Millard’s ex-girlfriend pleads guilty to obstructing justice in Tim Bosma murder
By Sam Pazzano
, Toronto Sun
First posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 10:52 AM EST | Updated: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 06:32 PM EST
HAMILTON - The former girlfriend of an aviation heir convicted of killing Hamilton resident Tim Bosma admitted she destroyed evidence linking the killer to the murder scene.
Christina Noudga pleaded guilty Tuesday to obstructing justice and was sentenced to one day in jail on top of a year credit for time served.
The 24-year-old woman acknowledged she wiped away her own fingerprints — and those of her lover, convicted murderer Dellen Millard — on a trailer hitch and door locks to a trailer containing Bosma’s stolen truck on May 10, 2013.
She discreetly wiped away tears before proceedings began and after she was led into custody.
Bosma was fatally shot on May 6, 2013 after taking Millard and Mark Smich for a test drive in the truck he was trying to sell.
Millard, 30, of Toronto, and Smich, 28, of Oakville, were each convicted of first-degree murder. Both are serving life sentences with no chance of parole until 2038.
Noudga, of Oakville, was arrested about a year after Bosma died and charged with accessory after the fact, but she pleaded guilty to the lesser offence on the morning her trial was scheduled to begin.
“There would have been insufficient evidence to find her guilty on the accessory charge,” Justice Toni Skarica said.
Noudga’s lawyer, Brian Greenspan, said his client neither helped Millard fabricate evidence nor build a false defence for him, as he requested.
Greenspan noted she obtained a Bachelor of Science in health sciences last year and works for Amnesty International. She also had no prior convictions. Her parents were doctors in the Ukraine before they emigrated to Canada 21 years ago.
Noudga and Millard’s mom, Madeline Burns, drove back to Burns’s Kleinburg home, where Millard and Noudga had parked the trailer, and together they removed the fingerprints, said Crown attorney Brett Moodie.
“Noudga was concerned about being associated with a crime and deliberately ... she wiped her and Madeline’s prints from the trailer,” Moodie said.
“This would have the effect of removing Millard’s fingerprints from the trailer locks and hitch.”
Bosma’s truck was found inside the trailer.
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Millardâ€™s ex-girlfriend pleads guilty to obstructing justice in Tim Bosma murder