ordinary person would not think of. So it would be interesting to know when he purchased this item. And I agree, SAP, how many people are missing in this area or even outside of the province that have had trucks for sale. I can think of a few on here that went missing. Wasn't there someone a while back that went missing with a the cab of an 18 wheeler. I don't think that person was ever found or their vehicle. Not sure what province it was though, but that was some time back. Dellen Millard may as well pack his toothbrush, because he won't be going anywhere's for years to come. My hope is that there are many other charges laid aginst him to add on to the FDM charge, so that he never breaths fresh air again. >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Meg on May 15, 2013, 04:36:02 PM
Capeheart,  I couldn't agree with you more - wonder how many other disappearances (murders?) can be linked to Millard.  When it was reported that he owned an incinerator (??)  OMG!  Wonder if he fits into the category of "thrill-killer".. it's time the death penalty was brought back.

Tim's widow was on the news tonight - absolutely heartbreaking.  :'(
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 15, 2013, 04:47:37 PM
Please do not post the gossip from Facebook on this thread. It will be removed. We have no way of knowing how much (if any) of it, is credible. Those of us who have been around here for any length of time know how that can go. Eventually as things go along, whether credible or not, it has a way of becoming 'fact'.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Have faith on May 16, 2013, 09:25:32 AM



Posted by: Meg
« on: May 15, 2013, 04:36:02 PM »

"When it was reported that he owned an incinerator (??)  OMG!  Wonder if he fits into the category of "thrill-killer".. "  End Quote.


Meg isn't the only person questioning a thrill kill motive, and the possibility that there are more victims.  Take note in the following article that the suspect's father died of a gunshot wound, thought to be a suicide, which is now being questioned.

http://www.am980.ca/news/local/story.aspx?ID=1962575 (http://www.am980.ca/news/local/story.aspx?ID=1962575)

eport: Police Consider 'Thrill Kill' as Possible Motive in Tim Bosma Murder
AM980 News

5/16/2013

A disturbing possible motive for the murder of Tim Bosma has surfaced - Hamilton Police are reportedly considering the possibility the 32-year-old's murder was a "thrill kill."

A report in the Toronto Sun on Thursday quotes police sources suggesting investigators are seriously considering the possibility, and are looking into a small group of friends that spent time together and used social media as part of their activities.

27-year-old Dellen Millard, charged with first-degree murder, was part of that group. They do not believe Bosma was involved with this group in any way before his disappearance and death.

The paper reports one clue uncovered by investigators where the 32-year-old Bosma's remains were found was a portable farm incinerator, used to cremate dead farm animals.

Police are also taking another look into previous deaths. For example, Dellan Millard's father died last December from a gunshot wound to the eye.

Police originally believed it was a suicide, but the coroner may be asked to take another look into his death.

In other developments, Kijiji has made its first statement on the story.

Officials with the popular classifieds website are downplaying any potential role the site may have had in Bosma's disapperance. In a statement, Kijiji argues that the murder suspects would not have been able to contact Tim Bosma through its site, because he did not reveal any personal information on the site.

Kijiji says as part of the information that's been handed over to Hamilton Police, the website claims Bosma's ad did not receive any replies.

According to the public statement, "the incident did not occur as a result of his ad posting on Kijiji."

A user can choose after posting an ad on Kijiji whether or not they would like to display personal information. People interested in your ad can contact you by replying through Kijiji itself, but the website says nobody responded to Bosma's ad in that way.

Some reports have suggested that two suspects who showed up at Bosma's house on May 6 were directly responding to the ad. Bosma took two men for a test drive in the truck he had for sale and never came back.

The ad was also posted in AutoTrader.  End


Modified to include the Toronto Sun report below.

http://www.torontosun.com/2013/05/16/tim-bosmas-murder-may-have-been-thrill-kill-source (http://www.torontosun.com/2013/05/16/tim-bosmas-murder-may-have-been-thrill-kill-source)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Meg on May 16, 2013, 12:34:07 PM
Have Faith - thank you for posting that - I was worried that I was 'over-analyzing' when I said "thrill-kill".  It's impossible to try to analyze what goes on in the minds of these monsters. Don't think I'll EVER advertise on Kijiji - EVER!  I assume that is why Kijiji is downplaying things.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 16, 2013, 12:51:00 PM
As every day goes on, we should have known this was going to be a bizarre case. Because it just didn't seem logical to call someone about a truck and then kill them. I think this is the tip of the ice berg, that Dellen Millard is another Jodi Arias, a psychopath. To think that his dad was killed by a gun shot that was stated to be a suicide, wow, that is really mind boggling. A lot to come yet, I'd say. It is stranger then fiction. We will wait until the whole story comes out. And as it was stated, the police believe there is a lot more in this investigation than we even could think about. God bless those who have to do this job every day and then go home to their own families. A senseless act of violence. :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 16, 2013, 01:06:18 PM
OH MY GOD I certainly hope this doesnt turn out to be the case.  Wayne was a very very great person.  I know I was blown away when he was said to have committed suicide at the time.  I am in total shock here with all of this.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 16, 2013, 04:10:31 PM
Thanks for providing the update Have Faith.

This is one of the most bizarre cases I've seen. Certainly more twists and turns than most. I hope Dellen and all the others involved in any part of this, in any way, will get the justice they deserve.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 16, 2013, 10:01:35 PM
Tim Bosma murder: Six unanswered questions


By: Curtis Rush News reporter, Published on Wed May 15 2013


There are more questions than answers surrounding the death of Tim Bosma, a 32-year-old churchgoing Ancaster resident.

Police have arrested one person, Dellen Millard, 27, and charged him with first-degree murder, meaning police believe there was planning involved in Bosma’s slaying.

What is known is that on May 6, two men arrived on foot to test drive Bosma’s black 2007 Dodge Ram pickup truck that was advertised online.

One of the online sites Bosma used to advertise his truck was Kijiji. However, Kijiji has said that Bosma’s ad did not feature any personal information nor did the ad receive any replies.

Here’s a statement from Kijiji, in essence saying that “the incident did not occur as result of his ad posting on Kijiji.”

Bosma went for a test drive with them and he didn’t return home, leading police on a search for him and his truck.

Bosma’s cellphone was found May 9 at an industrial complex in Brantford and his truck was found May 12 in Kleinburg. The truck was parked at Millard’s mother’s home in a trailer registered to Millard.

Police say Bosma was targeted and that surveillance footage shows that another vehicle trailed Bosma when he took the two suspects for a test drive.

Police also say they believe three suspects were involved in the murder: Two who went for a test drive with Bosma and at least one individual in the trailing vehicle.

Police have executed several search warrants, including two for properties in the Waterloo region. Bosma’s badly burned remains were found in Waterloo.

Through phone records, police said they discovered the same two men who test drove Bosma’s truck approached a man in Etobicoke, Ont., May 6 to test drive a similar vehicle. That man was returned safely.

Here are some of the outstanding questions in the case:

1. What was the motivation for the slaying?

2. How did he die? Was he murdered before his body was burned?

3. Who are the other people involved and how were they connected to the accused, Dellen Millard?

4. Police say Bosma was targeted. Was this personal or was he targeted for his truck only?

5. What were the circumstances around a similar test drive in Etobicoke the day before Bosma disappeared and how are the two cases connected?

6. If the suspects did not find Bosma through Kijiji, did they find him through another online site where he posted the ad? Kijiji says the ad posted by Bosma did not contain any personal information nor did his ad get any replies.


http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/05/15/tim_bosma_murder_five_unanswered_questions.html (http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/05/15/tim_bosma_murder_five_unanswered_questions.html)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 16, 2013, 10:27:00 PM
Have faith; is this part of the article content you posted? or a hunch or opinion?   :-[ forgive me; I'm not too sharp tonight.

Quote
The ad was also posted in AutoTrader.  End


Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: chickapey on May 16, 2013, 10:33:12 PM
I've read the Auto Trader information as well and it is part of Have Faith's article.

It's becoming harder and harder to wrap my head around the whole thing and now his father may have been a victim. Unreal.

Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: leonagleant on May 16, 2013, 11:06:17 PM
If Kijii is telling the truth that no-one replied to Tim's ad, then it must have been the ad in Auto Trader that led to the killers finding Tim. Auto Trader also seems to fit as a publication that these serious criminal auto shoppers would be looking at. Either way, it doesn't make a difference in the end to the sad outcome. It's not like you can only sell a car or a house to people you know, you typically have to go to strangers.
On safety caution: when meeting strangers, watch for strangers approaching in pairs on foot as these killers did. They did not come in a car that was visible to witnesses. Same with the killers at large who ambushed Lindsay Buziak the realtor: they arrived strangely out of nowhere by foot to see a house located deep in a suburban cul-de-sac. In both cases, the killers were no doubt dropped off by conspirators (a car was seen following Tim's truck in surveillance video).
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 16, 2013, 11:29:48 PM
I wonder if it will turn out that Tim (rest his soul :'() and Devil Millard had some kind of "common friend" or common associate.  ...just a thought! ::)

BTW ...this news source seems convinced it was Auto Trader.
http://www.1047.ca/local-news


also: I use kijiji plenty, but I'm an old hand at a lot of what we have to know to keep safe.  If you advertise on any of these sites, remember that if you don't give your telephone or address ... that is good, but don't make the mistake of filling in the postal code for the purpose of showing buyers the area you're in.  I did that before and it automatically "pin pointed" my address/home of the google map.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: soccermom on May 17, 2013, 12:02:39 AM
from: police-investigate-incinerators-role-in-tim-bosma-slaying:

Quote:
“An ‘Eliminator incinerator’ designed to dispose of livestock remains was purchased by Dellen Millard in July 2012,” said a police officer involved in the case. “We would like to know for what purpose he decided to make this purchase.”

Millard is said to have exercised his rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to not talk with police but should he change his mind this incinerator will be the topic of one of the first questions coming his way.

**“It certainly is of note that he does not have any animals on that farm,” said an officer.**
Unquote (emphasis added)
 
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 17, 2013, 12:23:54 AM
Wow that is pretty scarey an incinerater, what godly reason could he have for buying that when he didnt even have any animals.  Beginning to look as if murder was on his mind for a long time or what other reason could there be for an incinerator.  Just goes to show we think we know people but we never really do , do we. I am surprised that it doesnt seem the media have made any effort to speak to Madeleine his Mother that I have heard of any way.  Or even relatives.  This is all just totally heartbreaking and pretty scarey cause it looks like there are a group of at least three or more killers.  Wonder if this was their first kill or have there been more is what I am now wondering.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 17, 2013, 12:24:13 AM
I know we aren't suppose to put on any information from facebook pages; however, one news reporter who has his own page had an awful lot of pictures, news video, and comments about this case.... adding "as it happens info." 

One comment questioned the placement of two tents almost attached, as opposed to one.  ...asking were there perhaps two bodies and is that why Millard stopped cooperating with police and called in a lawyer.  I wondered the same thing when I saw that news photo.
https://www.facebook.com/crimepowerpolitics?filter=3

There is also an article stating police have put "protection" in place for a number of witnesses.  Sounds "big" to me. :-\
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 17, 2013, 12:52:51 AM
I don't understand how anybody could think a man like Wayne Millard would shoot himself.  He lived and thrived all these years in a proud manner; I can't see him ending his life in that manner. ...unless he was bearing some awful burden he couldn't live with... as "something the son is involved with" and he could not do anything about it  :-\  still; not the way of the Wayne Millard I read about.  ..something sure seems fishy!  ..and even at an advanced age, I doubt he would be careless enough to shoot himself in the eye... I would expect he would shoot himself in the head (if he was so inclined) ... that makes a person wonder if he was trying to take a gun away from someone... or trying to defend himself.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 17, 2013, 01:15:05 AM
Wayne was not very old, he is younger than I am not positive but around 54 I think. and in great shape.  Most people committing suicide with a gun would put it in their mouth.  Gotta wonder about the eye.
Wonder if they will find evidence more bodys had been burned before .
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: SAP on May 17, 2013, 07:05:45 AM


http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2013/05/17/tim_bosma_ancaster_man_was_killed_inside_truck_source_says.html

Tim Bosma: Ancaster man was killed inside truck, source says
Days before the body of Tim Bosma was discovered, Hamilton police speculated that he may have been murdered in a so-called thrill kill, a source has told the Star.



PHOTO COURTESY BOSMA FAMILY
Timothy Bosma at the hospital two years ago with his newborn daughter.


 
Days before the body of Tim Bosma was discovered, Hamilton police speculated that he may have been murdered in a so-called thrill kill, a source has told the Star.
The source, who is not involved in the investigation, said police were considering that theory after Dellen Millard, 27, was arrested on May 11 in Mississauga.
But the lead investigator in the case denied that police were looking at the possibility the homicide may have been just for a thrill.
“I don’t know the motive for this,” Det. Sgt. Matt Kavanagh said Thursday. “I don’t even know what thrill kill means. It’s not been discussed. Where it’s coming from, I don’t know.”
Also according to the source, police said after Bosma’s body was found that they believed he was killed in his truck following a struggle.
“He did not die in the fire,” the source said. “He didn’t burn alive.”
Kavanagh told a news conference on Tuesday that Bosma’s body was found burned “beyond recognition” at an undisclosed location in Waterloo.
Since Sunday, police have been combing a Waterloo Region farm owned by Millard, where an incinerator was found, Kavanagh confirmed to the Hamilton Spectator. It is not known if the machine was used to burn Bosma’s body.
On May 6 around 9:30 p.m., Bosma took two men for a test drive in his pickup truck and was followed by another car, police said. He was never seen again. Police said Bosma was “targeted” and likely died within hours of his disappearance.
Millard is alleged to be one of two men who climbed into the truck with Bosma. He plans to plead not guilty to charges of first-degree murder, according to lawyer Deepak Paradkar.
Police described Millard as “a very intelligent guy,” but didn’t know much about him, the source said.
The search for Bosma has taken many strange twists after police found Bosma’s cellphone discarded at an industrial complex in Brantford and then discovered his truck parked inside a trailer at Millard’s mother’s house in Kleinburg. Police soon focused their search on two properties in the Waterloo region owned by Millard, one the sprawling farm and the other a multimillion-dollar hangar at the Waterloo Regional Airport.
And on Thursday, the office of the chief coroner for Ontario confirmed to the Star they are still investigating the death of Dellen Millard’s father, Wayne Millard, who died in an apparent suicide in November 2012.
Toronto Police confirmed they went to the Etobicoke home on Maple Gate Crt. jointly owned by Millard and his father on Nov. 29, 2012 for a death investigation that was deemed “not criminal.”
But almost six months since his death, the investigation into Wayne’s death is still “ongoing.”
“His death is still under investigation,” said Cheryl Mahyr, issues manager for the coroner’s office. “So it’s still open and has not yet concluded.”
Despite the case remaining open, the Riverside Cemetery & Cremation Centre in Toronto confirmed Millard’s body was cremated and is interred at an unknown location.
The coroner’s office did not clarify if the case had been concluded and then reopened or what impact the cremation would have on an ongoing investigation.
An obituary written by Millard, and published in the Star on Dec. 14, only indicated his father had “passed” and spoke about his love of flying and animals.
Bosma, 32, leaves behind in Ancaster a two-year-old daughter and a wife, Sharlene, who said Wednesday that “I know that I cannot fall apart, but I am broken . . . His daughter will grow up knowing how much he loved her.”
With files from the Hamilton Spectator
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jobo on May 17, 2013, 08:32:28 AM
Wasn't there a picture circulating of Dellen with a red Dodge Ram?  Is that the same year as Tim's was?  Could this have just been a robbery gone bad? 
Just because Dellen had money, (or appeared to have money) doesn't mean he wanted to pay for auto parts he may have needed.

Why would he park the stolen vehicle (concealed in a trailer) in his own Mother's driveway....even if she was away, wouldn't he think that is one of the first places the Cops would go?  I'm pretty sure the Police find out who/where your family/friends are. 

The fact that he purchased an incinerator the previous summer makes me very, very curious as to the reason.  It was before his own father died...

I have too many questions regarding what seems to be such a senseless, cruel crime.

RIP Tim Bosma, my heart goes out to your loved ones.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 17, 2013, 09:23:07 AM
Bosma slaying investigators face complex challenges

CBC – 9 hours ago


Hundreds of police officers are combing properties across southern Ontario gathering evidence and using forensic analysis to try to figure out how Tim Bosma wound up dead, while his family is struggling to understand why.

But those answers won't come quickly, a forensics expert says.

Bosma, 32, a married father of a two-year-old daughter from the Hamilton community of Ancaster, went missing more than a week ago after he accompanied two men on a test drive of the truck he had posted for sale on Kijiji and AutoTrader. On Monday, Hamilton police announced that Bosma was dead.

Retired police detective Kevin Bryan has been watching the case closely. He spent 16 years in York Regional Police's forensics unit. He left the force in 2011 after a 30-year career, and now teaches in Seneca College's police foundations program.

“These are the ones that make you want to go back to work after you retire,” he said.

Bryan is no stranger to crime scenes, and has worked on a number murder cases. He told CBC Hamilton that answers about who killed Tim Bosma and why will come — but it will be a complicated process.

“When you get an investigation of this magnitude where there are several different jurisdictions involved as well as several different locations … each one has to be treated as its own individual crime scene, which is quite involved,” Bryan said.

The Bosma investigation is now largely focused on a farm near Cambridge, Ont., owned by the family of 27-year-old Dellen Millard. Millard was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in connection to Bosma's disappearance. At least two other suspects are being sought.

The Hamilton police forensic unit has set up a large tent at the rear of the property, and officers are sifting through buckets of material while searching the property on foot and by horseback. Other search warrants are being executed in the case, police have said.

Bryan said he has worked on similar cases where there are as many as a dozen scenes where evidence has been disposed of.

“The secret to good forensic investigations is to link one crime scene to the other,” he said. “But it's very very complicated and it's going to take them some time.”

In these kinds of situations, the lead investigator has to be taken through each individual crime scene to make sure nothing was missed. “And then the stuff all has to be evaluated,” Bryan said. “It can take months before everything is tied together. Sometimes even longer than that.”

The case against Millard will likely take years to get to court because of the time it will take to assemble evidence, Millard's lawyer Deepak Paradkar said. “It's going to be a long time before we get disclosure. It's an ongoing case.”

Bryan said it often takes months to put cases like this together, “So I could see it taking a year or two years before it actually gets before the courts.”

A police source told CBC News that investigators believe Bosma may have been killed as the result of an attempted carjacking.

The same police source said that Bosma's truck was found with seats missing. A spokesperson for Hamilton police wouldn't comment on this information.

Bryan said in his experience with homicide cases, seats or even whole interiors are sometimes removed to dispose of evidence.

“I've seen homicide investigations where the entire car was gutted if it was used for the commission of the offence,” he said. “But without yet knowing the motive, it's hard to say.”

Bosma's body was found “burned beyond recognition,” Hamilton police said. That adds some challenges to the investigation, Bryan noted.

“A lot of people burn either vehicles or they burn a body to try and get rid of evidence,” he said. “Fire scenes are very often employed to try and destroy evidence such as DNA.”

Police usually identify a body in one of three ways — through dental records, fingerprints or DNA. Fire makes finding a cause of death more difficult, but not impossible, he said.

“It really depends on how much the body was burned,” Bryan said. “I've seen bodies burned to the point that just a skeleton is there … But I've also seen fires where you might not be able to recognize the person, but there's still lots of evidence left there.

“It really depends. Burned beyond recognition is a very open-ended statement.”

Cellphone records could prove integral to figuring out why Bosma was killed, Bryan said. At a Tuesday press conference, Hamilton police revealed that it was Bosma's cellphone that led police to Millard as a suspect.

“It's an investigative tool that is highly used now,” Bryan said. “They can tell you what tower you were bouncing off of and from what geographical area.”

But just because that data exists, it doesn't mean it's easy to obtain. Bryan said a lot of work has to go into pulling phone records.

“Plus, you're into warrants for quite a few of them — and you don't just get handed a warrant and go do it,” he said, adding that he thinks phone records will “become crucial” to figuring out what happened to Bosma.

“It may take them a few days to track down the warrants and a few days to get those phone records traced,” he said. “I really think some good leads could potentially come out of that fellow's phone records.”

Hamilton police have been tight-lipped about the case, but have said they are looking for at least two more suspects — maybe more. Bryan said in a case like this where a suspect is already is custody, it's likely that officers are already watching other people.

"I'd be really surprised if somebody wasn't under surveillance right now," Bryan said. "Someone is being watched."

Police said they have video footage of a second vehicle following Bosma's truck when he took the two men for a test drive. "He didn't come there with a stranger. Now it's a matter of knocking down the doors of [Millard's] associates," Bryan said.

Hamilton police have repeatedly said the public's interest in this case has been crucial — and they've received over 700 tips to date.

“That's a ton of tips,” Bryan said. ”But a lot of it really has to be sifted through carefully.”

A lot of tip calls end up being vehicle sightings, and sometimes the volume can become problematic for investigators, he said. “But you still want to encourage the public to be involved, that's for sure.

“A lot of the time it just takes that one good tip.”

Bryan said the mystery surrounding the case is fuelling the public's interest. Investigators have not yet disclosed where Bosma was killed, how he died, an exact time of death or a motive.

“It's because the investigators — and god bless 'em, it's what they have to do — are keeping things close to the vest,” Bryan said. “There's still a few people out there that are unidentified in this and we don't know how close they are to catching up to these people.”

Millard has not been talking with police and is “executing his constitutional right to remain silent,” his lawyer said. Police are still searching for at least two other suspects.

“But if it turns out that it's just over the theft of this vehicle … If that's the only motive, that they were going to steal this truck, then wow — this is very over the top,” Bryan said.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/bosma-slaying-investigators-face-complex-challenges-052524187.html (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/bosma-slaying-investigators-face-complex-challenges-052524187.html)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Have faith on May 17, 2013, 09:53:19 AM
With different media outlets using different "police sources", there is going to be misinformation and leaks, especially in such a huge investigation as this one involving multiple jurisdictions.

I can only imagine how difficult it must be for the lead investigator (Det. Sgt. Matt Kavanagh) to control the media reports.  Although I appreciate his plight, I sure hope he wasn't being serious when he said. "I don't even know what thrill kill means".  Yikes.

Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 17, 2013, 10:27:21 AM
seem to me someone is a firm believer in "burning any further evidence" asap.  I wonder if the death of Wayne Millard wasn't an accident.
Quote
And on Thursday, the office of the chief coroner for Ontario confirmed to the Star they are still investigating the death of Dellen Millard’s father, Wayne Millard, who died in an apparent suicide in November 2012.
Toronto Police confirmed they went to the Etobicoke home on Maple Gate Crt. jointly owned by Millard and his father on Nov. 29, 2012 for a death investigation that was deemed “not criminal.”
But almost six months since his death, the investigation into Wayne’s death is still “ongoing.”
“His death is still under investigation,” said Cheryl Mahyr, issues manager for the coroner’s office. “So it’s still open and has not yet concluded.”
Despite the case remaining open, the Riverside Cemetery & Cremation Centre in Toronto confirmed Millard’s body was cremated and is interred at an unknown location.
The coroner’s office did not clarify if the case had been concluded and then reopened or what impact the cremation would have on an ongoing investigation.

In addition to the above, for some reason, I can't help but think Tim's truck (and not Tim) was the target.  I can't help but wonder if somebody owned that truck before Tim... or if the truck, at some point had something hidden/stored in it to be picked up later...... the same with the first truck those guys looked at!  just thinking out loud here.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Miss R on May 17, 2013, 01:40:15 PM
Wayne Millard's death occurred on November 29, 2012, yet earlier that month, quoting a news source, "Transport Canada did not approve maintenance work until months later on Nov. 1, 2012. The federal certificate allowed the firm to perform maintenance on aircraft components such as engines."   The timing of his suicide is pretty strange considering the big plans he had for his business and the go-ahead he received from Ottawa.

There's nothing to indicate that the business was going belly up right away.  After all Dellen Millard paid cash only last week, May 7th to be exact, on a downtown Toronto condo, forking over $$627,000 in cash. 

Meanwhile, I hate to think that there might be more victims.  LE may have their hands full.

Working on a theory that if this car jacking wasn't the first, what others are there? 

I went through our UC postings to find a) missing victim b) missing vehicle c) within the Hamilton/Waterloo vicinity and d) the past few years

Here's a couple:


Heather Dicker, 63, Missing, Oct 19, 2011, http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=5419.0


Paul Michael Foster, 28, was listed as missing, Jan 10, 2010, till he and his truck were found in the Hamilton Harbour.  http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=6179.0
http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=3232.0

He drove a 1999 Chevrolet S10 Extreme pickup truck.  As of now, no one knows how he ended up in the water and why. 

Does anyone else have any other missing person cases that ring a bell?

Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 17, 2013, 02:49:24 PM
I guess the police will never be able to find out if Mr. Millard committed suicide, because his body was cremated. I wonder if his wife could shed any light on information, if she felt that her husband would have killed himself. Like you said, Lost, a man that had great plans and was wealthy and still a young man, would not likely just out of the blue, shoot himself. It sure sounds strange to me. And can anyone shed any light on where this occurred, was it at home or was it in one of his buildings??? ::) ::) ::) ::)

Again, wondering why an ordinary individual would have to own an incinerator. No reason to own one, as stated. He never had any animals or anything like that. This guy is creepy. :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Logical on May 17, 2013, 03:48:02 PM
I'm curious how they found the cell phone - in the middle of an industrial area? No reports on how it was discovered?

Logical
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 17, 2013, 03:55:52 PM
Lost you may have hit on something, now you have wondering did Tim own the truck since it was new or did he buy it used and was some one afraid there may still be evidence in the truck..... a good thought to ponder upon.  Would be interesting to know the history of the truck

Logical I to wonder how the cell phone came to be found and the circumstances.  Makes me wonder was there a change of vehicles there and Tim some how managed to drop it hoping some one would find it but then again most people cling to the cell so they can call for help.  Or did it fall out of the truck .  Or did the killers just pitch it away thinking it wouldnt be found, would be interesting to know if it was found in the parking lot or off in the long grass or just where.

The incinerator says a lot of plans to me, that is a lot of money to spend if nothing to incinerate on the farm and a lot of money to spend if they only planned to use it once .

There for sure will be a lot of twists in this investigation.  Not sure what to make of that Lawyer but I think he is for a heck of a surprise.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Meg on May 17, 2013, 04:40:08 PM
Perhaps no surprise - but - how many more??

CTV 6 p.m. news tonight -


Police also say Laura Babcock, a 23-year-old woman last seen in Toronto’s Roncevalles neighbourhood in June 2012, is now a part of the investigation.

A photo shows Babcock, her ex-boyfriend and Dellen Millard at Medieval Times restaurant a couple years ago.

The two were friends, and other friends say they had a romantic relationship immediately before Babcock went missing.

Police say they have phone records showing calls between Babcock and Millard.

Read more: http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/investigators-looking-into-other-cases-in-connection-with-dellen-millard-1.1286519#ixzz2Taiq5lm9
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jobo on May 17, 2013, 04:48:16 PM
I can't remember where I read when Millard bought the incinerator.....some time last summer was it?
As soon as I read that there was an incinerator on the farm property, I wondered if there was more murders.

Also...regarding Tim's cell phone....didn't the Police have the pings from the cell phone towers?  I believe I read that somewhere.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 17, 2013, 04:56:06 PM
So - Millard is a killer - knew 2 people who have disappeared, and his father's suicide is now being investigated.
But where is there a connection between Millard, the two that disappeared to Bosma? There  is no indication of a personal connection between Bosma and the others - am I right - or just not getting it.

Why would Bosma be targeted for a truck, when Millard is rolling in money, and could have purchased 10 of them?

jb
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Logical on May 17, 2013, 04:57:32 PM
I wondered if a anonomous tip was called in with the location of the cell phone, otherwise some witness would have spoken up or media would have published? 

Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Logical on May 17, 2013, 05:00:47 PM
I can't remember where I read when Millard bought the incinerator.....some time last summer was it?
As soon as I read that there was an incinerator on the farm property, I wondered if there was more murders.

Also...regarding Tim's cell phone....didn't the Police have the pings from the cell phone towers?  I believe I read that somewhere.

I read that the phone was off very early in the reports.

Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 17, 2013, 05:04:36 PM
Oh my god, how much more shocked can a person get.   Sure is looking like Dell is turning out to be a serial killer with a wave of bodys and disappearances comming up. 
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 17, 2013, 05:33:28 PM
This guy is going to turn out to be one bad dude, which we already know what has happened to Tim. I don't believe there was any connection at all, because the other man who came forward, they were going to kill him, but they wouldn't tackle him because of his size. So there was no connection, they were just out to see what they could get away with. And when people have gotten away with crimes, because nobody would suspect them because of their wealth or their business ethics, they could do this for quite some time. But this time Millard made a big mistake and they traced his phone number, so he wasn't as smart as he thought he was. And if the police had have focused on him when the young woman went missing, Tim would be alive today. I'd be willing to bet, he killed that young lady and also his dad. Maybe his father knew something about the young woman and was going to turn him in. That could have been a possibility. It is like something in a novel. Every day the police must be totally surprised by what their investigation is uncovering. :o :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 17, 2013, 05:43:00 PM
So true Cape - sadly- so true. Looks to me like he killed this man, just for the thrill of it.
Bosma was a good husband, father, friend, and church goer.  He stood way above the likes of Dellen and his kind.

jb
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Dalehouse on May 17, 2013, 06:52:57 PM
Could he have cremated  his accomplices, the reason they have not been found.  Seems he did not try and cover up his tattoo, or wear a hoodie.  His truck was found in plain site so to speak.  He was arrested without incident, the cell phone was recovered, when it could have been thrown in a body of water etc.  I think his plan was to pin it on the other two.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 17, 2013, 07:39:13 PM
you know I wonder if Dellen was renting any part of that farm land out, being he is a city boy and his life centered around toronto.  What was he intending to do with that land?
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 17, 2013, 11:31:17 PM
***When making statements that appear to be facts please include a link.

Also please do not post any other missing person's cases on this thread. This thread is only for information in regard to the disappearance and murder of Tim Bosma. Newspaper articles, etc for other missing person's cases should be posted on the appropriate thread. If there isn't an existing thread, feel free to start one.

Thanks,
Debbie
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: elsie on May 18, 2013, 08:52:44 AM
A very very sad case.

2008 - ad from Millard Air to sell an airplane lists the company business type as "exporters".
Exporting what?
Also there is information online regarding the contact person.

http://www.tradekey.com/company/Millardair-1752537.html#

Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 18, 2013, 08:54:41 AM
I was responding to an earlier post and link to a missing women who know the accused. The police did say something about this could be a thrill Kill. I have posted on other cases and never received a reply like this one.

Hi Ginger,

My post wasn't in regard to anything you'd written.

Thanks,
Debbie
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: leonagleant on May 18, 2013, 09:34:27 AM
With the latest news of Tim's murderer being linked to a missing woman he dated named Laura, I can't help but wonder how his lawyer is going to talk him out of that one! A nice guy who happens to be directly linked to a murdered man, a father who died of shot-gun wound and a girlfriend that disappeared that TO police couldn't be bothered to look for. All of that in less than one year.

I can't believe this kind of stuff is happening in Canada. And the biggest election issues these days are the environment and the economy?
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: SAP on May 18, 2013, 11:28:37 AM
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/05/16/police-seize-large-incinerator-from-property-of-suspect-in-tim-bosmas-murder/

Investigators have discovered a large industrial incinerator on the property of the man accused of Tim Bosma’s murder, fuelling speculation of a gruesome end for the Ancaster father.

Staff-Sgt. Matt Kavanagh, lead homicide investigator in the Tim Bosma case, would not confirm whether or not the machine was involved in Mr. Bosma’s death or in the disposal of Mr. Bosma’s remains.

Police have seized the incinerator from the property of Dellen Millard, charged with first-degree murder in the death of Mr. Bosma.

The report of further bodies is totally untrue at this time
Despite suggestions the volume of charred material recovered exceeded what would be expected from a man of Mr. Bosma’s size, there is no evidence of additional victims, police said.

“The report of further bodies is totally untrue at this time,” Staff-Sgt. Kavanagh told the National Post.

It is not known if the remains might be from farm animals from the large rural property in Ayr, west of Hamilton.

Mr. Bosma disappeared from his Ancaster home on May 6 when accompanying two men on a test drive of a truck he advertised for sale.

Mr. Millard’s lawyer, Deepak Paradkar, said he has not been informed of any new developments in the case and was unable to comment on them.

Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 18, 2013, 03:37:38 PM
Tim Bosma murder makes police reconsider old investigations tied to suspect

By Matthew Coutts
National Affairs Reporter

The ongoing investigation into the death of Ontario father Tim Bosma and the man who has been charged with his murder has led investigators down several dark paths in recent days.

The announcement that Dellen Millard has been charged with first-degree murder in Bosma's death has led police to reconsider two other cases – one involving a missing woman who is said to have been last in contact with the young pilot, and the apparent suicide of Millard's own father.

CTV News reports that police are investigating a link between Millard and a 23-year-old woman who went missing last July.

Laura Babcock was last seen in Toronto last summer. Her former boyfriend told the network she was last known to be in the company of Millard and her phone records showed she had called him 13 times between June 30 and July 3, when the phone suddenly stopped being used.

[ Related: Tim Bosma public memorial Wednesday in Hamilton, Ont. ]

Toronto police told CTV Toronto's Tamara Cherry that nothing had seemed suspicious about Babcock's disappearance until Millard was named as a suspect in Bosma's death last week.

Babcock still hasn't been found. And perhaps as troubling is a report that investigators are also taking a second look into the apparent suicide of Millard's father.

Toronto police have told the Toronto Sun that they are reviewing the death of Wayne Millard. It is currently believed that Wayne Millard committed suicide in his Etobicoke home last year.

The Sun reports that investigators concluded he died of a gunshot wound to the eye last November. It was considered a suicide but the case was never officially closed.

Millard inherited his family's aviation company after the death. His property includes a hangar at the Waterloo Regional Airport and a farmhouse, both of which were searched as part of the Bosma murder investigation.

[ More Brew: Dellen Millard’s property wrapped in Bosma investigation ]

Bosma disappeared on the evening of May 6, when he left his family's Ancaster, Ont., home on a test drive with two men who said they wanted to buy his truck.

His body was discovered a week later burned beyond recognition on property belonging to Millard. Investigators are searching for at least two other suspects in the murder – a suspect who took the test drive with Bosma and at least one other person believed to have followed the truck in another vehicle.

Millard's lawyer has said his client will plead not guilty of first-degree murder and that the full story has not come out.

Meantime, the investigation into Bosma's death continues. The Canadian Press reports that police have seized an incinerator found on Millard's property. At last count, police were investigating whether the incinerator had been used in Bosma's death, or possibly after it.

A source told the Toronto Star that Bosma was killed inside his truck on the night he disappeared. The source suggested to the Star that it may have been a so-called thrill kill.

“I don’t know the motive for this,” Det. Sgt. Matt Kavanagh told the newspaper. “I don’t even know what thrill kill means. It’s not been discussed.”

While Millard has not been formally connected to either of the re-opened investigations, the incidents paint a troubling landscape on which the Bosma investigation is playing out.

There is more to the story the public has yet to hear.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/investigators-reconsidering-two-investigations-tied-tim-bosma-murder-160223445.html (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/investigators-reconsidering-two-investigations-tied-tim-bosma-murder-160223445.html)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 18, 2013, 03:54:21 PM
I can't understand why the other parties have not been identified that were accomplices of Millard??? Obviously somebody knows who he was  hanging out with. And also why wouldn't any of their families report them missing, unless they were loners or had said they were going on vacation or something. So many days gone by and no ID's. I'm beginning to wonder also, if those who assist Millard have come to some harm also. Of course, the police cannot give us their total cards they are holding, because it could interfere with their investigation. Scary details every time we hear something. And yes, the country should be doing more to solve crimes of missing people and the many murders in this country. This time the police did their job related to Mr. Bosma. But if they had traced Laura's disappearance, they may have found some evidence of what happened to her. We can only wait and see, very scary. :o :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 18, 2013, 05:06:39 PM
Cape I would suppose the other partys are not identifyed since Dell is not talking and the police have nothing but a description that is vague to go one.  He had many friends he hung out with so they cant just arrest all of them they are working on figuring out who the other partys involved are I believe JMO of course.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: pennygurl on May 18, 2013, 05:15:05 PM
Just watched this on CTV News, quite interesting that Dellen is taking photos of the plane with SG girl back in 2005 I believe they said.  They also mentioned the shotgun in Wayne's home.  Although hard to understand a shotgun being there since he is an animal advocate.  Has the boyfriend of missing girl from TO on as well.
http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/more-questions-about-dellen-millard-emerge-as-police-investigate-1.1287627 (http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/more-questions-about-dellen-millard-emerge-as-police-investigate-1.1287627)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 18, 2013, 05:38:36 PM
I don't mean to repeat my thoughts in a nagging manner, but as I expressed before - was it Tim Bosma that was targeted or his truck? 
IMO it was the truck.  I say this because Millard also "sized up" a similar truck prior to this.  I doubt very much the size/stature of the owner of the previous truck, is what saved him from being killed and his truck taken.  I think there's more to it than that.  I think Millard had to find "that particular truck" ... that there was something about it of grave importance.  Maybe it was "the year of the truck"... that particular make, model, color etc. could have been needed for something.... for instance:  to be used for conspiracy purpose such as "being able to put two exact trucks in two different places at the same time, for some extremely important scenario to "play out".... I know.. that is far fetched.  My other theory is that Tim Bosma's truck had something placed in it at some point, to be picked up later..... again, I know! ...far fetched theory!  but consider this:

Quote
Records show Millard bought the two-bedroom, two-bathroom 37th floor unit for about $627,000 in cash on May 7 around 2:30 p.m. Bosma had gone missing the night before around 9:30 p.m.
http://www.680news.com/2013/05/18/update-police-have-completed-forensic-analysis-of-two-locations-in-the-tim-bosma-case/

...just too much coincidence imo that Dellen Millard had that much cash on hand the next day.  I doubt poor Tim was worth that kind of cash to anyone... unless Tim's death would give somebody millions in insurance $$... (making him worth putting a contract hit on?) and we all know that is highly unlikely. 

So it seems quite the co-incidence that this truck theft was immediately followed by that large expenditure by Dellen Millard... I mean I know he was rich, but after the "world-wind actions" he was up to the week prior, this seems like a strange "shopping spree" the day after he kidnapped Tim. 

..... BTW, I also entertain the theory that Millard and his friends actually had to collect a small fleet of these trucks for some "big purpose" elsewhere.  After all, he had contacts on the national level, as was extremely ambitious and open to extreme pursuits by all understanding of his lifestyle.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 18, 2013, 05:53:21 PM
I am thinking answering adds from stranger is a great way to find a target with out a tye to you is your smart especially with a bogus phone, but criminals make dumb mistakes.  Lost I am thinking he still had the truck when arrested so he had not disposed of it to get enough money for the condo , besides he completed the deal the next day but surly it had been viewed and started prior to that since he already owned one condo in the same building. 

Sad to say I think it was a thrill kill and something set that off, did her perhaps kill the girl last summer and liked the feeling, did he perhaps kill his own father and liked the feeling, did he get off on killing period.  That is the way my mind is going .  Cause if he wanted that exact truck all he had to do was buy it and he would have it , no need to kill Tim really if it is just the truck.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 18, 2013, 06:00:21 PM
If there was something "planted in that truck" or that truck was needed by other buyer/s for some reason, he may have been paid immediately ... then when he was discovered for the kidnapping, it was too hot to collect the truck.... just my crazy thoughts EWO  ;)... conspiracy possibilities always on my mind.  That doesn't mean that is what happened, but still possible.  When dealing with the likes of this guy, one would not be out of line "thinking big conspiracy" imho!
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: pennygurl on May 18, 2013, 06:04:14 PM
My position is the boy is not as humble and good natured as everyone thinks.  His bizarre behavior is documented back to 2005 which puts him in his early 20's.  By the way does anyone know if a divorce took place between Dell's parents?  Just a thought...as I read in one paper not sure which one that he had not had contact with his mother in a decade.  Seems odd that he would all of a sudden park a trailer up against her garage.  Does anyone have insight.  I live not far from these areas of investigation and it bewilders me to think this is happening in my own backyard.  A horrific act by another human being.  Tragic.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 18, 2013, 07:32:30 PM
penny you heard it from me in my post earlier.  Wayne and Madeleine were divorce, Dell lived with madelaine until late teens.  Madeleine has been remarried for many many years.   Dell after going to live with his dad did not come around Madeleines a lot
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: leonagleant on May 18, 2013, 07:39:20 PM
"He's never had a brush with law, never been to jail," Paradkhar added.

Sounds like he should have had a brush or two with the law earlier and if so then Tim Bosma would still be alive.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 18, 2013, 08:52:06 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/05/12/hamilton-bosma-mother.html

Excerpt from above:

Man arrested held world flying record

On Saturday, police announced they had arrested Millard, 27, one of two men last seen with Bosma. Millard has been charged with forcible confinement and theft over $5,000. Police confirmed he was the suspect identified earlier in the week as having an tattoo on his wrist of the word "AMBITION." Investigators are still searching for a second suspect.
 
A neighbour who lived next door to Millard in the Toronto suburb of Etobicoke confirmed to CBC News his family ran and operated Millard Air, with chartered flights out of Toronto and, more recently, Waterloo. Millard once held the world record for the youngest pilot to take a solo helicopter flight, when he was 14.  I remember seeing this 14 years old kid on tv. He was considered a flying protoge.

Earlier this week, Millard's home was raided by Toronto police, neighbours said. He lived there alone after his father died six months ago. He was last seen by neighbours Wednesday evening working outside on his house with a few other men.End of Excerpt--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
These are cold blooded killers.
jb
 I have modified my post.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: elsie on May 19, 2013, 06:18:29 AM
CTV news Sunday am.  had news of photo shoots -and here is a quote from  - 
Read more: http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/more-questions-about-dellen-millard-emerge-as-police-investigate-1.1287627#ixzz2Tkn7oLlV

"Meanwhile, Hamilton homicide detectives are also examining a photo gallery posted on a paid adult website credit Dellen Millard as the photographer.
A profile on Suicide Girls — a soft-core pornography website - shows a young model named “Josie” posing in and around a vintage DC-4 airplane."


Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Concerned on May 19, 2013, 06:28:28 AM
The reference to Curtis doesn't seem likely in that Curtis didn't have a vehicle with him, nor missing. He didn't have any personal property on him or with him except the dogs. I would hope, beyond hope, that Curtis was not in this monster's grasp.

Having said that, a poster's discovery of DM's description of the charter services he provides makes me wonder about human trafficking, organ trafficking, drug trafficking, and illegal shipment of items. Why in the world would a rich kid that has everything in his grasp even, even get involved with the elements that this sort of world encounters?

I hold on to the hope that if, in the case of Tim, he saw no problem leaving ashes around, then perhaps he isn't as experienced and that provides hope.

And, at some point, shouldn't charter flights and services have inspections and be investigated. I mean, we all know that commercial flights are on lock-down, but wouldn't that make sense as to easy fare in and out of borders. A duh moment, of sorts.

And, with the disclosure by Elsie about porn videos created in the hangar, please, please tell me that snuf is ruled out.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 19, 2013, 08:53:52 AM
I am wondering if this also  includes car theft rings - an individual or organization (am thinking of drug cartel - Mexico) places an order, and the vehicle is flown down.

Seems to me that Dellen was into many terrible things.

http://www.torontosun.com/2013/05/18/forensic-investigation-into-tim-bosma-death-wrapped-up


Forensic investigation into Tim Bosma death wrapped up
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By Terry Davidson,Toronto Sun

 First posted: Saturday, May 18, 2013 08:53 PM EDT | Updated: Saturday, May 18, 2013 11:38 PM EDT
As forensic investigators begin to wrap up their look into two properties in Waterloo Region, many more layers and players have been revealed in the mysterious case of accused murderer Dellen Millard.
 
Since the discovery of the charred body of Ancaster family man Tim Bosma on last Tuesday, Hamilton investigators have been camped out at two Waterloo-area properties: the wooded area where Bosma’s remains were found burned beyond recognition, and farmland owned by Millard on which a portable incinerator was found.
 
Millard, the 27-year-old scion of a family aviation dynasty, was charged with kidnapping and killing Bosma five days after the husband and father of a two-year-old girl was murdered while on a test drive of a pickup truck he was trying to sell May 6.
 
The pickup was later found by police enclosed in a large trailer in the driveway of Millard’s mother’s home in Kleinburg.
 
But as Hamilton Police began winding down their investigation of those two pieces of land, Toronto homicide investigators told the Toronto Sun Friday they will begin focusing on two other morbid occurrences: the death of Millard’s father and the disappearance of a 23-year-old woman from the streets of Toronto last June.
 
“We’re actively looking into two events ... into what, if any involvement (Millard) may have had,” said Staff-Sgt. Greg McLane of Toronto Police’s homicide squad.
 
Laura Babcock, reportedly a friend and ex-boyfriend of Millard’s, was last seen in Toronto’s Queen St. W. and Roncesvalles Ave. area in June 26, 2012.
 
Since Millard’s arrest, Thornhill’s Shawn Lerner, another ex-boyfriend of Babcock, has revealed cellphone records showing multiple calls had been made between Babcock and Millard in the days leading up to her disappearance.
 
The grim case of Millard’s father, Wayne Millard, who died six months ago of what police believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head while inside an Etobicoke home he owned with his son. It was after his father’s death that Dellen Millard became CEO of the family company, MillardAir Ltd.
 
While police deemed Wayne Millard’s a suicide, the case has never been officially closed.

Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 19, 2013, 10:22:08 AM
Huh?
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While police deemed Wayne Millard’s a suicide, the case has never been officially closed.

now there's a bull---- statement covering their asses!  ...if the case was left "up in the air at all", Mr. Millard should never have been cremated.

In all of this press since the beginning, I don't recall any statements from the former Mrs. Millard ... or is she and her husband among the missing also.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 19, 2013, 12:26:21 PM
I was doing some curious snooping and Mr. Millard's (obit.) doesn't sit right with me.  I understand it was written by Dellen... that figures .... instead of a picture of Dad, I see a thumb size pic of Dellen (around the age he became famous - unless it is a young pic of the Dad at the same age) combined with same size of a baby seal.  I suppose this reflects Dad's two loves in life.  It just reminds me that Dad Millard had way too much respect for "life" to take his own prematurely ... I have no doubt about that!  >:(
 
At the bottom of the obit. Dellen  very pragmatically, so as not to be accused of something (imo.)  encourages donations to
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'Elizabeth Glass Animal Welfare Fund', 5 Maple Gate Court, Etobicoke, ON M9C 2K4
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http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?pid=161695472#fbLoggedOut

.... and, of course, that is his place (Dellen's) ...  I wonder if the fund did, in fact, get registered... and how much came in via donations.  :-\  I did google the address and noticed the google image in summer 2011 .... If God spares me that I'm around when the google image advances one more summer, I will be anxiously awaiting to take a look at that image again.  In the image, there are two vehicles - a black SUV and Dellen's red truck.  I noticed the landscaping on both sides of Dillon's place was neat with plantings;  however, the Millard property had a freshly dug, then backfilled ditch showing.... also a few of those red traffic cones sitting neatly to the left of the driveway after the job.  ...that kind of indicates to me they did the work themselves; city doesn't leave those things behind.   link below is Dellen's and his Dad's home at that time... you may have to zoom out...

https://maps.google.ca/maps?q=Maple+Gate+Court+in+Etobicoke&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Maple+Gate+Ct%2c+Toronto%2c+Toronto+Division%2c+Ontario+M9C+2K1&gl=ca&ll=43.634631%2c-79.583395&spn=0.000031%2c0.015106&t=h&z=16&vpsrc=0&layer=c&cbll=43.633315%2c-79.583392&panoid=Fg6ZX_pGMNRWQEyGaIsu5Q&cbp=13%2c283.51%2c%2c3%2c-1.65
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 19, 2013, 02:38:27 PM
Great scoop Lost.  As you suggest, one wonders if this Animal Society was ever set up in Wayne's Memory.
Have you read this article?  Dellen is very perplexing
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/inside-the-life-of-dellen-millard-the-man-charged-with-killing-tim-bosma/article12009016/

Inside the life of Dellen Millard, the man charged with killing Tim Bosma
JILL MAHONEY and PATRICK WHITE

The Globe and Mail
 

Published Saturday, May. 18 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

Two and a half years ago, Dellen Millard envisioned a life of rural leisure when he first laid eyes on the quiet section of farmland along Roseville Road. It was a 20-minute drive south of the Waterloo, Ont., airport where he would soon work alongside his father, Wayne, in a new state-of-the-art hangar owned by the family firm. He could imagine building his dream home there alongside the corn and barley crops, settling down with the woman he introduced to a local real-estate agent as his fiancée.
 
 
His outlook at the time could be summarized in the word he would have tattooed on his wrist: “ambition.”

The deal closed in May, 2011. The price: $835,000, all cash.

Within two years, his father would be dead, Mr. Millard would stand accused of murdering an Ancaster, Ont., father and his bucolic piece of land would come to symbolize an appalling end rather than a fresh beginning.

Forensic investigators are slated to wrap up a one-week search of Mr. Millard’s farmland and the hangar on Saturday, a hunt that has uncovered a portable livestock incinerator and the charred remains of Tim Bosma.

The strange circumstances around Mr. Bosma’s death – as well as the first-degree murder charge laid against a modest, young man of means – have vaulted the sad and vexing story to national attention.

On Monday, May 6, 32-year-old Tim Bosma left his wife and two-year-old daughter at his Ancaster home to take two strangers – a tall man and short man – for a test drive in his black 2007 Dodge Ram. He never returned.

His disappearance confounded police for days until a man came forward with an eerie story of two similar men who had taken his red Dodge Ram for a test drive a day earlier. He recalled an “ambition” tattoo on the tall man’s wrist.

Four days after Mr. Bosma’s disappearance, police tailed Mr. Millard for at least four hours before arresting him and later charging him with forcible confinement, theft over $5,000 and, eventually, first-degree murder.

Through his lawyer, Deepak Paradkar, Mr. Millard has denied all charges. Mr. Paradkar characterized his client as the wealthy heir to his family’s aviation business who had no debts and no need to steal a used truck.

Police are looking for two more suspects – the short man and the driver of an “SUV-type” vehicle that appeared to be following Mr. Bosma’s Dodge as it pulled away from his home.

Mr. Bosma’s family, meanwhile, has scheduled a public memorial on Wednesday at Carmen’s banquet hall in Hamilton.

While the Bosma family grieves, those who know Mr. Millard are perplexed by the charges against him. The real-estate agent, Bruce Nicholson, recalled a business-savvy young man who never flaunted his money and had a keen eye for trucks, including Mr. Nicholson’s new Chevy Avalanche. “We talked, you know, how do you like yours? What’s it got? You know, like guys do about their trucks. It was always quite easy and friendly,” Mr. Nicholson said.

For Mr. Nicholson, the story doesn’t add up, especially the part about Mr. Millard allegedly stealing Mr. Bosma’s six-year-old truck, “when he can write a cheque for a half a dozen new ones,” he said.


One friend of Mr. Millard’s girlfriend shared the impression of him as a modest man who acted neither spoiled nor particularly well-off. “He’s a soft-spoken sort of a guy,” said the friend, who cannot be named due to a publication ban. “I didn’t even know he had money. He never acted like it.”

Though the two never became close, the friend said Mr. Millard seemed to treat his girlfriend well, taking her on skydiving trips and tropical vacations.

The investigation into Mr. Millard’s alleged involvement in the Bosma murder has forced investigators to consider some macabre possibilities. A relative of one man questioned by Bosma investigators told The Globe and Mail the interview included questions about the 2012 death of Dellen’s father, Wayne.

Police are also re-examining his relationship to Laura Babcock, a Toronto woman who went missing last July, according to a CTV News report.

Toronto Police said Wayne’s death on Nov. 29, 2012, was deemed a suicide at the time. Nearly six months later, the Ontario Chief Coroner’s office says the investigation into Wayne’s death remains “ongoing.”

The death halted ambitions for the Waterloo hangar. Established by Dellen’s grandfather, Carl, in the early 1960s, Millardair was moving from Pearson International Airport to an $8-million hangar in Waterloo. The company would operate as one of only a couple of privately owned aircraft repair hangars in Ontario that could maintain jets as large as Boeing 757s.

But when Wayne, who was in his early 70s, died suddenly last fall, Dellen put his father’s plans on ice, laying off staff and cancelling a key certificate from Transport Canada. Instead, he put the hangar up for lease and continued to store his collection of cars and aircraft there.

However, a contractor who worked on the hangar said Mr. Millard wasn’t the type to tinker on engines himself. “I’ve never seen his hands dirty that way. I didn’t find him that mechanically inclined,” the contractor said.

In fact, once when Mr. Millard needed some space he took a cutting torch and removed some structural components from the building, the contractor said. “That’s something you don’t do and I told him we have to put it back. And if he was a little more mechanically inclined, he would know that.”

Still, the recent developments don’t add up for the contractor.

“They have no problem with money. He’ll spend however many thousands on vehicles and airplanes and things. What’s the story with him buying an old truck? There’s something not right.”

Here is a more in-depth article on Laura Babcock by a family member, a bit about her life and her link to Dellen.
http://www.citynews.ca/2013/05/17/family-says-missing-toronto-woman-knew-dellen-millard/.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 19, 2013, 02:48:45 PM
Concerned, I also thought about Curtis in this investigation. He did not have a vehicle, but could have witnessed a crime and it put him in danger. I was going to mention this early on, but decided against it. But since you mentioned it, one never knows what this Millard did. :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: kathybarnes on May 19, 2013, 03:36:08 PM
this thread sure has opened my eyes to things i had not read about in the newspaper. what a mystery! i hope the investigators find more clues soon surrounding the death of dellen's dad, disappearance of his ex-girlfriend and why tim was killed.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 19, 2013, 09:32:34 PM
Sap; I can't find that organization either.  The guy is nothing short of conceited to put that pic of him and pic of the baby seal on his Dad's obit..... then to top it off, advising people that "organization" was accepting donations.
 
I personally think DM does everything on a huge scale.... everything over the top... same as Russell Williams.  I think he is probably a wicked businessman with millions coming in from all the companies he is leasing to at that new hanger area.  The list of businesses using his facility is big enough... imagine what they pay for the use of those places (such as the "storage sheds")  I think if he killed poor Tim, and indeed if he killed his Dad and/or the girlfriend, he probably made his Dad reveal and sign everything in his possession to him (at gun point).... jmo 

I guess one of us could send the comment I made about the charitable org. to crime stoppers.  However; somebody from Ontario would probably find the proper precinct and detective to send it to.  I don't know the area well enough to have taken
 stock of exactly who is in charge and where.... mostly because the names of the police org. up there and where they are working the case from, wouldn't be familiar to me, or an area I could relate to...they are using so many LE !  ...anyone from Ont. feel free.   
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 19, 2013, 10:01:37 PM
It's official on the 1: CBC news - police have found more remains on Dellen Millard's property.... now it has to be determined if they are human.

I'm sorry I can't find the update on the CBC link yet... guess it hasn't been updated, but I am here listening.  You will read it later on all news sources no doubt.

I will keep trying to find it online.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 19, 2013, 10:10:57 PM
is there a link to a release saying they have found more remains?
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 19, 2013, 10:17:26 PM
Just found some online EyesWO;
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CBC News reported Sunday night that police found new remains on the Ayr, Ont. farm that belonged to Dellen Millard, but forensics investigators have not determined whether the remains are human or animal. Police have never confirmed that Tim Bosma's remains were found there.

http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2013/05/19/tim_bosma_neighbours_miss_millards_quiet_mother.html
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 19, 2013, 10:29:19 PM
From CBC News.

Remains found on murder suspect Millard's Ontario farm

CBC News Posted: May 19, 2013 10:14 PM ET Last Updated: May 19, 2013 10:00 PM ET


Police searching the farm that belonged to Dellen Millard, the 27-year-old suspect charged with first-degree murder in the death of Ancaster, Ont., man Tim Bosma, have made another troubling discovery.

In addition to finding the burned remains of Bosma last week, police tell CBC News they have also discovered other remains on that property. Forensics investigators are now working to determine whether those remains are human or animal.

Police also found an incinerator on the property that they say Millard purchased last July. The machine, known as "The Eliminator," is used to cremate livestock, but police say Millard didn't own any animals.

Investigators said they're examining missing persons cases for potential connections with Millard. At the top of their list is 23-year-old Laura Babcock, who disappeared last summer.

At the time, police didn't consider her disappearance suspicious. That changed with Millard's arrest.

more at the link.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2013/05/19/toronto-millard-remains-discovered.html (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2013/05/19/toronto-millard-remains-discovered.html)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 19, 2013, 10:50:55 PM
thanks for that link Debc.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 20, 2013, 08:18:12 AM
Replies #184 & 185 contain news stories in regard to the latest remains found.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Logical on May 20, 2013, 08:52:34 AM
I need to share my thoughts when reviewing this topic, it seems that many of our posters have already tried and convicted the accussed and think that any lawyer who would represent is deplorable.

Just want to remind people that innocent people are arrested all the time, look at Millgard, the media and police investigations convinced everyone he did it, they had solid evidence remember. Yet many years later he was cleared.

Note if we did not have defense lawyers who would fight for accused then most of us would be in a lot of trouble we would have the media and sleuthers jailing us or destroying our and families reputations based on opinion and innuendos and not the facts.

Again look at the Cleveland case, holding 3 women for a decade, initial reports arrested all 3 brothers, they did not know what was going on for 2 days, when the 2 brothers were released with NO charges or involvement in the case, they found their homes destroyed, received death threats etc. And they were innocent.

I know we can get carried away with our thoughts and comments but until conclusive evidence is reported by the proper authorities I think we should refrain from stating we Know he is guilty.

This story is so bizzare and I do think Dellen is involved but to what extent I have no clue and thus cannot make a statement as to guilt or innocence.

Logical
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: leonagleant on May 20, 2013, 10:37:36 AM
Not an enviable position to be in to be the "mother of a monster." We can't really compare Millard to the wrongfully convicted because he is directly connected to three dead or missing people in the space of a year, unlike the famous wrongly convicted we know of who were circumstancially linked to just one murdered person. I know as much as I need to know about his character in that he lied about his contact with the missing Laura Babcock until confronted witht the evidence (copies of cell phone bills showing all the calls between the two until the day she disappeared). I do not know if he murdered his father yet but wouldn't be at all suprised. As has been pointed out, why would such a successful and busy man commit suicide while in midst of a business expansion deal? If he had a terminal illness diagnosis then I can see it, otherwise looks highly suspect.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Logical on May 20, 2013, 10:56:19 AM
Thanks for the reminder Logical. I do know why there is a need for defense lawyers but I also see criminals most of the time taking advantage. I can't even count on one hand where a defense lawyer helped someone who wasn't guilty.




Thanks SAP, Are you saying that every person found not guilty using a defense lawyer was really guilty? Are you saying that all found not guilty are actually guilty because they were arrested? So innocent people should not hire a defense lawyer?  Just not sure what you meant?

Thanks
Logical


Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 20, 2013, 12:34:10 PM
So far in my opinion, the evidence is beginning to pile up within the context of Dellen's involvement in the death of Tim, the missing ex-girlfriend, and the apparent suicide of his father.

 Dellen is very wise in hiring a defence lawyer.

If he was not involved, then at the very least - he must know who did these things??  But, he isn't talking.
Never has. When asked where Tim is - he clammed up, putting Tim's family through torture.  Meanwhile - Tim's remains were discovered on his property. Yet, he knew nothing about it it?  It would take a stretch of the imagination to exclude him from any knowledge or wrongdoing on his part.IMO

A defence lawyer is called for in his case.  He certainly could use a Greenspan type of lawyer in his case.
Heavens, he does have the money!  Or has he already blown the inheritance from his father?
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Millardair was founded in 1963 by Carl Millard (1913-2006) and was based in Toronto, Canada. Operations began using the Douglas DC-3. The main business was flying automotive parts and other cargo.
 
In 1970 the DC-3s were used to fly passengers on third-level services, and in 1972 the four-engined Douglas DC-4 joined the company's fleet. Some of the DC-3s were exchanged for Douglas C-117 Super Dakota, and operations continued until finding slots at Toronto airport became difficult and operations ceased due to bankruptcy on 31 May 1990.[2]
 
Carl Millard died in 2006 and son Wayne Millard took over as President[3] until his death in 2012.[4]
 
Now as Millard Air Incorporated, it was an aircraft maintenance and servicing firm based in Breslau, Ontario. While no longer a flying operator, previously flown aircraft were stored at Pearson Airport along with other aircraft acquired.[5] Millard' operating license was cancelled in February 2013, but it was unclear if Millard Air had ceased operations.[6] The last head of the firm was Wayne Millard, who died in in December 2012 and no clear successor was named since.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Logical on May 20, 2013, 01:24:49 PM
I agree JB.

Just something's are odd, when his burned remains were found, it seemed from pictures in newspapers and TV that he was found in the open, not inside a incinerator. Why would you pull burned remains from it and place out in the open? Especially when they did find remnants in the burner? How long do you need to wait before it is cool enough to remove?

I often get a thought that Dellen is a very small part of a big "thing" for lack of better word. Maybe he and his lawyer are talking, maybe he is being held and charged for his own safety. If drugs and gangs are involved who knows. Remember DM's reason for Laura's calls, for drugs and a place to stay and her brothers comment that she hung with a bad crowd, and that she knew and partied with DM for years, he must have been acquainted with the same group of people, no? Maybe he does know more of her disappearance but is afraid to speak up not to be arrested but for fear of retaliation.

If DM statement is true; DM must have a connection to drugs, why else would someone call him to score? Why was Laura looking for a place to stay, why did DM say no. The ex boyfriend seemed to accept this answer so we can conclude she was a drug user and was looking for a place to stay.  Was she living with ex at time of disappearance, he phone bill was received there, or was she on a shared account with ex and one bill?

If it was ex boyfriend to report missing, I can see that LE may not have worried immediately, maybe she just moved out on him and changed phones ( if on shared bill) and they knew she hung with a rough crowd, maybe they did speak to DM about LB and he told them the same thing, they would figure she found a place and did not want them to know.

Logical
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 20, 2013, 02:08:39 PM
I agree with you totally Logical.  Drugs are no doubt involved - a gang is probably at the forefront of this.
I noted their ages (two of them seen) in early to mid twenties.  The age of drug use - car theft - etc. fits the bill in my eyes.  And Dellen, may have been a part of that.  He was perhaps a part of that for a number of years.

Birds of a feather flock together, and seems to me that Dellen kept bad company.  That was his choice.  Note that he is 27 - no longer in his early teens or twenties. 
Even "good families" have kids that end up in deep trouble.  There is no class distinction where drug use is concerned.

It is rare that an honest hard working citizen who was not part of that culture,  is murdered for his truck (car theft by druggies).
Therein lies the tragedy.

This also tells the public that a simple thing such as  listing a truck or car for sale can be dangerous to a person's safety.

It is a new reality which we find difficult to grasp - Here again,  is another avenue of freedom taken away from us by the drug culture.  Going forward - I guess,  we list at our own risk.
It has been put forward by police that we take someone along with us when on a test drive.  Ha. It is surprising how many of these druggies carry guns.

jb
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 20, 2013, 03:30:54 PM
Sorry, I did not notice the comment from you debbiec that this information was already posted. I find some of the posts very long. I should have noticed your's, because it was in bold at the top. I will watch for that in future. But I find some of the details on here being repeated a lot. Also, some comments are very long. Now the total story has mostly been posted, except for the new information related to other possible homicides. Just thought I'd note that.  :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 20, 2013, 04:10:41 PM
Sorry, I did not notice the comment from you debbiec that this information was already posted. I find some of the posts very long. I should have noticed your's, because it was in bold at the top. I will watch for that in future. But I find some of the details on here being repeated a lot. Also, some comments are very long. Now the total story has mostly been posted, except for the new information related to other possible homicides. Just thought I'd note that.  :o :o :o :o :o

When a thread has a lot of activity going on, it is likely that some of the information will be repeated. Not really a big deal imo, although it can become confusing when very old information is posted. I wrote my comment in response to your post to draw attention to the information that had been posted in regard to more remains being found.  :)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: leonagleant on May 20, 2013, 05:22:25 PM
We don't know that it was drugs but definitely some form of criminal operation going down involving trucks, quite likely drugs, and money laundering (note the purchase of a condo for cash the day after the murder in Toronto Distillery district by Millard). It's possible the trucks were detailed to hide the drugs before the whole kit and caboodle would be shipped to mexico. Lord knows why they couldn't just buy the truck from Tim instead of killing him though.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 20, 2013, 05:47:05 PM
I do appreciate Logical's points earlier. ..and also JB's reasoning.

When reading so much information - information and ideas born out of a deluge of material piled up in the last week - we find ourselves torn between good and bad, is and isn't, fact and information from different sources.  Especially when it all started with the awful kidnapping and murder of a good ordinary person leaving a wife and child and loved ones behind; we become "steamed" wanting justice for Tim... then we throw in another poor soul... a beautiful girl disappeared off the face of the earth in one day.

At this point I ask myself:

- Could Dellen M. be the victim of an large, elaborate crime network? with power from here to Mexico? (but mainly Ontario)
 
  In my heart, I think "yes"..... a highly intelligent, reach-for-the-stars young man with an inherent ability to excel beyond       
  normal life and its roadblocks.... an inherent need to be able to handle and rise above anything that might keep him from       going where he wanted to go, do what he wanted to do, and be who/what he envisioned himself as eventually being.

- Could DM's station in life make him more vulnerable and prone to end up in such a position?
 
  In my heart, I think "yes".   Rich spoiled over-ambitious young people are magnets for envious dishonest, greedy, Godless, vulgar, agressive types ..and always will be.  Why would DM be untapped by that type?

I go back to the conceited obituary DM produced after his father's death... It made me very suspicious of him ... able to believe he "got rid of his father" to the point of possibly even forcing his father long beforehand to hand over the reigns/everything to him.  Could DM have - all that time - been physically forced by criminals in complete control, criminals in attendance, controlling his every move on a daily basis. ...dictating what he had to do..forcing him, even "pulling the trigger". We've seen many examples of such in movies, documentaries, and real life events over and over in our world. 

I go back and think of the boy friend of the missing girl; he reported her missing (I think).. he was in possession of her phone bill which had all the calls to Dellen..  He reported this to police.  I have to wonder?  How could the ex-boyfriend of this gorgeous girl, handle DM moving in on him.... ?    (Was she seeing Dellen secretly? while still living with the boyfriend?)  Was/is the boyfriend part of Dellen's circle of possibly controlling associates?  Isn't it possible the calls on the missing girlfriend's phone were placed by someone else in possession of her phone - someone holding her while they controlled Dellen? One cannot help but contemplate such things!  (No disrespect to the missing girl's ex!  he may be a victim suffering pain also... we have yet to learn.
Did Dellen purchase this incinerator or did someone else force him to "under duress" or else purchase it and place it on his property?  Whatever the case, the incinerator was purchased to dispose of evidence.... that is one thing which I feel is perfectly clear. 
I don't think it is out of line to wonder about all of the above.  ...and who knows, sometimes our wondering and speculation of possibilities sparks the necessary "reality" in the minds of LE who have the big clues that we don't know or dream about. 
It all has to play out.... imho!!!! :-\ 
     
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: kathybarnes on May 20, 2013, 06:45:52 PM
maybe one of the guys test-driving tim's truck opened his mouth and said something incriminating in front of tim, and that's why they chose to kill him. :(
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 20, 2013, 10:16:22 PM
wondering if I missed something?  I have not found any where that I could find that said if any of the remains found were  in the open or in the incinerator or even where they were found

Also the only mention of drugs was the statement from the ex boy friend right?
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 21, 2013, 12:24:14 AM
Sap, correct me if I'm wrong and have forgotten part of one of the articles, but this bothers me:

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There has been no confirmation of drugs except hearsay in the case of Laura B.

I may have read someone in the girls family saying she was suffering from depression, and/or hanging around the wrong people.... then again I'm not certain it was the missing girls family members who brought that up. 

The one I recall bringing it up ... drugs that is .... is the ex boyfriend of the missing girl.  We have no way of knowing for sure that this girl had a drug problem (as far as I can recall).  ...just as we have no way of knowing it was her using her own telephone to place around 8 or more calls to Dellen up to and including the last call immediately before she went missing. (for sure).  We only have the ex boyfriend of this girl in possession of her phone record of such calls - not proof they were made by her. (for sure)    So I am not convinced she was a drug user;  I am however, convinced she was hung up on Dellen, maybe even seeing him behind the boyfriend's back .... I believe she was asking friends for shelter at times because she had reason to "keep moving" and she probably was living in doubt and fear of her connection with Dellen.  I can't help but suspect she knew too much and had to be "gotten rid of". 

God bless that beautiful young woman's soul... She was knock down gorgeous and could have done a lot better.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 21, 2013, 01:06:44 AM
For the record at this point, I've gone back and checked the CBC's wording of last night (actually 1 am this morning)... this is the phrase I heard last night:

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Police searching the farm of Dellen Millard, the 27-year-old charged with first-degree murder after the remains of Ancaster, Ont., man Tim Bosma were discovered, have found other unknown remains near the property.

I also recall something about a path.  So the different media's describe it as above, but also as "have found other remains  on the property". 

It reminded me of something York 3404 explained to us once in another thread a few months back.  She said that human remains in a shallow grave can be spotted for years because the vegetation on top  gets burned and turns yellow and black.... getting blacker as time goes by. ... I'm of the understanding it stays black for years before ever neutralizing enough for other vegetation seeds to accept the area and gradually fill it in.  I did see an unusual yellow section from the aerial view.   When I viewed the overhead photo of the scene last week, that is something that caught my eye, I spotted such burned or dead patch amidst the green vegetation beside the farmed field (farm field seems bedded in with dead hay). 
I wondered then would their forensic guys jump at that.  Guess they did.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 21, 2013, 07:19:24 AM
I guess I am either blind or just being dumb but I cannot find where it says in the articles that remains were in the open or that their was more than one remains in the incinerator.  Could some one please help me and point out exactly where it says that for me.

Sap I sure hope you didnt feel I am jumping on you?  I truly cant find where it says remains were or found in the open or more than one in the incinerator so I am missing something some where if any one can pin point it for.

Again all I see in regard to drugs is where the ex boy friend says Dellen told him the girl was calling him for drugs is there anything else in regard to drugs?
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Logical on May 21, 2013, 08:13:14 AM
Eyes it is on this thread from articles how the body was found once police did release that info to the public and also that there were more ashes in the incinerator than for one person. There has been no confirmation of drugs except hearsay in the case of Laura B.
I got jumped for a simple comment, my own opinion, on defense lawyers, yet the same person doesn't read the articles available and starts assuming things a page back and that gets taken as common knowledge. If they had read, they would have found.
I was planning  to do a little timeline but someone else can. I might get jumped for that too, so I'm outta here.

Sorry SAP I am the only one whom you were jumped on by, my apologies it was not personal.

I read two articles posted, one on this thread and one on LB's that both have statements from the ex mentioning drugs and Dellen, this is where I learned of the subject of drugs and the crowd that was acquanited to these two.

We do not have much confirmation on anything really, I only meant when the remains were found, it was not said in the incinerator, I thought the incinerator find was a day or two later after the remains find.

I also know that farmers in the past would burn garbage in these incinerators, otherwise they must take it to a dump, they do not have garbage pick up like cities do.

Again sorry SAP, your opinions are held by many, it just seemed when reading this thread that DM had already been tried and convicted by us, when we all know as you said very little confirmed info has been published. And yes the dig against a defense lawyer hit me hard, no I am not a lawyer but know someone who was wrongly accused of murder, everyone turned on him, spread private family details to anyone who would listen and his defense lawyer PROVED he was innocent, based on facts, not rumor and public sleuthing. It was later that they arrested and convicted the true criminal, and no his defense lawyer did not win as the facts spoke the truth.  All I am saying is that police are human and sometimes when they make quick arrests they do not get the right guy. And criminal or not everyone deserves a defense otherwise let's just get rid of our justice system.

Thanks
Logical
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Logical on May 21, 2013, 08:55:49 AM
Tim not targeted, rather his truck was targeted, clarified by police. Incinerator on wheels noted on farm on Friday.

http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/05/14/hamilton-bosma-search-kitchener-waterloo.html


SAP I took your advice and went back to reread the articles posted, you nicely had provided this one, and it is the first mention of the incinerator I can find.

A neighbor saw it on a trailer and reported it, the search was in "one" of the locations he saw it on Friday. Not sure what Firday and not sure why he mentioned seeing it it more than one location.  Note DM was in jail since the 11 th so when did the neighbor see it

So if he was burned in the incinerator and other debris was in it how could they say it was Tim so quickly.  Other cases of burned beyond recognition take a lot longer to identify? How could they so quickly say it was him?

Also another thing, DM lawyer mentioned in an article that he was not looking for bail for 3 or 4 months, hmmm why would you not go for bail when you have the money to put up? Just gives me the impression the DM is hiding in Jail and waiting for LE to complete the investigation and make other arrests, I think if he were let out he would soon be missing or killed.

Logical

Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 21, 2013, 10:12:03 AM
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/05/21/tim_bosma_police_remove_excavator_from_dellen_millard_farm.html

Tim Bosma: Police remove excavator from Dellen Millard farmDellen Millard's North Dumfries property has been the site of significant search by police in relation to Tim Bosma’s murder.


 Police are exploring links between Dellen Millard, above, and his former girlfriend, Laura Babcock, who disappeared last year. Millard has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Tim Bosma, 32.

By:Torstar News Service, Published on Tue May 21 2013

As the investigation continues into the murder of Ancaster father Tim Bosma, it was eerily quiet at Dellen Millard’s North Dumfries farm Monday, where police spent the past week searching for clues.
 

Millard, 27, of Toronto, faces charges of first-degree murder, forcible confinement and theft in relation to Bosma’s death.


Police confirmed last week that Bosma’s remains had been recovered, but were burned beyond recognition. The location of the discovery has not been confirmed, but an incinerator was seized at the farm property last week.
 

On Sunday night, CBC News reported that police found new remains on the farm property, but forensic investigators haven’t determined whether the remains are human or animal.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 21, 2013, 10:15:36 AM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/story/2013/05/21/waterloo-millard-police-still-searching-farm.html


Dellen Millard farm remains under police watch
 
Toronto aviation heir charged with murder in case of Ancaster, Ont., man Tim Bosma
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: justsayin on May 21, 2013, 03:28:36 PM
i also wondered about protective custody.   and i can't locate the source but a comment by his lawyer indicating they would not be asking for bail any time soon. 

i'm not sure if that means there's no chance of him getting it, or he was safer in protective custody....
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 21, 2013, 06:23:22 PM
What is "most astonishing" is the police denying that there had been more remains located>   or else making a "blanket statement" that really is expected to say:  "get off our backs until we decide"!

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/05/21/police-deny-report-of-other-remains-found-on-bosma-murder-suspects-farm/

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A woman places flowers in front of Tim Bosma's home in Ancaster, Ont., Wednesday, May 15 2013. Dellen Millard has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Bosma, a southern Ontario father who disappeared after posting his truck for sale online and taking a test drive with two men.
Dave Chidley / The Canadian Press A woman places flowers in front of Tim Bosma's home in Ancaster, Ont., Wednesday, May 15 2013. Dellen Millard has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Bosma, a southern Ontario father who disappeared after posting his truck for sale online and taking a test drive with two men.
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Tumblr Pinterest Reddit Digg FarkIt StumbleUpon HAMILTON, Ont. — Police in southern Ontario are denying a published report that says other remains have been found in connection with the slaying of a Hamilton, Ont., man.

CBC has reported that in addition to Tim Bosma’s remains, unknown remains were found on a farm belonging to the accused, Dellen Millard.

It cited sources as saying police were working to determine if they are human or animal.

But Staff Sgt. Matt Kavanagh says no other remains have been found anywhere and the report needs to be “cleared up.”

CBC could not immediately be reached for comment.

Toronto police have confirmed they are investigating two additional cases connected to Millard, including the death of his father
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: leonagleant on May 21, 2013, 08:29:51 PM
A minor but important detail I would like to point out is that the records of Laura Babcock's cell phone were obtained because they were being mailed to her parents house still and that is how her former boyfriend obtained them. As we know, they showed her contact with Tim Bosma's accused murderer, Dellen Millard. I think her former boyfriend (the good guy not Dellen!) has been very forthcoming to the media in terms of wanting to solve her missing person case and find out what happened to her. There is no reason to doubt what he is saying as he is obviously operating with the cooperation of her parents who gave him the cell phone records. Murderers and people with something to hide, such as Millard, tend to avoid the media, avoid family and friends who are seeking answers, outright lie (as he did when asked if he had had contact with Babcock) and not show a whole lot of interest in actually finding the missing person/friend.  Whether she was a drug addict, we don't know, and that is according to Millard himself but could be a lie as we know he's a liar.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 21, 2013, 09:26:41 PM
The following article from the National Post, although long, is worth reading.  It gives better insight into Dellen on a personal level.

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/05/17/dellen-millard-suspect-in-tim-bosmas-death-was-always-a-little-different-classmate-says/

jb
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 21, 2013, 09:47:14 PM
Just to clear up a couple of points from the last link.  The pink mohawk was ownly for the Baja Race not a life style or regualar style , very typical for that age at the time

As for the dog biscuits lolol I remember that well on the bus, but folks sorry to dissappoint yes they were bone shaped but they were not really dog buscuits they were a bone shaped cookie ( I saw the origianal packaging but he loved to put them in a sandwhich zip lock and had every one convinced they were dog biscuits , a typical pre teen and early teen Joke) thats all.  He didnt over dress but I never saw him under dressed yes he wore jeans and t shirts but so did most normal kids.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 21, 2013, 10:15:13 PM
Leona; maybe it is I who is confused.  I was of the impression that the ex boyfriend was the one who "established" that Dellen lied about the calls etc.   ..... I mean, I thought the ex boyfriend claims he phoned Dellen to inquire about the missing girl... and that Dellen denied the many phone calls she had supposedly made to Dellen (as the ex boyfriend claimed of Dellen in that communication)... then ultimately Dellen later admitted to several calls.. etc. 

So it was the ex boyfriend who claims Dellen is lying... it hasn't been officially established in regards to the above. Nobody knows if such a communication happened between the ex boyfriend and Dellen, is the point I was trying to make.

Also Leona ... I still think the ex boyfriend or anybody else, could have been in possession of the missing girl's cell phone and have made those calls to Dellen's number (as established by her phone bills).  Isn't it considered fact that her cell phone was never found.  :-\
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: leonagleant on May 21, 2013, 10:30:11 PM
We have slightly different takes Lost, yours is more convoluted theory, whereas I am going with the simplest explanation is the most likely explanation. Only time will tell!
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 21, 2013, 10:35:40 PM
Lost I agree that it is the ex boyfriends word that said Dell lied. although i must say I do believe the ex.  The phone bill was shown in the news forcast.  As for the phone all I saw was that these were the last calls she made on the phone and none have been made since but never saw if the phone was found or no.  JMO.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 21, 2013, 10:39:31 PM
Leave it to me to twist things.  ... but nonetheless, it is fact that the ex boyfriend states these things.  We have no other statements from others in the missing girl's life to compare his statements to.  .. but I suppose he has no reason to lie and he wouldn't convolute. :-[ 
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 21, 2013, 10:43:05 PM
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all I saw was that these were the last calls she made on the phone and none have been made

my point exactly, these were the last calls made on her phone.... and they were to Dellen.  Only she and Dellen know if it was her who dialed his # over and over.  ....or if someone else had her phone and she was no longer in possession of it .... ::)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 21, 2013, 10:44:46 PM
Lost I am sure a lot of people want a part of the action so it is entirely possible the ex lied.  any thing is possible , I wasnt disputely what you said, just commenting that he was the only one I recall saying that Dellen lied.  Some part of me after watching him the ex intereviewed believed him.  I dont even know what to think any more there are so many twisting in this case.  ONe part wants to say not possible , Dell is being framed, then another part says there is too much proof comming out, then another part says but Dell is not that stupid, then another part says who knows perhaps god for bid he was involved in drugs that he became so errigant believing he was invincible and woud never be caught.  Truely dont know what to think any more.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: leonagleant on May 21, 2013, 11:08:39 PM
If this guy has been framed, then it is the most spectacular master-minded frame job I have ever heard of! Once, again the simplest explanation is the mostly likely - his connection to three dead or missing people means he was up to no good.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: D1 on May 22, 2013, 12:12:38 AM
Interesting that there are so many ways to view the same facts by so many. But maybe that can be said about most any unsolved case. This one is a little strange on the surface but I suspect it will all begin to make sense as the investigation proceeds.

re: setup or framed
Dellen could be identified by Tims wife. The Police were searching for him. He had partners. He had the stolen truck in a trailer at his mothers. He was on the loose at the time. He was the one who purchased the incinerator. Tims body was found on his property. If Dellen were being made a patsy, he had time to address many points prior his arrest. He didn't.

If he were some minor inconsequential player in some bigger ring, they could have offed him in the interim prior his arrest. They didn't.

Attention should rightly focus on Dellen as the driving force behind what ever was going on. He the prime motivator, the leader. He won't rat out his partners, in other words, they are potential witnesses to his activities. I believe the Police already know who the others are. Caution is needed by Police in situations like that. Too many legal games can be played.

Dellen may be smarter and more calculating than he is being given credit for. He may also be more cunning and sociopath like than we know. His lawyer appears convinced.. (but don't they all)

One of the early points about the airline expansion plans and the tatoo Dellen wears caused me to reflect upon some old stories of past budding airlines gone bust. It takes an enormous amount of money and organization and time to get an airline off the ground. More times than naught, they fail and end in bankruptcy. Dellens immediate actions following the death of Sr. have been noted. Money might not have been so available from that family for maybe another generation if expansion plans had been followed. Money was freed up with Sr. death. Expansion plans were cancelled immediately.

So ewo when you say;
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then another part says who knows perhaps god for bid he was involved in drugs that he became so arrogant believing he was invincible and would never be caught

That may be the simplest explanation. The truck and such became minor versions of the same thought process that may lay behind his fathers death. Just saving a buck here and there through a very efficient and expedient means. Arrogant sociopath... The truck publicity may have caught him off guard and what you see is a hasty reshuffling believing it a temporary move. Maybe the partners headed for the hills leaving Dellen to deal with it himself.

Like many discussions about potential suspects in any case, its OK imo to follow where the evidence leads and to discuss what it may mean. It doesn't mean it is the one and only perspective and we need not become married to any particular point of view. Its early in the investigation. If the facts and evidence change, so should our views. By doing so and changing to reflect evidence, we also show why past potential suspects were and should be implicated or exonerated by evidence and fact. If Dellen warrants exoneration, it will show up in the evidence sooner or later.. 

Meanwhile, I think the Police have stumbled onto something way bigger and quite unexpected thanks to Tim Bosma and his wife's forcefull pleadings in particular. I was very impressed with her and the actions that resulted. That's what media can do if they are brought in and utilized appropriately early on.. Any party in similar circumstance with access to media should use it as forcefully.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 22, 2013, 12:32:21 AM
For the record D;  I see Dellen as guilty as sin.  However; I am open to the fact that this case could have huge implications.  I'm open to the fact that he may have started off at some point getting into heavy drugs.... then feeling invincible ... then from that low level and perhaps beyond turning back, he could have gotten into transporting drugs, jewels, antiques, ...anything... even kidnapped young people... and yes even people for their organs.  Anything is possible.  But I am also open to the fact that once caught up by drug addiction, he no longer had his inherent need to "do what is right and good".  It all changed for him somewhere along the line; once this happened, he could have become half patsy and half thinking he was running his own show.  ....and it will have to play out before we know.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: SAP on May 22, 2013, 02:45:54 AM
Wayne Millard apparently was not shot in the eye as first stated; rather the side of his head: (article by the Star)

http://feeltiptop.com/redir.php?q=%23DellenMillard&url=http://t.co/DjBnGiQ8NK
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 22, 2013, 11:01:31 AM
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/national/Canadian+Press+NewsAlert+Police+make+second+arrest+test/8419729/story.html

Police make second arrest in Tim Bosma test drive death; update this afternoon

HAMILTON - Hamilton police have made a second arrest in the case of Tim Bosma, a 32-year-old father who was killed after going on a test drive with two men.
 
Police say they will provide an update at 2:30 p.m.
 
A Toronto man, 27-year-old Dellen Millard, was charged more than a week ago with first-degree murder, forcible confinement and theft of a vehicle.
 
Police had been looking for at least two other people — a second man they say was on the test drive and a third person they believe was following in another vehicle.
 
Bosma's remains were found burned beyond recognition on a farm belonging to Millard about a week after he went missing.
 
Bosma was remembered today at a packed memorial service in Hamilton, Ont., as a jokester and a mischievous man with a "crazy laugh."
 
 
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 22, 2013, 11:49:16 AM
'You will see him again in heaven,' Sharlene Bosma tells daughter

By Adam Carter, CBC News Posted: May 21, 2013 5:22 PM ET Last Updated: May 22, 2013 1:01 PM ET


In the same Hamilton banquet hall where three years earlier Sharlene Bosma married her husband Tim, she shared the story of her love for him with the rest of the world.

She talked about how they met and talked marriage within a couple months, their home, her pregnancy, their daughter, first diapers, first words.

"He was the stereotypical doting father," she said at a public memorial service for her husband Wednesday. "I'm so glad that they will have that always."

"On May 6 our lives changed forever. What happened to him was not God's doing. I know that if it wasn't Tim it could have been another man and another man's family. What if they didn't have the support that we have. I couldn't be here without all of you. Evil came to pass. We have seen there is far more good on this earth. I believe, especially in this case, good will overcome the evil"

'We were meant to find each other'
"Tim is my person, my other half. I believe we were meant to find each other."

She spoke those words at Carmen's Banquet Hall, the same spot where the Bosmas welcomed wedding guests on Feb. 13, 2010.

The 32-year-old went missing May 6, and police announced on May 14 that they had discovered Bosma's remains on the farm of Dellen Millard, who is charged in Bosma's death.

The search for Bosma and subsequent news of his death has gripped the community, creating the impetus for the family's decision to host a public opportunity for mourning.

His sister, Michelle DenBak, also had a message for the more than 1,000 people jammed into Carmen's Banquet Hall. She was there to speak about her brother, who went missing earlier this month after taking two strangers on a test drive of a truck he had listed for sale on Kijiji and AutoTrader.

"Our family will not be ripped apart. Our family will not lose hope," she said. "I urge you today to get your act together. Spend more time with your family. Spend more time with your kids. Spend more time with your spouse. Don't be too proud to say I'm sorry.

"Goodbye Tim," Denbak said. "We love you. Miss you. And we will still have that water fight this summer."

Earlier, Pastor John Veenstra told those in attendance to remember that "Life is precious. Treat it with care."

more at the link below:

http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/05/21/hamilton-bosma-memorial.html?cmp=rss (http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/05/21/hamilton-bosma-memorial.html?cmp=rss)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 22, 2013, 12:05:05 PM
Second arrest made in Tim Bosma case. Minutes after the memorial service there had been an announcement. At 3:30 there is to be a police update live on CBC, just coming on within a half hour as stated on the news just now. :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: justsayin on May 22, 2013, 01:03:33 PM
the suspect is already known to police - was arrested for grafitti.... how does one go from that to taking part in a murder...
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 22, 2013, 01:20:03 PM
the suspect is already known to police - was arrested for grafitti.... how does one go from that to taking part in a murder...

Hard to tell, as we don't have any information to go on yet.

Also, imo just because he has only been arrested for grafitti (as far as we know, at this time) doesn't mean he hasn't been involved with other things that he hasn't been caught for.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 22, 2013, 01:27:53 PM
Hamilton police arrested suspect Mark Smich of Oakville in Tim Bosma slaying

CBC News Posted: May 22, 2013 12:38 PM ET Last Updated: May 22, 2013 2:59 PM ET


Supt. Dan Kinsella of Hamilton police announced that a second suspect, Mark Smich, 25, of Oakville, has been arrested in the death of Timothy Bosma and will be charged with first degree murder. Police continue to search for a third suspect.

Hamilton police Const. Debbie McGreal said the Bosma family has been informed of the second arrest. He was arrested on foot today near Dorval Dr. and Wyecroft Rd in Oakville. Police were at a home listed as owned by the Smich family earlier this morning.

The arrest was made less than one kilometre from the home.

Neighbours told CBC Hamilton that the police have been at the home since about 9:00 .a.m. They were still on sene in the early afternoon.

The photos show tactical officers and plainclothes police entering the home and gathered around vehicles outside. One nearby resident saw officers with guns drawn on the street.

The Hamilton police forensics van was also on scene, along with another van. Neighbours also said there was a fork lift on the street this morning. They had not seen any police activity prior to today. The home is a detached two door garage home. The current residents bought the home about 10 years ago.


Ongoing investigation

Bosma, 32, went missing May 6 after he went on a test drive of a truck with two men, and police announced on May 14 that they had discovered his remains on the farm of Dellen Millard, who has since been charged with first-degree murder in Bosma's death.

Police located Bosma's remains and said they were "burned beyond recognition."

In the last few days, police sources had told CBC News they believed they had found other remains on the property, but they were unsure if they were animal or human.

On Tuesday, Hamilton police Sgt. Matt Kavanagh said, "We're dealing with one set of human remains."

A Hamilton police car was spotted by CBC News on the property near North Dumfries on Tuesday morning, and two green military-style tents set up by police remained standing.

A small memorial to Bosma near the gated entrance to Millard's farm continues to grow, with new bouquets of flowers being added.

Earlier, police found an incinerator on the farm that they say Millard purchased last July. The machine, known as "The Eliminator," is used to cremate livestock, but police said Millard didn't own any animals.

Millard, the heir to a family aviation dynasty, was charged with kidnapping and killing Bosma after the husband and father disappeared while on a test drive May 6 of his truck. He was with two men who answered an online ad for the truck.

Police had said they were searching for other suspects.

More can be viewed at the link.

http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/05/22/hamilton-bosma-second-arrest.html (http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/05/22/hamilton-bosma-second-arrest.html)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 22, 2013, 01:58:52 PM
My God.  Grown men - spray painting graffiti on an overpass.  Nothing surprises me anymore. Grown men, with the minds of  13 year olds, and very dangerous.

These men are in their mid twenties - not teenies.

These Neanderthals could never measure up to Tim Bosma. Tim's world, as a regular hardworking citizen with family responsibilities  would be so foreign to them.

JB/
Thanks debbiec for the timely update. There will no doubt be more to come and it will eventually all "come out in the wash"
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 22, 2013, 02:06:30 PM
Mark Smich is the second person arrested in the murder of Tim Bosma. Not sure who these others are, or if they have anything to do with Tim's murder.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: D1 on May 22, 2013, 02:16:50 PM
Great news, the Police are zeroing in. Does Smich sound like the ring leader? Lets see if DM pays for his lawyer.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 22, 2013, 02:22:17 PM
DM, according to the National Post article, paid for everything else for his friends in the past, why not pay for MS's lawyer?
Judging by the nice home MS resided in with his parents, perhaps his folks will have to pay for it.
They too are victims - as well as Madelaine, DM's mother and the Bosma family.
The victims keep piling up with the alleged actions of these two.

jb
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: justsayin on May 22, 2013, 03:02:40 PM
So terribly sad to see those of "age of entitlement" taking it past knowing the difference between priviledged and entitled to comparing the value of human life to a truck.  And ruining so many other lives in the mean time.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 22, 2013, 05:11:37 PM
Second suspect named in Tim Bosma murder case; Police seek 1 more

Christina Commisso, CTVNews.ca
Published Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:40PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, May 22, 2013 6:19PM EDT


Hamilton police have arrested a second suspect in connection with the Timothy Bosma homicide investigation, and say he faces a charge of first-degree murder.

Police announced the arrest on Wednesday, the same day hundreds of mourners gathered at a memorial service to pay their respects to Bosma, whose burnt remains were found on a Waterloo farm.

Mark Smich, 25, of Oakville, Ont., is expected to appear in Hamilton court on Thursday morning, where he will face a charge of first-degree murder in Bosma’s death.

Timothy Bosma, 32, was found dead after taking two men for a test drive in his black Dodge Ram pickup Bosma had posted for sale online.
 
There was a heavy police presence at and around the Smich family home Wednesday.

Updating reporters at an afternoon news conference, Hamilton Supt. Dan Kinsella said Smich was arrested shortly after 10 a.m. in Oakville while on foot. He said Smich was known to police.

Last year, Halton Regional Police charged him with mischief under $5,000 after he was allegedly caught spray-painting an overpass. He was due to appear in court on that charge next month.

Police said Smich has been identified as the other person who accompanied Bosma on the test drive, alongside 27-year-old Dellen Millard, of Toronto.

Millard remains in jail, facing charges of first-degree murder, forcible confinement and theft over $5,000.

Bosma, a married father of one, disappeared on May 6 after taking two strangers on a test drive of a pickup truck he had posted for sale online.

About a week after his disappearance, police announced Bosma’s charred remains were located on Millard’s farm in the Waterloo, Ont., area.

Second vehicle identified

Investigators have said they believe Bosma was targeted in the crime, previously reporting he and his truck were followed by a second vehicle when departing for the test drive.

Kinsella revealed Wednesday that second vehicle was a blue Dodge owned by Millard.


While police have yet to arrest the driver of the Dodge, Kinsella said he believes the public is not in any danger.

“I encourage that individual to turn themselves in,” Kinsella said.

More than 700 tips have been provided to police since Bosma disappeared. The motive behind the 32-year-old’s death remains unknown.

]http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/second-suspect-named-in-tim-bosma-murder-case-police-seek-1-more-1.1292053] (http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/second-suspect-named-in-tim-bosma-murder-case-police-seek-1-more-1.1292053)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: justsayin on May 22, 2013, 05:23:41 PM
thanks for clarifying DebbieC... 
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 22, 2013, 07:08:38 PM
So the blue Dodge was owned by Millard, but driven by the third suspect? Did I get that right?
Was Millard with MS in the first vehicle? Did I get that right? - or was Millard not in any of the vehicles?

jb
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 22, 2013, 09:32:19 PM
In my opinion, I believe these guys were up for anything that night and they planned to kill Tim. Because why would so many people have to be involved in a test drive and why come to the man's home at 9:00 p.m. Also, I would like to add, if anyone called Millard by name, I'm sure Tim was aware of who this was, a well known name. Those guys meant to kill Tim, planned to kill him. But we can't fathom it, because it does not seem logic. Well murderers don't always go with logic, they make plans and they carry them out. This was planned. Nothing to do with money, just why pay for it when I can get it for nothing. Evil people, that is what they are. And hopefully they can round up the other accomplice.  :( :( :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 23, 2013, 12:15:34 AM
This link has a pic of the second guy Mark that is charged with first Degree murder today.  Not a great pic but a pic none the less

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=oakville%20news&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&ved=0CEMQqQIwAg&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.therecord.com%2Fnews%2Flocal%2Farticle%2F937396--oakville-man-is-second-suspect-arrested-in-tim-bosma-murder-case-third-person-sought&ei=abKdUYzkD5G6qQHz24GgBw&usg=AFQjCNHxYBvDuoCrAv8ZtWqwAP9-lB9yVQ&bvm=bv.46865395,d.aWM
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: SAP on May 23, 2013, 08:50:17 AM
The truck Tim had for sale is one of the top 10 vehicles noted to be wanted by auto thieves.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 23, 2013, 08:52:14 AM
I believe the truck was hidden in the trailer as the owner (Tim) was murdered. So it was hidden.
Hide the evidence.  It is as simple as that IMO

One of the top 10 vehicles for car thieves?  WOW.  There are two such vehicles in my neighbourhood. Owners beware!!


jb/

http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2013/05/23/tim_bosma_homicide_second_suspect_mark_smich_appears_in_court.html

Looks like someone was not happy with Smich.

quote:

HAMILTON—A second suspect charged in the disappearance and death of Tim Bosma made a brief court appearance this morning sporting several injuries.
 

Mark Smich, 25, of Oakville, only spoke his name and answered “yes” to several questions during a 10-minute appearance in a Hamilton court before hunching away from some four dozen reporters seated inside.


He covered a black eye and cut on his left cheek with his hand.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 23, 2013, 09:57:15 AM
So Smich and Millard intend to declare not guilty. Perhaps they will finger the third (as yet not caught) suspect.

Millard's lawyer has received calls from other lawyers willing to work with him.(lawyer).  Millard will have a dream team.

Oh Boy - it is becoming more and more "curious".

jb
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 23, 2013, 06:37:47 PM
May 23, 2013 2:26 pm
 
2nd suspect formally charged in Tim Bosma murder case

By James Armstrong and Erika Tucker Global News


TORONTO – Mark Smich was formally charged with first degree murder Thursday in connection with the death of Tim Bosma.

Bosma, a Hamilton father, disappeared after taking two men – who police allege to be Smich and Dellen Millard – on a test drive of his 2007 Dodge Ram pickup truck.

Smich was apprehended by police Wednesday morning while walking along Dorval Drive north of Wyecroft Road in Oakville.

When Smich was being arrested in Oakville, hundreds of people were beginning to gather for Bosma’s memorial in Hamilton.

On Thursday, Smich was remanded into custody until his next court appearance on June 13. His lawyer, Tom Dungey, said Smich will plead not guilty.

Global News has learned that Smich, 25, has a long history with the justice system.

He was convicted of drug possession in 2005 and 2006, for failing to comply twice in 2006 and impaired driving in 2009.

Smich is also facing a charge of mischief for allegedly spray-painting a highway overpass.

http://globalnews.ca/news/585859/2nd-suspect-formally-charged-in-tim-bosma-murder-case/ (http://globalnews.ca/news/585859/2nd-suspect-formally-charged-in-tim-bosma-murder-case/)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 23, 2013, 08:13:11 PM
Sap and Fridgie;  I had two black eyes at the same time... blackened right down to my jaw line;  they turned very black after the initial injury, but the next day they were more purple and turning brownish .... then just reddish tan in a few more days.
 
It looks to me like that guy got that not more than a week before - if that long ago - and if it was indeed really black bruised.  However, what we see there could also have been a "lesser blow" and only a few days old. imo
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 24, 2013, 09:11:02 AM
Dellen Millard, left, and Mark Smich together outside the Smich home in Oakville, Ontario.

click to enlarge
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 24, 2013, 09:47:28 AM
Hummm so he was driving his grandfathers pride and joy car, his Grandpa Carl was really a collector of old cars as well , this one was said to be his pride and job.  No doubt that they were friends.  a picture says a thousand words, or at the very least they knew each other.

In my opinion if questions right Mark will talk and spill the beans on what when on and has been going on, of course that is just my opinion. 
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: justsayin on May 24, 2013, 11:19:19 AM
A comment was made that Dellen had the pink hair for his baja race - maybe they are connected that way - through racing.  Could be the third person is also part of that scene.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 24, 2013, 02:40:39 PM
fridge did I miss something ?  What videos ?  I missed is there a link on here to them??
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: SAP on May 24, 2013, 03:09:21 PM
Debbie's link # 234
http://globalnews.ca/news/585859/2nd-suspect-formally-charged-in-tim-bosma-murder-case/

Scroll down. The guy who was shooting the video is a friend of Mark and he was going to be taking the video down b/c he claims it has nothing to do with the case. Hurry and watch before it's gone. It certainly isn't appealing.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 24, 2013, 04:47:17 PM
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/05/23/we-will-be-defending-this-case-vigorously-second-accused-in-tim-bosma-murder-case-to-plead-not-guilty/

Re: Smich:

Excerpt from article:
"Crown attorney Tony Leitch introduced three court orders, one for a publication ban on evidence, another for Mr. Smich not to communicate with a list of potential witnesses and a third preventing the names from being published".
That statement is very interesting. 

jb
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 24, 2013, 09:25:26 PM
Thanks Sap for the link
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: leonagleant on May 24, 2013, 09:54:00 PM
No Mark sounds troubled for a long while although he has his supporters. The fact that Dellen doesn't have a criminal record doesn't really mean much in my mind though. Higher social class sheltered him perhaps. Every serial killer starts killing at some point even if he didn't have a record and most do start by their late twenties so nothing new here unfortunately in that regard.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: leonagleant on May 24, 2013, 11:37:13 PM
Bundy was a pretty boy too, don't let pleasant appearances deceive.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: SAP on May 25, 2013, 04:14:49 AM
Cripes, who said I was deceived? I don't go around thinking sinister things about everyone that has a nice smile and they certainly all can't be hiding something. Come on!! Paranoia is a bit**.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 25, 2013, 09:04:56 AM
Bundy was a pretty boy too, don't let pleasant appearances deceive.

Not even sure where this comes from, as it is evident that SAP was only making a general statement. One would have to be pretty naive to believe that what is seen at first glance is all there is to any person.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 25, 2013, 09:52:03 AM
well I certainly agree with that Debc.  I know Sap was making a general comment as I have thought exactly the same thing.
This case is mind boggling.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 25, 2013, 01:51:10 PM
No it isn't making sense.  Dellen was identified by the tattoo "ambition" on his wrist.  Yet the witness said this person had "multiple tattoos" on his arms.  How can the witness tell - since this guy was described as  wearing an orange long sleeved shirt?
(unless the sleeves were rolled up) - and as far as we know - there are no pics of Dellen with multiple tattoos.
jb
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 25, 2013, 02:10:30 PM
No Mark sounds troubled for a long while although he has his supporters. The fact that Dellen doesn't have a criminal record doesn't really mean much in my mind though. Higher social class sheltered him perhaps. Every serial killer starts killing at some point even if he didn't have a record and most do start by their late twenties so nothing new here unfortunately in that regard.
A great deal of murders happen by people who do not even have a traffic ticket against them. Jodi Arias for example, I don't believe she had any criminal activity in her background, yet she butchered a man, whom she was supposedly in love with, shot him and practically cut his head off. So nobody can go by the old saying, he doesn't have a criminal record. And being from a rich family, doesn't mean squat.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 25, 2013, 03:25:21 PM
Dellen does have multiple tattoos on his arms.  Scroll down from the link below./jb

http://victoriastaffordapsychicinvestigation.wordpress.com/2013/05/17/howard-johnson-inn-did-laura-babcock-elle-ryan-ever-meet-dellen-millard-here-14-roncesvalles-avenue-king-st-west-and-queensway-toronto-on-m6r-2k3-ca/
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 28, 2013, 01:04:20 PM
It looks like the police are searching the farm a second time

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/story/2013/05/28/cambridge-millard-bosma-toronto-homicide.html
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 29, 2013, 09:22:08 AM
There seem to be a lot of strange or unusual happenings around Dell

http://www.manitoulin.ca/2013/05/29/opp-investigates-murder-suspects-island-yacht-charter/
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 29, 2013, 12:35:52 PM
Thanks Eyes for the article.  Seems as tho wherever Dellen goes a "mystery" arises.

Since LE are back digging on Dellen's farm, and it has been alluded to the search for Laura Babcock, the request from the prosecutor in regards to Smich quote from post 242, Excerpt from article:
"Crown attorney Tony Leitch introduced three court orders, one for a publication ban on evidence, another for Mr. Smich not to communicate with a list of potential witnesses and a third preventing the names from being published".
may indicate that someone is talking.

In regards to witnesses, this could be part of a larger group of "friends" who had/have mutual "business" dealings with both Dellen and Mark.  My point being that Mark s not to communicate with potential witnesses.  If the witnesses were strangers, ordinary citizens,  how would Mark know how to get in touch with them. There is only one name mentioned in print and that is the first gentleman who had the encounter with them when selling his truck.  But, the prosecutor says potential WITNESSES.
It appears that someone is talking that is for sure!! IMO.

Thoughts anyone?

JB
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 29, 2013, 01:36:37 PM
Jelly if you look back in the links Andrew was mentioned as well he is a friend of Dells and police state he has been cleared.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 29, 2013, 04:24:18 PM
Thanks Eyes.  I can't find the link - but that's okay.
Just speculation on my part here, but one of them may make a deal to have their charges reduced if one testifies against the other??
Time will tell.  But we do not know for sure which of the two actually killed Bosma.
Both of them have pleaded "Not Guilty"?  Smich's lawyer said at the first court appearance, said "At this point, we plan to plead not guilty" And will vigorously defend it. The lawyer to my mind - left it open to change it, by saying "At this point"

I don't get the daily news about them where I live.


JB
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 29, 2013, 04:38:48 PM
Found this in Hamilton newspaper - updated 4 hours ago.

http://www.thespec.com/news-story/3241653-police-suspend-search-on-dellen-millard-s-farm/
Search stopped due to heavy rain downpour.
Will resume later.

Excerpt on Tuesday's search -

That search of the property — a mix of wooded areas and hilly grassland — appeared to focus on a small area adjacent to a dilapidated grey barn. Just after 1 p.m., officers placed yellow markers on the grass near piles of dirt that were cleared from a 20-by-20-metre area.
Officers wheeled ground-penetrating radar — a device provided by OPP that can be used to reveal buried objects — over the cleared earth.

A police forensics van was parked on the site before the search was called off just before 5 p.m. as a storm rolled into the region.

JB
 

Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jobo on May 29, 2013, 06:06:01 PM
There has been several downpours in Southern/Central Ontario, last few days...in fact one of the main highways to downtown Toronto was flooded out by the Don River this morning, they had to shut down the road 'til midday.  Apparantly the threat of flooding is still not over, as rain is in the forecast for the next few days.

SAP put up a really good link on Laura Babcock's thread, regarding a yacht trip Dellen took in 2011.  Interesting read, and interesting what the guy who rented out the yacht had to say.  I find it very odd.

 
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 29, 2013, 10:48:23 PM
My God even more is comming out of the wood work now Dell you have turned out to be a very different man that I would have thought you would

http://www.torontosun.com/2013/05/30/stolen-harley-found-on-property-of-accused-tim-bosma-killer
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on May 29, 2013, 11:18:17 PM
So with the God fearing Dad gone, Dellen was able to concentrate on his real intent.... turn Dad's business/hanger into a "hack shop".  Good thinking (or should I say BAD!) ... close to the airport for shipping out parts! ... tons of space to store and hack in! ... above suspicion - even if he drove up in stolen vehicles - he could afford them! 

I guess at the beginning of this thread when Dellen was arrested (even though many wanted to believe he was innocent) most of us were right in thinking "major theft ring".  Looks as though we are in for a lot of surprises whilst it all unfolds.
He is turning out to be quite the monster. 

I know we are not suppose to include comments from other sources in our posts, but this is one little bit from the news article EWO posted;  and it sure was true:

Quote
This is strike three for Toronto Police!

They failed to investigate the disappearance of Laura Babcock
They failed to investigate the "suicide" of Dellen's dad
They failed to investigate this major theft ring

Please God, all who were hurt by Millard and his crew, will rally in the long run... and find justice.  But God help those who have lost loved ones... the only consolation for them is the fact that perhaps their loved ones will RIP and others will have been spared due to the sacrifice of Tim Bosma and his family.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: SAP on May 29, 2013, 11:39:43 PM
This link also includes an interesting video.

http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/activity-at-millard-air-hangar-not-what-airport-boss-expected-1.1302652
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jobo on May 30, 2013, 04:15:09 AM
It is becoming more clear as to what Dell and company were up to.   His grandfather started Millard Air and the main business was flying auto parts and other cargo.  I believe I read somewhere that they also flew horses, (grandpa designed a ramp for the horses to go up to the plane).
So, grandpa dies, daddy dies, and then Dell and friends decide to become a chop shop and make their millions that way.  Dell paid cash for a condo the day after Tim Bosma disappeared......that makes me think he was trying to "launder" his money and buy real estate to hide his cash....he also forked out over $800,000 for that farm. 
Maybe daddy became suspicious of what his son was up to, and started asking questions.....maybe he didn't commit suicide.

I wonder how many people are calling the Police to see if their stolen vehicle is at the hanger.   They need to make up for their "three strikes".  Profiling going in the opposite direction as people think......nowadays the Police seem to think those that have money are not suspect...I suggest they take off their blinders and see the world for what it is.  (I always think of the Cops thinking Williams was a colonel and not suspect...how wrong they were.)  Look at the stories coming out of government...who would think Duffy was another crook? 

The really upsetting thing is some articles are saying that the Police never even questioned Dell regarding Laura's disappearance....and yet her ex told them she talked to Dell before she disappeared.  Huge error....Tim Bosma might be still alive if Laura's disappearance had been looked into instead of being written off as a runaway.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: SAP on May 30, 2013, 09:08:40 AM
It takes a professional car thief 13 seconds to steal a car. In Ontario there are over 52,000 vehicles stolen each year. Tim's truck was about # 7 of the top 10 vehicles usually wanted by thieves last time I checked. These guys seem to have taken it to a different level. Earlier in the thread Mallory Knox mentioned the 6 Nations auto theft ring and I don't mean to point fingers at any one group of people, however I did google it and it is true ... vehicles are used for racing and dare devil stunts and written off usually but there must be usable parts left for sale, not? Dellen's operation surely isn't the only large operation around either.


   http://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/2011/01/23/driven-to-steal-auto-theft-industy-is-big-business

eta: @ Jobo: I think the lawyer for Dellen has claimed that the purchase of the condo in Toronto was in the process for a few weeks, just that it became finalized the day after Tim's missing/death. I don't remember how long Tim had his truck listed on Kijiji. Whether Dellen risks beginning a purchase so far in advance ... I suppose if the thefts don't come through he could always change his mind. He seems to drive a hard bargain on the costlier things ... the Real Estate agent said he got the farm for something like around the 10,000 dollar mark less than what the owners wanted. 
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 30, 2013, 10:48:40 AM
Dellen Millard was in the news again today. A person came forward indicating that he had taken a boat out and both times when he came back, there was blood on the boat. Also, both times he was with two different females. This was just on the CTV national news. So it did state that he is being investigated in the death of his father and another missing female. So this is incredible. As every day goes by, it becomes more bizzare. People around that area are going to certainly look at past disappearances in that community. This may have gone on for some time even when he was younger. So if he took someone out on the water, it's not likely they will ever be found. :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 30, 2013, 11:08:21 AM
cape if you read the links on this page you will see the whole article I posted a couple of days ago about the boats etc.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: malloryknox on May 30, 2013, 11:11:51 AM
I was just reading that in the paper! I just can't believe this the paper I read said the owner of the yaught came to fix a toilet issue they were having, and there were drops of blood in random area's of the boat and washroom. Dellen told him his girlfriend was menstrating?! I mean I know these are two men but that for all us women is a huge line of BS!!!

I guess he truly is a serial killer. It's just hard to imagine him having other friends that want to kill with him or do? I mean I guess it's possible. I absolutely can't fathom it. But who could right?

This guy has his wits about him- he's bright- well mannered. At first I thought they were wrong... I mean how could someone be so careless as to leave the stolen truck in their own mothers driveway!! I guess he was just getting sloppy like all serial killers eventually get.

The thing with Laura being missing so long- no one looked in to it. There were no articles out until Dellen was charged that I know of! MIssing people have to be taken more seriously. I mean it! I am so upset for her family! I hate how our police decide what to take seriously I understand the circumstances leading up to someone going missing play a huge role in how serious it is taken. At the same time - no one is more important then another ever. I saw my community and our surrounding communities feel Tim Bosma's case to the core of their beings. I feel all these cases and I pray for all these people. I just wish that everyone who has a missing's persons out on them would be posted somewhere on line.

Laura wasn't how many other women did Dellen charm and kill? Who aren't actively missing? Would we even know if someone in that area was missing if they were a known drug user, and prone to running away?
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 30, 2013, 11:30:00 AM
Laura Babcock was an adult - Laura came and went as she pleased from her family's home. However, police should have taken the Missing Person report seriously in hindsight.

Car theft rings and drugs go hand in hand (very often). So it doesn't take a stretch of the imagination to see what was up with Dellen and his group.  There are no doubt others involved.  If not in murder, then in the "car theft" business.
These people talk in amongst themselves all the time.  They gossip in amongst themselves as well, and usually there is truth to some of it.

The fact that cops are looking at a specific area on the farm for Laura's body, tells me that someone has talked to law enforcement.

JB
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 30, 2013, 11:59:33 AM
sorry I dont know how to delete the above post I didnt copy the link correctly re Digging with a back hoe

here it is

http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/video?playlistId=1.1303712
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: malloryknox on May 30, 2013, 12:40:25 PM
Yes drugs were definately involved in Tim's death. I sure hope someone is talking to to the police. I almost wonder if the friend Police ruled out Andrew is helping them. Maybe he was the one in the car, and he had nothing to do with the death he just followed the truck. YOu would think no matter how high two people are one of them would be trying to stop a murder - if they were only after the truck.

Who knows. I hope they get some decent time for these crimes.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Miss R on May 30, 2013, 02:22:14 PM
Mr. Millard rented a yacht from Discovery Yacht Charters for a 10-day trip in the north channel of Lake Huron in late August and early September of 2011, said owner Chris Blodgett.

Are there any missing or unsolved cases from Aug/Sept 2011? 

See more, below...



http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/investigators-scour-property-of-murder-suspect-dellen-millard/article12258800/



Investigators use backhoe in search at farm of murder suspect Dellen Millard


Toronto police are using a backhoe to dig on a farm owned by the man charged with murdering Tim Bosma in connection with two other cases.

Homicide investigators are scouring part of Dellen Millard’s rural property south of Kitchener on Thursday in relation to the disappearance of his friend Laura Babcock, who was reported missing last July, and the November death of his father Wayne, which was initially deemed a suicide.

“We have suspicions about a certain parcel of land,” Staff Inspector Greg McLane said.

Officers could be seen peering into holes created by an orange backhoe that began digging in a field on Thursday morning.

When Toronto police began searching Mr. Millard’s farm on Tuesday, they used a ground penetrating radar device, which can detect buried objects, and conducted other tests on the ground. “We move very carefully. You just don’t go in there and start digging,” Staff-Insp. McLane said on Wednesday, when rain delayed their efforts.

The farm search comes as the OPP is investigating Mr. Millard for a 2011 charter yacht trip in which the boat’s owner spotted blood in the vessel.

“We are aware of the concerns and we are conducting an investigation,” said Constable Allan Boyd of the Manitoulin OPP.

Mr. Millard rented a yacht from Discovery Yacht Charters for a 10-day trip in the north channel of Lake Huron in late August and early September of 2011, said owner Chris Blodgett.

Midway through the trip, Mr. Millard called Mr. Blodgett to repair the yacht’s malfunctioning toilet. When he arrived at the boat, which was anchored in a secluded area, he noticed about a dozen drops of blood in the washroom. Mr. Blodgett said Mr. Millard explained that his girlfriend was menstruating. She wasn’t visible while he was on the boat, and Mr. Blodgett assumed she was asleep.

However, Mr. Blodgett called police after recognizing Mr. Millard on television after his arrest earlier this month. Officers questioned him and examined the boat, he said.

“My take on the thing is that it was entirely innocent but when this came to light and the fact that I did see a few blood drops on the boat in a couple different places, it seemed kind of odd and I went and talked with one of the local cops,” he said.

Mr. Millard, 27, was the last person Ms. Babcock called before she went missing last summer, according to her ex-boyfriend Shawn Lerner. Her phone records show eight calls between Ms. Babcock and Mr. Millard on July 2 and 3.

Mr. Lerner previously told The Globe that he met with Mr. Millard, who initially denied speaking with Ms. Babcock eight times but then said she had asked him for drugs and a place to stay, which he said he declined. Mr. Lerner said he gave the phone records to police, but felt they didn’t follow up on the lead.

Wayne Millard, a former airline pilot who steered the family’s business into aircraft repair, died on Nov. 29, just as he prepared to open a new hangar at the Waterloo airport. His death was deemed a suicide at the time, but the coroner’s investigation remained open six months later and Toronto police are re-investigating the case. His body was cremated.

Dellen Millard faces charges of first-degree murder, forcible confinement and theft over $5,000 in relation to the death of Mr. Bosma, who went missing after taking two men to test drive his pick-up truck on May 6. Mark Smich, 25, was also charged with first-degree murder last week. Lawyers for both men have said they plan to plead not guilty.

The 32-year-old father’s badly burned remains were found at Mr. Millard’s 100-acre property in the municipality of Ayr, which is a 20-minute drive from the Waterloo airport. Officers seized a portable livestock incinerator from the property.

Mr. Millard bought the land for $835,000 in cash in May, 2011. He told his real estate agent that he planned to use it to build a dream home with his fiancée.

Hamilton Police are still searching for another suspect. The force finished its search of Mr. Millard’s property last week.

Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: SAP on May 30, 2013, 02:54:58 PM
The large amount of blood turned into drops of blood? Media need to maker up their minds.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 30, 2013, 03:03:58 PM
Another case where it appears media has blown things out of proportion. I read an account of this story also, in which Mr. Blodgett (the man who saw the blood) said that what he saw on the yacht was absolutely not a crime scene. That of course is not known for sure, however it does give the impression that there was not too much blood. 
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 30, 2013, 04:15:46 PM
I also read that there were a few drops of blood on the yacht.

The following is an article about Millard's Hanger.  It was used to store stolen vehicles and parts.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2013/05/30/toronto-millard-manitoulin.html?cmp=rss

Millard Air hangar contained stolen vehicles, police say
 
Toronto police, OPP at Dellen Millard's North Dumphries farm as excavator digs on property
 
CBC News

Posted: May 30, 2013 8:05 AM ET

Last Updated: May 30, 2013 4:08 PM ET

Parts from stolen vehicles have been found in an airplane hangar owned by Dellen Millard, the Toronto man charged in the slaying of Hamilton's Tim Bosma.
 
Police said they have recovered parts of a stolen 2010 Harley Davidson in the Millard Air hangar at Waterloo Regional Airport, just outside of Kitchener, Ont.
 
“The Hamilton police BEAR [break, enter, auto theft and robbery] Unit did recover parts of the stolen motorcycle in the hangar and have returned those parts to the owner,” said Hamilton police spokesperson Debbie MacGreal-Dinning in an email. She said there were also parts from other stolen vehicles found.
 
“There were a number of vehicles and/or parts found in the hangar and this remains under investigation with the Hamilton police.”
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This was a foregone conclusion/jb
Now next all that is left is prostitution -- oops he did have a soft porn type of thing going with underage girls didn't he?
Good upstanding Canadian young men for sure!! >:( >:(
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 31, 2013, 09:30:51 AM
Wonder if the found anything


http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=kitchener%20waterloo%20news&source=newssearch&cd=2&cad=rja&ved=0CCwQqQIoADAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cbc.ca%2Fnews%2Fcanada%2Fkitchener-waterloo%2Fstory%2F2013%2F05%2F31%2Fkitchener-millard-farm-warrent-complete.html&ei=lsGoUY7xIujUiwLwrIDwDA&usg=AFQjCNHN5kLJOwLyfvXa7DFczzO1Ir8qRQ
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 31, 2013, 10:46:46 AM
There seem to be a lot of strange or unusual happenings around Dell

http://www.manitoulin.ca/2013/05/29/opp-investigates-murder-suspects-island-yacht-charter/
  Eyes, I missed this link before. It sure sounds suspicious to me, considering all the episodes that keep turning up around Millard.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 31, 2013, 11:07:51 AM
Why not save everyone a whole lot of grief and heartache and get these dirt bags to plead guilty to the FDM charges. They did it, they planned it and the family will have to hear all of the gory details to this horrid nightmare and relive it all over again. And we all know that this won't get to court probably for another year. And the bodies will possibly keep piling up on Millard. And hopefully if someone knows of his other murders he has committed, they will testify against him. He may have confided in the person who is charged with him. Hopefully someone will spill their guts on Millard and things can move more quickly. :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 31, 2013, 11:29:35 AM
The mere fact that the cops went to the farm to check out a specific location for Laura (by a shed) tells me IMO that someone did give a tip.  Since her remains were not found (surely they would have announced that!), the tip probably came from someone who is not in the inner circle of the two, but on the outskirts of it so to speak.

Anyone close to Millard will probably not talk - as they could well be afraid of retaliation from others out there.

This is the way that I view it.

Look at all of the searches for the McCann's (tips that is, as at to their location) and still nothing.

Looks like the cops will have to do the rest of their investigation the hard way - at least when it comes to locating Laura, or laying any charges into her disappearnce.

JB


Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 31, 2013, 03:53:50 PM
Here is info on the Millard Hangar.
Looks like it did hold some small aircraft -
http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/activity-at-millard-air-hangar-not-what-airport-boss-expected-1.1302652

Last Updated Wednesday, May 29, 2013 6:30PM EDT

Activity at Millard Airport not what Airport Boss Expected

When Millard Air signed a 50-year lease to operate a hangar at the Region of Waterloo International Airport beginning in 2011, grand plans seemed to be in place.
 
One of the larger hangars at the airport, it was built at a cost of several million dollars. It was expected to hold 757s or other large airplanes for maintenance and repair work.
 
Airport general manager Chris Wood says he never saw those planes, but did see a mixture of smaller aircraft and non-aviation items.
 
“I haven’t seen activity consistent with what was indicated on their lease … ever,” he tells CTV News.
 
“It’s not a functioning operation as was originally conceived by Mr. Millard.”
 
Wood says he last met with Dellen Millard in March, three months after he had taken over the company following the death of his father, Wayne Millard.
 
They talked about Millard’s plans for the future of the company, which Wood recalls as potentially including a new tenant or different commercial business within the confines of the 50-year lease.
 
Weeks later, police began a lengthy search operation at the hangar after Dellen Millard was linked to the death of Ancaster resident Tim Bosma.
 
Along with Oakville resident Mark Smich, Millard is charged with first-degree murder in the case.
 
Even if large-scale aircraft weren’t finding their way into the Millard hangar, some materials were.
 
One company that made regular deliveries to the hangar tells CTV News the deliveries suddenly stopped the day after Bosma’s disappearance.
 
There was no further contact between the company and Millard Air until last week, when the employee the company always dealt with showed up and said it would be business as usual beginning this week.
 
The company says it was skeptical about that claim, and locked the cash-only account in Dellen Millard’s name over the weekend.


Across the street at the M.R. Jutzi & Co. auction house, owner Calvin Jutzi says he never noticed the hangar teeming with activity.
 
“The type of things we’ve seen is just cars parked out front and that’s pretty much it. We never saw very many planes coming and going,” he says.
 
Wood says talks over the future of the hangar are ongoing with Millard Properties Inc., now run by Dellen Millard’s mother, and hope remains that the hangar will become commercially viable.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 31, 2013, 05:11:57 PM
I know that it is early on in the stages of the FDM charges against the suspects in Tim's death. But I believe that at some point Tim's wife should sue  Dellen Millard in a civil action in the death of her husband. She should sue for millions of dollars, because they took a dad away from his little girl. Then we'd see how much he had to pay for his lawyers fees, when all this was done in civil court. We have to wait for the case to go to criminal court. But when that is all over, she should definitely sue Millard and get his wealth for her baby girl. >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 31, 2013, 09:36:54 PM
Where is Suspect #3?

The police have not sent out a description of this person.  Why??

JB
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 31, 2013, 10:33:21 PM
JB I dont think the police have a description on that the vehicle was seen on camera waiting at the  out side of the drive way, so I doesnt look like any one saw the third on and the camera showed it was Dellens vehicle but likely not the driver.  I am thinking unless someone opens their mouth or the guy comes forward, which if he was going to he would have already.  But I am not hearing the police saying a lot about this third on so perhaps they may have already gone to the police and perhaps this is where the infor of where to search on the farm came from .  Just my thoughts off course.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 31, 2013, 10:41:56 PM
Where is Suspect #3?

The police have not sent out a description of this person.  Why??

JB

from eyes:
Quote
But I am not hearing the police saying a lot about this third on so perhaps they may have already gone to the police and perhaps this is where the infor of where to search on the farm came from .  Just my thoughts off course. 

Pretty close to my own thoughts eyes.

I have seriously wondered if police know who suspect #3 is at this point, and if he/she is co-operating. Perhaps that is why they have said that the public is not at risk (not the exact words). Seeing as we know nothing about this person it is hard to say if suspect #3 played an equal or lesser role than the others.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 31, 2013, 10:47:40 PM
Deb I am thinking that when they pulled out it totally possible that they told the guy driving Dells vehicle that they were going to buy the truck they were just going for a test drive and he or she could go ahead back to toronto and they did.  But that is just a thought as I did not get the feeling the police are all that concerned about finding the third person.  But just my feelings.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 31, 2013, 10:53:01 PM
Not impossible. Seeing as we have no information on this third person anything could be possible. At this point we don't even know the gender of this person.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: leonagleant on June 01, 2013, 12:19:02 PM
Surveillance video showed the second vehicle (presumably containing at least one person driving) following the Bosma truck, so that would implicate the driver of that vehicle until found and questioned.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on June 01, 2013, 01:49:29 PM
I believe the police do have a description of suspect #3, as I recall the police saying in a news conference, that they "may" give a description of the third person at some point in time - if need be. But, they should turn themselves into police.

So far nothing further has been  said about suspect #3 via LE.  I am wondering if #3 did turn himself/herself in and is giving cops information?  If so, why would cops not announce that they have # 3 to the public?

jb

Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: D1 on June 01, 2013, 03:27:19 PM
Lots or reasons why the Police are silent and no description publicised. Mainly I have no doubt they know who he is.. They are doing their thing in regard him. Behind the scenes, outside of media, sans lawyers or with.. things are going on. They have two, they are on top of it.. No fear or safety issues with this one imo... Just have to let the negotiations, wire taps, informants, etc play out.. They have to make a case against a well moneyed perp. Dot em, cross em, use whatever is available... suspect #3 being part of that... shhhh
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Have faith on June 01, 2013, 03:45:56 PM
I agree that LE is quietly chasing suspect #3, if they don't already have him.  And obviously he has never been deemed a danger to the public, with the lack of public warnings, including his description.  They may feel that he will turn himself in, if he hasn't already done so.  I tend to think he has.

Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: D1 on June 01, 2013, 04:06:34 PM
Ditto, if he is a witness now, they do have to keep him alive. Witness protection program etc.. No pictures or descriptions would be allowed. Makes more sense under the circumstance, I doubt he is running around and on the loose without the Police knowing who he is.. Its all being looked after and dealt with appropriately  imo..  We aren't likely going to be told all of whats going on.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on June 01, 2013, 04:51:42 PM
This is a very long read, but interesting and gives a fair amount of background information.


Tim Bosma murder suspect, Dellen Millard made surprising decision to dismantle family business

Special to National Post | 13/05/31 | Last Updated: 13/06/01 12:38 PM ET


In his role as a business development consultant to Millardair’s new Waterloo airport venture, Al Sharif was happy to have only limited contact with Dellen Millard, the boss’s son and the guy in charge of hangar construction. As far as Mr. Sharif and other executives at the company were concerned, 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.

Things came to a head one day last November when Mr. Sharif, who lives in Austin, Texas, paid a visit to the new hangar and Dellen questioned him as to why no contracts were yet in place for the new Millardair aircraft maintenance and repair business.

Mr. Sharif responded that until the facilities, estimated to have cost some $6 million, could be toured by potential customers, no deals would be signed. As the situation grew heated, Dellen suggested that they discuss their differences in private over dinner that evening.

When the pair met up at a steakhouse near Toronto’s Pearson Airport, things were more relaxed. Then 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,” Mr. Sharif recounted in an email. “I went over all of the contracts that were in negotiations and the potential for 2013. We parted pleasantly.”

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, who was killed after accompanying a prospective buyer on a test drive of his pickup truck that Mr. Bosma was selling. Mr. Bosma’s badly burned remains were found on Dellen’s farm near Waterloo, Ont., and police from around Southern Ontario have since searched 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 scrutiny from both Toronto homicide detectives and the Ontario Coroner’s Office. While declining to provide any details, both police and the coroner have said their investigations were ongoing despite the fact Wayne’s body has been cremated.

Deepak Paradkar, Dellen’s lawyer, said he was not been alerted to the latest farm search and that his client is innocent.

Although the Millard family is often described as an aviation dynasty, in reality, neither Wayne nor Dellen — both of whom were their parents’ only children — had been heavily involved in Millardair, which was founded by Wayne’s late father Carl in 1954 and remained Carl’s baby up until his death in 2006. The recent Waterloo venture was Wayne’s first major aviation initiative. He told both Mr. Sharif and a former Millardair pilot that it was designed to be “Dellen’s project” and provide his 27-year-old son with a secure future. It was an unusual, bold move for Wayne, who apparently spent much of his life uninterested in the family business, or business at all, for that matter, and reportedly struggled with alcoholism. But what became of his planned multi-million-dollar legacy for his son would meet an even more unusual, and horrific end, with Wayne dead, the family business unraveled, and Dellen facing one murder charge and under investigation for others, including his father’s.

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 but ordered reinstated by an arbitration board — Wayne never really found his niche and settled down. While he gave occasional training sessions at Millardair, where he was listed as vice-president, company pilots said he was more interested in protesting the seal hunt and campaigning for animal rights. He learned to fly helicopters so he could ferry activists and equipment to hard-to-reach locations.

Wayne eventually left Air Canada and set up Canadian Wildlife Film Productions, which hired Dellen’s mother, Madeleine Burns, a former Air Canada flight attendant. Newspaper reports from 1981 show the pair were involved in scuffles with peace officers when they tried filming in P.E.I.

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. 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, explaining “her first official act as captain was to make the DC-4 a clothing-strictly-prohibited aircraft.”

Whether Wayne knew what Dellen was up to is anybody’s guess. By that time, he and Madeleine had split and, according to Steve Glass, the brother of Wayne’s girlfriend at the time, Elizabeth Glass, Wayne didn’t use computers or email.  Mr. Glass, 65, who lived in Maine and occasionally visited his sister in Toronto, said the couple liked to spend afternoons sitting around Wayne’s house drinking.  “Every time I met him, they were well into the booze,” he said, adding that he believed Wayne genuinely cared for his sister, who died in 2009.

As for the family company, a former Millardair pilot who did not wish to be named said that, by 1990, “it wasn’t much of a business … and was more of a hobby for Carl.” The pilot, who kept in sporadic touch with Wayne and Carl over the years, said although he and others liked and respected the Millards, they were “very private people and no one really knew much about them.”

The last time the pilot saw Wayne was a couple of years ago when he was supervising the demolition of Millardair’s old hangars in Toronto as he embarked on his new Waterloo venture. “Wayne said he wanted the new project to be Dellen’s project,” the pilot explained. “He wanted to build something substantial that would continue on.”

By 2012, Wayne had hired a team of Canadian aviation veterans, brought in Mr. Sharif to drum up international business, and signed a 50-year lease for the land on which the 50,000 square foot hangar now stands. Millardair won the support of the local airport authority and convinced the Waterloo regional council to invest in runway improvements to accommodate larger jets. When things went over budget, bank loans provided funding for the tools and staff needed to obtain key Transport Canada certification, which came through on November 1, 2012, just before Wayne’s death.

The venture was not for the faint of heart and not everyone believed it could succeed. Garth Twitchell, vice president of technical training at Guelph-based Flightpath International, was touring on his motorbike one day last fall when he spotted the new hangar and pulled in to take a closer look. “It was empty, not a soul around, no cars. I was scratching my head and thinking I’m not getting this,” he said.  “I just can’t see a business model that makes sense for a hangar of that size at that airport despite what they may have said to the airport authority.”

The doubts Mr. Twitchell expressed were similar to those raised by Dellen Millard in his steakhouse meeting with Mr. Sharif. But Mr. Sharif, who had helped set up similar businesses before, was convinced that the future was bright. He emphasized to Dellen, as he had to Wayne, that the real value of the business lay in its coveted Transport Canada operational certification, the high-quality team it had assembled, and the potential customers who, Mr. Sharif says, were lining up. To dismantle the business before things really got underway and plans came to fruition could mean getting back just 20 cents for every dollar invested.

Yet that’s exactly what Dellen, Wayne’s sole heir, did when his father died suddenly. Mr. Sharif and the Millardair team were told that Wayne had died of a brain aneurysm. Within days, employees were laid off and Dellen moved quickly to begin liquidating assets. In February, Millardair requested cancellation of the Transport  Canada certificate executives had worked hard to obtain. Now that Dellen, the company’s CEO, is in jail, his mother has taken over at Millardair. Police said Friday they found evidence the hangar was recently used as a “chop shop,” with many stolen vehicles and parts on the premises.

While Dellen’s lawyer has stated that Madeleine Burns and the Millard family are certain Wayne’s death was a suicide and not foul play, Mr. Sharif says he and others were shocked to learn after the Bosma murder that Wayne had not died from natural causes. Although he has never been contacted by police, Mr. Sharif said detectives talked to John Barnes, Millardair’s fomer director of maintenance and project risk management, for the first time last month.

In an article entitled “The Seven Major Mistakes in Suicide Investigation” published earlier this year in the magazine Law and Order, author Vernon J. Geberth, a forensic consultant and former commander of Bronx Homicide in New York, writes that when a case is first reported as a suicide, officers tend to automatically treat it as such. “I always ask what was so bad that they had to take their life,” he said in an interview, adding that homicides are mistaken for suicides “frequently enough that I wrote that article.”

Mr. Geberth also said that he found it hard to believe there was “an ongoing investigation if you allow the body to be cremated.”

As tight-lipped as Toronto police have been about Wayne’s death, there have been leaks from inside the force. The Toronto Sun learned that Wayne was found shot in the eye, provoking online discussion about the avatar his son used at the gaming website Steam. Modified last November, it’s a gruesome photo showing Dellen with a bloody eye.

Police sources also told Toronto’s CityNews that Wayne had announced shortly before his death that he was in love and engaged to be married. While Mr. Sharif said he knew nothing about his client’s romantic life, he acknowledged he was feeling business pressures and “had heard rumblings that … Wayne was drinking again.”

All things considered, Mr. Sharif still finds it hard to believe that the client he had grown so fond of as they worked closely together would commit suicide. “[There was] unfinished business,” he said. “He had more reasons to live than to die.”

National Post

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/05/31/millard-aviation-business-in-decline-long-before-tim-bosma-murder-suspect-started-to-dismantle-it/ (http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/05/31/millard-aviation-business-in-decline-long-before-tim-bosma-murder-suspect-started-to-dismantle-it/)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on June 01, 2013, 05:28:02 PM
This is so hard to swallow, this lawyer saying Millard is innocent. Well doesn't evey lawyer say that about their client's. It could be a serial killer and they'll come up with he had a bad childhood or some lame excuse. Millard is guilty and this lawyer makes me sick. The first time I saw his comments on TV, it was unreal the feeling I got. He made me actually sick to my stomach. He is a money grubbing low life, he will take every dollar Millard has. And if he gets him out of jail, he'll possibly be another victim of Millard's violent behaviour. This is something like Russell Williams case, but at least he in the end knew his goose was cooked and spilled his guts. We definitely have no idea what Millard has done. Like a poster said, the tip of the iceberg here. Every day we hear something new about his evil ways.  :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on June 01, 2013, 05:43:23 PM
Wow!! What an article debbiec!!!   It explains so much.

Dellen sold the works for 2 cents on the dollar, and that gave him cash over $800,000 to buy a condo, and even more to buy a farm.

It was interesting to note that Wayne was talking about marrying his girlfriend.  That could mean loss of money for Dellen (perphaps)  The city also invested in this hangar, and will have to write off their losses??

 if any money is left, his lawyer will take it.  His mother, if she invested everything she had in Millardair will be short of funds.  Let's hope she has her funds to live comfortably going forward.

As Capeheart said, Everyday we learn more of his evil ways.

Probably more to come...... example:  I wonder what Dellen did with his personal planes???  If he didn't sell them then,  where did he hide them?
Just waiting to hear from someone who will go to the press and say that they bought a plane from Dellen.
If not ----- then he still has them somewhere.
The cops said that only about 10 cars were in the hangar.  It was used as a chop shop - Are we surprised???
He was not a mechanic, so I read, therefore he must have had another person do his mechanical work, for and vehicles which they sold.


Dellen loves Dellen. :-*

jb
 
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Have faith on June 01, 2013, 06:25:22 PM
Yes, this is quite the article!  It seems that Dellen's father handed the business over to him, and Dellen was never that interested in it.  Wayne wasn't interested in either when he inherited it from Dellen's grandfather.

There are two significant motives here to get rid of Dellen's father.  One--Dellen wasn't interested in the business, believed that it wasn't viable, and therefore, wanted to get the equity out of it.  Two--his father was planning on marrying again, which could cut into Dellen's inheritance.

SAP--let us know if you still can't access the whole link.  I will copy the missing parts.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on June 01, 2013, 08:34:55 PM
Wayne's girlfriend died in 2009 according to her brother.  So, she certainly wasn't a threat to Dellen.
I had to come back on to correct that.

quote:

Whether Wayne knew what Dellen was up to is anybody’s guess. By that time, he and Madeleine had split and, according to Steve Glass, the brother of Wayne’s girlfriend at the time, Elizabeth Glass, Wayne didn’t use computers or email.  Mr. Glass, 65, who lived in Maine and occasionally visited his sister in Toronto, said the couple liked to spend afternoons sitting around Wayne’s house drinking.  “Every time I met him, they were well into the booze,” he said, adding that he believed Wayne genuinely cared for his sister, who died in 2009.
 

As for the family company, a former Millardair pilot who did not wish to be named said that, by 1990, “it wasn’t much of a business … and was more of a hobby for Carl.” The pilot, who kept in sporadic touch with Wayne and Carl over the years, said although he and others liked and respected the Millards, they were “very private people and no one really knew much about them.” unquote.

Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on June 01, 2013, 09:01:01 PM
Just to clarify things here.  Wayne liked a few beer but he was by no means a drunk.  Wayne had a new girl friend , and he had told various people he planned to remarry.  He had everything going for him , so why? would he commit suiced?  I dont believe he did
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on June 01, 2013, 09:07:17 PM
I am modifying my post, Yes Eyes, Wayne was in love again and intended to marry.
 
quote:
Police sources also told Toronto’s CityNews that Wayne had announced shortly before his death that he was in love and engaged to be married. While Mr. Sharif said he knew nothing about his client’s romantic life, he acknowledged he was feeling business pressures and “had heard rumblings that … Wayne was drinking again.” unquote
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Wayne did quit drinking for some length of time, but returned to it, according to one of his friends. Waynes business was already in decline.   Links were/are provided somewhere on here. 
It doesn't matter really.  Police are reinvestigating his death as we all know - may Wayne Rest In Peace.
He was a staunch animal activist and believed in saving species.
It is his son who is under scrutiny by law enforcement, which is a very sad ending to a family legacy of remarkable Fliers.
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/05/31/millard-aviation-business-in-decline-long-before-tim-bosma-murder-suspect-started-to-dismantle-it/

JB
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on June 01, 2013, 09:30:51 PM
Interesting.

For some reason I can't read the whole article at the link. Everytime I click, there is a large ad that pops up and if I click it away, I get a news feed and it starts over again.

I've re-posted the article in it's entirety now, in case others also have trouble reading it. There is much interesting information included in the article and it is worth the read. Likely a good idea to have it here anyway, as things have a way of disappearing off the net.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: elsie on June 03, 2013, 08:06:11 AM
" One company that made regular deliveries to the hangar tells CTV News the deliveries suddenly stopped the day after Bosma’s disappearance."


Hmm - what was being delivered to them on a regular basis?   Who asked to have the deliveries resume?

Also    What was the company exporting in 2008 - this is part of an ad to sell an airplane on the website:
            http://www.tradekey.com/company/Millardair-1752537.html#   

            Business Type:Exporters
            Main Markets: Worldwide
            Company Products / Services:Non working DC-4 AirplaneYear
            Established:2008

Thanks for the long article posted online, Debbie.   
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: justsayin on June 03, 2013, 11:00:05 AM
While I agree with everyone that the lawyer is sickening, one of the corner posts of our justice system (besides innocent until proven guilty) is that everyone is entitled to representation.  Maybe he's a money grubber, maybe he's a dupe.  But dirty job or not, someone's gotta do it.  Look at Bernardo?Homolla or O.J. Simpson. 

Just sayin
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on June 03, 2013, 11:12:13 AM
Yes, I agree and I am the one that posted related to the lawyer. But also the lawyer is biding time with his NG pleas from the accused. I am wondering also if these two are going to be tried separately or at the same time. I mean when the lawyer makes a comment, my client is innocent. Why not just say the words, he is pleading not guilty.  In most cases they plead NG, especially in a murder trial. Because they are always trying to get convicted of the lesser charge, the prosecutor and deals and all. So we will just wait and see what plays out in the future days of Dellen Millard. :( :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: justsayin on June 04, 2013, 10:16:38 AM
I agree Cape.  The other part that really sucks is the length of time this will drag on through the courts, before the punishments are dealt out to the perpetrators.  If only the justice was as swift as that family losing their loved one. 

I am very curious about the "third" suspect.  All has been quiet on that topic?
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on June 04, 2013, 03:00:22 PM
Yes, we don't hear anything about that.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Logical on June 04, 2013, 05:02:17 PM
I agree Cape.  The other part that really sucks is the length of time this will drag on through the courts, before the punishments are dealt out to the perpetrators.  If only the justice was as swift as that family losing their loved one. 


At least they are in Jail waiting, drag on as long as they want as you never know what the outcome maybe.

Logical
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on June 04, 2013, 10:56:51 PM
I would be very interest to know , WHO, or IF any one has visited Dellen at the jail.  If any one has other than his lawyer or him Mom perhaps, then I think that might bare following up. Or if Dellen has made any phone calls and who they were to.  I think both those answers might prove interesting.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on June 05, 2013, 09:39:22 AM
I'm wondering what's next to come in this case. It seems this bunch was determined to find the right truck, and didn't stop until they did. No mention as to what make/model truck this third one was, but from what we know, it seems they were looking for a very specific kind of truck. This guy can be thankful that he is a sound sleeper.


Tim Bosma case: 3rd man contacted to test drive used pickup truck

CTVNews.ca Staff
Published Wednesday, June 5, 2013 10:21AM EDT


Hamilton police working on the Tim Bosma murder investigation say a third man was contacted to test drive a used pickup truck listed for private sale.

Det. Sgt. Matt Kavanagh told CP24 that a man in the Toronto area received a phone call on May 5 from the same cell phone that was used to contact Bosma and another Toronto man, who had both advertised their pickup trucks for sale online.

He said the third man slept through the call, so a test drive could not be arranged. The man had listed his truck for sale online on Kijiji and Autotrader. He has been interviewed by police.

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the death of Bosma and police are still seeking a third. The third suspect has not been identified.

The 32-year-old father from Ancaster, Ont., disappeared after taking two strangers for a test drive of his pickup truck on May 6. His charred remains were later found near Waterloo, Ont.

Dellen Millard, 27, and Mark Smich, 25, have both been charged with first-degree murder.

Police also confirmed a Toronto Star report that investigators are looking into why Millard transferred a number of properties to his mother in the days following his arrest.

On Tuesday police confirmed that Millard was “romantically linked” to a Toronto woman who went missing almost a year ago.

Last week, a farm owned by Millard near Ayr, Ont., was searched by police in connection with the disappearance of Laura Babcock, as well as the apparent suicide of Millard’s father, Wayne Millard.

Babcock went missing last July and phone records show she had contact with Millard on July 3, 2012.

Toronto police Det. Mike Carbone said Tuesday that no new evidence was found related to Babcock’s disappearance.

Police said Babcock is still considered a missing person. She is described as white, 135-140 lbs with long brown hair, but has been known to dye her hair blonde. Babcock is deaf in her left ear and has a belly-button piercing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2280 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

With files from CP24's Sue Sgambati

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/tim-bosma-case-3rd-man-contacted-to-test-drive-used-pickup-truck-1.1311906
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on June 05, 2013, 11:42:17 AM
Sometimes, shady people will place an order in for a specific vehicle, and they are stolen and sold to that group.
Mexican drug trade, will do that.  (Saw a feature on tv about it, quite awhile back).
Not to say that is why they are doing it - they could have taken "an order for such a vehicle" from someone else.

JB
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on June 05, 2013, 11:58:32 AM
http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2013/06/05/millard_land_deals_beyond_smelly_experts_say.html


Tim Bosma murder case: Dellen Millard land deals ‘beyond smelly,’ experts say

The lawyer for the man accused in Tim Bosma's murder dismisses allegations that Millard transferred property fraudulently.


In the days following his arrest for the alleged murder of Tim Bosma, Dellen Millard transferred ownership of three residential properties to his mother for $1, the Star has learned.


The conspicuously timed real estate dump raises concerns about Millard’s intentions, according to eight legal experts specializing in real estate, tax and estates, who reviewed the documents at the request of the Star.


Those experts agree the timing of the transfers is “highly unusual” and poses serious legal questions.


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Photos View galleryA condo in this Vaughan building was among the assets Dellen Millard transferred to his mother's name. zoom
This home where Dellen Millard grew up was among the assets he recently transferred to his mother's name.zoom
A condo in the building on the right in the Distillery District was among the three properties Dellen Millard transferred to his mother since his arrest in the murder of Tim Bosma.zoom


Stolen vehicles recovered from Dellen Millard’s hangar, police say




Toronto homicide unit searches suspect Dellen Millard’s farm




Drops of blood seen on boat rented by Dellen Millard, owner says


Protecting his assets from future lawsuits was among the potential motivations cited by several of the lawyers interviewed. A search of Millard’s name on the provincial property database no longer reveals his connection to any of the three addresses.


It’s an issue that arose in the case of convicted killer Russell Williams, who was accused in court of fraudulently transferring his Ottawa home to his wife to protect the asset from legal liability.


Experts interviewed by the Star say Millard’s real estate transfers could face similar scrutiny for contravening provincial laws that forbid such transactions.


“The timing is beyond smelly. It doesn’t make sense to me,” said Andrew Fortis, real estate lawyer with Hummingbird Lawyers. “It raises a lot of red flags.”


Millard’s lawyer, Deepak Paradkar, dismissed the allegations.


“I don’t think there’s anything unusual about a family member taking over assets while you’re in jail,” he said in an interview. “I don’t believe there’s anything untoward.”


On the day after his May 10 arrest, Millard, 27, hastily signed over power of attorney to his mother, Madeleine Burns, from the Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre, public records obtained by the Star show.


Millard signed the May 11 document alongside Paradkar.


On the same day, police announced the discovery of Tim Bosma’s 2007 Dodge Ram pickup truck parked inside a trailer belonging to Millard on the driveway of Burns’s Kleinburg home.


Police have cleared Burns of any involvement in Bosma’s disappearance and murder. Millard is one of two suspects charged with first-degree murder.


Six days after signing over power of attorney, on May 17, three of Millard’s properties were transferred into his mother’s name: a condo in the Distillery District; a condo in Vaughan; and a bungalow in Etobicoke, all for a nominal $1 consideration.


May was a very busy month for Millard.


His flurry of real estate moves began with a posh condo purchase at 70 Distillery Lane.


On May 7 — the day after Bosma went missing — Millard bought the Distillery District condo for $627,524, real estate records show. Three days later, he was arrested in connection with Bosma’s disappearance.


On May 15 — five days later — he appeared in court to be charged with Bosma’s murder.


Two days after that, while he was in solitary confinement, ownership of Millard’s condo was transferred to his mother’s name.


That same day, he transferred to her a condo at 281 Woodbridge Ave. that he’d bought in 2011 for $392,049, and a third property, the Maple Gate Court home where he grew up.


According to transfer documents, Burns took title and now has ownership of those three properties, which were placed in trust with Burns as the appointed trustee. It’s not known whether Millard maintained beneficial ownership, as trust documents are not public.


The Star is aware of two other properties owned by Millard that remain in his name: a six-unit residential property on Riverside Rd. and the Ayr farm where Bosma’s badly burned body was found.


Legal experts agree the documents show a series of sophisticated –— and curious — transactions for which there is a case to be made against Millard under the provincial Fraudulent Conveyances Act.


The act clearly states the transfer of property to “defeat, hinder, delay or defraud creditors or others of their just and lawful actions” — including suits or damages — is void if not done in “good faith” or with knowledge of such action against them.


A judge would ultimately rule on whether the transfers are null after hearing arguments on why they were made.


David Ullman, a partner at Minden Gross who specializes in issues involving creditors — including finding hidden assets — says Millard could have simply given his mother power of attorney to manage his affairs or added her to the property title.


“I think it’s a little strange that it’s being done six days after the power of attorney was appointed,” Ullman said. “My instinct as someone who deals with people who are trying to hide assets from their creditors is that this could be done for that purpose.”


Toronto lawyer Barry Fish called the property transfers “highly unusual.”


“The purpose of doing this is opaque to me,” he said. “[Millard] has not put these three properties out of reach of his creditors. He has only placed an obstacle in their path, which a plaintiff lawyer can circumvent.”


The lawyers the Star spoke to said it is normal for someone who has been arrested to sign over power of attorney to deal with paper-signing. What becomes suspect, they said, is the timing and intention of the transfers.


“The question is, could his lawyers argue that he was already going to do this and this was done in good faith . . . or was it done to avoid paying somebody in the future?” said Toronto real estate lawyer David Feld.


Paradkar said arrangements were made to facilitate day-to-day affairs while Millard is in jail awaiting trial. He said Millard is “not concerned about lawsuits.”


“He has the right to conduct his affairs in such a manner as he sees fit,” Paradkar wrote in an email. “Any suggestion of fraudulent conveyances are untrue and simply irresponsible speculation.”


John David Brunt, a real estate and commercial lawyer with Blaney McMurtry, handled the transfers, according to public documents. Brunt said in an email that he could not comment on the transfers due to client-solicitor privilege.


The Star received no response to requests for an interview with Burns and Millard about the transfers.


Bosma’s family currently has no civil actions filed against Millard, who plans to plead not-guilty to criminal charges, Paradkar has said.


Bosma’s family have the option to file a wrongful death suit against those accused of his murder — something that is typically done after a criminal conviction, once the evidence has been heard in open court.


Bosma’s widow, Sharlene, declined comment when reached by the Star.


Allegations before the courts that former CFB Trenton commander Russell Williams tried to surreptitiously protect his assets in the months after his arrest were triggered when he transferred his house solely into his wife’s name.


Both Williams and his estranged wife, Mary Elizabeth Harriman, denied those allegations in defence statements, arguing the transfer was made to protect Harriman’s financial security. The lawsuit is ongoing.


In prison, Millard has been placed in isolation “for his own protection,” his lawyer Paradkar said.


“It’s very difficult,” Paradkar said. “He’s got nothing to do. He’s an affable, outgoing guy, very low-key, not a guy who would project as having money. You just wouldn’t know.”


He said Millard never had any interest in the family business, spending his time instead in chef school and other interests.


“The family has been destroyed over this.”
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on June 05, 2013, 03:33:39 PM
That was pretty quick to make his mother the power of attorney over all his property. That is because civil actions can be taken against him also. If I was Mrs. Bosma, I'd be sueing in a civil action against him, as soon as the verdict is in on the criminal charges. :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on June 05, 2013, 04:07:37 PM
Cape:  I agree, however who can sue Madeline - the mother?  She had nothing to do with it.  Mrs. Williams, it appears so far, is keeping her cash - although I believe the court cases against her are still going on.  Williams did the same thing.  He was only in jail (after being sentenced) and the wife went out there - and arrangements were made to transfer anything he owned over to her.  She also filed for divorce at the same time.  She was thinking - and had already got a lawyer for herself possibly (can't recall) even before he was convicted.

Assets being transferred in Dellen's case is very suspicious, perhaps for the same reason as in the Williams case.

When I think of it, Mrs. Bosma will eventually have to find a job to support herself and her daughter, keep up with the family expenses, not to mention paying costs for "his funeral". Not even taking into consideration the shock and emotional devastation that Dellen and his kind has given to her as well as to her very young daughter.

Victims pay - they pay the large - through grief, and through personal finances over something of which was not of their doing.  The Millard family has been destroyed over this? Well their name certainly has. But  Ha, so has the Bosma's family been ruined - due to a Millard family member.

Perhaps Dellen's mom may not be invited to the country club, etc. etc. But, after learning about the transfer of property into her name, I doubt if she will have to go out to look for work.


JB
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on June 05, 2013, 10:41:08 PM
Madeleine has a very lucrative business of her own and doesnt need to worry about money , aside from the fact that she also has a sucessful husband. 

I am wondering if she was aware these were being transfered and agreed to this.  That would certainly lessen her in my eyes.

There is the possibility that she did not know that they were transfered to her name, after all you dont need the permission of some one to tranfer something to their name.  But some one had to pay the dollar I suppose or sign that they paid a dollar for the propertys.

Madedleine I pray you are not being a party to this?
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on June 05, 2013, 11:08:11 PM
Eyes:  So what is her very lucrative business?  Do you have a link to share with us to read?  -- and yes, she would have had to sign the agreement to make it legal.

However, it will make it more difficult for Sharlene to sue for wrongful death of her husband, with loss of income, and the caring and support of her daughter for their natural life time.

Greed breeds greed. IMO.  It takes one to turn over property for a buck and it takes another (the recipient to sign and accept it)>
By all accounts, Madeleine signed and accepted the offer - 3 properties for $1.00.

JB
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jobo on June 06, 2013, 08:05:50 AM
I am adding this article to the thread because it shows how the media can misrepresent the info.  I notice the article says both females that were on the yacht have been located.
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http://www.manitoulin.ca/2013/06/05/island-yacht-charter-business-feels-betrayed-by-national-media-police-in-assisting-millard-probe/

 

LITTLE CURRENT—Following the media circus that broke from The Expositor’s May 29 front page story regarding Manitoulin’s connection to accused murderer Dellen Millard, Chris Blodgett, proprietor of Discovery Yacht Charters, the man who first told his tale to The Expositor of renting a charter yacht to Mr. Millard in 2011, has since been left dizzy with attention and also with a bad taste in his mouth.

Mr. Blodgett spoke with The Expositor on Monday of last week, reluctantly, after this newspaper had learned of his connection to Mr. Millard following the news reports of his arrest and charge of murder over the death of Tim Bosma.

During the summer of 2011, Mr. Millard chartered a vessel from Discovery for a 10-day cruise of the North Channel. Mr. Blodgett explained to The Expositor that during Mr. Millard’s charter, he attended to the vessel at anchorage due to a mechanical problem and while on board, he noticed blood throughout the boat, not large amounts, but blood nonetheless. When he questioned Mr. Millard about the blood (which was seen on the transom, the head (bathroom), the sleeping cabin and the bed sheets), the man responded that his female guest was menstruating and that the head was not working properly. Mr. Blodgett said he guessed this was because of a blockage caused by feminine hygiene products. The female guest, however, was nowhere to be seen.

Before speaking with The Expositor, Mr. Blodgett had contacted the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), recalling the encounter with Mr. Millard, saying that alarm bells went off when he learned the story of the murder of Mr. Bosma and his subsequent experience with the flashy millionaire.

When The Expositor broke the story Wednesday morning of last week, pandemonium ensued with Mr. Blodgett’s phone ringing off the hook and reporters with cameras on his doorstep.

“Immediately after The Expositor ran the information that I shared, that same day a story came out in the Hamilton Spectator that stated I saw ‘large amounts of blood around the boat rented by Dellen Millard, owner Chris Blodgett says’,” Mr. Blodgett explained. “That is when the fear set in because I never said anything remotely close to that statement, to anybody, ever. I was then hounded by the Toronto Star (among many others) who basically threatened me by saying they intended to run the same story unless I spoke with them and gave them a new story. I hoped that if I just stopped responding to their emails and phone calls that they would leave me alone. At the same time I told the CBC that while the information reported in The Expositor was accurate, I would decline any further comment.”

Mr. Blodgett said he was horrified when that exact headline began to run in every small and large newspaper across the province and country, including the Toronto Star, even after he told reporters the story had been exaggerated.

Despite the old adage “any press is good press,” Mr. Blodgett is plagued with the fear that irreversible damage has been done to his name and business. During one TV interview with CTV, the reporter took it upon himself to joke with Mr. Blodgett that he should offer special rates to ‘crime tourists’ who seek out stays in haunted hotels, or maybe even bloodied boats, then inaccurately reported on the six o’clock news from Sudbury that Discovery would be offering discounted rates because of the public relations debacle.

“I did not say this to him, and certainly would have no interest in participating in such a campaign,” Mr. Blodgett said. “In addition, we (Discovery’s crew) had been trying to get some work done on our fleet that day and had just finished rigging one of our boats and we always place signage on them for the dock pedestrians once we are finished rigging and cleaning them. It was after 6 pm and I would learn later I was filmed from afar placing the sign on the boat with (the reporter’s) dialogue about discounted charters. It was all just sickening. Not only did he invent the discount statement, they included me placing signage on the vessel in the evening after I asked them to stop filming us. I really feel that they were trying to discredit me because they were disappointed that I denied the blood soaked boat statement and they should never have been here in the first place.”
 
 

Following two days of stress, matters were made worse when an OPP statement was released last Thursday evening which said that the concerns brought forward by Mr. Blodgett were “unfounded.”

“That almost implies that I made the story up even though I gather the police have information from a witness that proves my reports to them were entirely accurate,” Mr. Blodgett said. “Yet somehow not a single news agency has received that information. After spending hours in interviews with investigators, fielding repeated calls from the police, having them come to my home and getting hounded by the media for days on end, I don’t understand why they would choose to leave me looking discredited? Don’t get me wrong, the police took my report seriously and all the officers involved in this case were extremely respectful, polite and professional to me through the entire process, I just don’t understand why the word ‘unfounded’ would be chosen when they clearly received information that my report to them was accurate, deserving of investigation and not exaggerated based on what we had seen aboard that boat back in September 2011.”

“Honestly, what should I have done?” he asked. “We receive a boat back that has blood on its transom, the head, the sleeping cabin and on the sheets then the client gets charged with first degree murder and investigated in a missing persons case. Should I just keep this information to myself next time and avoid subjecting myself and my business to a media frenzy and crazy people calling and emailing me with less than flattering comments?”

The Expositor contacted Manitoulin OPP Detachment Commander Staff Sergeant Kevin Webb to discuss the offending press release and the use of the word “unfounded.”

Staff Sergeant Webb explained that police use the word unfounded when referring to the investigation and subsequent closure of a criminal matter.

“The information brought forward by Mr. Blodgett was valid, and he should be commended for that,” the staff sergeant told The Expositor. “He took initiative, recognizing some information that may have been useful for the police.”

Staff Sergeant Webb said he realized that the information Mr. Blodgett received from Mr. Millard may have seemed valid at the time as to the cause of the blood, but following the charge of murder, he was correct to take a second look at the scene. “We are all very pleased he did,” he added, noting that he can see how Mr. Blodgett must feel following the media stories that appeared once the OPP closed its investigation.

“All the information was correct,” he continued. “Once it was determined there was no criminal activity, the case was deemed ‘unfounded.’ The information itself was not unfounded.”

While the staff sergeant could not shed more light on the now closed investigation, he did say that the two girls who had spent time on the charter with Mr. Millard in 2011 had since been identified and that there was no concern for their safety or well being.

“Regardless of the amount of time consumed and stress this whole situation brought down on me, the most important thing in my mind is that this part of the Millard story has a happy ending,” Mr. Blodgett concluded. “We couldn’t have asked for a better conclusion to this story—that the girls in question that went out on that trip have been located safe. At least with that information I can now sleep a bit better at night.”

Alicia McCutcheon
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: justsayin on June 06, 2013, 10:50:24 AM
Glad to hear those young women are safe.  That was another big looming question mark. 
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on June 06, 2013, 11:12:00 AM
Glad to hear these young ladies are safe, really good news. Something positive out of all the bad news. :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on June 06, 2013, 04:18:13 PM
Lesson learned for Mr. Blodgett, and others.  Talk to the police first. Stay away from the press!.
Unfortunately, this goes for all citizens - a few words to the wrong press, can give one more than 15 minutes of fame.
I admire Mr. Blodgett for setting the records straight.  Good for him!!

Modified to remove last paragraph - which had nothing to do with Mr. Blodgett (subject matter)
JB
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: joojoo on June 06, 2013, 08:53:57 PM
Eyes:  So what is her very lucrative business?  Do you have a link to share with us to read?  -- and yes, she would have had to sign the agreement to make it legal.

However, it will make it more difficult for Sharlene to sue for wrongful death of her husband, with loss of income, and the caring and support of her daughter for their natural life time.

Greed breeds greed. IMO.  It takes one to turn over property for a buck and it takes another (the recipient to sign and accept it)>
By all accounts, Madeleine signed and accepted the offer - 3 properties for $1.00.

JB

JB---I was wondering if DM turned over the property to his mother to compensate her for parking the trailer and truck in her driveway?  She has been deemed not connected to the crime--so why would she allow herself to be connected now by participating in these transactions? imo
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on June 06, 2013, 09:01:30 PM
I dont think this connects her to the crime in any way. 
I have thought about this and I think she is doing as any mother would and trying to take care of son no matter what he did.

Obviously some of this land will have to be sold to pay his legal bills.  He cant do it in Jail so I guess she will have to to take care of the finances
JMO
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on June 07, 2013, 09:17:10 AM
I feel that Tim's wife should definitely sue the Millard's for the loss of her husband's income and for the daughter she has to raise without him. And the fact that this deal was done with handing the property over for 1.00, there must be some legal way they can fight that. There is always a loophole somewhere and a good lawyer can certainly find it.  :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on June 07, 2013, 02:54:15 PM
I too think Tim Bosma's wife should sue if Dellen is convicted  of murder.   She has the rest of her life to live and a child who is father less , and incomeless to raise.  I sure agree with that.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: joojoo on June 08, 2013, 09:28:51 PM
I agree that Sharlene Bosma should sue DM for wrongful death if he is guilty of the crime--actually as in OJ Simpson's case it doesn't have to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt which makes it easier to file and be compensated.  After thinking about the recent real estate transactions between DM and his mother, I'm thinking he signed them over to her in case she could use them to post bond for him. If he flees then she wouldn't be out any of her own money--just his...and he would be gone. Hopefully no judge will allow any bond to be agreed upon. jmo
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on June 08, 2013, 09:43:07 PM
Madelaine has been cleared by police, by news accounts, she was out of town when the trailer with the truck was parked right beside her house, when it was tracked down by cops.  She knew nothing about it.

She is presently the owner of 3 properties which were under Dellens name, (to be held In trust) I doubt very much if the public will see the arrangement made by Madelaine and the lawyer working for Dellen's behalf.  It is to me set up to protect Dellen's assets while he is custody.

By buying these properties for $1.00, if that is true, then she is sole owner of them, and can do with them as she pleases -

JMO


JB
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Have faith on June 09, 2013, 07:21:30 PM
I am almost positive that the transfer of Dellen's property to his mother, will be deemed illegal, in the event that Dellen is found guilty, and is sued by the Bosma family in a civil suit.  I read this somewhere and I am trying to find the source.

Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on June 09, 2013, 08:21:40 PM
Williams and his wife did the same thing - exactly - no doubt given advice of their lawyer.  His assets were quickly turned over to his wife.
So families (of his victims) are chasing Mrs. Williams's to get his money.

This will not be easy for Sharlene.  The law is not always fair that is for sure!!
It is ugly that is for sure.

JB 
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Have faith on June 09, 2013, 09:10:51 PM
Here it is--The Toronto Star.  I have copied the full article to save a "free read" quota.  The article also addresses Russell Williams doing the same thing--it is still before the courts.


Tim Bosma murder case: Dellen Millard land deals ‘beyond smelly,’ experts say
The lawyer for the man accused in Tim Bosma's murder dismisses allegations that Millard transferred property fraudulently.

y: Jennifer Pagliaro News reporter, Liam Casey GTA, Robert Cribb Foreign, Published on Wed Jun 05 20

In the days following his arrest for the alleged murder of Tim Bosma, Dellen Millard transferred ownership of three residential properties to his mother for $1, the Star has learned.

The conspicuously timed real estate dump raises concerns about Millard’s intentions, according to eight legal experts specializing in real estate, tax and estates, who reviewed the documents at the request of the Star.

Those experts agree the timing of the transfers is “highly unusual” and poses serious legal questions.

Protecting his assets from future lawsuits was among the potential motivations cited by several of the lawyers interviewed. A search of Millard’s name on the provincial property database no longer reveals his connection to any of the three addresses.

It’s an issue that arose in the case of convicted killer Russell Williams, who was accused in court of fraudulently transferring his Ottawa home to his wife to protect the asset from legal liability.

Experts interviewed by the Star say Millard’s real estate transfers could face similar scrutiny for contravening provincial laws that forbid such transactions.

“The timing is beyond smelly. It doesn’t make sense to me,” said Andrew Fortis, real estate lawyer with Hummingbird Lawyers. “It raises a lot of red flags.”

Millard’s lawyer, Deepak Paradkar, dismissed the allegations.

“I don’t think there’s anything unusual about a family member taking over assets while you’re in jail,” he said in an interview. “I don’t believe there’s anything untoward.”

On the day after his May 10 arrest, Millard, 27, hastily signed over power of attorney to his mother, Madeleine Burns, from the Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre, public records obtained by the Star show.

Millard signed the May 11 document alongside Paradkar.

On the same day, police announced the discovery of Tim Bosma’s 2007 Dodge Ram pickup truck parked inside a trailer belonging to Millard on the driveway of Burns’s Kleinburg home.

Police have cleared Burns of any involvement in Bosma’s disappearance and murder. Millard is one of two suspects charged with first-degree murder.

Six days after signing over power of attorney, on May 17, three of Millard’s properties were transferred into his mother’s name: a condo in the Distillery District; a condo in Vaughan; and a bungalow in Etobicoke, all for a nominal $1 consideration.

May was a very busy month for Millard.

His flurry of real estate moves began with a posh condo purchase at 70 Distillery Lane.

On May 7 — the day after Bosma went missing — Millard bought the Distillery District condo for $627,524, real estate records show. Three days later, he was arrested in connection with Bosma’s disappearance.

On May 15 — five days later — he appeared in court to be charged with Bosma’s murder.

Two days after that, while he was in solitary confinement, ownership of Millard’s condo was transferred to his mother’s name.

That same day, he transferred to her a condo at 281 Woodbridge Ave. that he’d bought in 2011 for $392,049, and a third property, the Maple Gate Court home where he grew up.

According to transfer documents, Burns took title and now has ownership of those three properties, which were placed in trust with Burns as the appointed trustee. It’s not known whether Millard maintained beneficial ownership, as trust documents are not public.

The Star is aware of two other properties owned by Millard that remain in his name: a six-unit residential property on Riverside Rd. and the Ayr farm where Bosma’s badly burned body was found.

Legal experts agree the documents show a series of sophisticated –— and curious — transactions for which there is a case to be made against Millard under the provincial Fraudulent Conveyances Act.

The act clearly states the transfer of property to “defeat, hinder, delay or defraud creditors or others of their just and lawful actions” — including suits or damages — is void if not done in “good faith” or with knowledge of such action against them.

A judge would ultimately rule on whether the transfers are null after hearing arguments on why they were made.

David Ullman, a partner at Minden Gross who specializes in issues involving creditors — including finding hidden assets — says Millard could have simply given his mother power of attorney to manage his affairs or added her to the property title.

“I think it’s a little strange that it’s being done six days after the power of attorney was appointed,” Ullman said. “My instinct as someone who deals with people who are trying to hide assets from their creditors is that this could be done for that purpose.”

Toronto lawyer Barry Fish called the property transfers “highly unusual.”

“The purpose of doing this is opaque to me,” he said. “[Millard] has not put these three properties out of reach of his creditors. He has only placed an obstacle in their path, which a plaintiff lawyer can circumvent.”

The lawyers the Star spoke to said it is normal for someone who has been arrested to sign over power of attorney to deal with paper-signing. What becomes suspect, they said, is the timing and intention of the transfers.

“The question is, could his lawyers argue that he was already going to do this and this was done in good faith . . . or was it done to avoid paying somebody in the future?” said Toronto real estate lawyer David Feld.

Paradkar said arrangements were made to facilitate day-to-day affairs while Millard is in jail awaiting trial. He said Millard is “not concerned about lawsuits.”

“He has the right to conduct his affairs in such a manner as he sees fit,” Paradkar wrote in an email. “Any suggestion of fraudulent conveyances are untrue and simply irresponsible speculation.”

John David Brunt, a real estate and commercial lawyer with Blaney McMurtry, handled the transfers, according to public documents. Brunt said in an email that he could not comment on the transfers due to client-solicitor privilege.

The Star received no response to requests for an interview with Burns and Millard about the transfers.

Bosma’s family currently has no civil actions filed against Millard, who plans to plead not-guilty to criminal charges, Paradkar has said.

Bosma’s family have the option to file a wrongful death suit against those accused of his murder — something that is typically done after a criminal conviction, once the evidence has been heard in open court.

Bosma’s widow, Sharlene, declined comment when reached by the Star.

Allegations before the courts that former CFB Trenton commander Russell Williams tried to surreptitiously protect his assets in the months after his arrest were triggered when he transferred his house solely into his wife’s name.

Both Williams and his estranged wife, Mary Elizabeth Harriman, denied those allegations in defence statements, arguing the transfer was made to protect Harriman’s financial security. The lawsuit is ongoing.

In prison, Millard has been placed in isolation “for his own protection,” his lawyer Paradkar said.

“It’s very difficult,” Paradkar said. “He’s got nothing to do. He’s an affable, outgoing guy, very low-key, not a guy who would project as having money. You just wouldn’t know.”

He said Millard never had any interest in the family business, spending his time instead in chef school and other interests.

“The family has been destroyed over this.”

http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2013/06/05/millard_land_deals_beyond_smelly_experts_say.html (http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2013/06/05/millard_land_deals_beyond_smelly_experts_say.html)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on June 09, 2013, 11:40:24 PM
I have no doubt this was done at the lawyers advise, I mean come on he wants to be sure he gets paid right.  So a property can be sold to pay the lawyer by the mom as Dell cant do it from Jail.  That doesnt mean Mrs Bosma cant still sue , she can.  This looks like  a lawyer ensuring he gets paid to me.  JMO of course. And poor Madeleine is caught right in the middle it looks like to me, after all what mom doesnt want to believe her son is innocent and try to help him in every way she can.  Think about it .............wouldnt you if was your son?  JMO
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jobo on June 10, 2013, 06:00:40 AM
I have to agree with you eyeswideopen....he probably did take his lawyer's advice and sign over some of his assets to mom to cover his expenses, but I really don't think he will get away with hiding his assets if found guilty.

His lawyer is a goof.....he says:   "It's very difficult...he has nothing to do.  He's an affable, outgoing guy, very low-key, not a guy who would project as having money.  You just wouldn't know."

Sure enough we might not know he was so rich.....we also wouldn't know he was a killer either.  His lawyer's comments make me sick.



There is a Fraudulent Conveyances Act, Have faith.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on June 10, 2013, 04:05:18 PM
The transfer of property was certainly pronto. The lawyer acting for Millard, he's a real creep. He definitely wasn't long doing all of this to insure he will be paid for his services. He certainly gave me a sickening feeling and doesn't actually seem like a smart lawyer, just arrogant. I don't believe tranferring property is going to save Millard. Maybe if his own mother has any conscience, she will sell property and give the proceeds to Mrs. Bosma and her daughter. I know if it was my son who did something so horrible and he was found guilty, I wouldn't hesitate to give the person some funds in trust for her family.  :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on June 13, 2013, 06:09:34 AM
The two of them in court via video link today

http://www.citynews.ca/2013/06/13/men-charged-in-bosma-murder-to-make-video-appearances-in-court/
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on June 13, 2013, 11:44:43 AM
SAP, recently I'd read a newspaper article that said police are wondering if there was a third person involved now. I didn't have time to post it at the time, and meant to come back to it later on that day. Obviously should have done so, as now I can't seem to locate it.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on June 14, 2013, 11:04:50 AM
Thanks Debbie. Police did say earlier according to video cam footage that there was another vehicle following. Of course that could have been anyone else driving home. Perhaps they were dropped off and their ride left b/c they told their ride they are getting that truck. Still something doesn't sound right.

Also agree that something doesn't sound right. I have to wonder if Police have spoken to this third person. Perhaps there are reasons for this person's identity not being made public.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on June 14, 2013, 11:38:30 AM
Here's the article SAP. Published on June 6th.

Police question existence of third suspect in Bosma killing

 
JILL MAHONEY and KATHRYN BLAZE CARLSON
The Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, Jun. 06 2013, 6:00 AM EDT
Last updated Thursday, Jun. 06 2013, 6:17 AM EDT


A third suspect in the Tim Bosma murder case might not be on the loose after all, the lead investigator into the mysterious killing said.

Hamilton Police have for weeks said at least three people were responsible for Mr. Bosma’s disappearance and death a month ago, and Canadians captivated by the case anticipated another arrest after Dellen Millard and Mark Smich were charged with first-degree murder.

“As an investigator, you always talk about tunnel vision and I think it’d be tunnel vision for me to say that I definitely believe there’s a third person or to say there wasn’t,” Staff Sergeant Matt Kavanagh said Wednesday. “It’s possible that there’s only two involved and it’s also possible that there may have been a third. And so we’re looking into that and we still have some doors to shut, some avenues of investigation.”

Police say surveillance video captured images of Mr. Millard’s dark blue GMC Yukon SUV following Mr. Bosma’s 2007 Dodge Ram pickup truck on the evening of May 6, when two men arrived at the Ancaster, Ont., father’s home to test drive Mr. Bosma’s vehicle.

However, Staff. Sgt. Kavanagh said investigators do not know who was driving the SUV and are probing the possibility that it was Mr. Smich.

“In reality, it could have been Smich,” said Staff Sgt. Kavanagh. “Smich could have got out of the Bosma truck and into the Yukon. So that’s why I say I’m not sure.”

The other possibility under investigation is that a third person dropped the pair off at Mr. Bosma’s home and then followed them as they drove west to Brantford and beyond.

Under either scenario, police say two men appeared to arrive at Mr. Bosma’s home on foot. Mr. Millard also seemed to arrive on foot when he test drove another Dodge Ram in Etobicoke on May 5 – a move that ultimately led to Mr. Millard’s arrest because the seller recalled the “ambition” tattoo on his wrist.

That same afternoon, Mr. Millard also had arrangements to meet a Toronto man to test drive another Dodge Ram diesel truck advertised on Kijiji and Auto Trader, Staff Sgt. Kavanagh confirmed, but that man missed the meeting because he took a nap and overslept.

“Fate is a wonderful thing, isn’t it?” he said, adding that police found that Toronto man through calls on a disposable cellphone traced to Mr. Millard.

A team of 10 detectives is still working the case.

Staff Sgt. Kavanagh also said Mr. Millard’s recent transfer of three properties to his mother for $1 each is not part of the investigation. On May 17, a week after his arrest, Mr. Millard transferred ownership of a Vaughan condo, an Etobicoke bungalow and a Toronto condo to his mother, Madeleine Burns.

“That has no bearing on our investigation and I’m not looking into that at all,” Staff Sgt. Kavanagh said.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/police-question-existence-of-third-suspect-in-bosma-killing/article12370401/ (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/police-question-existence-of-third-suspect-in-bosma-killing/article12370401/)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: D1 on June 14, 2013, 01:49:40 PM
The Police were going to have to answer to what became of the third member at some point. Interesting manner they have chosen. Leaves the door open for almost any possibility. Mrs. Bosma would have been the best one to say whether it was possible that one of the two that left with Mike in his truck, could have gotten out to drive the other vehicle parked nearby. How long and far did she watch and listen? Were the vehicles seen on any camera's? Did anyone else driving by see the parked vehicle? Was anyone inside?

Two is a distinct possibility right now without more evidence. imo
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: D1 on June 14, 2013, 11:55:25 PM
Walking in on foot seems part of the M.O. They had a set pre-meditated plan which obviously included murdering the victim at some point. Doing it so early on before even getting back to the other vehicle would be unusually quick and dirty but also a chancey proposition but who knows. Perhaps they tazered or tranked Tim just as soon as they got out of the yard? I can't see Tim willingly going along for a long test drive without becoming suspicious before long. Part of what happened could have been quick. That leaves someone driving a dead body for some distance though and one following. It would take some sort of freak to do that imo. The vehicle would hold evidence. Did they not strip and burn the interior?
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: SAP on June 15, 2013, 08:08:15 AM
From an earlier article, D1, the seats were removed when police found Tim's truck in the trailer. It was all apparently taken for forensics testing. 


]http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/second-suspect-named-in-tim-bosma-murder-case-police-seek-1-more-1.1292053] (http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/second-suspect-named-in-tim-bosma-murder-case-police-seek-1-more-1.1292053)

http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2013/05/17/tim_bosma_ancaster_man_was_killed_inside_truck_source_says.html

http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2013/05/15/tim_bosma_murder_man_was_targeted_police_say.html

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/05/14/tim-bosma-killed-night-he-went-missing-police-say-revealing-arrested-suspect-to-be-charged-with-first-degree-murder/

http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2013/05/17/tim_bosma_ancaster_man_was_killed_inside_truck_source_says.html

I know there is an article claiming the seats were removed but I can't find it now.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Logical on June 15, 2013, 08:33:13 AM
Wonder if using test drive was a method of smuggling or laundering, wonder if the same person test drove (the two  test drives that we know of) the trucks before DM and his buddy or buddies? And hid something in the seat? And then something went wrong maybe wishful thinking but I do not think murder was the plan.

Logical
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jobo on June 15, 2013, 08:42:36 AM
I am kind of thinking like you are D1.  Tim's wife should know if the two guys got in the truck with Tim and who was driving it. 

I also think Tim may have become suspicious while still in his own truck.....so then what?   Was there a perp in the back seat that killed Tim if and when he became suspicious?  In my opinion it would take two to overpower Tim in his truck....unless a gun was used.  And then someone to drive the other SUV (Dellen's).

I cannot believe that Dellen thought he would get away with leaving the truck in his Mom's driveway......that is dumber than dumb.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: leonagleant on June 15, 2013, 09:27:31 AM
We still don't know why Tim was murdered over a truck by a very wealthy man and his hoodie-clad accomplice. By all accounts Mellard was a smooth operator but appeared nice enough not to raise alarm bells for Tim to go out for a test drive with him. Even the accomplice was described by some as seemingly pleasant enough person so as not to raise alarm bells. Finding a third accomplice, if any, is important and so is finding out what happened to Laura Babcock who has been missing for a year after being in contact frequently with Mellard. I'm just glad they finally caught Mellard and company but I know we are all so disappointed in police for not taking the Babcock disappearance seriously and investigating Mellard's role in that.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on June 15, 2013, 10:05:57 AM
Information in regard to the seats being removed was taken from the article at the link below.

Quote
A police source told CBC News that investigators believe Bosma may have been killed as the result of an attempted carjacking.

The same police source said that Bosma's truck was found with seats missing. A spokesperson for Hamilton police wouldn't comment on this information.

Bryan said in his experience with homicide cases, seats or even whole interiors are sometimes removed to dispose of evidence.

“I've seen homicide investigations where the entire car was gutted if it was used for the commission of the offence,” he said. “But without yet knowing the motive, it's hard to say.”

http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/05/16/hamilton-tim-bosma-case-analyzed.html (http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/05/16/hamilton-tim-bosma-case-analyzed.html)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: D1 on June 15, 2013, 12:20:16 PM
jobo re:-
Quote
I also think Tim may have become suspicious while still in his own truck.....so then what?   Was there a perp in the back seat that killed Tim if and when he became suspicious?  In my opinion it would take two to overpower Tim in his truck....unless a gun was used.  And then someone to drive the other SUV


Dellen's truck would have to have been parked nearby. If anything would have caused Tim to have extreme suspicion it would begin right there and then when the two who had walked in then returned to that vehicle. It would take two to overpower him if one were driving. The attack was likely to have occured then imo.   
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: joojoo on June 15, 2013, 04:56:19 PM
One thought I had was if it was a carjacking----were there others in the Yukon that pulled over Millard and Tim's truck to stage a carjacking?  If this is the case there are probably 2 other perps involved.
Another scenario could be that they staged seeing the Yukon on the side of the road and stopped to pretend to help.  I hope LE has found mounds of evidence in the truck and Yukon to identify the perps so they all are held accountable for their actions to the maximum. imo
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Ron on June 15, 2013, 10:00:51 PM


ANCASTER — He came in a box, a small wooden square not much bigger than a shoe box.
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Tim Bosma’s remains were returned to his family last week and, more than a month after he went missing and was found dead at a farm near Waterloo, he was buried Monday at a Hamilton cemetery.

“It was just a box. A small, tiny box. Just a little …” said a teary Sharlene Bosma, unable to finish the sentence, but making the shape of a box with her hands.

Sharlene spoke about her Tim, her daughter and what life has been like since he went missing May 6.

Tim was supposed to meet two men that Monday night, but they were late, so he was able to tuck his 2½-year-old daughter into bed.

Then two men arrived, on foot, to his large country home in rural Ancaster. He told Sharlene he’d be back soon. Or back in 20 minutes. She can’t remember his exact words, which would be the last she’d ever hear out of his mouth.

Tim left shortly after 9 p.m., headed out the door with the men who said they were interested in buying his Dodge Ram, which he had put up for sale a few weeks earlier.

“I gave him one hour,” she said. “Then I started calling and texting.”

When there was no answer she called police. Shortly after, a massive manhunt began. She gave police a description of the two men.

Sharlene didn’t say if the two men she saw are the same two men in custody. But she did say she’s confident with the investigation led by Det. Sgt. Matt Kavanagh.

Sharlene didn’t sleep for the first 48 hours and managed only a few hours as each successive night passed without her husband. On the evening of May 10 came what seemed like good news: police arrested Dellen Millard, 27, and charged him with the theft of Tim’s truck and forcible confinement.

Sharlene had hope.

“We thought this was it,” Sharlene said. “Police would interview him, then we’d found out where Tim was and he’d be home.”

She clung to the lack of a murder charge — which would come the following week for Millard and for Mark Smich, 25. But Friday night dragged into Saturday.

“We waited. And waited. And waited,” Sharlene said, but Millard wasn’t talking. “That was the turning point — just not the turning point we had hoped for.”

The massive manhunt turned to two properties owned by Millard, a hangar at the Waterloo airport and a farm in Ayr.

Around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, police told the Bosmas inside Sharlene’s home that they had found Tim’s remains. Tears and rage followed.

In the same living room where the news of Tim’s death was delivered, Sharlene oscillated between happy memories of her husband, sadness over his death and rage over all the unanswered questions.

“We still don’t know why this happened.”

But he’s finally home.

“Right from when he went missing, we wanted him back,” Sharlene said. “Now he’s back. But we’ll never have Tim back.”

Nothing has been normal for Sharlene: how her husband died, the national media attention it received, and waiting five long weeks for a proper burial.

She finds life difficult. There are so many questions, and so few answers.

“The only thing that really gets me up in the morning is my daughter,” Sharlene said, “because that’s what she needs, so I have to.”

She has a group of friends she calls her “babysitters” who come over, help out with her daughter and keep her company.

“I’m rarely alone,” she said. “I just can’t be alone. Not right now.”

The community’s outpouring is still evident. A large container full of greeting cards sits in her spacious living room. There are still some flowers out near the road.

Even if she tries, she can’t escape memories of Tim, partly because of the house they built. Sharlene designed it with her mother, while Tim helped build it with many of his friends.

But it wasn’t finished yet. There is the front walkway that Tim was going to build this summer. There’s still only one phone jack in the house — Tim forgot to wire the house for phones. And the doorbell, which Sharlene just found in the basement on Monday, was never installed.

Their kitchen table, which became headquarters for the massive social media campaign when Tim went missing, is a “piece of junk.”

“Tim really loved that table,” Sharlene said. “And he didn’t want to get a new one.”

He was also cheap. When he went for groceries, he bought no-name everything. Ketchup, mustard, anything, Sharlene said.

“See, we saved so much money,” he would tell Sharlene.

And Tim was a two-sock kinda guy. He doubled up on socks, two on each foot, before throwing on his work boots. He’d take both those socks off and plop them on the coffee table that now sits clean in the living room.

“He’d keep the socks together, so I’d have to pull them apart,” she said. “It drove me nuts.”

Then Tim would turn on CNN and, within five minutes, he’d be asleep.

But what Sharlene will miss the most is the family’s Sunday afternoon drives. The couple would go to the Ancaster Christian Reformed Church in the morning, then drive around for hours, chatting about life and what they planned to do with it.

They had planned for their annual camping trip to Darien Lake in New York state on Victoria Day weekend. They had talked about working on their house — Tim recently “got a great deal on some rocks” that they planned to decorate their landscape with.

They even spoke about death. They wanted to be buried beside each other. They wanted caskets. And they wanted a traditional viewing ceremony. If Tim died first, Sharlene wanted one last touch. One last time to stroke his face. And one final kiss on his forehead.

Sharlene Bosma never got that. She got a box instead.

                        http://www.mississauga.com/news-story/3841913-tim-bosma-s-widow-receives-remains-in-a-casket-the-size-of-a-shoe-box/
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Concerned on June 16, 2013, 05:08:05 AM
Did he have a cab in the back? With this development quoted below, it leaves me to believe that perhaps the perp was behind Tim's passenger seat and overcoming Time would have been quick and swift. I'm wondering if the seat was set on fire too?

Information in regard to the seats being removed was taken from the article at the link below.

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A police source told CBC News that investigators believe Bosma may have been killed as the result of an attempted carjacking.

The same police source said that Bosma's truck was found with seats missing. A spokesperson for Hamilton police wouldn't comment on this information.

Bryan said in his experience with homicide cases, seats or even whole interiors are sometimes removed to dispose of evidence.

“I've seen homicide investigations where the entire car was gutted if it was used for the commission of the offence,” he said. “But without yet knowing the motive, it's hard to say.”

http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/05/16/hamilton-tim-bosma-case-analyzed.html (http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/05/16/hamilton-tim-bosma-case-analyzed.html)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jobo on June 16, 2013, 07:05:23 AM
Concerned, there is a picture of the truck on Reply #15...yes it did have a cab.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: D1 on June 16, 2013, 11:20:36 AM
With the seats having been removed from Tim's truck, (thanks Deb) its pretty safe to assume the attack took place inside the vehicle before Tim was ever taken anywhere. Test drives are usually fairly short at least the initial one. This one may have been very quick. I doubt the Yukon was parked far off. Hard not to view it as pre-meditated. The Police may be entirely correct to suggest that there may have only been two perps involved. No need to stage a carjacking or pretend to help a stranded motorist if you yourself are that boogy man and you already have your victim trapped. It doesn't take 4 to kill one, the less that know the better. Two vehicles, two drivers.. thats all it would take. Men won't usually ride three a breast in the cab of a truck if they don't have to so I too believe the killer was the one who sat behind Tim. In that video shown earlier, the supposed acting job, I believe you can see the move that was used being practiced.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: joojoo on June 21, 2013, 08:19:34 PM
I have been trying to figure out the motive for this crime... an excellent read is "The Anatomy of Motive" by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker. When you look at the life of DM with what we know, and put it into this crime ---it seems that this is a progression/escalation to gain a higher thrill.  If, as media reported,  there were stolen vehicles in his Waterloo hangar maybe this was a step up from just stealing vehicles.  I hope this is not the case for the sake of the Bosma family.  This crime is disgustingly pathetic. IMO
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: D1 on June 22, 2013, 02:09:05 AM
I'd agree with that take joojoo
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it seems that this is a progression/escalation to gain a higher thrill
A spoiled brat, maybe killed dad, maybe woman friend, running a chop shop, runs with lowlife doper buddies, then takes life of family man over a truck. Has some warped sense of entitlement along with a sociopaths personality. He kept getting away with it so kept doing it. Thought he was invincible. Total disregard for life. Good thing this guy (s) was caught. I doubt he would have stopped. 
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Ron on July 04, 2013, 08:59:09 AM

UTM forensics professor called in on Bosma case


MISSISSAUGA — Tracy Rogers doesn't read true crime.

 

As one of Canada's lead forensic anthropologists, it's one of her cardinal rules.

The Dundas mother of two has consulted on some of Canada's most gruesome murder cases, including the notorious 2002 search of serial killer Robert Pickton's British Columbia pig farm and, most recently, the Tim Bosma mystery.

You can see Rogers' yellow Volkswagen Beetle in photos from the Waterloo-area farm owned by accused murderer Dellen Millard where Bosma's charred remains were recovered back in May.

"Yes, that's my car," the 47-year-old admitted, but that's as much as she'll say.

"I can't talk about the case," she says firmly, sitting in her University of Toronto Mississauga office where — when she's not looking for human remains — she teaches.

But like everyone else in Canada, she admits that the Bosma case hit close to home.

Tim Bosma — a 32-year-old Ancaster dad — went missing on May 6 after taking two men for a test drive in a pickup truck he was trying to sell online. Police say he was murdered that same night, his body taken to a Waterloo-area farm and burned beyond recognition.

Two men — Millard, 27, of Etobicoke and 25-year-old Mark Smich of Oakville — have been charged with first-degree murder.

Unlike the Pickton case, Bosma went missing just a short drive from Rogers' own home.

"You don't like to think of those kinds of things happening at home … but I think the reason the Bosma case hit so hard was that could have been anyone. It's not even so much proximity to home, just the nature of the case itself," she said.

Rogers speaks more freely about her time working on the Pickton case — one of her first after completing her PhD at Simon Fraser University in 2000 (and a postdoctorate degree at McMaster University in 2001).

Rogers spent a full summer at the Pickton farm in 2002, and made multiple flights out after she returned to teach at U of T in the fall.

"There were 69 women that were thought to be associated with that case, so we were potentially looking for 69 people. There were two scenes that had to be completely examined; one that was 14 acres and one that was 16 acres. And because we didn't know how he disposed of the bodies … everything had to be searched. They ended up deciding we would excavate that property completely until we know there was nothing left below … a certain level," she said.

How can she leave a scene like that and be confident that nothing was missed?

She shows me a spread of small bones laid out on a counter in the forensic anthropology lab at the university, where she teaches her students to distinguish between bones.

Most are from animals, some are from human, and some are in fact not bones at all; they are sticks or shards of rock that could easily be mistaken for bone.

Most of these came from the search for Shirley Treadwell late last year, she says. The Stoney Creek woman was believed to have died in 2009 at age 62, and police allege she was buried by her niece who continued to collect her social assistance cheques.

"You asked me before do I ever leave a scene wondering if we found it all? In this case we found all these tiny pieces … if she was there, we should have found her," she says, touching a small piece of human skull.

Police have said Treadwell's body was likely carried off by animals from a shallow grave and her remains have not been recovered.

Rogers first became interested in anthropology during her undergraduate studies at McMaster University. She loved the historic aspects of the discipline, but she wanted to put her skills to more practical use. And she wanted to help people.

As a forensic anthropologist, there's nothing she can do for the victims. They are gone by the time she is called in. But she works for their families, their loved ones, to help bring closure and justice.

"I actually don't watch any of the interviews with family or anything like that because I don't want to be swayed … I actually don't even watch the news at all," she says.

"One thing I found very early on is it does bother me to see it on the news, to hear it from the family … I don't like to hear about people's tragedies."

It's her job to find the stories behind the bones.

Even when police describe remains as "beyond recognition," Rogers says there is still much that can be determined from even small pieces of bone.

Even a burned body — she has encountered several — is not the same as the remains you would receive from a commercial crematorium, which are processed into a clean ash.

"Medical records, dental records, those are the type of things that help us identify people … I mean, 'beyond recognition' could mean your facial features are no longer visible, your fingerprints are no longer visible," she said.

As a forensic anthropologist, there are many things she can determine just from bones — age, sex (in fact Rogers has developed a technique for identifying gender from the distal humerus bone, or the upper elbow), ancestry. In short, much more than meets the eye.

In Canada, there are only a handful of forensic anthropologists, she says — and only one that consults full time. They are underutilized, she says, but she feels that the more they work with police and different agencies, the more they will continue to be called in.

As shows such as CSI continue to rule mainstream television, there are many misconceptions about the world of forensics, she says.

As an anthropologist, Rogers does not do DNA testing. That's the job of a forensic biologist. There are also forensic chemists, who would analyze things such as car paint chips from hit-and-run scenes.

She takes us on a walk toward a small campus cottage just steps from her office.

Inside, there is blood spatter on the dining room wall. Little more than a suitcase and a bed frame in the bedroom, a small desk covered with fingerprint dust.

This is the "crime scene house," where everyone from PhD students to police agencies to middle-school-aged summer campers comes to learn about the world of forensics.

Beyond the science and the technology, there is one important lesson she makes sure to teach them all.

"People talk about the crime scene 'black humour' but I train my students that we don't do that," she says.

"We do the best job we can with the skills that we have … with dignity care and respect because that's the way I'd expect my family members to be treated … and that's the way that I teach my students."

                       http://www.mississauga.com/news-story/3877708-utm-forensics-professor-called-in-on-bosma-case/
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: SAP on July 10, 2013, 07:16:17 PM
Third prospect for a test drive by Dellen Millard but he never showed up ...

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/06/06/bosma-murder-suspect-dellen-millard-contacted-third-man-for-test-drive-police-say/
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: SAP on August 04, 2013, 10:01:14 AM
http://www.therecord.com/news-story/3919265-accused-killer-dellen-millard-makes-brief-court-appearance/

Accused killer Dellen Millard makes brief court appearance

Sharlene Bosma
Barry Gray,News services
Sharlene Bosma speaks briefly with the media Thursday following a court appearance of the two men charged with the slaying of her husband, Tim.
HAMILTON — Dellen Millard, one of two men charged with the first-degree murder of Tim Bosma, made a minute-long court appearance Thursday morning.

He stood in the prisoner's box with his hands clasped in front of him as his lawyer, Deepak Paradkar, asked that his client return on Sept. 12 with the hope of setting a date for a pretrial hearing.

Also in the courtroom was Tim Bosma's widow, Sharlene. She wept and was comforted by family and friends as Millard entered the courtroom dressed in grey pants and a grey long-sleeved shirt.

Millard's co-accused, Mark Smich, was to appear in court by video. He is also charged with first-degree murder.

Bosma, a 32-year-old Ancaster family man, took two strangers for a test drive in his truck on May 6 and never returned. His burned remains were found on a farm owned by Millard.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: SAP on August 04, 2013, 10:06:44 AM
http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2013/07/19/tim_bosma_case_dellen_millards_mother_sells_family_home_for_12_million.html

By: Liam Casey GTA, Published on Fri Jul 19 2013

Six weeks after Dellen Millard, the man charged in the murder of Tim Bosma, transferred three properties to his mother for $1 each, one house has been sold and a condo is up for sale, the Star has learned.
Madeleine Burns, Millard’s mother, sold her son’s childhood home in Etobicoke for $1.2 million on July 4, according to property records. A condominium in the Distillery District that Millard bought for $627,524 on May 7, the day after Bosma went missing, is listed for $719,000.
On May 17, Millard transferred three properties to Burns, just days after his arrest in the murder of the Hamilton man. Eight legal experts reviewed the transfer documents for the Star and all said it raised concerns about Millard’s intentions, saying the timing of the property dump was “highly unusual” and poses serious legal questions.
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A condo in 70 Distillery Lane, on the right, that Dellen Millard transferred to his mother after his arrest is now up for sale.zoom
“There is nothing nefarious about these real estate deals,” responded Deepak Paradkar, Millard’s criminal lawyer. “He’s not afraid of civil action and he’s not trying to liquidate or hide his assets.”
Protecting his assets from future lawsuits was among the potential motivations, lawyers told the Star in May, and reiterated by two lawyers Friday.
“One (reason) may have been to make life easier dealing with those properties,” said David Ullman, a partner at Minden Gross who specializes in issues involving creditors — including finding hidden assets.
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Or it could be “part of a plan to make assets less available to creditors,” he added.
When Burns took title of Millard’s three properties, they were placed in trust and she became the appointed trustee. It’s unclear whether Millard maintained beneficial ownership, as trust documents are not public. Paradkar wouldn’t identify the beneficiary of the trust.
“It’s fishy to the extent (the properties) were transferred,” said Andrew Fortis, a real estate lawyer with Hummingbird Lawyers. “The question becomes: what do they need the money for? If he’s using it for his legal defence, that makes complete sense.”
Legal experts told the Star in May that there may be a case to be made against Millard under the provincial Fraudulent Conveyances Act.
The act clearly states that the transfer of property to “defeat, hinder, delay or defraud creditors or others of their just and lawful actions” — including suits or damages — is void if not done in “good faith” or with knowledge of such action against them.
Protecting assets is easier once those assets become cash, Ullman said.
“So the typical example is you have a house, you sell it and you turn it into money and you invest that money in a bunch of stocks you already own. Then you sell all of those stocks, then you buy something else, and slowly but surely it becomes more difficult to say, ‘That’s the money I had an interest in.’”
The house Burns sold on Maple Gate Court is where Millard grew up. It has been in the family for three generations. It’s also the home where Millard’s father, Wayne, apparently killed himself last November. That case was reopened by Toronto police after Millard was arrested in connection with Bosma’s death.
Paradkar said Millard had been thinking about selling the house since his father’s death, and well before his arrest in May. He also said Millard always intended to flip the condo in the Distillery District, but his arrest expedited both transactions.
The home was host to pool parties with Millard’s schoolmates, and a bevy of cats and dogs lived there throughout the years, friends and family said.
When the Star visited the home, which backs onto a golf course, in May following a police investigation, it was a mess, with clothing, documents and cans of soup strewn throughout. The only thing moving was a black cat.
Millard still owns three other properties the Star is aware of: the farm in Ayr where Bosma’s charred remains were found; a rental property on Riverside Dr. in Toronto; and a condo in Vaughan.
With files from Robert Cribb
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: joojoo on September 08, 2013, 09:01:26 PM
I was wondering if DM's mother has to pay a lot in capital gains tax on those properties if she just bought them for $1.00 and then sold them for much more than the dollar?
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on September 09, 2013, 12:31:52 PM
POlice back at the farm searching again today with a new warrent.

http://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/2013/09/09/toronto-police-back-at-farm-where-tim-bosmas-remains-found
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on September 10, 2013, 04:40:29 PM
second day they are searching and hope they found something this time , wonder why arent bringing out the dogs to help some.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on September 13, 2013, 01:59:34 PM
police hazmat team now removing 50 drums of likely a chemical from the the farm


https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&ved=0CDoQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fkitchener.ctvnews.ca%2F&ei=L2wzUtW7D4fO2gW_r4CwDg&usg=AFQjCNFHqvhCdBcL-bB3VCEhhTfBeMJ6tg&bvm=bv.52164340,d.b2I
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on September 13, 2013, 02:01:00 PM
since it is Laura Babcock they are searching in regard to , I am wondering if perhaps we shouldnt have a thread perhaps titiled Dellen Millard for updates Debc what do you think?
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on September 13, 2013, 10:16:46 PM

I have included a link to Laura Babcock's thread. If anyone feels we need a thread for Dellen Millard where updates can be posted, please feel free to start one.


http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=6822.0 (http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=6822.0)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on September 13, 2013, 10:25:45 PM
Thanks Deb for making the link, wasnt that I thought Dell deserved special thread, rather that I realized we tye him to Tim automatically, thus I post on tim's Rather than Lauras, so it was an after thought.  Thanks
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: SAP on January 19, 2014, 02:30:38 AM
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/12/30/dellen_millard_says_he_didnt_kill_tim_bosma_exclusive_interview.html

Dellen Millard says he didn’t kill Tim Bosma: Exclusive interview
Exclusive jailhouse interviews: “I didn’t do it … They might as well accuse me of having been to the moon. There’s nothing real about it.”

From behind a turquoise prison door, Dellen Millard tentatively appears, a tall man in an orange prison jumpsuit, contained behind a thick glass wall.
The doe-eyed 28-year-old smiles as he sits down and picks up a black, 1960s-style phone receiver and places it to his ear.
In his first public interview, Millard, who police say killed Tim Bosma — allegations that have yet to be tested in court — appears nothing like the brash, young playboy cast as the antagonist in a made-for-Hollywood narrative.
His face and story have made international headlines, yet there remain many unanswered questions.

Most notably: did he kill Tim Bosma?
“No,” he says as he makes direct eye contact. “I didn’t do it … They might as well accuse me of having been to the moon. There’s nothing real about it.”
Bosma disappeared on May 6 after leaving his Ancaster home with two men — one of whom police say was Millard — for a test drive of a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup he had advertised for sale online.
Police allege Millard and an accomplice killed Bosma later that night and burned the body on Millard’s recently purchased farm property near Ayr, Ont., where Bosma’s remains were recovered later that month.


Mark Smich stands accused of the murder along with Millard. Both will plead not guilty at the preliminary trial, which begins next September.
Police have also linked the death of Millard’s father Wayne and missing woman Laura Babcock to the investigation.
In two separate prison interviews with the Star, a reflective and articulate Millard spoke candidly about his life, his aspirations and the stunning fall from grace that took him from a life of wealth to the dreary, institutional seclusion of the Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre.
Although he denies killing Bosma, Millard declined to respond to further questions about the case, including whether he was in the truck with Bosma on the night of May 6 and the discovery of Bosma's body on his farm.
"I'm hesitant to say anything," Millard says. "This is an adversarial system."
The day police arrested Millard remains vivid in its retelling.
He woke up early to meet an accountant at his Waterloo Region-based aviation business, Millardair, an empire he inherited from his late father and grandfather.
Millard was fetching financial records for the company when two Hamilton police investigators arrived and started asking questions: His name. His acquaintances. Whether he knew about Bosma’s disappearance. And about the tattoo on his left wrist that reads “ambition.”
It was almost friendly, he recalls. A short while later, they thanked him and left.
Two hours later, while he was driving home, Millard says he was rear-ended as he idled at a red light.
When he got out of the car, he saw more than a dozen people — plain-clothed officers with protective vests — pointing guns at him.
“I was in shock. I can’t pinpoint the feelings,” he says. “It was another world.”
At the time, police charged him with robbery and forcible confinement in Bosma’s disappearance. Days later, after the discovery of Bosma’s burned body on Millard’s recently purchased farm, police added a murder charge.
The story exploded and quickly focused on Millard, who was portrayed as a spoiled young man.
Among the details in the growing story was the disappearance of Laura Babcock, a striking 23-year-old who had a relationship with Millard before she vanished in the summer of 2012.
The most intriguing piece of evidence: several of her final phone calls were to Millard.
Police scoured Millard’s farm for a week this fall in connection to her case and reported no significant findings, just a bunch of barrels, some labelled as kerosene.
The utterance of Babcock’s name in a jailhouse interview brings a knowing glance. But no comment.
He has read some of the media coverage. He knows it has been negative. But he says he’s not that person.
“I shop at Costco. I don’t buy expensive clothes. I’m a bargain hunter. I have one Hugo Boss suit,” he says.
To an outsider, Millard lived a life of leisure. Raised as an only child by divorced parents, he dabbled in various careers but never committed himself to one.
He dropped out of Toronto French School before getting his high school diploma because “there were only a couple of teachers I found interesting.”
It was a correspondence course through a small, alternative school in Toronto called Subway Academy that landed Millard the diploma that his parents insisted he get.
He “blew” money on his passions. He raced in the Baja desert in a customized Jeep he had worked on with his friends. Pictures of his tooling around became media fodder in the days following his arrest. And he blew cash on massive parties that became renowned among his friends.
“I aspired to that image in some ways because people wanted that of me,” he says pulling up his orange sleeves, revealing large tattoos across both arms that read “I am heaven sent” and “Don’t you dare forget.”
“I threw some parties. I tried to make that a reality for my friends.”
His professional resumé depicts an incongruous collection of career aspirations.
He took college courses ranging from makeup artistry to culinary arts to animation, he says.
For a time he bought houses for renovating and flipping — a career path he says abandoned when he realized he was only breaking even. After his arrest, several properties in Millard’s name were transferred to his mother and sold.
Last year, the death of his father, Wayne, brought focus to his meandering path, Millard says.
“He was probably the person I loved most in the world, even more than myself,” he says. “We would have deep discussions. He needed me a lot for the business.”
The cause of Wayne’s death remains a mystery. Police initially deemed it a suicide but have since reopened an investigation.
“People asked me how he died,” Millard says. “I’d say he died of a sudden bleed in his brain, which is what the coroner told me.”
Millard wrote an unusual obituary in the Star two weeks after his dad’s death.
“He was frugal with himself and generous to others. The only people he feared were racists … He was patient and stubborn. He admired Christ, Gandhi and Lindbergh. He believed animal welfare was a humanitarian effort. He was a good man in a careless world. He was my father.”
Flying has always been a Millard way of life. Wayne was an Air Canada pilot before taking over Millardair, a company started by his father Carl.
In 1999, a 14-year-old Dellen made headlines for flying solo in a helicopter and fixed-wing plane on the same day.
Prior to Wayne’s death, Millardair built the new multimillion dollar hangar to rejuvenate the business.
Left to manage that legacy, Millard says he turned his attention to the business — but not without resentment.
“I took it all pretty hard. It was a responsibility I didn’t want at that time. I was angry at (Wayne) for the things I had to do because he wasn’t there to do them.”
He planned to turn the company’s new hangar into a “fixed base of operations” — a kind of hotel for airplanes offering parking space, fuel services and car rentals.
Those plans ended the day of his arrest.
Now he spends his days in his own mind, he says. He volunteered to work in the prison kitchen, “but they won’t let me.” He doesn’t elaborate.
His days in solitary are spent reading and practising yoga.
“I spend time outside the cell in my head,” he says. “I re-enact movies in my head. It was Jurassic Park last night.”
And he devises business ideas.
At the moment, he’s onto an idea about which he’s gained some valuable real-life experience in jail: living in small quarters.
“I’ve been thinking about a project on submarine living spaces. I spend my time thinking, reading, doing things that are useful.”
On his bedside at the moment is the 19th-century book On War by Carl von Clausewitz.
His life, and that of his family, is in suspension, he says.
“You’re an extension of another life,” he says, speaking of his mother, Madeleine Burns, long divorced from Wayne. She is a trained interior designer who has assumed control of the business and properties. “So I’d say it’s been as hard for her as it is for me.”
She visits regularly. But he misses her.
Millard can’t speak to the woman he had been dating for two years because she is on the list of people the court says he may not contact.
But he hopes to one day. “We were in love.”
He also misses his dog, a Mexican street hound he picked up on his travels.
Millard was planning to return to Baja to race his truck next year.
“That’s postponed,” he says, smiling. “You can predict things in life, the way things will go. But plans never go as you expect.”
When a prison guard re-enters the room to signal the end of the visit, Millard shrugs his shoulders and hangs up the phone to leave.
Before disappearing behind the door, he stops and looks back for a long moment, waving once.
His smile has vanished.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on February 03, 2014, 10:59:12 AM
Brief court appearances for accused in Tim Bosma killing

By Samantha Craggs, CBC News Posted: Jan 30, 2014 3:24 PM ET| Last Updated: Jan 30, 2014 3:24 PM ET


It was one tense minute in a Hamilton courtroom Thursday afternoon when the two men accused of killing Tim Bosma made a brief appearance.

Dellen Millard and Mark Smich appeared individually by video, each appearance taking about 30 seconds. Eight of Bosma’s friends and family sat in the second row, craning their necks to see the men’s images on the screen. When the suspects appeared, the family members audibly drew a collective breath.

The appearances were uneventful — just long enough for both cases to be put off until Feb. 27, when they’ll appear via video link again.

The next significant step in the case won’t begin until Sept. 8, when their preliminary hearing is scheduled to begin. That will take about eight weeks.

Smich appeared from Toronto East Detention Centre. His hair was cut short. He wore a baggy jumpsuit that appeared too large for his slight frame. He spoke twice — once to confirm that his name is Mark Daniel Smich, and again to say “thank you” when he received his next appearance date.

Millard was more colourful — almost cheerful. He also appeared in an orange jumpsuit, but he's at the Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre. When he received his next date, he said “All righty, thank you.”

Both men face murder charges in the death of Tim Bosma, a 32-year-old Ancaster man who went missing May 6, 2013. He advertised his black Dodge pickup truck online. His wife, Sharlene, last saw him leave with two men to take the truck for a test drive. Police announced a week later that he was dead, and investigators found his body at a Cambridge-area farm.

The case has inspired international interest and outpourings of sympathy from across the country. Sharlene Bosma has started a charity, Tim’s Tribute, for victims of crime and their families.

Sharlene Bosma has said she will attend as many of the court appearances as possible, no matter how brief. She was there on Wednesday.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/brief-court-appearances-for-accused-in-tim-bosma-killing-1.2517473 (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/brief-court-appearances-for-accused-in-tim-bosma-killing-1.2517473)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: justsayin on April 10, 2014, 12:53:58 PM
TORONTO - A Toronto man accused of killing a Hamilton father who disappeared after taking a pair of prospective buyers for a test drive has now been charged with murder in the death of his own father and another woman.

Ontario provincial police say Dellen Millard is now charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Wayne Millard and Laura Babcock, with whom he had a relationship.

Mark Smich is also charged with first-degree murder in Babcock's death.

Millard, 28, and Smich, 26, are charged with first-degree murder in the death of Tim Bosma, who vanished May 6, 2013 after leaving home in his pick-up with two men after posting the truck for sale online.

His remains were found about a week later burned beyond recognition at a southwestern Ontario farm belonging to Millard.

Millard is also charged with forcible confinement and theft of a vehicle in Bosma's death.

OPP said Thursday they charged Christina Noudga, 21, with being an accessory after the fact in that case.

Toronto police are holding a news conference at 3 p.m.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: SAP on April 10, 2014, 02:37:46 PM
Thank you "justsayin".
Looks like he will go away for good ( if all the evidence is there) or at least 25 yrs without parole. I wish we had LWOP that really meant life.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on April 10, 2014, 04:35:05 PM
This link tells a bit about the woman charged .

http://www.annrbrocklehurst.com/2014/04/who-is-christina-noudga-charged-with-accessory-to-tim-bosmas-murder-after-the-fac.html
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on April 10, 2014, 05:04:50 PM
see the copy of the police release in the attatchment
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on April 10, 2014, 07:09:41 PM
Thanks for posting that eyes. According to the police statement all three of the cases that Dellen Millard is connected to are now under a publication ban.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on April 10, 2014, 09:55:43 PM
Here is another link with a bit more info

http://www.thespec.com/news-story/4460278-millard-case-police-believe-babcock-s-body-was-incinerated/
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on April 10, 2014, 10:00:28 PM
Further update

http://www.torontosun.com/2014/04/10/laura-babcocks-parents-still-waiting-for-closure-as-alleged-dellen-millard-victim
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 04, 2014, 10:10:04 PM
Soooo smitch was living in Wayne Mellards house in the basement when he was murdered as a guest of Dellen 

http://www.annrbrocklehurst.com/2014/05/accused-murderer-mark-smich-lived-at-home-of-wayne-and-dellen-millard.html
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on May 05, 2014, 09:50:06 AM
May 6th will mark the one year anniversary of Tim Bosma's disappearance.


Apr 11, 2014
 
Girlfriend of accused Bosma killer allegedly helped him escape

By Susan Clairmont

 
Three days after Tim Bosma disappeared, Christina Noudga was allegedly trying to help her boyfriend escape being arrested for murder.

Noudga, 21, of Etobicoke, appeared briefly in a Hamilton courtroom Friday to be arraigned on a charge of accessory after the fact to murder. Court heard she allegedly knew her boyfriend Dellen Millard had killed Bosma and she was helping Millard escape arrest.

Crown attorney Tony Leitch, who is prosecuting the Bosma case, said outside court that Noudga's charge stems from something she allegedly did on May 9. Bosma, an Ancaster family man, vanished May 6.

Noudga was arrested Thursday and was in court in the aftermath of new charges in three murder cases. She's scheduled to return to court May 5.

She is a petite, pretty, brunette who appeared wearing leg irons and a brown leather coat. She seemed scared and stood in the prisoner's box fidgeting with her hands in front of her.

Millard, 28, has been in custody since last year on a first-degree murder charge in the case of Bosma, whose burned remains were discovered after he disappeared while on a test drive for a truck he'd advertised online. Mark Smich, an associate of Millard's, was also charged with first-degree murder in the Bosma case last year.

Police said Thursday a long investigation led to the charge against Noudga in the Bosma case.

Police have also laid new charges of first-degree murder against Millard and Smich in the death of Millard's former girlfriend, Laura Babcock, who went missing in July, 2012.

And Millard has also just been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his father, Wayne Millard, who reportedly died of a gunshot wound to his head in November, 2012. The death was originally deemed a suicide.

http://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/4461113-girlfriend-of-accused-bosma-killer-allegedly-helped-him-escape/ (http://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/4461113-girlfriend-of-accused-bosma-killer-allegedly-helped-him-escape/)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: SAP on May 05, 2014, 03:54:06 PM
Thanks Debbie and EWO for the updates.
I wonder if the gf of Dellen was coerced into helping him or did so out of blind love. One just never knows what can come in nice looking packages ...
So sad that Wayne was taken advantage of so badly by his own "loving" son.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 22, 2014, 11:01:52 AM
Court again today for the gf hope they make this stick against her. Any one that helps or hides a murder is sick them selves in my opinion and just as bad as the murderer.

http://www.chch.com/woman-charged-bosma-case-returns-court/
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jobo on May 23, 2014, 02:16:04 AM
Gf should be thankful she is in jail, she probably would've ended up being another victim....stupid woman.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: SAP on May 23, 2014, 08:33:28 AM
I tend to agree Jobo. Seems people are quite disposable in the thrill seekers mind. 
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: SAP on June 06, 2014, 10:50:33 AM
Although Millard claims he is not guilty, this following seems to say the case is a slam dunk. He won't be needing his sports vehicles and properties for a very long time.

http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2014/04/15/accused_murderer_dellen_millards_cars_snowmobiles_listed_for_sale_on_kijiji.html
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on June 06, 2014, 12:29:18 PM
Thanks for the article SAP. I am wondering if this is HIS LORDSHIP's PLAN--------

Sell all properties to Mama.

Sell all vehicles through friend for cash.

Plead poverty before the courts and have the citizens pay for his lawyer. ;) :D

JB
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: SAP on June 07, 2014, 12:24:24 AM
Oh he can't possibly get away with pleading poverty so we pay the bill, can he? It is well documented he sold his material goods (houses etc) to his mom for one dollar and the properties sold well. They can't hide that. However yes, I believe he would try such a scheme as he has been used to living off others for a thrill for some time now.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on June 07, 2014, 09:33:33 AM


Do you know what?  I wonder.

To my way of thinking, as a lay person, since  his mother did not commit the crime, and unless she volunteers to pay for the lawyer, I don't think the courts can go after her to pay for the lawyer ------ can they?? (I wonder hmmm)

There may be some poster or reader with legal experience who might be able to answer the question.

It would be interesting to know.......

JB
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: SAP on June 07, 2014, 10:41:23 AM
From what I have known regarding men who take out a substantial loan for a business and if the business looks like it is going sour, they transfer everything to their wives name and the banks cannot get a red cent out of the original business owner, while they keep everything and the debt gets paid by the rest of us working people. If the mother goes along with that, well that is pretty low imo. There's a lot to say about GREED!

Millard was privileged, born with a golden spoon in his mouth and everything came easy for him. He was spoiled from a young age and the rod was spared ... it wasn't his fault but it did shape him.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on June 08, 2014, 10:34:39 AM
There could be a loophole there somewhere. I mean there are always legal ways to go after someone, if they can prove they evaded paying accounts because of criminal activity. There is also civil action that can be taken in some instances. Hopefully, the right thing will be done and the right people will benefit from this horrible senseless act of violence against a totally innocent man. :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on June 09, 2014, 06:58:28 AM
This is an update on Wayne Millard actually.  Deb c wondering if we should have a thread for wayne Millard as it now is fairly evident he was murdered

http://www.annrbrocklehurst.com/2014/06/murder-or-suicide-the-investigation-into-the-death-of-wayne-millard.html
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on June 09, 2014, 09:57:54 AM
This is an update on Wayne Millard actually.  Deb c wondering if we should have a thread for wayne Millard as it now is fairly evident he was murdered

http://www.annrbrocklehurst.com/2014/06/murder-or-suicide-the-investigation-into-the-death-of-wayne-millard.html

I've started a new topic for the investigation into the death of Wayne Millard.

http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=7273.0 (http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=7273.0)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Logical on June 09, 2014, 08:14:13 PM
I still am so confused with this case, so many things do not make sense. Early in the investigation on Dellen's property I was very surprised how quickly it was reported in the media that they confirmed they had found his remains in an incinerator. We wait weeks, months, years for tests to be run to determine identity and most of those are not incinerated.

The speed in which they found him, based on a tattoo that I have learned is very popular, they must have had more intel than the media has reported.

Then it takes months to file charges for Laura's disappearance and surmised incineration, her parents say no proof has been given to them, so we assume they did not find her remains on his property and police or prosecution have surmised what has happened but have little evidence.

And the father, hmmm why did it sit as an open file? as a suicide? Odd why not inconclusive?

 Is it easier to convict DM, if all the jury pool has heard he is a serial killer, or if they get to use the details from all three cases together or separately?

Just thinking out loud.
Thanks for listening,
Logical
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on June 09, 2014, 09:03:05 PM
Excellent points, Logical!!

Dellen appears to be confident.  He claims he did not do these things - if so then he must be a very unfortunate victim in all three deaths. Unless, there was dna in that vehicle which belonged to Tim, which happened to be hidden in a large covered trailer, which just so happened to be found beside the home of Dellen's mother who was out of town at the time.  However, even if he had the vehicle and even if his dna is in it - he could still claim that he did not murder Tim - innocent until proven guilty, and it will be up to law enforcement to prove it.

While many roads lead to Dellen, perhaps the evidence in any one case, or all three cases  are circumstantial.

Unless - someone in "his sphere of friends or  conspirators" have talked and will witness against him - he just may walk free, with one charge of  auto theft.

Perhaps this is not "a slam dunk" as one would believe?

Could this be another Travis Vader case??

JB


Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on June 29, 2014, 04:20:55 PM
Sunday, June 29, 2014
By: Susan Clairmont Hamilton Spectator, Published on Fri Jun 20 2014
 
 
The Crown attorneys in the Tim Bosma murder case have taken the extraordinary step of applying to the attorney general for permission to go straight to trial.

The Spectator has learned assistant Crowns Tony Leitch and Craig Fraser of Hamilton have applied for a direct indictment, which — if granted — would eliminate the need for a preliminary hearing.

Direct indictments are very rare, are only granted in the most serious and complicated cases and generally indicate the Crown believes it has a strong likelihood of conviction.

The preliminary hearing for Dellen Millard, 28, and Mark Smich, 26, is scheduled to begin Sept. 8 and is set to last eight weeks. Its purpose is to allow a judge to determine if there is enough evidence to commit the case to trial.

From a Crown’s standpoint, going straight to trial can speed up the judicial process, reduce violations of publication bans, spare witnesses from testifying twice and the victim’s family from going through two lengthy hearings, and keep the defence from knowing the Crown’s strategy.

For the defence, it eliminates the opportunity to prove to a judge that there is insufficient evidence for a trial and takes away the chance to hear the Crown’s case.

Millard and Smich are charged with the first-degree murder of Bosma, who left his wife and small daughter on May 6, 2013, to take two strangers for a test drive of the truck he was selling.

Bosma, 32, never returned home. Homicide investigators believe he was killed within hours, his body incinerated.

Both men are also charged with the first-degree murder of Laura Babcock, 23, of Toronto who has been missing since June 2012.

Millard is further charged with the first-degree murder of his father, Wayne Millard, whose death in November 2012 was originally ruled a suicide.

Contacted about the application, Fraser referred the matter to the Ministry of the Attorney General.

Spokesperson Brendan Crawley said in an email: “The ministry does not comment on whether requests for direct indictments have been made in a specific case. As this matter is currently before the court, we have no further comment.”

Deepak Paradkar, the lawyer representing Millard, declined to comment.

Smich’s lawyer, Thomas Dungey, could not be reached.

Although the Criminal Code of Canada gives an accused charged with a serious offence the right to a preliminary hearing, that right isn’t guaranteed by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Direct indictments are permitted by the Criminal Code but are more of a bureaucratic or political decision than a legal one.

They are approved by the attorney general or deputy attorney general rather than by a judge in a courtroom. While both the Crown and defence can make submissions to the attorney general, there is no opportunity to appeal the decision.

Defence lawyers have unsuccessfully challenged the Crown’s direct indictment power in court, arguing it violates an accused person’s constitutional rights to fully defend their criminal charges.

Ontario’s Crown Policy Manual says: “This power is an extraordinary one and is used infrequently in Ontario.”

Alan Young, a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, calls the direct indictment provision “a historical relic” that is rarely used and often questionable.

He says it can be used successfully in a case that has “taken years to get through the system” and the attorney general sees as needing a push to get to the trial. Particularly if there is a risk that some of the key witnesses or a victim could die before trial.

It is also used when it “would be injurious to the public interest” to hear horrible details of a crime more than is necessary, such as in the case of Paul Bernardo who in 1994 was sent directly to trial for murdering two schoolgirls.

Young also says in particularly high-profile cases, bypassing the preliminary hearing may help to ensure publication bans are not breached.

And if the case relates to other cases before the court, the Crown may have concerns about the timing of certain evidence being made public, says Young.

In Ontario, direct indictments have been granted in only a handful of the highest profile cases — mostly murders. Michael Rafferty, convicted of killing 8-year-old Tori Stafford, was ordered in 2010 to proceed straight to trial.

Smich and Millard made a brief court appearance Thursday by video, along with Millard’s girlfriend Christina Noudga, who is charged with being an accessory after the fact in Bosma’s death.

They will all appear again Aug. 7.

http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2014/06/20/tim_bosma_murder_crown_applies_to_take_case_right_to_trial.html
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on June 29, 2014, 11:14:42 PM
This is good , as it looks like the intent as well is to declare in a dangerous offender  as so it should.

I can also see where Dell is headed I dont not believe deepak his lawyer if qualified to handle a serial killer trial so be he delays it by either firing the lawyer or another similar ploy by either Millard of the sneaky lawyer
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: SAP on June 30, 2014, 10:30:11 AM
Thanks Debbie for the article. The clause regarding the historical relic that is rarely used bothered me in that this may turn into some circus if the lawyer decides to.

EWO, I hope you aren't correct but it could very well happen. It happened in a Sask murder trial ... firing lawyers to prolong the case. Is there any cap on how many lawyers a suspect can fire?
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on June 30, 2014, 11:01:45 PM
no sure about a cap on the lawyer but surely there must be. I base my opinion on all the qualifyed lawyer and he did not chose one but chose an unheard of one that he has used for his house buying before those ones are not usually criminal lawyers I would believe
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: SAP on June 30, 2014, 11:44:21 PM
Then he used a criminal lawyer for his business dealings. I looked up the lawyer and will leave a link. This man doesn't seem to be a loser and he does his homework on strategies.

http://peeldefencelawyer.ca/
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Logical on August 09, 2014, 07:56:16 AM
CP24 news reported that Dellen's now ex girlfriend was released on $100,000 bail, monitored by ankle bracelet, under home arrest, can go to work alone otherwise must be with a parent, her securitee.

Logical
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: SAP on November 22, 2014, 04:18:57 PM
http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/06/10/dellen-millard-case-takes-a-strange-turn-aspiring-gangsta-rapper-accused-of-selling-him-alleged-murder-weapon/

The active social media life of a man believed to have sold a gun to accused triple murderer Dellen Millard has added another layer of mystery to what was already a bizarre case.

Matthew Ward-Jackson, charged with weapons trafficking in April, has almost no web presence under his own name. Instead, the 27-year old with extensive tattoos on his face and body used the online aliases @Krucifix14, Krucifix North and @BIGiisho to document his life as an aspiring gangsta-style rapper. Instagram photos, YouTube videos and Facebook posts show him pouring champagne over women’s thong-clad backsides, throwing money around and taking bubble baths in a heart-shaped red tub.

On a Twitter account in @BIGiisho’s name are 44 tweets made in December 2012. One of them shows Mr. Ward-Jackson, who appeared in Toronto court by video Monday morning, holding what looks like a ceramic bong gun to his right eye with one hand and a wad of possibly fake cash in the other.

TwitterDellen Millard is charged with the murder of his father Wayne Millard, Hamilton-area man Tim Bosma, and friend Laura Babcock.
After almost a year of multi-jurisdictional police investigations, it was announced on April 10, that Dellen Millard had been charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of both his father and Laura Babcock, a friend who disappeared in June 2012. (Dellen Millard’s friend Mark Smich is also charged with the Bosma and Babcock murders while his girlfriend, Christina Noudga, was charged as an accessory after the fact in the Bosma murder.) All three have pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

According to the Hamilton Spectator, police believe Mr. Ward-Jackson, Matthew Odlum and Matthew Jackson Wawrykiewicz, sold Dellen Millard the gun he allegedly used to kill his father. The three were charged in Toronto court two days before the new charges against Mr. Millard and Mr. Smich were announced. They have pleaded not guilty.


Fariborz Davoudi, Mr. Ward-Jackson’s lawyer, said he is aware the charges against his client supposedly relate to Dellen Millard, but since he has not yet received disclosure, he could not provide further information. When shown the social media activity of his client outside the courtroom, he said it would not be appropriate to comment.

While Mr. Ward-Jackson’s co-accused, Mr. Odlum and Mr. Wawrykiewicz, are out on bail, he has been in custody since his arrest in January for illegal possession of narcotics and firearms, including an AK-47 assault rifle, as well as failure to comply with the bail terms for a third set of charges. In October 2012, he was charged with drug possession with intent to traffic.

The lawyer for Mr. Ward-Jackson in the 2012 case, which is scheduled to go to trial Aug. 8, is Deepak Paradkar, who is also defending Dellen Millard on his three murder charges. Mr. Paradkar did not return phone and email messages.

Mr. Ward-Jackson is scheduled to return to court in Toronto in person on June 26.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Concerned on February 01, 2015, 12:40:10 AM
Jan 16, 2015
Co-accused in Bosma murder case faces new charge

Waterloo Region Record
By Susan Clairmont
HAMILTON — A new charge has been laid against one of Tim Bosma's accused killers for allegedly breaching a court order not to have contact with his girlfriend.

Mark Smich was charged Monday by Det. Mark Carbone of the Toronto police homicide unit. Documents filed with the courthouse in Etobicoke say the alleged breach of recognizance happened between April 10 and July 31 of last year while Smich was in custody at the Toronto West Detention Centre.

There is a court order banning the publication of the girlfriend's name.

Usually, those on an accused's "do not contact list" are victims, co-accused or potential witnesses.

Attempts to reach Smich's lawyer, Thomas Dungey, and Carbone were unsuccessful.

Smich, 27, of Oakville has been in custody since May 2013. He is charged, along with alleged serial killer Dellen Millard, with the first-degree murder of Bosma, a 32-year-old Ancaster family man who took two men for a test drive of the truck he was selling on May 6, 2013. He never came back.

Hamilton police have said they believe Bosma was killed soon after he left with the strangers and that his incinerated remains were found on a farm owned by Millard in the town of Ayr, near Waterloo.

Smich and Millard are also charged with the first-degree murder of Laura Babcock, 23, of Toronto, who has been missing since June 2012. I previously reported that a source close to the investigation says her body has not been found and police believe she, too, was incinerated.

Millard, who is at the Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre, is also charged with the first-degree murder of his father, Wayne Millard, whose death in November 2012 was originally ruled a suicide.

The investigations into the murders of Babcock and Millard were led by Carbone.

Meanwhile, on Friday, a judicial pretrial meeting was held behind closed doors in Hamilton with the lawyers from the Bosma case and Justice James Turnbull. Sept. 28 has been tentatively set for the four-month trial to begin, but that date has yet to be confirmed.

The case will be called in assignment court Jan. 23, with the intention of firming up the trial date. That confirmation, however, hinges on Deepak Paradkar, who has been acting on behalf of Millard. As of recently, he has not been officially retained by his client, holding up the trial date process at recent court appearances.

Paradkar could not be reached for comment.

Millard is the heir to an aviation fortune. He transferred his assets to his mother around the time of his arrest. Why Paradkar's retainer has not been paid is unclear.

Last September, Paradkar told me money is not an issue for Millard and he expected to be on the record by the beginning of November.

Paradkar is representing Millard along with co-counsel Ravin Pillay.

In November, Pillay popped into the Hamilton double-murder trial of Mark Staples, who went on to be found guilty of the first-degree murders of his father and sister.

Pillay had no connection to the case, except for the fact that it was being prosecuted by assistant Crown attorney Tony Leitch, who is also the Crown for the Bosma homicide. Pillay was there the day Leitch gave his closing address to the jury.

News services
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/5262706-co-accused-in-bosma-murder-case-faces-new-charge/
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on February 18, 2015, 09:24:31 PM
http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2015/02/18/tim-bosma-woman-charged-with-being-accessory-to-murder-goes-straight-to-trial.html

Tim Bosma: Woman charged with being accessory to murder goes straight to trial

Christina Noudga, accused of helping alleged killer Dellen Millard, forgoes inquiry.

Feb 18/15

By: Molly Hayes Hamilton Spectator,  Published on Wed Feb 18 2015


Christina Noudga — charged with being an accessory after the fact in the murder of Tim Bosma — appeared in court Wednesday to waive her right to a preliminary inquiry, opting to go straight to trial.


The 22-year-old — accused of helping her boyfriend Dellen Millard to “escape” in some way on May 9, 2013 — elected to be tried by judge and jury.


Millard is charged alongside his friend Mark Smich, 26, with the first-degree murder of Bosma, a 32-year-old from Ancaster.


Tim Bosma, a husband and father to a young daughter, disappeared on May 6, 2013, after leaving his Ancaster home to take two men for a test drive in his 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup he had advertised for sale online. He was killed, and his badly burned remains were found a little more than a week later on Millard’s farm in Ayr, near Cambridge.


In court Wednesday, Noudga wore a pink blouse and black jeans. Her mother was also present in the courtroom.


Noudga was released from custody in August 2014 on bail after spending almost four months in jail. The details of that bail hearing cannot be reported because of a standard bail hearing publication ban.


The names of her parents can’t be published either after the judge approved a second ban sought by Noudga’s lawyer, who said her parents were concerned publicizing their identities could affect their business.


The conditions of her release — on a $100,000 surety — require her to live with her parents under house arrest in Etobicoke, with exceptions only to travel to and from work and university. An ankle bracelet monitors her every move.


After her appearance Wednesday, Noudga and her mother left. Through her lawyer Paul Mergler, Noudga declined to comment.


She will appear back in court on March 20.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: SAP on May 21, 2015, 11:21:12 AM
Naive, manipulative, arrogant and confident? DM is worried about his looks as he is often portrayed as a chubby youngster by media in pictures. Angry at his father for letting him eat a lot of pasta. Sounds out of touch with the reality as well imo.

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/letters-from-bosma-accused-dellen-millard-imply-he-believes-he-will-return-to-world-of-fast-cars-and-exotic-adventure

When Dellen Millard, the wealthy young Toronto aviation heir, was first sent to Hamilton’s notorious Barton Street jail, he was optimistic a jury would find him not guilty of the 2013 murder of Tim Bosma and that he would soon return to his life of fast cars and exotic adventure.

READ ALL OF MILLARD'S LETTERS

Visit the Temple of Zeus in Libya for his 31st birthday, take his teenaged cousin to Jamaica, buy his mother a luxury Tesla car, perhaps work for National Geographic —  in a series of letters from jail to family and friends, Millard lays out his plans for savouring the freedom he believes is inevitable.

“I’ve poked around ruins in Italy, Greece, and Turkey,” writes Millard, then 28. “The Parthenon is my favorite man made structure, that I know of. But I didn’t even know there was a Temple of Zeus in Libya. Maybe for my thirty first birthday, I’ll go see it.”

Millard's Q&A with a jailhouse groupie

Q&A with a jailhouse groupie

Book or movie?
Book

Mountain or beach vacation?
Yes

Chips or chocolate?
Chocolate chips, still warm from the over

Iphone or Blackberry?
Been with iphone since it’s [sic] first model, was looking forward to a z10

Wine, beer, vodka?
Night, day, college

Noise or silence?
What is one without the other?

Latte or capuccino?
Iced mocha

Sunrise or sunset?
Sunset

Smoke or drink?
Vaporize

Soccer or hockey?
There’s a difference?

Cats or dogs?
Dogs

Chocolate or vanilla?
Chocolate rasberry [sic]

Converse or Addidas [sic]?
Sddidas and ugs [sic] for men

Dolphins or whales?
You should see a baby seal

Snowboard or surf?
I can snowboard, I’d like to try surfing

Alaska or California
In summer, in winter

Scarface or the God Father [sic]?
Jaws

Pop or rock?
The combination is greater than the sum of it’s [sic] parts

Bath or shower?
Candle light bath

Day or night?
A full moon

Coffee or tea?
Biscotti, scones with blackberry jam
But one month after writing those words in March 2014, Millard was charged with two more murders — that of his 72-year old father, Wayne, and Millard’s sometime lover, Laura Babcock, who disappeared from Toronto in the summer of 2012. Then last month, his first trial for the Bosma murder was postponed from September 2015 to January 2016.

Millard would not be going to Libya any time soon.

The letters obtained by the National Post reveal a man with a flair for purple prose and expensive taste in clothes — should he wear an Armani or McQueen suit at trial — mired amid jailhouse horrors such as a prisoner revolt and fighting to stay optimistic since his incarceration in May 2013.

“I’m working on getting out of here,” he tells a cousin. “I owe you some driving lessons, and a trip to Jamaica ;))”

Millard wrote the letters from June 2013 through March 2014. Copies were provided by a source requesting anonymity. They were authenticated by people who know Millard, the CEO of the family firm MillardAir Ltd., recognized his distinctive doodles and were able to verify his handwriting.

They show signs that their author learned to write in French, as Millard did at the private Toronto French School. These include the use of the French numeral 7 and the failure to capitalize Tuesday (days of the week are not capitalized in French). The letters describe incidents — such as being forced to move cells — that Millard has also recounted to his visitors in jail.

The words are those of someone who is simultaneously manipulative and naive.

Writing in 2013, while he’s still being actively investigated for the murders of Babcock and his father, he’s surprised to learn that his correspondence and visits are monitored by prison officials. After one of his letters leaks on the internet, he agrees to route his mail back and forth via his lawyer.

“My mum worries about me writing ‘the letter leaker’,” Millard wrote. “I do have a history of trusting too easily, which is, without doubt, a cause of problems for me.”

Yet despite this professed trust in others, Millard expresses suspicions that his lawyer may not be passing on his letters. He goes against the wishes of his uncle and tries to finagle a visit from his 18-year-old cousin. “I would really like to know what’s going on with her,” he tells a friend.


A chubby adolescent who resented his father for allowing him to eat pasta non-stop after his parents’ marriage ended, Millard is clearly image conscious, expressing embarrassment in a letter that newspapers frequently run a photograph of him from his pudgy days. He is working out to stay in shape and not gain weight, he writes.

Millard also vows not to let his time in prison go to waste, noting that he draws and reads six to eight hours a day. His reading list includes a biography of Mahatma Gandhi and the prison memoir, Orange is the New Black, as well as magazines such as National Geographic, Popular Mechanics and Men’s Health from the prison canteen.

Throughout his letters, Millard makes multiple references to how he has convinced many of the guards and prisoners that he did not kill Bosma, the young Hamilton father who put his Dodge Ram truck up for sale online, went for a test drive with two strangers, and never returned.

“Once the dust settles, once trial is over, and all information is released, people will again smile and say good things about me,” he wrote. “I really do believe this. I just have to endure this to get there.”

Although both a livestock incinerator and Bosma’s burned remains were found on Millard’s animal-free southern Ontario farm, and the dead man’s truck was discovered in the driveway of Millard’s mother north of Toronto, the accused murderer writes that he is the victim of “relentless persecution” by police who are “brutally mistaken” about his role in events.

He also rails against journalists who he says have not properly investigated his case (although he ignored requests for an interview).

Millard and Mark Smich are pleading not guilty to the charges against them, as is Millard’s former girlfriend, Christina Noudga, who is charged as an accessory after the fact in the death of Bosma.

THE LETTERS

The argument

Some guys were having an argument. They were yelling at each other at the top of their lungs, from under their doors. They got into revealing each other’s dirty secrets. One guy had been a police informant. The other had shoved twelve travel sized deodorant sticks up his butt for ‘the experience.’ In another letter I wrote about an imparticularly [sic] disturbed fellow they brought in kicking and screaming. He had been cut off of his medications, and thought that if he hurt himself enough, they would be given back. He smashed his face and head against the concrete cell walls. He tried cutting his wrists on the food slot in the door. He demanded to be sent to the hospital, as he stabbed himself repeatedly with a pencil. They didn’t send him. It was a disturbing night of screams and howls, as he inflicted one hurt after another on himself. The next day they moved him to a video observation cell. I had a look at the cell he had been in. It wasn’t pretty. It looked like a B horror movie director had gone ridiculously overboard.

Fast cars

I have a preference for american cars. My daily driver is a gmc yukon. My stylish and sporty ride is a chevy nova (1970). My luxury mobile is an oldsmobile delta 88 (1975 convertible). My race truck is/was a jeep tj. It’s had so many parts removed and replaced with custom pieces from new mexico, new york and california, that it’s not really a jeep anymore. It’s more a collection of small aftermarket american manufacturers. And my hot rod is a factory five mk3. It’s not finished yet. I’m about half done assembling it. You can buy them ready made, or you can buy a kit, with all the pieces, and assemble it yourself. I went the kit rout [sic].

Rolling Stone

Oh bother, I’ve forgotten who I lent my February Rolling Stones [sic] magazine to. If I ask without knowing, no one around here will speak up… I figured out who has my magazine. But, I won’t be getting it back just yet, as the range is flooded. Some prisoners get a daily dose of methadone. They don’t take it in their cells. They are locked in the showers to take it. This is so that they can’t vomit it back up, and sell it. Today the guards locked the guy in the showers, but the nurse never came with the methadone. He’s been waiting in there six hours and noone [sic] has gotten showers. A few of the more rapscallion prisoners protested by banging loudly for an hour. That had no effect. So, now they’ve plugged their toilets and held down the flushers. The whole place is under a couple inches of water.

Armani or McQueen?

So you think I’d look good in Armani as well as Boss? Mmm…nope. I’ve tried many times. Armani just doesn’t fit me. It’d have to be tailored and retailored so much, you couldn’t still call it Armani. His stuff is for short men. A pity, because it is stylish… I believe form follows function. But, I thought to check out the fashion section in the paper. You know, get in touch with fashion, maybe find something to wear to court. I recognized the name Alexander McQueen, and he’s doing plad [sic]. I like plad, although I prefer blue and green plad over black. Still what do you think of the included clipping?

Innocence

I oppened [sic] up the news paper [sic], to yet another article about me, and the Bosma case. As usual there’s almost nothing new to say. They just reprint the same old stuff over and over. I know I should ignore it. I know I am supposed to sit tight and stay quiet until trial. But this bullshit news is really beginning to bother me. It’s not the frequency of the articles. It’s the content … and I can’t even tell you, because it’s directly about the case… but what I will say, is that “the facts” they keep repeating, don’t match the disclosure I am given. I thought by now some, even one, of those so called ‘investigative’ journalists would have picked up on some of discrepancies in what police are telling them. I thought the public might have noticed some of the things that are out of place in the news articles. I’ve never been through something like this. I’m relying on the advice of my lawyer, and several other lawyers too, all agree, stay quiet. CBS wants to do a lengthy interview. Right now, I feel like doing it. And not just sticking to my personal background; I feel like getting right into the case, and picking it all apart. For heaven’s sake, it’s right in front of everyone’s faces, and no one seems to be able to figure it all out!? This silence is very frustrating.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on January 09, 2016, 11:55:57 AM
A Team of three Crowns
 
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6225134-trio-of-crowns-to-prosecute-bosma-case/
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on January 16, 2016, 11:40:51 AM
Finally Jury selection with start  for the trial of the murders of Tim

http://www.torontosun.com/2016/01/15/answers-for-tim-bosmas-family-may-finally-be-at-hand?token=363cb7f7db995dd1fc4c16e6a958bc45&utm_source=addThis&utm_medium=addthis_button_facebook&utm_campaign=Answers+for+Tim+Bosma%27s+family+may+finally+be+at+hand+%7C+Mandel+%7C+Toronto+%26+GTA+%7C#.Vpozq42eOnQ.facebook
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on January 16, 2016, 08:04:01 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/tim-bosma-s-death-how-did-the-investigation-unfold-1.3405814
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Sap1 on January 16, 2016, 09:04:02 PM
Thank you for posting the current articles EWO.

From above, a quote from Dellen's interview:

Quote
Innocence

I oppened [sic] up the news paper [sic], to yet another article about me, and the Bosma case. As usual there’s almost nothing new to say. They just reprint the same old stuff over and over. I know I should ignore it. I know I am supposed to sit tight and stay quiet until trial. But this bullshit news is really beginning to bother me. It’s not the frequency of the articles. It’s the content … and I can’t even tell you, because it’s directly about the case… but what I will say, is that “the facts” they keep repeating, don’t match the disclosure I am given. I thought by now some, even one, of those so called ‘investigative’ journalists would have picked up on some of discrepancies in what police are telling them. I thought the public might have noticed some of the things that are out of place in the news articles. I’ve never been through something like this. I’m relying on the advice of my lawyer, and several other lawyers too, all agree, stay quiet. CBS wants to do a lengthy interview. Right now, I feel like doing it. And not just sticking to my personal background; I feel like getting right into the case, and picking it all apart. For heaven’s sake, it’s right in front of everyone’s faces, and no one seems to be able to figure it all out!? This silence is very frustrating.

I don't understand what is so hard for him to understand. He and his buddy take Tim and his truck for a test drive and Tim doesn't ever show up again except burned in Dellen's own incinerator on Dellen's farm. Tim's truck is found at another family (of Dellen's) residence who was just unlucky enough that she was away and didn't know.

As far as his father, and Laura, i would like to see what evidence they can come up with. There could also be another person who "could" possibly be the perp ... jealousy, jmo. 

Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on January 26, 2016, 11:13:15 AM
http://www.citynews.ca/2016/01/26/jury-selected-in-murder-trial-in-death-of-hamilton-man-tim-bosma/
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on February 01, 2016, 05:08:33 PM
Todays is the first day of trial  so the two   that are charged with his murder.  It  is now being said that he was shot in the truck shortly after  he went on the test drive. 

I did make a trip into hamilton today but it was a packed court house  being as it was just after lunch I was not able to get in but I do hope to  make periods trips up to sit in on the trail

http://www.citynews.ca/2016/02/01/tim-bosma-murder-trial-hears-he-was-shot-in-truck-then-burned/
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on February 01, 2016, 05:14:57 PM
a second link

http://www.niagarathisweek.com/news-story/6257369-bosma-trial-hears-how-his-body-was-incinerated/
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jobo on February 01, 2016, 07:15:19 PM
There seems to be a lot of good evidence to convict these two/three.
The guy that phoned in the Crimestoppers tip should be proud of himself.   He helped the case tremendously.
If you go to the courthouse, eyeswideopen, be sure to update us!
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on February 01, 2016, 09:36:13 PM
There seems to be a lot of good evidence to convict these two/three.
The guy that phoned in the Crimestoppers tip should be proud of himself.   He helped the case tremendously.
If you go to the courthouse, eyeswideopen, be sure to update us!

Someone called in a tip to Crime Stoppers? When was this?  Good show!!

jb
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jobo on February 02, 2016, 02:29:02 AM
One of the employees from Millardair saw Tim's pick up truck in the hangar and took a pic of the VIN to send to Crimestoppers.  This was right after the employees were told to take the day off and not come anywhere near work....
Can read this info in the two links eyeswideopen provided.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: D1 on February 02, 2016, 01:13:28 PM
The trial has just begun but already there appears to be an abundance of evidence against these two. Have no idea how Millard could even attempt to claim innocence right now or why any lawyer would go along with that. Big waste of skin, big waste of time, too bad death penalty isn't still in effect at times like this. How sick, he has an airplane hanger/ numerous employees, (laid off for the day at what cost) great wealth at his disposal, yet he can somehow justify murdering someone for their what, 20 some thousand dollar truck. Peeuuuke !!
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on February 02, 2016, 02:02:36 PM
Thank you for the link - I am copying it here, as it includes the opening statement of the trial.
Links are removed from the internet, and so to save this article, it is being copied.
I guess this trial will be going on for quite sometime.  What cold blooded killers!!!

http://www.niagarathisweek.com/news-story/6257369-bosma-was-shot-his-body-burned-trial-hears/


HAMILTON — A Hamilton man who took two strangers for a test drive of his pickup truck was shot inside the vehicle hours before his body was burned in an incinerator, the trial of the two accused killers heard Monday.

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Two men shot Bosma in his truck,...
Dellen Millard, of Toronto, and Mark Smich, from Oakville, Ont., have both pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of Tim Bosma.

The 32-year-old Bosma left his home on the evening of May 6, 2013 and was never seen alive again. His body was found more than a week later "burned beyond recognition."

In his opening statement, Crown attorney Craig Fraser described the sequence of events he said unfolded the night of the alleged murder.

"Tim Bosma was killed in his truck, shot by the two accused in close range while on a test drive," Fraser said. "His body was incinerated hours later by the two accused."

Fraser said police found Bosma's pickup truck at the home of Millard's mother in Kleinburg, Ont., with the seats ripped out.

Police found gunshot residue as well as Bosma's blood both inside and outside the vehicle, Fraser said. Police later found some of Bosma's bones inside the incinerator, located outside an airport hangar owned by Millard, who is the heir to an aviation business — Millardair — started by his grandfather nearly 50 years ago.

Fraser said Millard's fingerprints were found throughout Bosma's truck along with a shell casing from a bullet.

He also said police found the keys to Bosma's truck in Millard's car when he was arrested.

Fraser said a man, whom the Crown intends to prove was Millard, phoned Bosma two days before the test drive on May 4. He said the same man also phoned three others to try to arrange to test drive a similar pickup truck.

Fraser also said that in a statement Smich's girlfriend gave to police, she said that her boyfriend told her both Smich and Millard were there that night. Smich also said that the man they stole the truck from was "gone, gone, gone," she told police.

Bosma's widow, Sharlene, took the stand Monday as the Crown's first witness. She said the family was planning to move from Ancaster to nearby Brantford, and they decided to sell their truck because it was frequently breaking down.

They listed the truck for sale on Kijiji and Auto Trader and received interest from a man in Toronto, who wanted to see it on May 4, Sharlene Bosma said. So they arranged to meet up Monday after work.

Sharlene Bosma said her husband paced the house waiting for the man, who showed up late in the evening.

"Who takes a test drive this late at night?" Sharlene Bosma recalled her husband saying.

The couple discussed plans for the test drive.

"He said 'when they come, should I go with them?'" Sharlene Bosma told court, overcome with tears.

"I said 'yes you should because we want the truck to come back.'"

Sharlene Bosma told court she saw a tall man and a shorter one walk down the long driveway at their home. They talked to Bosma and then the tall one got in the driver's side while Bosma got in the passenger seat. The shorter one got in the back, she said.

She recalled the short man as having his red hood pulled tight to his face, not talking and "looking sketchy."

The truck pulled out of the driveway and headed north and she never saw her husband again.

Repeated calls and texts to her husband went unanswered so she called a family friend who is a police officer in Sarnia, Ont., to ask for advice. That officer recommended calling police.

Court heard Sharlene Bosma was having a smoke in her garage with her downstairs tenant, Wayne De Boer, who was called to the stand near the end of the day.

De Boer recalled a similar interaction with the two men, but neither could identify the men that walked down the Bosmas' driveway.

De Boer recalled trying to make a joke of it.

"I tried to defuse the situation, saying 'yeah that was weird, that might be the last time we ever see him,'" De Boer told the court.

The Crown said it intends to present video that shows Millard and Smich firing up the incinerator outside the hangar in the early hours of May 7.

In a text sent to Millardair employees, Millard wrote: "Airport politics. No one goes to the hangar today, not even just to grab something," Fraser said.

"Employees did as they were told to do," Fraser said. "However, when they returned to work the following day, one employee saw a black pickup truck in the hangar that he believed could have been Tim Bosma's."

This employee, Fraser said, "knew about Bosma from the news," so he took photos of the vehicle identification number and sent it to Crimestoppers. They matched Bosma's truck, he said.

Millard's girlfriend — who has been charged with accessory after the fact in relation to the case and will be tried separately — will testify that she helped him move the incinerator to a stand of trees on his farm near Waterloo, Ont., the Crown lawyer said.

Fraser said police also seized letters Millard wrote to his girlfriend from jail that asked her to persuade one of his friends to change the information given to police.

That friend, Fraser said, will testify that he heard both Millard and Smich planning to steal a truck.

Millard was arrested on May 10 and originally charged with forcible confinement and theft of a vehicle. Smich was arrested 12 days later.

Both were charged with first-degree murder after Bosma's body was found.

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Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on February 02, 2016, 06:34:20 PM
Well we all know what the facts were as it happened on this most horrific crime. Those two men are pleading Not Guilty, wasting the tax payers money for a trial that is expected to take months. A total disregard for the feelings of the Bosma family, who have lost so much and will never recover from the terrible crime against Tim Bosma. My prayers go out to the family to have to endure months of looking at those two animals that took their loved one from them. They actually think they are going to have a defense for this type of crime. They should hang them from the highest tree, like they did in the old days. This has to be a murder that has to be the most gruesome premeditated murder, with no motive but a vehicle. This was so senseless, totally hard to comprehend that anyone could be that evil.  Just the people of that community must stand by and support this family all through this trial, they will need the strength of their community. :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on February 02, 2016, 07:16:25 PM
The Bosma family had a tennant  who  rented the basement apt ,  and saw, the two of them when they arrived

http://www.citynews.ca/2016/02/02/tim-bosma-tenant-describes-night-of-test-drive-as-odd/
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Have faith on February 02, 2016, 07:54:54 PM
The trial has just begun but already there appears to be an abundance of evidence against these two. Have no idea how Millard could even attempt to claim innocence right now or why any lawyer would go along with that. Big waste of skin, big waste of time, too bad death penalty isn't still in effect at times like this. How sick, he has an airplane hanger/ numerous employees, (laid off for the day at what cost) great wealth at his disposal, yet he can somehow justify murdering someone for their what, 20 some thousand dollar truck. Peeuuuke !!


I'm sure we all agree with your comments D1.  The only reasons I can think of as to why DM entered a not guilty plea (despite the apparent overwhelming evidence) are: a) it was an accidental shooting: b) Smich killed him:  c) self defense.  The same reasons could be the basis for Smich's defence, with obviously Millard as the killer.   

I have a feeling that DM is going to try to throw MS under the bus.  That's his only hope for a lighter sentence, considering the forensic evidence.   

Capeheart--your comments are also my sentiments exactly.  It is still hard for me to believe that people are capable of such evilness. 





Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on February 02, 2016, 09:11:10 PM
Millard led an entitled life.  And an only child, adored by his parents. Even with all of these advantages, here is a man who  is totally depraved, with absolutely no compassion nor empathy for the human race.

At times like this, I wish we had the death penalty. 

jb
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on February 03, 2016, 01:20:06 AM
JB  actually Dell lived with his father , his parents had separated and divorces when Dell was about ten years old. He had a  lot of extras but  he was also alone a lot as his mom had remarried and his father worked so he was a latch key kid.  Wayne his father was a fairly heavy drinker . I think at least from the time his parents separated he manipulated them  for his love 
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: wellwell on February 03, 2016, 02:33:21 PM
I'm not sure what to make of the trial. Today, a pharmaceutical company in Mississauga came up as a phone number found on a mystery man's burner phone. This company sells pharmaceutical chemicals and medical supplies, such as tubing. Now a chemical company in Brantford that supplies chemicals for water purification has come up. Starting to get a clearer picture of various types of chemicals, supplies for processing those chemicals, airplanes, trucks and Mexico. Interesting. Do wonder if Tim, with his HVAC knowledge and experience, was ever called to fix some equipment in Brantford/Cambridge. While there, did he see or hear something he shouldn't have?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/tim-bosma-trial-day-3-hamilton-police-officer-to-testify-1.3431472
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on February 03, 2016, 06:05:48 PM
http://www.niagarathisweek.com/news-story/6260487-bosma-trial-hears-one-friendly-man-one-reclusive-showed-up-for-test-drive/
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on February 03, 2016, 06:06:33 PM
http://www.niagarathisweek.com/news-story/6261188-bosma-trial-police-follow-a-tattoo-clue/
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on February 03, 2016, 07:42:56 PM
copying on reply 388

Bosma trial: Police follow a tattoo clue

Hamilton Spectator
By Molly Hayes
A visit by two men to test drive another Kijiji-listed pickup truck became a launch pad for the police investigation into Tim Bosma's disappearance, court heard Wednesday.

Hamilton Police Sgt. Greg Jackson took the stand Wednesday at the trial of Dellen Millard and Mark Smich.

Jackson was one of three homicide detectives leading the investigation once the case was handed over to their unit on May 8 — two days after Bosma took two men for a test drive of a pickup truck he was selling.

Through Bosma's phone records, police tracked down the number that had exchanged calls with him on May 6 before the appointment.

That number — a phone that was listed to a 'Lucas Bate' — had also made a call to a man in Toronto who had a similar auto listing online.

In talking to that man — who will also be called to testify — Jackson learned that two men had come to see him on May 5 to test drive his truck.

He gave a description of the men — including an "ambition" tattoo that one had on his wrist.

The hunt was on for people with a tattoo matching that description, court heard.

At the same time, police combed cell tower records to determine the movements of that Lucas Bate phone on May 6, when Bosma went missing.




mhayes@thespec.com
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on February 03, 2016, 08:04:19 PM
http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2016/02/03/tim-bosma-trial-enters-3rd-day
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on February 03, 2016, 08:26:08 PM
Was it the Hamilton police who were the main investigators?  Excellent detective work.
Brilliant when one thinks about it.
No screw ups!!

jb
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: wellwell on February 03, 2016, 08:52:43 PM
So two police officers already knew the person to whom the "ambition" tattoo belonged. It has not been explained how they knew this. We can only assume that he had been their radar previously, for some reason. We can come to our own conclusions as to what that reason was.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on February 03, 2016, 09:49:45 PM
i believe it was the Hamilton police JB
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: 2soccermom on February 03, 2016, 10:50:36 PM
So two police officers already knew the person to whom the "ambition" tattoo belonged. It has not been explained how they knew this. We can only assume that he had been their radar previously, for some reason. We can come to our own conclusions as to what that reason was.
hi wellwell -- I agree it's not clear, but I assume the two officers reported ON a tip, referenced here: "One of the lead investigators into the death of a man slain after going on a test drive with two strangers told jurors on Wednesday that it was a tip about one of the accused killer's tattoos that gave police a major breakthrough in the case" -- from the link eyeswideopen provided: http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2016/02/03/tim-bosma-trial-enters-3rd-day. Remember, LE had put out a public statement about the "Ambition" tattoo after the witness statement relating to a test drive for another Dodge truck with two prospective buyers prior to TB's disappearance. The man noticed the distinctive tattoo and this was used as an identifier for a potential suspect. LE asked for the public's help to identify.

I'm wondering to what extent MS's GF may herself have been a tipster? She was on the communications ban for MS, which (as someone posted) usually suggests a possible witness for the Crown. At the same time, though, MS was charged much later than DM, so perhaps not. Unless she was giving info anonymously on DM? Anyway. This is all just speculation on my part, so I'll stop. I do find the live tweets of the trial proceedings very helpful -- many of our questions are being systematically answered.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: 2soccermom on February 03, 2016, 11:11:33 PM
Who took the footage of the incinerator outside the airport hanger after Tim Bosma's disappearance? Employees were told to stay away. Who, if anyone, would defy that order? The same employee who copied the VIN number of the truck he believed could be Bosma's?

Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: 2soccermom on February 03, 2016, 11:20:30 PM
Or did CN film? She is being called to testify at some point on her role in *moving* the incinerator between the hangar and the farm. If she took the footage, what was her motive? Protection? Fear? Thrill?

Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: justsayin on February 04, 2016, 11:38:53 AM
Something that really bothers me about this case - is - how the heck did they get to TB's for the test drive?  One doesn't show up out in the country on foot late at night generally without arising suspicions (IMO).  So being a wealthy guy - why did he show up on foot, not in a vehicle?  Was the vehicle stashed nearby or did they get dropped off by someone?  Did I miss something?
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Have faith on February 04, 2016, 11:41:07 AM
Who took the footage of the incinerator outside the airport hanger after Tim Bosma's disappearance? Employees were told to stay away. Who, if anyone, would defy that order? The same employee who copied the VIN number of the truck he believed could be Bosma's?

I believe this excerpt below answers your question 2soccermom.

"Police later found surveillance video from a company near Millard’s aircraft repair business at Waterloo airport that shows The Eliminator being towed to the door of the hanger, followed by a GMC Yukon owned by Millard, Fraser said.

Images show The Eliminator being ignited outside the doors, where it burned for hours, he said. A year later, police seized another video, in the home of Millard’s girlfriend, said Fraser, who contends it shows Millard and Smich inside the hanger around 1:30 a.m., at the time of the incineration."

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/accused-killers-of-tim-bosma-plead-not-guilty-on-first-day-of-murder-trial
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on February 04, 2016, 01:00:17 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/tim-bosma-trial-oh-my-god-could-that-be-the-truck-1.3433214

 'Oh my God, could that be the truck?'
Hamilton trial of 2 accused hears testimony from the man who said he found Bosma's truck
CBC News Posted: Feb 04, 2016 7:13 AM ET Last Updated: Feb 04, 2016 1:32 PM ET

A man who worked at Millard Air in 2013 testified today in a Hamilton courtroom that he found Tim Bosma's missing truck in a hangar at Dellen Millard's family aircraft maintenance company.

"My exact words to myself were, 'Oh my God, could that be the truck?'" Arthur Jennings said.

Dellen Millard, 30, of Toronto, and Mark Smich, 28, of Oakville, Ont., are charged with first-degree murder in the death of Bosma, a Hamilton resident. Both have pleaded not guilty.

Bosma was killed after he went missing while taking two men on a test drive of the truck he had for sale.

Jennings said he was doing a work placement at Millard Air when he found the missing truck on May 8, 2013.

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He also testified: "When I crossed the floor, there was a black Dodge pickup sitting on a green tarp on the floor."

Jennings's testimony continues on the fourth day of the murder trial of the two men. Follow the minute-by-minute coverage of the testimony from CBC's Adam Carter below.

On Wednesday, the court in Hamilton heard how a tattoo and cellphone records led police to their main suspect.

Sgt. Greg Jackson, who was part of the initial investigation into Bosma's disappearance, also testified Wednesday, and said investigators learned that Bosma's cellphone hadn't been active since the night he disappeared. Court later heard the phone was eventually discovered in the grass near Kemira Water Solutions Canada in Brantford, Ont.

Follow CBC's Adam Carter's live coverage Thursday.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on February 04, 2016, 08:22:00 PM
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6263405-bosma-murder-trial-nobody-comes-to-the-hangar-today-/

Hamilton Spectator
By Molly Hayes
It was the chrome running boards that caught his eye.

Arthur Jennings was a co-op student at Millardair, working for Dellen Millard, when he noticed a Dodge Ram pickup parked in the hangar on May 8, 2013.

As a "truck guy," Jennings recognized the truck immediately from photos he'd seen on the news the night before.

An Ancaster man, Tim Bosma, was missing — he and his truck had disappeared after he left for a test drive with two men two days earlier.

At Millardair, the diesel pickup was parked on a green tarp with spray paint cans left beside it. The plates were gone and the interior had been stripped.

"My exact words to myself were 'Omigod could that be the truck?' Jennings testified in court Thursday.

He was speaking at the first-degree murder trial of Millard, 30, and his friend Mark Smich, 28, who are accused of killing Bosma the night on May 6, 2013.

At Milliardair, Jennings was undergoing retraining at the time, looking to switch careers.

He had landed the co-op placement — which he described as free manual labour — that February through his son-in-law Shane Schlatman, Millard's second-in-command at the hangar.

Thinking back to a text the two of them had received from Millard a day earlier, on May 7 — "Airport politics. Nobody goes to the hangar today, not even to pick something up" — Jennings was worried.

The jury has heard from the Crown that they believe evidence in this case will show that Millard and Smich shot Bosma in his truck during the "test drive," and burned his body in an incinerator at the hangar during the early hours of May 7.

Jennings stayed away from the truck that day and kept his head down.

But he couldn't stop thinking about it.

On May 9, he took photos of the truck and its VIN number — which he called in to Crime Stoppers.

He'd told his wife about the truck the night before and he said she was "sideways with worry." When he got confirmation from Crime Stoppers that this was the truck, he vomited.

"I was that upset … for everybody. Dell, Shane, my family. I had no idea what was going on," he testified.

That fear kept him from giving police the location of the truck. He wanted to talk to his family first — specifically his son-in-law.

Schlatman had stormed out of the house after he was told about the truck, Jennings recalled Thursday.

When he arrived back at work on May 10, the Friday, the truck was gone.

There were track marks along the hangar floor that led to a back parking lot, where a "car trailer" had been parked the day before. That, too, was gone.

Again, he kept his head down. At one point, he watched what he described as a "heated discussion" between Schlatman and Millard. Later, Millard walked over to Jennings and calmly but sternly told him to take his things and go home.

He did, and he said deciding to be "proactive" — worried that he and Schlatman could otherwise be seen as linked to something they were not involved in — he called police.

During cross-examination, Millard's lawyer Ravin Pillay put to him that the truck was parked out in the open, for anyone to see. Jennings agreed.

Thomas Dungey, a lawyer representing Mark Smich, on the other hand pressed him about why he didn't go to his son-in-law right away about his concerns.

Jennings testified that it had been made clear to him that Millard's business — including that fact that he never saw any airplane work at the hangar — was none of his business.

"(Shane) said 'we don't talk about that. We don't talk about Dell's business, and that's how it works … I didn't ask questions and I didn't want to know," he said.

When Dungey asked if this meant everything had to be run by Millard — for example, bringing in a truck or taking a trailer — Jennings said "absolutely."

Court also heard Thursday from two Toronto men who also had trucks listed for sale online and who'd received calls from the phone used to arrange the test drive with Bosma.

One of them, Omar Palmili, never picked up.

Dennis Araujio, from Waterloo, testified Wednesday that he too had similarly missed a call from the number (which police say is a prepaid cell registered to a bogus name).

Igor Tumanenko, a muscular former Israeli soldier, testified Thursday that he took two men for a test drive of his Dodge Ram on May 5 — one, a taller friendly man and another shorter man, who was "quiet as a fish" in the back seat.

That back-seat passenger during that test drive, court heard through an agreed statement of facts, was Smich, who Tumanenko later picked out in a photo lineup.

Tumenenko also gave police a description of the taller guy in the front seat—including an "ambition" tattoo on his wrist. It was that unique tattoo, court heard, that led police to Millard.

The shorter guy in the back seat piped up only once, Tumanenko testified. He mentioned in passing that he'd served in the Israeli army, and was asked what he did there.

Tumanenko testified that he swivelled from the passenger seat to look at him: "I said 'You don't want to know what I did in the Israeli army.'"

In that moment, Tumanenko testified that he felt a shift in the "dynamic" in the car — a sticking point that became a contentious issue between him and Millard's lawyer Nadir Sachak during cross-examination, who argued he hadn't mentioned that in his statement to police.

The cross-examination will continue Monday when the trial resumes.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: wellwell on February 05, 2016, 02:31:34 PM
I wish the witnesses would be asked to spell their names to the court before they testify, as a courtesy to the media covering the trial. In a widely-covered court case like this one, it's important to get spellings correct. The court reporter uses phonetic spellings, but this doesn't work well for print media, who do not have a list of witnesses' name spellings every day.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on February 08, 2016, 01:33:31 PM
Usually when a person has an unusual name, they spell it into the record. I was a court reporter and took many trials and the person spelled their name so it would be recorded. Most reporters will ask after the hearing for the correct spelling of persons.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on February 10, 2016, 08:36:38 PM
Something that really bothers me about this case - is - how the heck did they get to TB's for the test drive?  One doesn't show up out in the country on foot late at night generally without arising suspicions (IMO).  So being a wealthy guy - why did he show up on foot, not in a vehicle?  Was the vehicle stashed nearby or did they get dropped off by someone?  Did I miss something?


Good question - how did they get around to see these vehicles, and in particular, Bosma's?

I am making a wild guess, and suggesting Dell's girlfriend. ???

jb
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on February 10, 2016, 08:46:14 PM
http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2016/02/09/trial-of-men-accused-of-killing-tim-bosma-continues-this-afternoon.html

Bosma murder trial hears how cops found his truck at Dellen Millard’s mother’s home
Frantic search of trailer turned up Bosma’s partly stripped pickup, officers testify at the trial of Dellen Millard and Mark Smich.

By: Robin Levinson King Staff Reporter, Liam Casey The Canadian Press, Published on Tue Feb 09 2016
HAMILTON—Police officers testifying Tuesday at the trial of two men accused of killing Tim Bosma described a frantic search of a trailer found north of Toronto as they looked for the missing Hamilton man.

Const. Cory Weick told court that he and another officer responded to a call in Kleinburg about a “suspicious trailer” that might be related to Bosma, who had disappeared a week earlier after taking two men for a test drive in the truck he was trying to sell.

Weick, a York Regional Police officer, said he had to call the force’s tactical team to break into a large trailer parked at the home of Madeleine Burns, Dellen Millard’s mother.

Millard, 30, of Toronto, and Mark Smich, 28, of Oakville, have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of Bosma, whose body was found burned beyond recognition.

Weick said he and the other officer were responding to a call on May 12, 2013, from Frank Cianfarani, who testified Tuesday that he noticed a large trailer parked at the home of his neighbour, Burns, in the early hours of May 9.

Cianfarani said he called police after a “snooping” reporter came around showing a picture of Millard with the trailer in the background. He said he thought it was the same trailer as the one parked at Burns’ house.

At this point, court has heard, Millard was already under arrest.
Weick said he called Hamilton police to get more information about Bosma, who had disappeared May 6.
A Hamilton detective, he said, indicated Weick needed to search the trailer immediately because “a missing person was now an abduction investigation and that the male party could be inside.”

After the tactical team broke the locks, Weick said, they found a black pickup inside, along with a tarp, car parts and ramps, but no licence plate. There was nothing underneath the truck.

The truck’s interior was “partially stripped,” and Bosma wasn’t inside the trailer, Weick said.
He then found the truck’s vehicle identification number and yelled it out to another officer, Mark Levangie, standing outside. Levangie also testified on Tuesday.

It proved to be Bosma’s pickup, and the trailer was found to be registered to Millardair, the aviation company Millard owned.

The officers knocked on the door of the home, they testified, but no one answered.

Another neighbour, Gianluca Consiglio, testified he saw the trailer and a pickup truck across the street, and told court he remembers the incident because the truck’s lights had been shining into his bedroom as he was about to go to sleep.
He said he didn’t see anyone outside and couldn’t see inside the pickup truck, but remembered the front door of Burns’ house being open in the early hours of May 9.

The Crown alleges Bosma was killed inside his truck and that his body was later burned in an incinerator.

Earlier Tuesday, a Rogers Communications employee testified she received a request from Hamilton police about a missing man and provided investigators with a phone number registered to Millard and locations of the phone on May 6, 2013.

Danielle Fortier said the phone pinged off a cell tower in Ancaster — the part of Hamilton where Bosma lived — at 9:02 p.m., when the phone received a text.
She said the same phone pinged off towers in Brantford at 9:44 p.m., when the phone received two more texts.

Court earlier heard that Bosma disappeared shortly after 9 p.m., when his wife, Sharlene Bosma, saw her husband drive off in his truck with two men.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on February 13, 2016, 05:52:44 PM
Here is an interesting article about car thieves.  I have read about this type of thing a long time ago.  This article does not mention, that the ring can include mechanics in garages, who for a small fee, after doing repairs on a desired vehicle, will give the thieves the names and address of the desired vehicle.  Did Millard and Schmidt steal to order?  These creeps were very specific about the vehicles to "test drive"
What did they intend to do with Bosma's vehicle? Something went wrong in the transaction with Tim imo
Surely, after going to all of the trouble of finding this vehicle, they murder?, and then remove the seats etc.?
The truck was then left unusable.
If murder of the owner was their intent, it does not make any sense, for all of the above reasons.
They were looking for profit..... easy money.imo
I think they have been involved in car theft for a very long time
.\/
/jb

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/elaborate-car-theft-network-stole-to-order/article18432070/

Elaborate car-theft network 'stole to order'
PETER CHENEY
From Saturday's Globe and Mail
Published Saturday, Oct. 04, 2003 12:00AM EDT
Last updated Monday, Mar. 23, 2009 11:46AM EDT

Toronto's most exclusive neighbourhoods were turned into a late-night auto mall by a ring of thieves who "stole to order," according to police who investigated what has been described as one of the most elaborate car-theft rings ever uncovered.

"These weren't your typical thieves. This was a whole new level," says Detective Sam Cosentino of the Toronto Police department's Major Crime Task Force.

Investigators say the theft ring operated in neighbourhoods such as Rosedale, Forest Hill and the Bridle Path, and specialized in stealing a list of high-end vehicles including Honda Acuras and cars made by Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Experts say the ring reflects a growing criminal trend.


Although this was the province of individual criminals and thrill-seeking teenagers, advanced antitheft systems and the ever-increasing value of luxury cars have changed the scope of car theft. Although the number of cars stolen has actually declined over the past five years, the average value of the stolen vehicles has increased, and fewer are recovered.

Police say today's car thieves are, increasingly, professional criminals with connections that give them the means to obtain computerized vehicle keys, alter registrations and then dispose of the vehicle through a well-organized distribution system.

Arrests made this week reflect the new car-theft reality. Although the vehicles were equipped with computer-encoded ignition systems that made them impossible to hot-wire, the thieves obtained duplicate keys, then drove them out of the owners' driveways.

Many of the keys were obtained by simply breaking into the houses, while others were acquired through elaborate deceptions. In some cases, the thieves forged drivers' licences in the names of the vehicles' owners, then bought duplicate keys from car dealerships.

The ring stole only the most expensive vehicles, Det. Cosentino said, describing it as a "steal to order" operation that maximized profit while minimizing risk.

After they were stolen, many of the vehicles were shipped overseas, where they were wholesaled to crime gangs who sold them for high markups. The average selling price was more than $50,000. According to police, some of the cars ended up in Hong Kong, Africa, and Asia. Investigators found one vehicle in Bulgaria, still outfitted with its Ontario licence plates.

Other cars were outfitted with counterfeit VIN number plates that allowed the theft ring to register them in a new name -- a process known as "re-vinning." Many of these cars were resold in Toronto. In some cases, the buyers lived just a few blocks away from the original owners, and had no idea that their new vehicles were stolen.

Det. Cosentino said the ring disposed of the stolen vehicles that stayed in Toronto with simple but effective techniques. Some were traded in to car dealerships. Many were sold through newspaper advertisements by ring members posing as private sellers.

In some cases, the theft ring sold the stolen vehicles, followed the new owners home, then stole the vehicle again. He said that the investigation had shown that people's desire for a bargain had often overcome their sense of caution and common sense.

Follow Peter Cheney on Twitter: @cheneydrive

 


Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on February 17, 2016, 12:18:52 AM
It is so sickening to read these two animals are still pleading "not guilty";  with all the proof of this blatant murder and their other nefarious acts, it's enough to make any juror view both of them as cocky about their crime.  http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/key-to-tim-bosma%e2%80%99s-truck-found-in-suspect%e2%80%99s-suv-police/ar-BBpAWT0?ocid=spartandhp#image=4
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: justsayin on February 18, 2016, 11:20:23 AM
http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/news-story/6310426-bosma-trial-hears-about-discovery-of-bones/

HAMILTON — Family members of a slain man dissolved in tears Wednesday as a police officer told court about finding bones inside an incinerator — a substantial apparatus emblazoned with the words "the eliminator" — on a farm owned by one of Tim Bosma's accused killers.

Sgt. Annette Huys's testimony left much of Bosma's family, including his widow, Sharlene, weeping as the forensics officer methodically pored over photographs of the remains found in the incinerator just days after Bosma disappeared.

"When I first looked down I saw a bone," Huys told court as she described opening the latch on the massive machine that she measured at 3.5 metres tall.

Huys testified she was on the farm owned by Dellen Millard in Ayr, Ont., to execute three search warrants as officers continued their hunt for Bosma.

Millard, of Toronto, and Mark Smich, of Oakville, Ont., have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in Bosma's death.

At the same time the Bosma family broke down in the Hamilton courthouse, Millard stared at Smich, as he often does, looking him up and down for 10 seconds. Smich didn't look back.

Bosma disappeared on the night of May 6, 2013, after taking two strangers on a test drive of a black Dodge Ram pickup truck he was trying to sell.

His body was found more than a week later burned beyond recognition. The Crown alleges Bosma was shot inside his truck and his body later burned in an incinerator.

Huys told court she had sent photos of the bones to a forensic anthropologist at the University of Toronto, Tracy Rogers.

"Her preliminary opinion was, it was human," Huys said.

She described how she and Rogers — who is also expected to testify — painstakingly worked at the farm over three days analysing the contents of the massive incinerator.

Huys said Rogers worked inside the incinerator and would pass pieces out, describing it as "bone or not bone." Huys would catalog and wrap the bone fragments in foil for further analysis.

She also told court she was led to the incinerator along with two other officers after stopping a motorbike rider who was wheeling around the property.

Earlier Wednesday, Chaz Main told jurors he was riding his bike on May 10, 2013, when he came across a "big redneck smoker" on the sprawling property.

Main said the incinerator was on a heavy duty trailer with a large propane tank. It was so unusual, he testified, that he took a photograph so his friends would believe what he found.

Court saw that photo, which shows the words "the eliminator" in red letters on the black machine.

Main testified that when he returned to the sprawling farm the next day for more riding he was stopped by police officers scouring the property as they searched for Bosma.

"I told them about very odd activity and a big redneck smoker in the woods and an excavator in the swamp," Main said.

Two other Hamilton police officers, meantime, testified they were on Millard's farm that day executing search warrants in an effort to find Bosma, his belongings and his truck. Millard had been arrested a day earlier.

"It looked like a large barbecue to me," Sgt. Philip Peckford said of the incinerator.

Main said after speaking with Sgt. Michael Benjamin Adams, he rode his dirt bike back to a stand of trees to show the officers the incinerator. After that, he showed the officers the other machinery — an excavator and a "skid steer" that were stuck in a swamp on another part of the property — and they came across several large "burn spots" where the ground had been scorched.

"Looking at the sheer size of it," Huys said. "There was a real possibility that someone could be inside of it."

So she opened a small door at the bottom, but couldn't see much, so she jumped up onto the trailer and opened the latch and saw the bone. There was a smaller bone underneath that one.

By the end of her examination of the incinerator with Rogers, they had identified dozens of bone fragments.

The trial continues Thursday with the cross examination of Huys.

———

Follow @liamdevlincasey on Twitter

By Liam Casey, The Canadian Press
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on February 22, 2016, 01:06:47 PM
this is all so heart breaking
http://www.niagarathisweek.com/news-story/6327778-bosma-trial-court-to-hear-more-details-about-the-eliminator-/
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on February 22, 2016, 02:12:23 PM
Eyes, the heartbreak has to be unimaginable for the family. They will never recover the pain and agony of what happened to their Tim. God bless them and they will stay and endure, because they want to know, but yet so hard to hear the details of a crime that is very unreal to happen in everyone's day to day life here in Canada. It almost sounds like a novel, a  horror story that you would read in a Stephen King novel. This is why we should have the death penalty in Canada and maybe they should bring hanging back, they are worse then animals. It is sickening and it has to be very hard on the community also, hearing the details of this crime. My thoughts and prayers to Tim's wife and family members. You can tell by his picture and his smile that he was a sweet and caring easy going person, just his smile tells it all.  :o :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on February 22, 2016, 02:58:18 PM
this is all so heart breaking
http://www.niagarathisweek.com/news-story/6327778-bosma-trial-court-to-hear-more-details-about-the-eliminator-/

Hi eyes,

Can you please copy the article at the link (and any link you post), to the thread. I have found that these links quit working after a while and there is nothing left of the information on the thread.

Thanks,
Debbie
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on February 25, 2016, 12:46:07 PM
At more than three-metres tall and weighing 2,720 kilograms, The Eliminator is designed to cremate up to 225 kilos of animal carcass in mere hours.

When Bill Penner received an inquiry back in 2012 about putting one of the massive incinerators on wheels, it was the first he'd ever heard of such a thing.

Penner — a poultry specialist at TriStar Dairy, Hog and Poultry, the animal cremators' Canadian distributor — took the stand at the Tim Bosma murder trial Monday, to testify about the specifics of the incinerator ordered to the Millardair hangar at the Kitchener-area airport back in 2012.

Invoices show it was Shane Schlatman, an employee of Dellen Millard, who put the order in four years ago for the SN500 animal cremator — branded The Eliminator.

"My boss would like to order the SN500," Schlatman wrote in an email to Penner on June 20, 2012 — noting he wanted the standard door, propane model.

Emails about sale of incinerator


They specifically went with propane because they wanted the device to be mobile, Penner recalled Monday. He'd never seen it done.

Millard, 30, and Mark Smich, 28, are on trial for first-degree murder in the death of Ancaster dad Tim Bosma, who disappeared after taking two men for a test drive of his pickup truck on May 6, 2013.

The Crown asserts that evidence will show Bosma was shot in his truck; his body burned in The Eliminator at the massive Millardair hangar at the Region of Waterloo International Airport.

The jury has heard that police discovered the three-metre incinerator, parked on a trailer bed, on Millard's Ayr farm on May 11, 2013. Human remains including bones and ash were found inside it — though forensic anthropologist Tracy Rogers testified that it appeared the cremator had been cleaned out.

A receipt for the $15,424.50 SN500 device (invoiced from TriStar to Millardair, dated June 21, 2012) was found in a duffel bag in Millard's SUV after his arrest on May 10, 2013.

The jury saw another email Monday, sent by Schlatman to Penner back on July 9, 2012, informing him that the unit had arrived. It had been shipped directly from the manufacturer in Georgia to the hangar.

"Received the unit on Thursday. WOW!! Very impressive. A quick question, do you know the amount of gas it would take to run the unit for say 1 hr? Or for a complete burn of 5 hrs? Just trying to figure out tank sizing …"

After an exchange about the fuel requirements, Schlatman wrote again on Aug. 13, requesting a new copy of the receipt because "Dell" had lost it.

"BTW — SN500 is working great now," Schlatman signed off: "sounds awesome when the afterburner kicks in!!"

The massive devices (sized to cremate from 113 to 1,360 kilos of animal carcass) are marketed for hog, poultry or pet cremation — often used to get rid of dead, diseased animals to prevent spreading among animals.

After a burn, the remains can then be cleaned out of the device, using an accompanying rake.

"It's basically just a dry powder that's left at the end," Penner explained.

Clean air is emitted from the unit thanks to an afterburner that essentially burns the smoke a second time, he explained. The unit needs to be plugged in to run, because of the fans.

Tim Cook, whose company manufactures the incinerators, testified Monday about its capabilities.

Running at up to 1,800 F (more than 982 C), a "full burn" of the maximum 225 kilos (500 pounds) could take four to four and a half hours, he said.

"How long would it take for a full burn of a 170-pound animal?" assistant Crown attorney Tony Leitch asked.

"Up to three hours," Cook said.

Shown a photo of the inside of The Eliminator taken by police during their examination, Cook testified it looked like it had been used more than once — which Millard's lawyer Ravin Pillay quickly objected to.

Cook will be back on the stand when the trial continues Tuesday morning.

Live coverage
The Spectator's Susan Clairmont and Molly Hayes are in the courtroom:
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on February 29, 2016, 06:30:43 PM
http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2016/02/24/tim-bosma-murder-trial-continues-today.html

Man accused in Tim Bosma murder urged girlfriend ‘don’t tell them anything,’ court hears
Police sergeant recounts surveillance of Mark Smich, now on trial with Dellen Millard in Hamilton for first-degree murder.

By: Molly Hayes Hamilton Spectator, Published on Wed Feb 24 2016
As Mark Smich was put under arrest for first-degree murder, he yelled to his girlfriend Marlena Meneses to keep quiet, court heard Wednesday.


Hamilton police Sgt. Stuart Oxley took the stand for the second time at the first-degree murder trial of Dellen Millard, 30, and Smich, 28. “Don’t tell them anything babe, don’t tell them anything babe,” he recalled Smich yelling repeatedly.

Millard and Smich are co-accused in the death of Ancaster dad Tim Bosma, who disappeared on May 6, 2013 after taking two men for a test drive in his truck. Bosma was shot in his truck that night, the Crown asserts, his body then burned in an incinerator at the Millardair hangar at the Region of Waterloo International Airport.

Oxley — in the surveillance unit — testified earlier in the trial about Millard’s arrest on May 10, 2013. On Wednesday, his focus was Smich.

Smich, then 25, was arrested on May 22, 2013 after nearly six days of surveillance.
Police had eyes on him from May 14-18 and then again on May 21 and 22. The jury heard there was a two-day hiatus in the surveillance operation on May 19 and 20 due to an “investigative issue.” Oxley didn’t elaborate.

A team of surveillance officers documented Smich — often accompanied by Meneses and occasionally walking a dog — coming and going in Oakville from both his home, on Montrose Abbey Dr., and her apartment, on Speers Rd., during that period.

At one point the officers were tasked with collecting a DNA castoff from Smich — which they got when he tossed a cigarette butt on Kerr St. by some train tracks.

At 10:08 a.m. on May 22, Smich was straddling a BMX bicycle as he and Meneses walked along Dorval Dr., above the QEW.
When they were given the green light to move in, Oxley — wearing a tactical vest over plainclothes — says he approached Smich from behind on the centre median.
“I grabbed him from behind, put him under arrest for first-degree murder and advised him of his rights,” Oxley recalled on the stand Wednesday.

Meneses was also being arrested two to three metres away, the Hamilton court heard, as Smich yelled his instructions to her. The jury will hear from her later on in the trial.

In its opening address, the Crown told the jury they will hear from Meneses that Smich told her Millard had stolen the truck, and that he was there. Smich told her the man they stole it from (Bosma, the Crown says) was “gone, gone, gone.”

The Crown also says Meneses told police that Smich had said he’d had a gun (used to kill Bosma, they say), but that he’d gotten rid of it by burying it in the forest.

Two salespeople from Napa Auto Parts in Cambridge also gave evidence Wednesday.
Graham Dykeman, an outside sales rep, testified that he had swung by the Millardair hangar on May 7, 2013 — a “cold call” — but the door was locked and nobody was there. He left.

James Agnew, an in-store rep, testified about two auto parts orders made by Shane Schlatman (their contact at the company and, as the jury has heard previously, Millard’s second-in-command at the hangar) on May 8 and 9.

The first, on May 8 was for a windshield removal kit. The second, on May 9, was for a sanding disk. During cross-examination by Millard’s lawyer Nadir Sachak, he agreed the disk is a common tool and that the windshield removal kit could be used on any vehicle.

The jury also heard about video surveillance seized from a business near Bosma’s home. They have not yet seen this video, but have been told it shows footage of a pickup truck closely followed by another vehicle on the night of May 6, 2013.

Lisa Williams was the bookkeeper for Millardair in May 2013. She testified Wednesday about the financial state of the business, which she said was not bringing in any income.
She will continue her testimony when the trial continues Thursday.

Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on March 02, 2016, 01:52:17 PM
http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2016/03/02/police-seized-unlocked-ipad-from-smich-home-tim-bosma-murder-trial-hears.html

Police seized unlocked iPad from Smich home, Tim Bosma murder trial hears
Hamilton police officer describes suspect's bedroom as a "pig pen."

The court heard Tuesday that the same day Smich was arrested, police also executed search warrants in and around his family's suburban Oakville home — looking for, among other things, cellphones and a firearm.

Hamilton police Const. Mario Rizzo described Smich’s bedroom as a “pig pen.”
Rizzo, in the gang and weapons enforcement unit, was one of several officers tasked with executing the warrants at the Montrose Abbey Drive home.

The jury saw photos of one room showing a cluttered bedside table, littered with half-eaten chocolate and rolling papers. There, Rizzo testified, he seized an iPad. When he pressed the power button, it turned on — there was no password required — and opened directly into a chat message screen.

He could see an exchange of messages beginning at 7:49 a.m. on May 7, 2013. He did not scroll up or down or go anywhere else on the iPad. It was photographed, seized, and made an exhibit.
From there, a ground search was done in a bushy area behind the home. They were looking for a firearm, Rizzo testified, but none was found.
In their opening address, the Crown said Smich's girlfriend, Marlena Meneses, told them that Smich had told her he'd had the gun (used to kill Bosma, they say), but that he'd gotten rid of it by burying it in a forest.

Meneses is expected to testify.

The jury saw new photos of Smich and Meneses Tuesday, taken covertly by surveillance officers in the days leading up to his arrest.

On May 14, 2013 the couple is seen walking — he in an oversized grey hoodie and baggy jeans, and she in light jeans and a black jacket.

Two more photos taken earlier that same day show Smich outside a Popeye's restaurant in downtown Oakville, smoking a cigarette and standing with another man.

In a photo from May 17, Smich's hair looks freshly buzzed. He is wearing a plaid shirt buttoned only at the top. He is riding a skateboard and holding a cigarette.

The jury has heard that a cigarette butt discarded by Smich was seized by police for a DNA sample.

Forensic biologist James Sloots wrapped up his testimony Tuesday, recalling that Bosma's truck — one of the many items he examined — had “an appearance of cleaning up.”

He also talked about a canvas bag seized from Millard's Etobicoke home (not to be confused with the satchel seized from his Yukon on arrest). A blood stain was found on that bag — which Sloots said was found in the washing machine — but it had insufficient DNA for testing.

During cross-examination, Millard's lawyer Ravin Pillay asked him about the amount of DNA needed for profiling. All that's needed is a nanogram, Sloots said — one billionth of a gram.

Pillay also asked whether DNA testing can tell you when or how a sample was deposited.
Sloots agreed it does not — there is no way to know whether a sample was deposited through primary or secondary or tertiary or other contact (which theoretically means a source might never have actually touched the item their DNA is found on).

On Tuesday afternoon, retired OPP Sgt. Jim Falconer, formerly in their technical crime unit, took the stand to testify about digital evidence in the case. He was called in by Hamilton Police back in May 2013 to lead the examination of computer and hard drive exhibits.
They were looking for photos, videos, browser history and electronic communication, he explained. The OPP's mobile device unit was also called in to help with cellphone exhibits.

Falconer walked the jury through the meticulous procedures they follow, including specialized software, as they capture, copy, and examine the data. They whittled down all of the relevant data in this case to less than one per cent of what they originally seized, he said.

Falconer will be back on the stand Wednesday to testify about the specific findings in this case.
More on thestar.com
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: 2soccermom on March 02, 2016, 05:03:11 PM
Falconer has also for some reason specifically referenced image of a receipt for a camero made out to DM (http://www.scribblelive.com/Event/The_Tim_Bosma_trial_March_2?Page=1) -- not sure why this info was highlighted, but I have posted the detail on Audrey Gleave's thread, since there has always been discussion there as to whether her camero could have been a factor in her murder.  I don't know.
I will post, though, some of my concerns related to Sonia Varaschin's case related to today's testimony from Facloner on her thread, later tonight.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on March 16, 2016, 05:10:57 PM
‘That was weird’: Trial hears of unease as Tim Bosma left with two strangers for test drive

Adrian Humphreys | February 2, 2016 | Last Updated: Mar 15 5:14 PM ET


HAMILTON — When Tim Bosma’s truck was found in the search for the missing Hamilton man, its interior was in tatters: upholstery and carpet had been removed, the rear-view mirror was dangling by wires. Police discovered blood and gunshot residue, prosecutors say — and a fingerprint on the mirror matching that of Dellen Millard, court heard.

Jurors in the first-degree murder trial of Millard, 30, of Toronto, and co-accused, Mark Smich, 27, of Oakville, Ont., were shown how the fingerprint Halton police lifted from the glass of the mirror matched Millard’s right thumb on the second day of evidence in an overflowing courtroom.

While Tuesday’s hearing ended with the technical testimony from a fingerprint expert, Det. Robert Felske, it began with emotional evidence from Bosma’s tenant, suggesting how the fingerprint might have got there.

Wayne De Boer, who rented the basement of the couple’s rural home, stood with Bosma’s wife, Sharlene, on the evening of May 6, 2013, as Bosma met two men to show them his truck, which he had advertised for sale online.

Both De Boer and Sharlene Bosma thought it odd how little care the men took in examining the truck’s exterior before the test drive. This made the departure a bit awkward, he said, as they stood at the garage watching the vehicle’s taillights flash as it travelled down the driveway.

De Boer made what he thought was a joke to ease the tension by creating an “extreme outcome,” he said, describing the scene on the stand.

“That was weird. That might be the last time we ever see him,” he quipped.

He dismissed the notion, convincing himself it was safe.

“People go on test drives every day, hundreds of people and nothing bad happens,” he said.

But there wouldn’t be a trial if nothing bad had happened.

Bosma did not return and court heard of the growing panic after he left his house on the outskirts of Hamilton.

At first, Sharlene took advantage of being alone, with their daughter sleeping, to watch a TV show her husband wasn’t a fan of. But when it ended, she realized he was late getting back, she had told the jury on Monday.

She called his cellphone but it went straight to voicemail. She texted him: “Where are you?”

De Boer drove to the Tim Hortons where the men who came for the test drive said they were being picked up by a friend afterward. He visited large, well-lit parking lots in the area, wondering if they went to look at the truck in better light, given the darkness.

Sharlene phoned friends and family, asking if anyone had heard from her husband.

Another witness, Jesse Kancer, said she called him around 11 p.m.

“She sounded very scared,” he said. “Very upset, crying.” He also started calling and texting Bosma, asking if he was OK.

De Boer eventually phoned his mother, who worked for the police in Sarnia, Ont., and asked for advice. She said they should call police and report Bosma missing.

As Sharlene drove around looking for her husband, she called 911 to tell police her husband was missing.

With police back at her house, they checked his credit card records, his 407 toll highway bills and contacted his bank. There was no activity.

In the days ahead, a public campaign made the search a mammoth undertaking but, as prosecutors alleged, it had all been futile.

Bosma had been shot at close range in the truck soon after it drove away. His body was burned beyond recognition in an incinerator meant for dead livestock.

Both Millard and Smich have pleaded not guilty.

The trial, which is expected to last four months, continues.
 
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/that-was-weird-trial-hears-of-unease-as-tim-bosma-left-with-two-strangers-for-test-drive (http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/that-was-weird-trial-hears-of-unease-as-tim-bosma-left-with-two-strangers-for-test-drive)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: D1 on March 31, 2016, 11:22:01 AM
The trial continues, more and more damning evidence and testimony. Truly a wonder any lawyer would represent these two with a plea of innocence. Money I suppose.

http://www.900chml.com/2016/03/31/bosma-trial-hears-a/ (http://www.900chml.com/2016/03/31/bosma-trial-hears-a/)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on April 02, 2016, 02:31:09 PM
No matter what kind of a devil is out there or how horrific the crime is, everyone is able to have legal representation. And we often look at some of the most horrific crimes and wonder how that lawyer can go there and represent them, yes, money is quite out there. But sometimes some lawyers have an ego, trying to prove themselves always on those kind of cases. A kind of crime that is quite unbelievable.  :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: D1 on April 03, 2016, 04:53:44 PM
Yes everyone has a right to legal representation as they should. Difference being that there are times when a guilty plea is the most appropriate recommendation a lawyer could give. Saves everyone many things in many ways, victims family, court time, tax payer expense etc..

Its selfish and egotistical behaviour to do otherwise in some circumstances imo..
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Have faith on April 03, 2016, 07:39:33 PM
Yes everyone has a right to legal representation as they should. Difference being that there are times when a guilty plea is the most appropriate recommendation a lawyer could give. Saves everyone many things in many ways, victims family, court time, tax payer expense etc..

Its selfish and egotistical behaviour to do otherwise in some circumstances imo..

I agree.  And once these defense lawyers received the insurmountable evidence against their clients, they should have advised them to try for a plea bargain if they refused to plead guilty. The lawyers are going down with these clients.  I'm really surprised that they didn't bail out.  High profile cases are golden to defense lawyers, but this was a sinking ship and they knew it.  Even if the defendants turn on each other, there is too much evidence against both of them, and any halfwit lawyer would know that.  Their defense arguments will be a joke.  Hope they feel good about making a fee because they will be humiliated in public opinion and among with their peers. But I appreciate that somebody has to represent these scum bags, and they decided to stick with them, for whatever reason. 
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on April 04, 2016, 09:48:48 AM
Yes everyone has a right to legal representation as they should. Difference being that there are times when a guilty plea is the most appropriate recommendation a lawyer could give. Saves everyone many things in many ways, victims family, court time, tax payer expense etc..
Its selfish and egotistical behaviour to do otherwise in some circumstances imo..
 
But if you notice, in every case that we and the police and the lawyers know the person committed the crime, they are always looking for a loophole, looking for an easier level of conviction. Such as murder maybe downgraded to manslaughter.  And sometimes the killer always thinks they can sllither their way out of  a murder charge. We can just look at Dennis Oland case, why didn't he plead guilty, we all know he is. But he is going to try and squirm his way out of it, so he can live in high places and spend his father's money. It surely would be saving the terrible details from family and friends and save the province money to go through this trial, but a killer has no feelings, no conscience, they don't care about what they put the family through. These men are monsters and total disregard for human life or any sort of feelings for others.  And to add to that, surely at any time the plea could be changed during the course of the trial, it has happened before. :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: D1 on April 04, 2016, 01:12:13 PM
Quote
But if you notice, in every case that we and the police and the lawyers know the person committed the crime, they are always looking for a loophole, looking for an easier level of conviction. Such as murder maybe downgraded to manslaughter.

I get that and it is within the accused rights to plea whatever way he/she wishes, but... to me that option of decreased level of conviction does not exist and would never be placed on the table given the evidence. I don't give them a snowballs chance in h(*&...
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on April 05, 2016, 02:45:02 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/bosma-stolen-vehicles-1.3519727

A very long article but worth the read/jb

Tim Bosma case: Millard employee lied to police to protect boss, lawyer alleges
Police also believed MillardAir hangar housed stolen vehicles, court hears during Shane Schaltman's testimony
By Adam Carter, CBC News Posted: Apr 04, 2016 12:30 PM ET Last Updated: Apr 04, 2016 7:48 PM ET

Dellen Millard's employee and right hand man Shane Schlatman lied to police to protect his boss, according to a tense cross examination from the legal team representing Millard's co-accused in the trial of two men charged with murder in the death of Hamilton man Tim Bosma.

When police came calling asking about the case, Schlatman wasn't immediately forthcoming with key details, the jury heard. When investigators asked him about the location of Millard's red Dodge pickup truck, he didn't tell them where it was.

Court has already heard Schlatman helped Millard move it to a friend's home after Bosma vanished.

"So you lied to the police?" said Smich's lawyer Thomas Dungey during his cross-examination of Schlatman.

'Maybe I didn't do everything the way I should have.'
- Shane Schlatman, former MillardAir employee
"In the beginning, yes I did," Schlatman said.

It was then that Dungey read a statement Schlatman made to police: "All right, so yes, the red truck, I do know where it is ... he made me move it."

Police also questioned Schlatman about a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a Bobcat tractor found inside the Waterloo, Ont. hangar — both of which investigators believed were stolen, court heard. That line of questioning opened up some of the most heated exchanges the jury has seen in the two months since the trial started.

​"My understanding is they had been stolen," Schlatman said. Millard's legal team has often pointed out a host of vehicles being stored inside the hangar as an indication of their client's wealth.

Dungey also asked about Schlatman's ability as a trained mechanic to take the ignition out of a vehicle and start it without a key.

"These were things Mr. Millard would have learned from you, right?" Dungey asked. Schlatman responded yes, he would have shown Millard to do "basic automotive work," but not hot-wiring, he testified.

"Did you have any knowledge as to these vehicles and as to where they really came from?" Dungey asked. "No sir," Schlatman said.

He repeatedly said that because Millard was rich, it didn't surprise him that vehicles would just show up at the hangar without explanation — which happened with some regularity.

Court previously heard from Schlatman's father-in-law, Arthur Jennings, who called Crime Stoppers about Bosma's truck when he saw it in the hangar.

Jennings recognized the truck from seeing it on the news, he said, and called the police tip line. He then found out the truck's VIN number matched Bosma's — a fact he later told his son-in-law.

. (in the article This witness is further grilled )/jb
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on April 05, 2016, 09:48:05 PM
The types of "characters" in this case, reminds me of the same drug head culture that Travis Vader was involved in.

Same story, same immature thinking (and they are all adults) same disregard for life. And the same lies, and the same cowardice.

No use for the mechanic, who knew what was going on.   He should be charged as an accomplice, at the very least in auto theft.

Thank God his father in law, who needed the job, spoke up and turned Millard in.
Kudos to him!! He was told by Millard to pack up and leave.  He lost a job but saved his soul.

jb
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: 2soccermom on April 06, 2016, 02:13:58 PM
beautifully articulated, JB.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jobo on April 06, 2016, 02:16:36 PM
I have to agree.  I just shook my head reading that the mechanic's first reaction was to mislead the police.  His father-in-law probably had to talk some sense into him.

Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on April 06, 2016, 08:30:31 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/tim-bosma-trial-mark-smich-feared-being-framed-by-dellen-millard-defence-suggests-1.3523124

Tim Bosma trial: Mark Smich feared being framed by Dellen Millard, defence suggests
Millard planned and executed heist of Bobcat tractor, court hears
By Adam Carter, CBC News Posted: Apr 06, 2016 11:56 AM ET Last Updated: Apr 06, 2016 5:23 PM ET

snippets:

Brendan Daly, 23, returned to the witness box and talked about his time hanging out with Smich — his friend's anger issues, his violent rap lyrics, and the gun he said Smich told him was in a toolbox, hidden in a compartment in his mother's Oakville, Ont., garage.

During cross-examination, Smich's lawyer Thomas Dungey suggested his client was terrified of being framed by his co-accused, Dellen Millard.

In the morning, the jury heard that Daly told police that Smich had an angry side.

"Aggravated, but like, on a regular basis ... but like even then, there's something, anger ... but it's been like that since I first met him, which is weird," Daly's statement to police read.

"I don't hang out there for long though ... I go there, I smoke my weed and I kind of keep my distance and go home. Like, I don't want to be around, it puts me on edge, it really does. Like, once I kind of get high and he starts talking about all that violent stuff, and like, he makes jokes about stuff, but you look, and he's kind of got a serious face, you know what I mean."

Millard's lawyer, Ravin Pillay, questioned Daly about Smich telling him about the gun he had hidden at his mother's home.

In his statement to police, Daly had said: "I went to chill with him … when he was back at home at his mom's house, and that's when he told me that the toolbox had been in a washing machine in his garage but that he had gotten rid of it."

During his cross-examination of Daly, Dungey said his client Smich didn't know he was going to be receiving a gun (though it wasn't made clear exactly where he received it from) and that he was worried that Millard would frame him once he was arrested.

"He's fearful because he's afraid that Dellen Millard will frame him, correct?" Dungey said. "Correct," Daly responded.

"He told you that he was not there when something went down, correct?" Dungey asked, and again, Daly said yes.

Millard's longtime friend Matt Hagerman also testified Wednesday, and told the jury about how Millard enlisted several friends to act as lookouts and help him steal a Bobcat tractor in the fall of 2012.

"Dellen had texted me late at night and had asked if I wanted to be a lookout because he was going to run a mission and I agreed to it and went out and he picked me up late at night," Hagerman said. "We were given walkie-talkies ... I was dropped off in a rural area and I was supposed to communicate if a car was coming down the street. The intention was Dellen Millard was going to steal some sort of construction vehicle."

Court also saw texts describing two other prospective heists from around that same time — one of riding lawn mowers, and another of maple trees. Hagerman said he didn't end up involved in either.

Hagerman said that group of friends drifted apart sometime later in 2012, a year before Bosma disappeared, which Hagerman referred to as "the event."

"Relationships were periodic. We would see each other when we could," Hagerman said, adding that he considered Michalski a good friend, but hasn't spoken to him since May 2013.

"We had come to an agreement related to this case, and lies had been said," Hagerman said.

An objection from Millard's lawyer halted Hagerman from saying any more.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on April 07, 2016, 12:55:55 PM
http://www.ottawasun.com/2016/04/05/dellen-millards-privileged-fantasy-land-life-revealed-at-bosma-trial

(more on the mechanic)/jb

Dellen Millard’s privileged, fantasy-land life revealed at Bosma trial

ADRIAN HUMPHREYS, NATIONAL POST

FIRST POSTED: TUESDAY, APRIL 05, 2016 09:48 AM EDT | UPDATED: TUESDAY, APRIL 05, 2016 10:44 AM EDT

HAMILTON, Ont. — The privileged, reckless, controlling, fantasy-land life of Dellen Millard was revealed Monday in dramatic fashion at the murder trial of the heir to a storied aviation dynasty.

snippetts:

The portrait came through the eyes of Shane Schlatman, one of Millard’s friends and his longest-term employee, who was on the witness stand facing a hammering of a cross examination on his relationship with Millard and his own lack of curiosity about odd or suspicious activity at Millard’s aviation company.

If the portrayal of Millard seemed unflattering, however, that did not appear to be Schlatman’s intent. He seemed reluctant to speak ill of his former boss, a position bluntly noted by Thomas Dungey, lawyer for Millard’s co-accused, Mark Smich.

“I suggest you’re out and out lying,” Dungey said at one point in a blizzard of questions that saw both witness and lawyer growing increasingly red-faced. Schlatman said he was not.

Schlatman considered Millard a friend. He invited him to his wedding; he relied on him for his well-paying job as a mechanic at an airport despite not touching airplanes; and he admitted lying to police about Millard shortly after his boss’s arrest.

“He has no fear,” Schlatman said of Millard.

He drove so recklessly Schlatman wouldn’t get into a car with him: “I did once and said I’d never do it again,” he said.

“Crazy, carefree,” Schlatman described Millard. “He could go off and do whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted.

“He’s the guy with the money. If he wanted something he goes and buys it,” he said. “When he broke something, I would fix it.”

And he could be controlling, the jury heard.

Schlatman said he learned not to question his boss because if he did Millard grew upset and angry.

“All through your relationship, you don’t question him, you just do what he says?” asked Dungey. “Yes, sir,” said Schlatman.

That included working on vehicles that turned up unexpectedly at the hangar that are now being investigated as stolen property, including a Bobcat loader that Schlatman was told to remove the GPS tracker from, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a trailer.

Dungey accused him of turning a blind eye to it all.

“I didn’t ask,” said Schlatman. “My understanding is that they were stolen,” he said about later learning of a police probe.

Dungey lampooned Millard for his plan to turn his ramshackle farm west of Hamilton into a suite of dream homes, one for Millard and another for Schlatman.

“It’s a fantasy, isn’t it?” Dungey asked.

“Yes, sir,” said Schlatman.

“It’s an utter and complete fantasy of Dellen Millard’s because nothing is ever done about it,” said Dungey.

“Nothing was ever done,” Schlatman conceded.

Millard bought a $60,000 excavator, ostensibly to dig the foundations of the houses but instead raced it haphazardly through the wooded trails of the farm, getting it mired in a swamp and blowing its engine.

Millard took Schlatman with him to Baja, Mexico, for three weeks, while on his company’s payroll, to be a mechanic during Millard’s rugged off-road, desert race.

It too was a disaster. Just 15 miles into the anticipated 500-mile race Millard wrecked his souped-up Jeep.


“It was a tree that some how came up and took out the engine,” Schlatman said, eliciting chuckles from court spectators.

Usually looking alternately confident or bored as he watches his trial, Millard uncharacteristically looked irritated during the cross examination of Schlatman.

But it was on the issue of what Schlatman saw and did when Bosma’s pickup truck suddenly showed up inside Millard’s hangar, while Bosma was still missing, that drew Dungey’s ire.

When Schlatman saw the truck, stripped of its interior, in the hangar, Dungey asked if he quizzed his boss about what was going on.

“I only asked, ‘What do you want to do with it?’ ” he said.

Dungey found it hard to believe Schlatman knew nothing about the high-profile search for Bosma and his truck while it dominated the news.

“You’re just in a vacuum all on your own on [May] 6th, 7th and 8th? That’s what you’re telling this jury?” he asked.

Schlatman said it was.

And when Schlatman was told by his father-in-law, Arthur Jennings, who also worked at the hangar, that he had confirmed through Crime Stoppers the truck was Bosma’s, Schlatman didn’t call police.

He said he assumed they already knew.

“Why don’t you do your duty and call the police?” Dungey bellowed.

“I spoke with Dell. He said he’d done nothing wrong. He was my friend and I believed him,” Schlatman answered. “At that time, sir, common sense wasn’t my strong suit. Everything was a blur.”


And when the truck vanished from the hangar once Millard was told Jennings and Schlatman knew of its history, he still didn’t alert police, court heard.

“Maybe I didn’t do everything exactly the way I should have,” Schlatman began to say in explanation.

“Oh, Mr. Schlatman,” Dungey interjected, “you didn’t do anything. Anything.”

A man was missing and he saw no urgency to help, asked Dungey.

“I’ve made mistakes before and I’ll make them again,” said Schlatman.

“So your loyalty is so great (to Millard) that the hell with Bosma,” roared Dungey. “That’s not it at all,” Schlatman said quietly.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on April 08, 2016, 05:11:29 PM
Unbelievable!!/jb

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/bosma-matt-hagerman-snivelling-1.3525024

Tim Bosma trial: Dellen Millard's 'snivelling' friend falls apart while testifying
Matt Hagerman says he panicked when he heard Millard had been arrested in Bosma case

By Adam Carter, CBC News Posted: Apr 07, 2016 12:12 PM ET Last Updated: Apr 08, 2016 3:36 PM ET

Dellen Millard's childhood friend Matt Hagerman broke down in Superior Court in Hamilton Thursday after he described ditching key evidence in the Tim Bosma case in a maintenance stairwell of a strip mall in Oakville, Ont.

Hagerman returned to the witness box today to resume his testimony at the trial of Millard, 30, of Toronto, and Mark Smich, 28, of Oakville, Ont., who are accused of murdering Bosma. At times during his testimony, Hagerman cried and his voice shook — especially when describing how he repeatedly lied to police.

snippets:

"What are you snivelling about?" lawyer Thomas Dungey boomed as Hagerman sobbed. "You're snivelling for yourself, you're not snivelling for the Bosma family. You're not snivelling for Mr. Bosma who is dead, are you?

In his aggressive cross-examination, Dungey  accused Hagerman of lying dozens of times in his interviews with police and of lying about what he thought was in the toolbox he helped get rid of.

Hagerman testified that early on May 10, 2013, Millard visited him at his parents' home and gave him a toolbox.

The next day he woke up to texts from Millard's friend Andrew Michalski saying Millard had been arrested.

Michalski wanted to meet and confided they both had had things passed to them by Millard.

The two met up at a park near Hagerman's home and Hagerman then also learned police had raided Millard's house that morning.

Panic sets in

Panic set in, Hagerman testified, saying he just wanted to get rid of the toolbox he had stashed in his parents' home. He told the jury that he had seen the toolbox before at Millard's home, and it usually contained drugs. That's what he thought was in it, Hagerman said, though Dungey didn't buy that argument.

"Sir, that's just nonsense and you know that's nonsense," the lawyer said.

Hagerman told the court that Michalski said Millard would have wanted the toolbox and backpack to go to Smich.

"I disagreed with going to meet with Mark or anything of the sort ... we ended up coming to an agreement to dump it off somewhere in Oakville."

The two then set off for Oakville. At this point, Hagerman said, he hadn't linked Millard's arrest to Bosma, and just thought his friend was in custody for stealing a truck.

Once they flipped on the radio in the car, things changed.

"I turned on the news and it came up that there was a man still missing and that Dellen was a prime suspect," Hagerman said. "I panicked and we quickly pulled off the road and dumped what we had in a stairwell somewhere.

"We went behind some sort of strip mall and found a stairwell ... that leads down to an electrical room. We left them at the bottom of the stairs."

"If you know [Millard] is up on a very serious case and a man's been missing for five days, why didn't you call the police?" Dungey asked. "I made a mistake." Hagerman replied. "You made a lot of mistakes, didn't you?" Dungey shot back.

"You can sit there now Mr. Hagerman and snivel, but it wasn't like you lied once or twice. You lied 40 times to the police on this," Dungey said.

The lawyer also suggested that Hagerman knew it wasn't drugs in the toolbox when he dropped it off in the stairwell. "You knew then it was something other than drugs." Dungey said.

"I never thought it was anything other than drugs," Hagerman said.

Cross-examination by Millard's lawyer Nadir Sachak had a decidedly different tone. Sachak said that this group of friends used situations like the theft of a Bobcat (which Hagerman said he was involved in with Millard and Smich among others when he testified Wednesday) as a way to foster camaraderie.

"This was — as perverse as it may sound to some law abiding people — this was a group activity among your friends. It was an adventure," Sachak said. Hagerman agreed with that statement.

Sachak also attempted to illustrate that Millard wasn't running heists because he needed the money. Millard's financial state has been repeatedly dissected over the course of the trial.

"At no point ever did Mr. Millard say to you ... 'Matt, I'm poor, I've gotta steal some lawn mowers so I can become rich,'" Sachak said. Hagerman responded no.

Sachak also drew attention to a text from Hagerman to Millard in which he says he's "able and willing" to help with a heist.

"There is no duress. There is no control over you, correct?" Sachak said, and Hagerman agreed.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on April 12, 2016, 04:54:24 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/tim-bosma-trial-millard-asked-friend-if-he-should-steal-truck-from-nice-guy-1.3532576

Tim Bosma trial: Millard asked friend if he should steal truck from 'nice guy'
WARNING: This content contains language that may offend some readers
By Adam Carter, CBC News Posted: Apr 12, 2016 4:43 PM ET Last Updated: Apr 12, 2016 5:43 PM ET

Just days before Tim Bosma disappeared, Dellen Millard asked one of his friends if he should steal a truck from "the asshole or the nice guy," court heard Tuesday at the trial of two men accused of killing the Hamilton man.

"I told him to f--k off," said Millard's friend and former roommate Andrew Michalski, who began his testimony Tuesday afternoon. "I didn't think he needed to steal a truck."

Court saw text messages between Millard and Michalski from the morning of May 7, 2013, in which he told Millard that Smich's girlfriend Marlena Meneses had called him around 6 a.m. while worried and looking for Smich.

Bosma was last seen the previous night.

"He's with her," Millard responded about Smich. "Just swell. Marlena's a child and worries too easily."

Later that day, Michalski saw Millard back at his Maplegate residence in Toronto.

"I asked him if they got the truck, and he said yes," Michalski said.

CBC reporter Adam Carter is in the courtroom each day reporting live on the trial
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on April 13, 2016, 09:47:50 PM
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6483133-clairmont-did-being-a-nice-guy-seal-tim-bosma-s-fate-/
Hank and Mary Bosma raised their  son Tim to work hard, go to church and be a nice guy.

Sharlene fell in love with Tim, married him, started a family with him and dreamt about forever with him because he was a nice guy.

Friends would drop by to have a beer with Tim, smoke a cigar with him and laugh with him because he was a nice guy.

And when Tim vanished, countless strangers searched for him and hoped and prayed for him because they somehow intrinsically knew that this missing man was a nice guy.

A nice guy with a diesel Dodge Ram pickup for sale.

The sickening, messed up, terrible irony here is that if Tim hadn't been such a nice guy, he might still be alive.

Should he steal the truck from the "asshole or the nice guy," accused killer Dellen Millard asked his roommate the day before Tim was abducted, court heard.

It seems likely that the nice guy in that equation was Tim.

The thought that Tim's fatal flaw was his niceness was obviously painful for his family as they listened, heads bowed, from their usual front row seats in the courtroom.

Millard, 30, and his former friend Mark Smich, 28, are on trial for Tim's first-degree murder. On May 6, 2013, Tim took two men for a test drive of the truck he was selling. He never came home. The Crown's theory is that he was shot in his truck and then his body cremated in a livestock incinerator called The Eliminator.

From the witness stand Tuesday, Millard's housemate Andrew Michalski recalled a conversation they had in their Etobicoke kitchen a couple of days before Tim vanished. Millard was showing him Kijiji ads on a computer. One was for a 3500 black Dodge Ram pickup truck. Tim had posted just such an ad.

Millard had "made a couple of phone calls" about buying trucks, testified Michalski.

"He asked me if he should steal it from the asshole or the nice guy," he said.

Millard told him he was going for a test drive the following day.

The jury has already heard from Igor Tumanenko, a muscular former Israeli soldier with a strong presence and abrupt manner, who took two men for a test drive of his Dodge Ram diesel pickup on May 5. An agreed statement of facts has established Smich was one of those men.

Court has also heard Tim was excited at the notion of showing his pickup to a prospective buyer coming from Etobicoke. He anxiously gussied it up as he awaited the buyer's arrival.

Two men finally showed up at Bosma's rural Ancaster home at dusk on May 6. Tim met them in the driveway, pleasant and polite.

As Sharlene watched, her affable husband reached out to shake the hand of the taller man. The Crown believes that man was Millard, and that within minutes of the three men driving off, Tim would be dead.


To think that it may have been that welcoming handshake that sealed the nice guy's fate.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on April 15, 2016, 01:35:28 PM
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6498218-clairmont-why-tim-bosma-died-is-the-weightiest-question/

n our criminal justice system, the prosecution must prove who. And how. And when. And must do so beyond a reasonable doubt.

But a jury can come to a guilty verdict without ever knowing why.

And yet, it is the why that is the weightiest question.

As in, Why was Tim Bosma murdered?

The truck certainly plays a part in it.

The Crown team of Tony Leitch, Craig Fraser and Brett Moodie has, over 10 weeks and counting of testimony, established that Tim was targeted because he was selling his diesel Dodge Ram 3500 pickup truck.

But why wasn't the truck just stolen out of Tim's rural driveway in the middle of the night? And why was it stolen by a seemingly rich guy?

"For the thrill of it," a key Crown witness says.

With that one simple answer, the witness may have brought the 14 members of the jury closer than they've ever been to understanding the motive behind Tim's murder.

Read more......
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on April 16, 2016, 07:49:50 PM
http://www.ottawasun.com/2016/04/14/parties-with-drugs-women-and-bacon-the-millionaire-lifestyle-of-tim-bosmas-accused-killer-dellen-millard

quote from article
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Some of the evidence seems more relevant to Bosma’s killing than others.

The jury has heard Millard needed a diesel truck to tow his modified Jeep to Mexico because the last time his gas-powered truck was too expensive.

Bosma’s truck was a diesel.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on April 25, 2016, 04:14:17 PM
http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2016/04/25/accused-mans-girlfriend-continues-testimony-at-tim-bosma-murder-trial.html

Accused’s girlfriend chokes back tears during Tim Bosma murder trial
Mark Smich’s girlfriend Marlena Meneses recorded a plea to her boyfriend while interviewed by police. “Please just tell the truth ... I told them everything I know. I told them Dell did everything,” she said.

Marlena Meneses thought she might be pregnant when her boyfriend Mark Smich was arrested for the murder of Tim Bosma.
Meneses, then 18, and Smich were walking in Oakville when police apprehended and handcuffed them on May 22, 2013. Smich was charged with the murder of Tim Bosma — the Ancaster dad who disappeared on May 6, 2013 after taking two men for a test drive in the pickup truck he was selling online.
Smich’s friend Dellen Millard had already been charged in Bosma’s death.
The pair are now on trial for first-degree murder.
On Monday, Meneses, now 22, was back on the stand to be cross-examined.
During her statement to police after her boyfriend’s arrest on May 22, the jury heard, Meneses recorded a video plea to Smich. She cried on the stand Tuesday as Millard’s lawyer Nadir Sachak read a transcript of that plea.
“Please just tell the truth ... I told them everything I know. I told them Dell did everything,” he read.
She choked back tears as she nodded — those were her words.
“You owe it to me and to this family,” it continued.
“I love you and I miss you. I’ll be waiting for you. I’m going to get a pregnancy test, I’ll tell you if I’m pregnant or not. I love you. I love you so much. I’m sorry your stupid friend got you into this situation. I hope you’re OK and I hope you never forget me. Love you.”
Sachak also asked Meneses about Smich’s sister’s wedding on May 19, 2013 — just days before his arrest, and days after police had announced that Bosma’s burned remains had been found (and Millard’s charges had been upgraded to murder).
Meneses had previously testified that she’d urged Smich to go to police after Millard’s arrest, to tell them the truth, but that he didn’t because of the wedding — he didn’t want to miss it.
He suggested she was conflicted about attending the wedding, and that it “troubled her” to be there — knowing what the Bosma family was going through. She agreed.
But then Sachak showed the court photos of the happy couple at the party — Smich smiling and giving two thumbs up in his suit, and Meneses posing with her boyfriend and his mother, smiling in a black dress and pink shawl.
Meneses cried, as she agreed it was her in the photos.
“It was a nice wedding,” she said quietly.
Meneses had texted her sister a photo of her and Smich that night and wrote: “our wedding is next.”
Sachak suggested that Smich was her world — and that the reason she took his word that Millard had “done everything” was because she didn’t want to know the truth. That her whole world would come “crashing down” if she asked what really happened.
“You really wanted to believe in your heart and your soul that Smich didn’t do anything,” Sachak suggested.
She agreed. She didn’t ask because she didn’t want to know.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on April 28, 2016, 11:11:32 AM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/noudga-testimony-bosma-thursday-1.3556750

Tim Bosma trial: Christina Noudga, Dellen Millard's girlfriend, remembers almost nothing
Noudga is charged as being an accessory after the fact in the Bosma case
CBC News Posted: Apr 28, 2016 8:12 AM ET Last Updated:

Christina Noudga, the girlfriend of accused murderer Dellen Millard, is back in the witness box today at the Tim Bosma trial in Hamilton.

For the second consecutive day, the 24-year-old provided few details about her involvement in the case, answering most of the Crown's questions with "I don't know," or "I have no recollection." Even when pressed on details about phone conversations Millard had while sitting next to her in a vehicle, she said she had "no recollection of exact words or phrasing."

Noudga is charged as an accessory after the fact in the Bosma case.

Christina Noudga performed 'sexual favours' on Millard after dropping off Bosma's truck
Tim Bosma trial: Dellen Millard 'gave me the creeps,' co-accused's ex says
Tim Bosma trial: Mark Smich's ex-girlfriend wanted to marry accused killer
On Wednesday, Noudga testified that she was "performing sexual favours" on Millard shortly after they drove away from his mother's home in Kleinburg, Ont., after dropping off the trailer that contained Bosma's truck. One of the few details she recalled from that day is the two "made love" when they got back to Millard's home in the early morning hours of May 10, she testified Monday.

The Toronto woman is the Crown's last witness at the trial of Millard, 30, of Toronto, and Mark Smich, 28, of Oakville, Ont., who have both pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.

Story continues after live blog. On mobile? Follow along here
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on April 28, 2016, 07:05:38 PM
Sexual favors, minions at his command, workers in his shop who looked the other way.
My God what human beings will do to rub shoulders with people who have money and a famous name.

The people surrounding him, including his employees who looked the other way and never asked questions, were absolutely devoid of any inner  ethics, or moral code....
Looking out for any dollars thrown their way - like crumbs thrown to pigeons.

Shame on all of them!!

jb
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on April 28, 2016, 07:24:38 PM
That about sums it up in a nutshell JB;  they should all face the same fate.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 01, 2016, 09:15:14 AM
It is hard to believe that there are so many people in one group that could be so evil. I mean we can see it on all of these true crimes shows. People who know that there is a plan in place to kill someone and have lots of of time to warn the police of the impending crime, but no, they just talk like it's they are going to a movie or going on a trip or it's just another day event. I cannot believe the cold and manipulating people that are out there. They also do not think of the payback when they are doing these crimes. Just do it and then the tears and the anguish goes on, but it's only for themselves, not for the victims. We should have the death penalty back, when you see cases like this. I'd pull the switch myself, with a smile on my face. >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 01, 2016, 01:01:56 PM
It gets worse...

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/noudga-testimony-bosma-thursday-1.3556750

Tim Bosma trial: Dellen Millard tried to influence witnesses from behind bars
Accused killer wrote dozens of letters to his girlfriend, Christina Noudga
By Adam Carter, CBC News Posted: Apr 28, 2016 8:12 AM ET Last Updated: Apr 29, 2016 8:34 AM ET

Dellen Millard attempted to use his girlfriend as his "secret agent" from behind bars to influence the testimony of key Crown witnesses in the Tim Bosma case, court heard Thursday at the trial of the two men accused of killing the Hamilton man. 

Christina Noudga returned to court for her second day of testimony, as assistant Crown attorney Tony Leitch read out pages and pages of letters Millard sent to her from jail.

The 24-year-old woman has been charged as an accessory after the fact in the Bosma case. It is unclear if Noudga and Millard are still romantically linked.

"You said you wanted to be a secret agent. Be mine?" one letter from Millard read. "Here's your chance to be a covert operative."

Noudga, of Toronto, is the Crown's last witness at the trial of Millard, 30, of Toronto, and Mark Smich, 28, of Oakville, Ont., who have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.

Millard wrote to Noudga about Smich, whom he referred to as "treacherous Mark."

"It was Mark who f--ked up a truck robbery, not me," Millard wrote. "Just because I helped clean up Mark's mess, does not mean I should also pay for it."

'A huge blow to the prosecution's case'

In some letters Millard writes about how he is "treated like Hannibal Lecter" in jail, and often professes his love for Noudga — sometimes in pseudo-Shakespearian verse.

He also repeatedly talks about the case against him, and implores Noudga to reach out to witnesses like Andrew Michalski — whom he refers to as a "f--king pansy scared into giving up a true friend."

"If Andrew were to testify that police coached him on what they wanted to hear, before his statement was given, that would be a huge blow to the prosecution's case," he wrote.

"If he knew that his words were going to get me a life sentence, he would want to change them. Show him how he can, and he will change them."

Michalski previously testified that Millard asked him if he should steal a truck from "the asshole or the nice guy," just days before Bosma vanished.

Christina Noudga
Christina Noudga, 24, has been charged with being an accessory after the fact in connection with Tim Bosma's death. (Court exhibit)

"Andrew is the only evidence of any planning," Millard said in another letter. "He must say he did not hear any planning of any kind. Ever."

Noudga told the court she thought Millard wanted her to talk to Michalski about changing his testimony. She said she never did. "I didn't think it was right," she said.

Millard and Noudga were put on a court ordered no contact list when Millard was charged with Bosma's murder, but Noudga testified she was not made aware of that until months after the fact.

Protecting credibility paramount, Millard writes

Noudga testified that she received Millard's letters from his mother, Madeleine Burns, and that she also gave Burns letters she wrote for Millard.

There was no evidence presented as to how Burns got her son's letters.

Millard also wrote about "getting our stories straight" in his letters to Noudga, and asked about what she was "willing to do."

"Protecting your credibility, and preparing to give testimony, is how you can help me most," he wrote. "Bringing Andrew back to my side, brings me back from losing, and puts me at a tie. Your testimony though, will be what wins it."

Wiping away fingerprints

The jury also heard Thursday about how Noudga wiped down the trailer containing Tim Bosma's truck under the direction of Millard's mother while it was sitting in her driveway.

Noudga and Burns were at a hotel "having some wine" and "brainstorming" hours after Millard was arrested when they decided to wipe down the trailer, which they both had touched, Noudga testified.

"My biggest concern when we were discussing it was, holy shit, we touched the trailer," Noudga said. At that point in the investigation, it hadn't been determined that Bosma was dead, and there was hope he might still be alive.
Noudga told the jury that after she and Burns left the hotel and picked up cash and cheques from Millard's home, they went to Burns's home where she wiped down the trailer while Burns showed her the areas she had touched.

They then went back to the hotel, which they had rented to get away from the glare of the media, court heard. The two shared a room that night, but nothing about wiping down the prints was discussed, Noudga said. Instead, there was "more brainstorming, hugging, a lot of crying" and "drinking copious amounts of wine."

Much like yesterday's testimony, Noudga repeatedly said she couldn't recall details about her discussions with Millard, or specific timelines for the night they moved the trailer or The Eliminator incinerator in which human bone fragments were eventually found.

She could, however, remember other details, such as drinking wine with Burns, specific conversations they had, the type of car she drove, and a conversation she had with Smich, in which he said "they're in deep shit."

Passing off a toolbox

Noudga also described how after she and Millard moved The Eliminator, they went to mutual friend Matt Hagerman's house and Millard gave him a toolbox.

She testified that Millard and Hagerman "laughed and giggled" when they were talking, but she didn't hear what they were talking about.

Hagerman gave a very different account of the encounter when he testified, describing the exchange through tears from the witness box
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Sap1 on May 01, 2016, 05:43:38 PM
Interesting indeed! Noudga is throwing everyone under the bus, including Madeline Burns. So it looks as though Madeline Burns was also in on the planning on how to save her son from 25 years. Wow! Not a damn thought for the violent death of a good man, nor any compassion towards the grieving wife and little daughter and other family members. As far as I'm concerned, they can all be thrown in jail for 25. The DP would be better!
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Sap1 on May 01, 2016, 05:48:46 PM
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"It was Mark who f--ked up a truck robbery, not me," Millard wrote. "Just because I helped clean up Mark's mess, does not mean I should also pay for it."

The incinerator was purchased well before Tim's death. So was that purchase also compelled by Mark Smich? He had no cattle on this farm nor any other animals that were dying off. Methinks he bought the incinerator for future kills.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jobo on May 02, 2016, 07:10:53 AM
When I read what Miilard had said in his letters....my first thought was that he thinks he's above everyone and most likely just wrote what he did to muddle the investigation. 
I believe he was the mastermind behind Tim's murder.
I also believe that Laura Babcock was also disposed of in the incinerator and that Millard also murdered his dad.  I'm pretty sure I read that the incinerator seemed to have been used more than once.
The guy is a psychopath, and as already mentioned, everyone around him were of poor character.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 02, 2016, 01:23:11 PM
jobo
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and as already mentioned, everyone around him were of poor character.

Yes, and in my mind that also includes his mother.  Was he ever formally charged with the murder of his Dad, and his girlfriend?  Does anyone know?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/bosma-trial-noudga-testimony-1.3561968

Tim Bosma trial: Girlfriend felt like she was being 'played' by Dellen Millard
Toronto woman has been charged as accessory after the fact in Bosma case
By Adam Carter, CBC News Posted: May 02, 2016 7:41 AM ET Last Updated: May 02, 2016 3:00 PM ET

snippets taken from article

After months of receiving secret letters sent to her from jail, Dellen Millard's girlfriend started to feel she was being played by her incarcerated lover, court heard Monday at the trial of two men accused of killing Hamilton man Tim Bosma.

As time went on, Noudga started to feel like she might be getting played by her boyfriend to suit his ends. Millard wasn't overly emotional before his arrest, she said, but after he was incarcerated, that changed.​

"These expressions of love are interspersed with you being asked to reach out and speak with Crown witnesses, right?" assistant Crown Attorney Tony Leitch asked. "Yes," Noudga said.

It is unclear if Noudga and Millard are still romantically linked.

The also court heard about a phone call between Millard, his mother and Noudga that was mentioned in a letter dated Nov. 17, 2013. "It was wonderful to think you could hear me on the phone. I could almost feel your presence. Even now, days later, it puts the hint of a smile on my face," Millard wrote.

"But it was also reckless of my Mum to do that ... if either you, or her, are under surveillance, what are you gonna say when the prosecution pulls out a snapshot of you in the phone booth, with phone records, and jail records, to say I was on the other end of the line?"

Millard sings Oasis's Wonderwall

Noudga testified that she didn't actually speak to Millard that day, and that Millard's mother handed her the receiver at a pay phone.

Dellen Millard
Police shot this photo of Dellen Millard, 30, after he was arrested on May 11 of 2013. Millard is charged with 1st degree murder in connection with the death of Hamilton man Tim Bosma. (Hamilton Police Service/Court exhibit)

"Madeleine called Dellen ... she handed me the receiver and he sang Wonderwall, by Oasis," Noudga said.

"So he has the opportunity to speak to you in person, and all he does is sing Wonderwall?" Leitch said. "Yes," Noudga responded. She testified she couldn't recall what Millard's mother said to her son before that happened.

In his letters, which Millard told Noudga to destroy, he also plots strategy.

"Because there is so much disclosure still to come, it's not certain what defence I will use. It is clear though, that police are going to use my phone record in an attempt to pinpoint my location at a given time," he wrote.

n his letters, which Millard told Noudga to destroy, he also plots strategy.

"Because there is so much disclosure still to come, it's not certain what defence I will use. It is clear though, that police are going to use my phone record in an attempt to pinpoint my location at a given time," he wrote.

"This is based on the assumption that I am carrying the phone. I need to attack this assumption ... I want supporting evidence, and testimony evidence, that it was usual/normal for me to lend my phone to Mark."

Creating a script

Millard also penned multiple letters where he concocted a story for Noudga to tell in the witness box, in which Smich already knew the Bosmas, and Michalski would be instructed to say that Millard wasn't there the night Bosma was shot.

All of those letters were marked at the end with "destroy these letters." Noudga didn't destroy the letters, but also didn't take them to police.

"This is clearly asking you to speak with Andrew Michalski to tell an absolute lie about what happened," Leitch said. "Correct," Noudga responded.

"You're saying that after you read this you maintained you believed in his innocence?" Leitch then asked. "I didn't know what I believed anymore ... but I was in denial for a very long time," Noudga responded.

Peppered throughout the letters, Millard wrote to Noudga about many other things — like his exercise habits, and how Noudga looked on Halloween dressed as Harley Quinn from the Batman animated series from photos she had sent him.

Millard also made requests for several songs lyrics to be sent to him, including Butterfly by Crazy Town and The Lion Sleeps Tonight, popularized by the Tokens.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Sap1 on May 02, 2016, 06:43:18 PM
I concur JB, M. Burns is also  of poor moral character. Wining and hiding in a hotel devising plans to lie for her son is an enabling mother not a supportive mother. She really needs to be hauled into court along with Noudga whom she was "grooming" to clean up Dellen's mess and lie for.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 05, 2016, 11:36:06 AM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/bosma-noudga-testimony-laughter-1.3565679

Tim Bosma trial: Courtroom erupts in laughter at Christina Noudga's testimony
Cross-examination continues today of woman who is charged with being an accessory after the fact
By Adam Carter, CBC News Posted: May 04, 2016 8:13 AM ET Last Updated: May 05, 2016 8:08 AM ET

Laughter erupted more than once in a Hamilton courtroom Wednesday over the testimony given by Dellen Millard's former girlfriend at the trial of the two men accused of killing Tim Bosma.

Christina Noudga, 24, returned to the witness box today for her fourth day of testimony, as Mark Smich's lawyer Thomas Dungey continued his cross-examination.

Many of those in the courtroom laughed when Noudga testified she did not destroy evidence when she wiped down parts of a trailer that contained Bosma's truck, under the instruction of Millard's mother, Madeleine Burns.

"We didn't remove any evidence, we just removed our touching the trailer," said Noudga, who is charged with being an accessory after the fact. "At the time, we didn't see it as evidence." ​

Looking somewhat baffled, Dungey asked why she would wipe the trailer down if she didn't think there was evidence.

She again repeated she didn't think it was evidence, and there was more laughter at her response.

Noudga, of Toronto, is the Crown's last witness at the trial of Millard, 30, of Toronto, and Mark Smich, 28, of Oakville, Ont., who have both pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.

Noudga testified that she only intended to wipe off her prints and Millard's mother's prints, but not Millard's.

"I wiped off my prints, I don't know where else he touched," Noudga said. In notes she wrote recovered from her bedroom, she wrote "they cannot prove it because no prints."

The court again broke out in laughter at that response, and Justice Andrew Goodman had to call for order when the guffaws didn't stop.

"I didn't wipe out his evidence. I wiped out my evidence and then realized that inevitably I wiped out his evidence as well, but I didn't wipe out the entire trailer," she said.

The exchange between Noudga and Dungey became more tense as the morning progressed. While Noudga has seemed unfazed in previous days, she appeared frustrated at times today. At one point, she started over enunciating her words as if speaking to a child.

'I can be a powerful weapon'

Dungey spent a large chunk of his cross-examination pressing Noudga about a series of notes she wrote that were found in her bedroom. In some cases, Noudga said, she had written portions of drafts of letters she was planning to have delivered to Millard.

In the end, she testified, she didn't send those drafts. Though Noudga kept most of Millard's letters, her letters to Millard were never recovered.

"OK with Andrew [Michalski] and Matt [Hagerman]. Now maybe I could write Matt a letter. I feel like it would be easier than traceable phones," she wrote in one note. "Same with Andrew. Not sure how to get a meet anonymous, Matt for sure."

Noudga said she didn't send that to Millard. "All we've got is your testimony that you didn't send him a copy of this letter ... because we don't have your letters that you sent him," Dungey said.

In another note, Noudga wrote, "Give me a bit of info on what they are needed for. I'm useless being kept in the dark ... I'm sure I can be a powerful weapon."

Noudga says police 'harassed' her

She also referred to the police investigation into her and Millard's charges as "harassment." Noudga refused to give a statement to police until she was arrested months after Millard was. She said a lawyer advised her not to talk to police.

"It's not fair for my friends and family to be harassed when I was advised against [making a statement,]" Noudga said.

"Is that the way you term a police investigation?" Dungey said. "In my mind I felt like I was being harassed," Noudga said.

"With good reason," Dungey said.

The court also heard about how Noudga helped Millard move the incinerator in which the Crown alleges Bosma was burned. Dungey questioned how moving that incinerator in the middle of the night could be seen as part of a "regular routine." Noudga testified that she and Millard were "night owls" who often did things at odd hours.

She said that didn't "register to her" as moving evidence.

"So you go to the farm between two and three to move an in incinerator. And he tells you because it's because the floorboards in the barn are creaking?" Dungey asked. "Did you see [the floorboards]?"

Noudga responded she didn't "sit down and inspect the floor."

'I deserve you, and you deserve me,' Millard writes

Dungey also zeroed in on the fact that when Millard was first arrested, he was charged with forcible confinement and theft, not murder. At that time, it was thought there was hope Bosma could still be alive.

"Did it ever occur to you Mr. Bosma is missing, he might be in the truck, I should call the police?" Dungey asked.

"That never occurred to me," Noudga responded. "It was a possibility we didn't explore ... we didn't explore where the person might be." She never referred to Bosma by name.

Dungey chose a very specific point in Millard's letters to his former lover with which to cap off his cross-examination. He showed a portion on the courtroom screens where Millard wrote, "I deserve you, and you deserve me."

"That's what he wrote to you, right?" Dungey said, and Noudga agreed.

"No further questions," Dungey said.

The judge will be hearing legal arguments on Thursday without the jury present. The trial will resume in front of the jury on Monday morning.

CBC reporter Adam Carter is in the
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Sap1 on May 06, 2016, 01:26:26 PM
That is hilarious. Noudga is playing right into the Prosecution. :) Dumb as a bean pole ... I guess that is how Millard and Madeline Burns like them so they don't question anything.

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"We didn't remove any evidence, we just removed our touching the trailer," said Noudga, who is charged with being an accessory after the fact. "At the time, we didn't see it as evidence." ​

Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on May 06, 2016, 05:18:32 PM
Madeline disgusts me I thought she was of better character than that , so  it seems Wayne was right all along when he said she was a manipulator and a user .  not one of those evil people not even Dells mother  seemed to think it s bad thing to murder not only way , but  Tim and  the other young lady .   that goes beyond a mothers love .  I have three and no way I would  tamper with evidence for them , they were raised dont do the crime if you cant do the time.   I wonder if Mr Burns has left her yet.  He would be a smart man if he did 
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Sap1 on May 06, 2016, 09:09:30 PM
I believe in "what goes around, comes around", sooner or later. None of them have any remorse!

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"Wiping away fingerprints

The jury also heard Thursday about how Noudga wiped down the trailer containing Tim Bosma's truck under the direction of Millard's mother while it was sitting in her driveway.

Noudga and Burns were at a hotel "having some wine" and "brainstorming" hours after Millard was arrested when they decided to wipe down the trailer, which they both had touched, Noudga testified.

"My biggest concern when we were discussing it was, holy shit, we touched the trailer," Noudga said. At that point in the investigation, it hadn't been determined that Bosma was dead, and there was hope he might still be alive.
Noudga told the jury that after she and Burns left the hotel and picked up cash and cheques from Millard's home, they went to Burns's home where she wiped down the trailer while Burns showed her the areas she had touched.

They then went back to the hotel, which they had rented to get away from the glare of the media, court heard. The two shared a room that night, but nothing about wiping down the prints was discussed, Noudga said. Instead, there was "more brainstorming, hugging, a lot of crying" and "drinking copious amounts of wine.""

I don't understand why, after all this, they don't haul up Madeline as an accessory after the fact. If they thought Tim was just missing and Dellen had nothing to do with it, there was no need to wipe down their evidence. They knew!!
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 07, 2016, 12:44:26 PM
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Sap
I don't understand why, after all this, they don't haul up Madeline as an accessory after the fact. If they thought Tim was just missing and Dellen had nothing to do with it, there was no need to wipe down their evidence. They knew!!

The mother should also be charged with tampering of evidence. Of course they knew.

jb
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 07, 2016, 04:10:46 PM
This is a long article, but will copy and paste part of it...... this guy (Dellen is something to behold)

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/dellen-millard-rehearsed-speaking-to-jury-while-in-jail-cell-letter-to-girlfriend-reveals

HAMILTON, Ont. — Dellen Millard paced about his jail cell practising a speech that might convince a jury he wasn’t a murderer as he awaited trial for the slaying of Tim Bosma.

The revelation, from one of Millard’s jailhouse letters smuggled to his girlfriend, comes as the prosecution’s case against him and co-accused Mark Smich draws toward a close and a real jury, rather than his imaginary one, soon will learn if either of the men will address it in the flesh.

Millard, 30, of Toronto, and Smich, 28, of Oakville, have sat silently before the jury for more than three months of the high-profile trial. Whether either will take the stand has been a primary question from spectators.

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FacebookDellen Millard's longtime girlfriend Christina Noudga.
And, court heard Wednesday, it seemed to be an important consideration for Millard as well.

“My heart’s racing. Its probably a combination of a quick workout, and rehersing (sic) an openning (sic) address to a jury,” he begins a letter to Christina Noudga, his girlfriend at the time of his arrest in 2013. (All spellings are as they appeared in his letter.)

“I was playing out the idea of giving an openning (sic) address to the jury. It would be highly unusual, which is usually where I do best.

“So, I was pacing about my cell imagining the jury before me, and working out what to say, what to convey. Legal argument should be left to the lawyers. Obviously I want the jury to believe I am not a murderer. But by what road do I bring them to that conclusion?

“In this little practice session, I imagine I would have conveyed that I am scared, but composed. Do you think this is a good route?” (A passage immediately following has been redacted and withheld from the jury.)

Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Sap1 on May 07, 2016, 06:01:09 PM
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I don't understand why, after all this, they don't haul up Madeline as an accessory after the fact. If they thought Tim was just missing and Dellen had nothing to do with it, there was no need to wipe down their evidence. They knew!!

The mother should also be charged with tampering of evidence. Of course they knew.

jb

I agree with that 100%. Yet it may be near impossible if not totally impossible because I think Madeline was too smart and conniving to leave a trail of evidence like Noudga did.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Have faith on May 07, 2016, 07:02:28 PM

I tried to stay away from this case because of the veritable evil that I knew would be exposed. It was so painful to look at Tim's photos with his new born baby. There was no sleuthing to be done. I figured that there was no question that the guilty were arrested. I honestly didn't have the stomach for it.



I haven't read this entire thread, but I have been drawn into the case lately. The evil had extended well beyond the murderer, to some of his friends, employees, his girl friend, and his mother. This is what floors me.  If we ever have wondered how and why people won't report what they know about a murder suspect--this is a perfect example. These people didn't even have to be worried about being killed by the perp if they reported what they knew, which is the case in some instances.  Based on this incredible lack of morals, I hold out little hope that many of the unsolved cases will be solved by tips from those who know.



I am shocked that accused murders can send and receive mail without jail screening. DM's letters should have been intercepted and recorded for future evidence, as is the protocol in the USA. If his girl friend had destroyed them, they would have been lost as evidence for the Crown.

DM's mother Madeleine should be charged with destroying evidence, as noted by other members. Her actions in wiping down the trailer either shows the extent that she will go to protect her son regardless of his evil, or her own self-interest in not having evidence that proves her complicity with his crime. She was at DM's family home when police arrived to investigate his father's "suicide".  Don't think that she didn't know that her son killed her ex-husband. I wish LE would charge her for something..she deserves it.

Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 07, 2016, 07:26:43 PM
Good to hear from you Have Faith!

To quote you
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She was at DM's family home when police arrived to investigate his father's "suicide".  Don't think that she didn't know that her son killed her ex-husband. I wish LE would charge her for something..she deserves it.

Hmm - Yes - why is she not investigated?  Her son has been charged with his murder.
Mr. Millard was so called engaged at the time to a woman.  Money and inheritance would have been involved in his death.

I took note that Madelaine went to her son's apartment and removed cheques and cash from his apartment before police arrived.  This was after Tim was murdered.

One thing stands out to me as the God worshiped  by Millard, including the whole cast of characters, and the God is ---- Money!!
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“My heart’s racing. Its probably a combination of a quick workout, and rehersing (sic) an openning (sic) address to a jury,” he begins a letter to Christina Noudga, his girlfriend at the time of his arrest in 2013. (All spellings are as they appeared in his letter.)

“I was playing out the idea of giving an openning (sic) address to the jury. It would be highly unusual, which is usually where I do best.

“So, I was pacing about my cell imagining the jury before me, and working out what to say, what to convey. Legal argument should be left to the lawyers. Obviously I want the jury to believe I am not a murderer. But by what road do I bring them to that conclusion?

“In this little practice session, I imagine I would have conveyed that I am scared, but composed. Do you think this is a good route?”

The top 10 of manipulation!  Another Charles Manson!! Narcissistic to the nth degree.
Even worse, as Dellen with his animal crematorium would never have stopped!!

A cold blooded killer! with his motley crew right behind him.

Selling a car, or anything today, via kijiji, or whatever poses problems.

I sometimes wonder if EVIL is genetic.

jb
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 09, 2016, 05:36:27 PM
This is a long article, but will copy and paste part of it...... this guy (Dellen is something to behold)

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/dellen-millard-rehearsed-speaking-to-jury-while-in-jail-cell-letter-to-girlfriend-reveals

HAMILTON, Ont. — Dellen Millard paced about his jail cell practising a speech that might convince a jury he wasn’t a murderer as he awaited trial for the slaying of Tim Bosma.

The revelation, from one of Millard’s jailhouse letters smuggled to his girlfriend, comes as the prosecution’s case against him and co-accused Mark Smich draws toward a close and a real jury, rather than his imaginary one, soon will learn if either of the men will address it in the flesh.

. Whether either will take the stand has been a primary question from spectators.

“My heart’s racing. Its probably a combination of a quick workout, and rehersing (sic) an openning (sic) address to a jury,” he begins a letter to Christina Noudga, his girlfriend at the time of his arrest in 2013. (All spellings are as they appeared in his letter.)

“I was playing out the idea of giving an openning (sic) address to the jury. It would be highly unusual, which is usually where I do best.

“So, I was pacing about my cell imagining the jury before me, and working out what to say, what to convey. Legal argument should be left to the lawyers. Obviously I want the jury to believe I am not a murderer. But by what road do I bring them to that conclusion?

“In this little practice session, I imagine I would have conveyed that I am scared, but composed. Do you think this is a good route?” (A passage immediately following has been redacted and withheld from the jury.)



Ha! Looks like Big Shot got cold feet. His rich mommy will keep him well stocked with canteen money.

http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6545146-bosma-trial-dellen-millard-won-t-take-stand-but-smich-will-mount-murder-defence/

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Hamilton Spectator
By Molly Hayes
Accused killer Dellen Millard will not be taking the stand at his first-degree murder trial — but whether his co-accused Mark Smich will remains to be seen.

A full courtroom erupted in whispers after Millard's lawyer Ravin Pillay announced to the jury Monday morning that he will be calling no witnesses in his client's defence.

And the buzz continued when Thomas Dungey, representing Smich, announced shortly thereafter that his client will be calling a case. Who the witnesses will be – including whether Smich will testify -- isn't yet known because Dungey does not have to say at this point.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 11, 2016, 02:34:15 PM
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/clean-cut-and-unshackled-co-accused-mark-smich-takes-the-stand-at-the-tim-bosma-trial

‘He looked mad, like a lunatic’: Smich, co-accused in Bosma’s murder, tells trial he had no idea killing would happen

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HAMILTON, Ont. — Mark Smich was following close behind as Dellen Millard test drove Tim Bosma’s pickup truck when the pickup suddenly swerved to the side of the road, the accused killer said on the witness stand Wednesday.

“I pulled behind him,” Smich told a packed but silent courtroom.

“I asked him what was going on… He said ‘I’m taking the truck, I’m taking the truck.’”

Smich said he walked up to the pickup truck.

“I saw a bullet hole in the side windshield and Mr. Bosma laying head first on the dash board.

I was shocked. I’m not sure there are words I can describe it.

“Dell looked like something came over him. He didn’t look like himself… I’ve never seen him like this. He looked mad, like a lunatic.”

Smich’s dramatic account — his version — of the May 6, 2013, nighttime slaying of Bosma, 32, puts before the 14-member jury a story absolving Smich of direct knowledge of a plot to kill Bosma in the attempt to steal the truck coveted by Mr. Millard.

Smich’s story of him and Millard arriving at Bosma’s driveway that night to look at the truck advertised for sale online brought the Bosma family to tears.

Bosma’s widow, Sharlene, sat silently, her eyes closed and head bowed for much of it until she seemed unable to bear it and tears rolled down. Quietly wiping them away and holding her hand to her mouth, she sat in clenched stillness. Bosma’s mother, Mary, fled the courtroom altogether, followed by a trickle of others.

Walking to the stand — unshackled — and looking clean cut with a fresh haircut and red gingham collared shirt and khakis, Smich is being questioned first by his own lawyer, Thomas Dungey.

“We believe you should have, as jurors, the absolute full picture as to what happened on May 6 and May 7,” Dungey said, pointing out that the accused do not have to testify and he is doing so by choice.

Walking to the stand — unshackled — and looking clean cut with a fresh haircut and red gingham collared shirt and khakis, Smich is being questioned first by his own lawyer, Thomas Dungey.

“We believe you should have, as jurors, the absolute full picture as to what happened on May 6 and May 7,” Dungey said, pointing out that the accused do not have to testify and he is doing so by choice.

“He is going to tell you what he did and what happened, that is why he is testifying.”

The courtroom was packed in anticipation of his testimony.

Smich, 28, started slowly, telling the jury he has completed his high school diploma while in jail waiting for his trial. He said his family was close knit and he moved back home to care for his mother who had breast cancer.

Smich and Millard first met when Millard cold-called Smich to buy marijuana from him. Millard was given his number by a mutual acquaintance.

“I sold him some drugs,” Smich said. It was around 2008. Millard was an irregular client of Smich’s trafficking business for a couple years before they started socializing more closely.

“We smoked a joint together,” he said. “We all hanged out,” he said, more frequently after Millard broke up with his girlfriend.
“As time went on our bond was stronger,” he said. “He was like a brother to me. Like he was family.”

Millard asked him to help him steal stuff — trailers, trees, wood chipper, construction equipment and vehicles. “I was OK with it and went along with it,” he said.

A trailer with Corvette written on the side was taken from a driveway, he said. There were only racing rims inside.

The wood chipper theft was more elaborate. It was taken from a City of Oakville service yard and Millard had scoped out where security cameras were. They went at night with bolt cutters to get through a fence and towed it down the street and sanded off the city’s logo in case there were traffic cameras and then made off to Millard’s house. His license plates were covered.

As his testimony continues, Smich seemed to grow more confident and at ease. Answers grew longer, more detailed after a stilted start.
His co-accused, Millard, announced Monday he would not be taking the stand at the high-profile murder trial.

Although sharing an indictment, Millard and Smich have run antagonistic defences — often called a “cut-throat defence” — rather than co-operating on a joint rebuttal. The general theme over the course of their trial has been each man suggesting the other did something unexpected to put them in this predicament.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Have faith on May 11, 2016, 09:26:13 PM

As we listen to Mark Smich express his horror that DM shot and killed Tim, we must remember that he is also accused of first degree murder of Laura Babcock, and that he lived in the Millard home when DM's father was murdered.  Cry me a river psycho. 
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on May 15, 2016, 09:50:21 AM
Have Faith, you are absolutely correct, "cry me a river, psycho". It is hard to believe that there are that many evil people in one place. I mean not a shred of conscience. And Smich had every chance to contact the police and crime stoppers and did not even have to leave his name. He made no effort to stop any of the murders or inform anyone in any way to protect themselves from Mallard. He is in it up to his neck and he's going down with Mallard. They deserve to get the maximum sentence and it is just too bad it is not the death penalty. You did the crime, do the time. And why waste tax payers money on this scum, I know everyone has a right to a fair trial, but there is a mountain of evidence that is against them. The lawyer is making a fortune and Canadians are paying the shot for the rest of the trial. My thoughts and prayers to Tim's family, God bless them and I know the whole community has shed tears over this crime and the police must have a hard time in their hearts with what went on here. It has to be hard on everybody to sit through this trial every day and hear the most horrendous story and it must almost seem like a Stephen King novel. Once again, thoughts and prayers to everyone going through this trial. :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 15, 2016, 01:16:20 PM
Mommy dearest was also at her ex-husband's home when the cops arrived.

jb
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on May 26, 2016, 02:59:59 PM
Crown wraps up case with Smich
https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2016/05/25/smich-and-millard-planned-tim-bosma-murder-for-15-months-crown-charges.html

Bosma may have died minutes after leaving home, Crown says, as testimony ends
Prosecutor drills hard into Mark Smich’s testimony that he was “shocked” to find the Ancaster dad dead in his truck.


After 16 weeks, the jury at the Tim Bosma murder trial has heard all the evidence there is to hear.

“Ladies and gentlemen, that is the evidence in this case,” Justice Andrew Goodman told the jury after an “exhausted” Mark Smich wrapped up nine days on the stand Wednesday.

His lawyer Thomas Dungey ended his re-examination with a single pointed question: “Did you kill Mr. Bosma?” he asked his client.

“No,” Smich replied.

Smich, 28, and his co-accused Dellen Millard, 30, are on trial for the first-degree murder of Ancaster dad Tim Bosma, who, by all accounts, was killed for his diesel pickup.

The two men have pointed the finger squarely at each other — but the Crown says the pair came up with, and executed, their lethal plan together.

Assistant Crown attorney Craig Fraser suggested during his cross-examination of Smich Wednesday that Bosma was killed within minutes of leaving his house on May 6, 2013, to take the two men for a test drive of the Dodge Ram he was selling online.

The 32-year-old Ancaster man must have been on “high alert” that night, Fraser argued; suspicious of his late-night visitors who showed up after 9 p.m. to see a truck.

Fraser suggested there was no real test drive — that Bosma only got as far as a field around the corner before he was shot in the passenger seat.

Fraser pointed to earlier testimony from witness Rick Bullmann — a neighbour— who said he saw two vehicles pull out of a field that night while walking his dogs.

The first didn’t set off any alarm bells, because people regularly dumped garbage in that field. But when a second rolled out right behind it, he thought “that’s weird.”

It was Smich and Millard behind the wheels of those vehicles, Fraser argued.

“And you know why they were in that field? Because that’s where you and Mr. Millard shot Mr. Bosma,” Fraser suggested.

Smich disagreed.

He has insisted they were out that night just to “scope” a truck to steal later. He says he got out of Bosma’s truck at the field to follow behind in Millard’s SUV — and that he was “shocked” to discover Bosma had been killed when the truck pulled over suddenly on a side road in Brantford.

But Fraser disputed that as nonsense: “Nobody goes on a test drive for more than an hour, to another city. It’s not what people do, and it’s not what happened this night.”

Fraser said they pulled over there because they needed to do some “repositioning of the body.”

He argued if Smich had truly been “in fear” of “lunatic” Millard as he claims he was, he could have driven away — but instead he followed Millard to his farm, and then his air hangar, where Bosma’s body was incinerated.

“You followed him, sir,” Fraser said. “That was a choice you made, because it was part of the plan.”

The pair continued to work together in the days after the murder, Fraser argued, to cover their tracks.

Like early on May 10, 2013, when Millard dropped off a toolbox containing a .380-calibre Walther PPK handgun — the murder weapon, Smich says — to his friend Matt Hagerman around 4 a.m.

He sent a text message to Smich minutes later: “retooled for stormy weather, all clear, getting some sleep now, 7am accounting meeting.”

Fraser suggested Smich knew what was happening, and this was a “progress report” from his partner-in-crime.

Later that day, after police paid Millard a surprise visit at the air hangar, he called Smich almost immediately — and then went to see him, for 50 minutes.

Fraser suggested they had “business to discuss,” and that there’s “no way” they didn’t discuss what to do if Millard was arrested (which he was that same night).

Smich disagreed, but could recall only that Millard told him he was going to get a lawyer.

After Millard was arrested, the toolbox made its way back to Smich through his roommate, Andrew Michalski. He testified that Smich had specifically asked for it — but Smich has testified he was “surprised” to receive the toolbox, and had only been expecting it to contain drugs.

“Coincidence or plan, Mr. Smich?” Fraser asked.

He also pointed to testimony from Smich’s girlfriend Marlena Meneses who said that Smich and Millard were “celebrating” and told her “the mission went well” when they picked her up on the morning of May 7, 2013.

“This is honest Marlena Meneses expressing clearly a celebration on the part of Dellen Millard and Mark Smich for the theft, the killing and the incineration of Tim Bosma,” Fraser put to him.

“And I’m going to suggest to you sir: mission accomplished.”

With the evidence now complete, the jury has been dismissed until Wednesday, June 1, when they will return for the beginning of closing arguments.

***Edited to fix article. Same article had posted three times.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on June 14, 2016, 10:45:39 AM
Tim Bosma trial: What the jury wasn't allowed to hear
Jury deliberating on fate of Dellen Millard, Mark Smich after 4-month murder trial in Hamilton

By Adam Carter, CBC News  Posted: Jun 13, 2016 4:04 PM ET| Last Updated: Jun 14, 2016 7:50 AM ET


The jury in the Tim Bosma trial in Hamilton never heard about Dellen Millard's drug dealing, nor the fact he and Mark Smich may have owned more than one gun.

Those are just two of the numerous pieces of evidence that Justice Andrew Goodman ruled as inadmissible in the trial of the two men accused of killing Bosma in 2013.

The jurors are now in deliberations, so for the first time, CBC News is legally able to publish some of the details they weren't allowed to hear in court.

During the four-month trial in Superior Court in Hamilton, the jury was ushered out of the room dozens of times for legal arguments, as lawyers for Millard, 30, and Smich, 28, argued for specific evidence surrounding their clients to be disallowed.

In many cases, it was — evidence about drug use, weapons and other areas was ruled out, because it was deemed "bad character evidence," or was too closely linked to other charges the two accused are facing.

Millard and Smich have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges in the case of Bosma, who disappeared in May 2013 after taking the two on a ride in the pickup truck he was trying to sell. The Crown alleges the co-accused shot and killed Bosma, and burned his body in an incinerator on the Millard family's farm.

Millard and Smich also face first-degree murder charges in connection with the death of Toronto resident Laura Babcock. Millard is additionally charged with first-degree murder in the death of his father — something the jury wasn't allowed to know, as the Bosma case has to be judged on its own merits.

Usually after a jury is sequestered, reporters are allowed to write about almost everything that was said in court while jurors are out of the room.

But in the Bosma case, many things that were discussed still can't be reported. Goodman has ordered an extended publication ban on more than a dozen other areas until the completion of the Babcock trial, which is set to begin in early 2017.

As the jury examines the facts to decide whether Millard and Smich are guilty or not guilty, here is some of what they weren't told.

An affinity for guns, and more than 1

Though the jury heard its fair share about Millard's and Smich's affinity for guns, lots of evidence was ruled out.

Some of that evidence came from texts between Millard and alleged gun dealer Matthew Ward Jackson — also known as "lisho."

In one text message exchange from February 2012, when talking about brokering a deal for what is believed to be the gun used to shoot Bosma, Millard said to Jackson: "BTW, is it clean or dirty?" Jackson responded, "clean," and then "bring her back safe plz."

Millard then wrote, "By the time I let her go, she'll be a dirty girl." Jackson responded, "[that's] fine lol. I can change her print."

Several times, the jury saw a photo of a Walther PPK sitting on a table that was recovered from a device backup on a computer in Millard's home. What the jury didn't see is that in the lower right-hand redacted portion of the photo, there was another gun.

Another photo that was excluded came from Smich's Facebook page. The photo was of a bullet with "your name here" written on it with a marker, court heard.

Smich's affinity for bullets didn't end there. In a voir dire, his friend Brendan Daly talked about how Smich showed him a YouTube video for "zombie bullets," and said Smich told him, "The gun that went with those bullets is what he wanted."

Both legal teams for Millard and Smich said during the trial that a number of other gun and bullet photos were excluded in pretrial motions.

Perhaps most bizarrely, Smich's ex-girlfriend Marlena Meneses said in one of her police statements that Millard asked her to wear a prosthetic, hollowed out pregnancy belly to smuggle ammunition back to Canada from the U.S. "It's kind of like a bathing suit and then it had a skin-coloured plastic belly," Meneses said.

This plot never actually happened, she said, adding that Smich told her not to do it.

Millard, Smich sold and used drugs

The jury heard that Millard and Smich smoked pot, that Smich used Oxycodone and was once arrested for cocaine possession, and that Andrew Michalski rounded up all the drugs in Millard's home and dropped them in a stairwell for Smich after Millard's arrest.

The jury wasn't told, however, that Millard and Smich were involved in a lot more than just marijuana — and while Millard's lawyers made sure to point out that Smich sold drugs every chance they could, Millard sold drugs too.

That was pulled out of evidence at Goodman's order that the trial not "degenerate into a free-for-all" about drug abuse, and thus, bad character evidence.

Millard's friend Michalski provided a stark look into Millard's affinity for drugs — both using them and selling them.

"Dell used heroin once. Cocaine, we all did it," Michalski said in one of his police statements, adding that Millard also used steroids. The bag that Michalski used to round up drugs from Millard's house had "more than just weed" in it, prosecutor Craig Fraser said during one legal argument.

Millard also sent a computer packed with drugs like steroids and pot to Michalski at one point when he was in Winnipeg, court heard. During Arthur Jennings's testimony, there was a voir dire where Millard's lawyers talked about a trailer that mechanic Shane Schlatman was building for Millard with secret compartments built inside.

Speculation was that it was designed to import narcotics.

Smich's drug use often popped up when the jury was out of the room, too. He used cocaine, LSD and the powerful prescription painkiller Oxycodone.

At one point in a voir dire of Michalski, Millard's lawyer Nadir Sachak said, "Mr. Smich sold crack," before Goodman abruptly stopped him.

Robert Burns hates his nephew

Robert Burns's hostility towards his nephew, Millard, was palpable when he testified — but the jury never got to see the full extent of his feelings.

Burns said in a police statement read in court that he believes his nephew is a "sick, twisted prick."

This wasn't allowed to go before the jury at Goodman's instruction to not go into areas of character.

Lawyers on all sides tiptoed around Burns when he was testifying, for fears that he could say something incriminating enough to cause a mistrial.

Defence pushed for a mistrial, twice

On two separate occasions, the defence for the accused did apply for a mistrial, which would have started the gruelling trial process all over again.

The first came three weeks in, and was a joint application between lawyers representing Millard and Smich. The details of the application are under an extended publication ban, and cannot be reported.

In the end, Goodman denied it.

A second mistrial application came on April 11, when Smich's legal team alleged that lawyer Ravin Pillay's cross-examination of witness Brendan Daly impugned their client's ability to get a fair trial. They based that application on what Daly told the jury about Smich's anger issues, and his sometimes violent rap lyrics.

Again, the application was thrown out.

Bad behaviour from witnesses

Millard's friends weren't angels. The jury heard several of them were involved in criminal plots to steal everything from construction equipment to plants. Some conduct, though, wasn't talked about in open court.

When police went to question Lisa Whidden (who said she had an "intimate relationship" with Millard), she tried to run after saying she had information about the case. That's why she was put in handcuffs and her phone was seized — because they were afraid she would delete things that were on it. The officer's notes at the time describe her as "unco-operative, combative and rude."

As well, Millard didn't solely write letters to his then girlfriend, Christina Nouga. He also wrote letters to his mechanic, Shane Schlatman, and in doing so, breached a second court order to not contact someone. Those letters were mostly centred on Schlatman caring for Millard's cars, court heard.

It is expected the jurors will deliberate from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET each day — their window to decide on a verdict.

adam.carter@cbc.ca

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/tim-bosma-trial-what-the-jury-didnt-hear-1.3631268 (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/tim-bosma-trial-what-the-jury-didnt-hear-1.3631268)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: RubyRose on June 14, 2016, 11:54:32 AM
Not sure how much of an influence this would have had on me, were I on that jury.  I decided very early on in the trial that this one was pretty much a "no-brainer".

Still I don't envy the jury its task.  It's always a thankless job, whatever the outcome.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on June 14, 2016, 02:17:47 PM
debbiec, basically it sounds like the trial was being run very efficiently to me. In most of those cases with a jury, there are certain things they cannot hear. Like they always say, "it will inflame the jury", like you and I and most people, we want them to know the total story. But sometimes it is in the favor of the prosecution also that the evidence is not put in. It could be a benefit that all the drug information was not in evidence, because then they cannot use the excuse that they were out of their minds and high on drugs when all of this happened. So we can only wait and see. But I feel sure the jury is going to get this one right, they got those guys and right where they want them. I don't think there will be a long time before the jury comes back with a guilty verdict. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: debbiec on June 14, 2016, 02:50:45 PM
For what it's worth I don't figure the verdict will be effected by those things listed that the jury did not get to hear. I'd be very surprised if either of these guys is found not guilty.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Have faith on June 17, 2016, 12:54:17 PM
The jury has reached a verdict.  It is scheduled to be given at 3pm.

Here is the media blog with live updates.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/tim-bosma-trial-verdict-1.3634213
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on June 17, 2016, 01:37:08 PM
http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/millard-and-smich-found-guilty-in-killing-of-tim-bosma/ar-AAhezt6?ocid=spartandhp   wow... long story, but much anticipated "guilty".
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on June 17, 2016, 02:02:37 PM
Great news both Millard and Smitch found "Guilty" of First Degree Murder, sentence later. This is great news and I know everyone is pleased with this verdict. :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on June 17, 2016, 02:07:19 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/tim-bosma-trial-verdict-1.3634213

Reaction from people in court - applause for the Crown prosecutors/jb

Cheers and applause erupted outside a Hamilton courtroom Friday after Dellen Millard and Mark Smich were both found guilty of first-degree murder in the slaying of Hamilton's Tim Bosma.

After deliberating since Monday, an Ontario Superior Court jury in Hamilton found the pair guilty, with the verdicts being read out by the judge shortly after 3 p.m. ET Friday.

Members of the Bosma family gasped and began crying as the decision on Millard's fate was read out, and followed with more gasps and laughter when Smich's guilt was announced.

Tears streamed down the face of Bosma's widow, Sharlene, as she watched the two men who killed her husband being led out of the courtroom. Their sentencing is to commence at 4:15 p.m. ET.

More cheers for Crown Craig Fraser as he left the courtroom.
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The cheering is coming from people lined up outside the courtroom.

Millard did not smile after he was found guilty of murder. Smich just stared at the floor.

The cheers continued as the Crown attorneys left the courtroom. Spectators lined up outside the courtroom attempting to get a seat for the sentencing.

Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Sap1 on June 17, 2016, 05:39:38 PM
Wonderful! First degree murder conviction. Now it's time to go after Madeline as well.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jellybean on June 17, 2016, 06:36:19 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/tim-bosma-trial-verdict-1.3634213

snippets taken from above article.

From Widow -
"For over three years, we have waited for justice for Tim," she said. "For three years we have been in and out of this courthouse, forced to look at, and breathe in the same space as the utter depths of depravity in our society.

"We have had to endure being near the two men that walked down my driveway on May 6, 2013, and took away the bright light in our lives that was Tim."

Both men have been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 25 years, or at least until 2038. Millard and Smich are each facing a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Toronto woman Laura Babcock, while Millard has also been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his own father.

If convicted of the other two crimes, Millard would meet the criteria for being considered a serial killer.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jobo on June 18, 2016, 05:18:55 AM
Thanks for posting this article, jellybean
I've been wondering about Laura and And the father...I'm glad to see that there is charges.

Also glad to see life without parole for these two psychos.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: solvy on June 18, 2016, 06:35:20 AM
Yes, thank goodness, it was heart wrenching to listen to Tims wife speak yesterday, maybe now the family can start healing
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Have faith on July 04, 2016, 08:52:59 PM

https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2016/07/04/dellen-millard-to-appeal-murder-conviction-in-tim-bosmas-death.html

Millard is already appealing his conviction, and Smitch's appeal will come next.  Although not unexpected, it prolongs the healing of Tim's family, which is so unfair. I just hope that the appeal is denied as quickly as possible for their sake. 

It should be laughable to see what grounds Millard has for even filing an appeal.  Pathetic.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Have faith on July 08, 2016, 08:19:47 PM
Smitch has now appealed, and there is some information on Millard's basis of appeal.

http://globalnews.ca/news/2812380/tim-bosmas-convicted-killers-file-notice-of-appeal-with-ontarios-top-court/

TORONTO — Two men found guilty of murder in the death of Tim Bosma are appealing their convictions.

Dellen Millard and Mark Smich, who were convicted last month of first-degree murder in the brutal killing of the Hamilton man, have both filed notices of appeal with Ontario’s top court.

“My trial was unfair,” Smich, 28, of Oakville, Ont., wrote in his inmate appeal that was filed with the Court of Appeal late last month.


“The trial judge made errors in his charge to the jury and other rulings,” his handwritten appeal stated.
Millard, 30, of Toronto, pointed out more than a dozen issues with the trial, among them that the judge should have excluded evidence found on his farm and in various electronic devices because it breached his charter rights.
Millard also said in a two-page typed appendix to his appeal notice that the judge erred by allowing texts into evidence about the acquisition of a Walther PPK gun, which the Crown alleged was used to kill Bosma on May 6, 2013.

Millard’s lawyer, Ravin Pillay, told the jury in his closing address that Smich pulled a gun in Bosma’s truck and accidentally killed the Hamilton man.

Justice Andrew Goodman subsequently told the jury to disregard that theory because there was no basis in evidence for it, which is another issue for Millard in his notice of appeal.

Smich testified it was Millard who shot Bosma with that gun and then burned Bosma in an animal incinerator – dubbed “The Eliminator – on Millard’s farm near Waterloo, Ont.

“I think there are excellent grounds for appeal,” said Smich’s lawyer, Tom Dungey, adding his client will hire an appellate lawyer to handle the case.

Dungey said the inmate appeal satisfies the obligation to file a notice of appeal within 30 days and doesn’t require much detail.

“It will likely be many months before a full, professional, notice of appeal is filed with court,” he said."

Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Sap1 on July 09, 2016, 08:19:44 PM
They are so worried about their rights! Tim had a right to continue living and a right to be able to sell his truck without having to be murdered over it. His family had a right to have their husband and father with them. The killers had a fair  enough trial. Let them rot in prison.   
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: eyeswideopen on July 09, 2016, 10:53:43 PM
I  agree let them rot in Hell.  What I saw of the trial they Had a fair trial.  I am confident  they will still be  guilty. 
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on October 21, 2016, 11:50:54 PM
Let us see how this will go;  it is long overdue.  Too bad others had to die first.  :(    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/dellen-millard-s-murder-trial-in-death-of-his-father-set-for-march-2018-1.3816105

Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: jobo on October 22, 2016, 06:03:13 AM
It came up on my news feed yesterday, that Millard is applying for legal aide....Is that a joke?
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Sap1 on October 22, 2016, 09:15:20 AM
The article below from Lost's link above.

Dellen applying for legal aid? Taxpayers pay for the young man who had everything on a golden plate? Where has Madeleine run to ... after all, Dellen signed everything over to her when he was incarcerated. Did she finally cut the strings? After ensuring that someone would clean away the evidence of his crimes?

Ah ha! The boldedred line in the article. Madeleine is still protecting.
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Dellen Millard, the convicted killer of Tim Bosma, is now scheduled to stand trial for first-degree murder in March 2018, over the death of his father. He will rely on legal aid for his defence, despite being heir to a multimillion-dollar aviation business.

Wearing a white button-down shirt tucked into blue jeans, Millard appeared at the University Avenue courthouse in Toronto on Friday morning. He has a moustache, longer hair and appears to have lost weight.

In June, Millard and co-accused Mark Smich were convicted of the first-degree murder of Bosma. Each is serving a life sentence without possibility of parole for 25 years.


On Friday in Ontario Superior Court, Justice John McMahon set the trial for the murder of Wayne Millard for March 20, 2018.

Wayne Millard's death in 2012 was initially deemed a suicide. But in 2014, as Dellen Millard awaited trial for the Bosma murder, he was charged with killing his father.

The pair are also accused of the murder of Laura Babcock. The 23-year-old Toronto woman was romantically linked to Millard and disappeared in 2012. Police allege she was killed in July of that year. The first-degree murder trial for her killing is scheduled to begin Sept. 11, 2017.

Dellen Millard: Wayward son
Millard does not have a lawyer for either of his upcoming trials, and on Friday it was decided he would apply for legal aid.

Millard told the court he isn't able to pay for a defence lawyer because he can't gain access to his assets.

Millard inherited the aviation company, MillardAir, following his father's death. The day after Millard was arrested after Bosma's slaying in May 2013, records show he signed over power of attorney to his mother, Madeleine Burns.

The family of Bosma is suing Millard for $14 million in damages in a civil lawsuit launched in August.

Dellen Millard and Mark Smich
Millard (right) and Mark Smich (left) were convicted of the first-degree murder of Tim Bosma. (Court exhibit)

Millard also told the court on Friday he intends to bring forward two motions in relation to the Babcock murder trial.

Millard wants the direct indictment sought by the Crown to be overturned. Last year, the Crown made the rare move in a bid to skip the preliminary hearing in the Babcock case.

A severance motion will also be filed, Millard told the court, so that he can be tried separately from co-accused Smich.
 
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Sap1 on January 02, 2017, 02:24:43 AM
The 5th Estate did a great docu on the case of Tim Bosma. There are clips of family home videos, plus in depth interviews with Charlene and also clips of evidence police had gathered by way of cctv.
What was very evident is the fact that Toronto police dropped the ball when they had evidence given them on several occasions and investigator's feel that had police done their jobs that at least Tim would still be alive. Laura Babcock case was dropped even after some good evidence was given to further police investigation, and Dellen's father's death was quickly ruled suicide with no follow up.

Video at link below and may not have the full info their show had.

http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/episodes/2016-2017/the-murder-of-tim-bosma-the-devil-had-a-name

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It was a murder that shocked a nation. Tim Bosma, a church-going husband and young father had gone on a test drive with two men who said they wanted to buy his truck. Dellen Millard and Mark Smich were later found guilty of his murder.

Now Bob McKeown and the fifth estate team unravel what happened on that fateful spring night – with witnesses who speak for the first time, never-before-seen video and an in-depth look into the background of Dellen Millard. The Fifth Estate also probes  the disappearance of Millard’s former girlfriend and the death of his father quickly ruled a suicide. Millard is now charged with both murders, but police did not initially investigate either tragedy seriously. If they had,  would Tim Bosma be alive today?
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: 2soccermom on January 02, 2017, 10:52:20 AM
SAP -- I pretty much posted the same message as this one here on Laura's thread, but I just wanted to thank you again for posting the link. I would never have seen the doc otherwise. It's worth the watch. While it's devastating in many ways to see the footage of Tim in his everyday life before this brutal crime (and, too, to have all the horrific details brought together in constellation with various forms of visual "testimony") it's also kind of awesome to see the strength of the human spirit in how Sharlene Bosma is coping out of tragedy. She is one amazing lady. I hope she and others among Tim's family and friends will find more of the joy in 2017 that Sharlene speaks about at the end of the show. They have been through so much....
I'm hoping for some justice in the law for Laura Babcock ahead.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Sap1 on April 01, 2017, 06:47:07 PM
5th estate is running this segment again. The devil in the driveway ... Dellen Millard and his like-minded depraved buddies. At what point in Dellen's depraved life did everything go wrong? When did "nurturing" turn to "enabling"? Enabling by his parents. Crimes covered up at the insistence of his enabling mother. I wish that her conscience is in overdrive!   
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Sap1 on April 01, 2017, 07:08:22 PM
Almost a million to Canada Revenue, 14 million to Bosma family, and a business that Dellen drove to "defunction", possibilities no one will see any money. When they have the chance, the government will grab their share, leaving others without. If the devil in the details had not frittered his time on stealing and fun, the company would have been successful.

https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2016/10/19/dellen-millards-tangled-financial-web.html

Dellen Millard can’t inherit his father’s estate because he has yet to stand trial for his murder --- but court documents show that is where some of the cash to fund his defence may come from.

Millard had spent at least $1.2 million in legal fees by November 2015, civil court documents obtained by the Toronto Star show.

Millard, who was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Tim Bosma in June 2016, now faces two more trials – one for the murder of Laura Babcock, the other for the murder of his father Wayne Millard -- but claims he hasn’t been able to get the funding to pay for lawyers due to ongoing civil court matters.

As a result, Millard and his co-accused Mark Smich have had their joint first-degree murder trial for the slaying of Babcock delayed until September 2017 – and a criminal court judge has offered to intervene with the civil courts to speed up Millard’s access to funds for his potential lawyers.

One immediate source of cash is his father’s estate of which Millard is the sole beneficiary. Millard can’t actually collect on the inheritance because the outcome of his trial for the murder of his father is pending, according to an affidavit from his mother Madeleine Burns.

But the court documents show that through some legal maneuvering Millard – with the help of his mother who has power of attorney over his assets -- was able get $75,000 cash from Wayne Millard’s estate in exchange for a loan of $75,000 owed to Millard by the now-defunct family business.

(The business owes Millard a total of $3,979,538.54 in return for Millard selling off or re-financing his own properties to pay off a bank loan but, the documents note, given that the business is no longer operational that money is unlikely to be repaid.)

The cash released was to be used solely for the legal fees of Millard and Burns.

The Millard family assets are outlined through affidavits from Burns who divorced Millard’s father in 1996.

As of 2008, Dellen Millard entered the family aviation businesses Millard Properties and Millardair Inc.

In June 2011, Millard Properties signed a long-term lease at the Waterloo Airport and built a hangar – taking on a substantial bank loan.

Wayne Millard died on Nov. 30, 2012 and the aircraft maintenance and repair business collapsed soon after.


Dellen already owned half the business and was left the other half by his father.

After his arrest for the murder of Tim Bosma in 2013, Millard gave his mother power of attorney over his assets and named her executor and trustee of Wayne Millard’s estate.

In order to facilitate the sales and “minimize any associated stigma” Millard also transferred three of the properties – a house in Etobicoke, a condo in the Distillery District and a condo in Vaughan -- to Burns.

The proceeds of the sale of those properties and others was used primarily to repay a bank loan, Burns states in an affidavit, resulting in the business owing Millard more than $4 million.


Following a “protracted and difficult sale process” Millard Properties sold its interest in the Waterloo airport lease and hangar for $4.8 million in April 2015 – $3.2 million in cash, the rest as a promissory note, a report by a court-appointed receiver states.

From the cash, $1,214,709.40 went to Millard to repay a portion of shareholder loans.

“Substantially all of these funds” went towards paying Millard’s legal fees and retainers prior to November 2015, the report states.

Millard Properties continues to owe Millard $3,979,538.54 in shareholder loans – but given that the company’s only remaining asset is the promissory note, the loans are unlikely to be repaid prior to the maturity date, Burns states in an affidavit.

Millard also faces a demand by the Canada Revenue Agency for $976,965 in income tax arrears and a $14 million lawsuit filed by the Bosma family.

In November 2015, a court granted Burns’ request to appoint a receiver to oversee Millard’s financial affairs and for a freeze on all proceedings related to them.

In June 2016, Burns asked the court to lift the freeze in order to release $75,000 to pay Millard’s legal costs and her own. “The amount is necessary to protect Dellen’s interests in connection with the criminal charges as well as these proceedings,” she wrote in an affidavit.

On June 7, 2016, Millard’s lawyer Nadir Sachak had requested additional funds to complete the Bosma trial, Burns wrote in an affidavit. The amount requested is not stated as it would be covered by solicitor-client privilege.

Her own lawyers requested $25,000 to cover their legal fees in the civil proceedings, she wrote.

On June 16, 2016, the court allowed Burns’ request to have $75,000 in cash released from Wayne Millard’s estate in exchange for $75,000 of Millard’s shareholder loans.

Millard next appears in court on Friday.

Correction - October 19, 2016: This article was edited from a previous version that referred to the Canada Revenue Agency as the Canada Revenue Authority.

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Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: 2soccermom on January 31, 2018, 11:30:14 PM
The TV program Crime Watch Daily (CityTV midnights) just aired a 20-minute segment on the murder of Tim Bosma (with reference to Laura Babcock and Wayne Millard). It was kind of odd to see the case(s) which so many of us followed closely unfold on TV.  It was good to see the program close with an emphasis on what a great man Tim Bosma was. Great pics again of Tim with his family (a terrible reminder of what a great loss this is.)
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on February 01, 2018, 11:20:50 AM
I did see this show previously. I used to watch it every day and then they changed the time and until you mentioned it, I never realized it isn't on anymore. I really liked that program and just like that it disappeared. We are having some very evil and violent crimes in Canada, in the last few years. Very disturbing to think this kind of crime could happen in a community where most people feel safe
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Sap1 on February 01, 2018, 05:40:09 PM
Cape, CrimeWatch didn't go off air. Perhaps you dropped the channel it comes on? They still do the most horrific crimes in Canada and USA.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on February 01, 2018, 07:31:55 PM
No, I still get the same channels. It used to come on at 11:00 a.m. and then they changed it until the night and I haven't seen it on here for a while. I still have the same channels. Do you know what is the name of the channel you see it on? I was a faithful watcher, but it just disappeared.  :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: Sap1 on February 02, 2018, 02:45:15 AM
I get it on channel 7 (City) at 3 pm and the same episode at 12 midnight. I checked Nova Scotia for a City channel and it comes from Toronto.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: 2soccermom on February 02, 2018, 05:57:36 PM
I get the show on channel 31 (digital/OTA -- I'm old school!) -- CityTV from Toronto. It's on weeknights at midnight.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: capeheart on February 05, 2018, 05:09:16 PM
Sap, I do get the City Channel, 19, I think it is. I will check it out and see if I can get it. I really liked the program, a lot of cases on there that we know about that have been on other programs, but sometimes updates.
Title: Re: Tim Bosma - 32 - Missing - May 06, 2013 - Hamilton, ON - Murdered
Post by: lostlinganer on December 19, 2018, 10:22:16 AM
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/millard-sentencing-1.4949055

The animal won't be eligible for parole until he is 102 years old.  What a horrible piece of humanity!