Wife pleads for Hamilton man's safe return


SLM
#61
Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

It just takes away from motive..

Not really. Serial killers have a motive for killing too, it's just not one that the average person would consider reason to kill.

Quote:

Millard gave up the family businesses mechanical licenses of fixing planes.. so how did he support his business. I'm guessing drugs.

Also, the police say Tim was targeted.. so someone had it in for him.

Targeted how? As in they wanted something specific from him or they thought he'd make an easy mark? A rapist will target a victim too, doesn't mean it's a personal vendetta.

Maybe it is a drugs thing, who the hell really knows? Personally I just have a really sick feeling that it's a couple of psychopaths looking for a thrill. I can't explain why, I just get that vibe off this story. But it's a hunch, nothing more.
 
petros
#62
Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

Maybe it is a drugs thing, who the hell really knows? Personally I just have a really sick feeling that it's a couple of psychopaths looking for a thrill. I can't explain why, I just get that vibe off this story. But it's a hunch, nothing more.

Another "somehow linked to al Qaeda" incident.
 
spaminator
#63
Laura Babcock murder trial pushed to September 2017
By Sam Pazzano , Toronto Sun
First posted: Friday, October 14, 2016 01:33 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, October 14, 2016 02:12 PM EDT
The Laura Babcock murder trial has been postponed until September 2017, a judge ruled Friday.
Justice John McMahon said the original trial date of Feb. 13, 2017, for co-accused killers, Dellen Millard and Mark Smich, was abandoned to accommodate Millard's efforts to hire a suitable lawyer.
Smich and Millard both face first-degree murder charges in the death of Babcock, 23, a Toronto woman who went missing in July 2012. Her body was never found.
Millard is also charged wih first degree murder in the death of his father, Wayne Millard, 71, whose demise in November 2012 was initially considered a suicide.
McMahon said that the Wayne Millard murder trial will be scheduled for February 2018, a month after the Babcock trial is scheduled to end.
Millard, 30, and Smich, 28, are now serving life sentences after they were convicted in June of first-degree murder in the brutal killing and incineration of Hamilton man Tim Bosma.
He disappeared on May 6, 2013, after he took Millard and Smich for a test drive in the truck he was trying to sell online.
Laura Babcock

Laura Babcock murder trial pushed to September 2017 | Toronto & GTA | News | Tor
 
spaminator
#64
Aviation heir Dellen Millard to apply for legal aid to help fund 2 murder trials
Liam Casey, THE CANADIAN PRESS
First posted: Friday, October 21, 2016 01:28 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, October 21, 2016 01:31 PM EDT
TORONTO - A convicted killer who is the heir to a multi-million dollar aviation company will apply for legal aid to help fund his defence in two upcoming murder trials.
Dellen Millard, who was convicted of first-degree murder along with Mark Smich in the death of Tim Bosma in June, told court Friday he cannot access his assets in order to hire lawyers.
He and Smich are charged with first-degree murder in the death of Toronto woman Laura Babcock and Millard alone is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his father, Wayne Millard, whose death was initially deemed a suicide.
Both of those trials have been delayed as Millard continues on without a lawyer.
On Friday, Justice John McMahon set the date for the trial in Wayne Millard’s death for March 20, 2018.
Last week, the trial for Babcock was pushed back from February to September 2017.
Court also heard Friday that Millard will file two motions in the spring.
The first, Millard said, is a motion to quash the direct indictment in the Babcock case. Skipping preliminary hearings is rare in Ontario, although the same thing occurred in the Bosma case.
According to a Crown policy manual on the Ministry of the Attorney General’s website, “this power is an extraordinary one and is used infrequently.”
Millard also plans to file a severance motion because he wants to be tried separately from Smich in Babcock’s case.
For those two motions he told court he wants to hire Ravin Pillay, who represented Millard in the Bosma trial.
McMahon has repeatedly tried to get Millard to hire legal representation for both trials, but as of Friday Millard still didn’t have any on record.
“Mr. Millard, you can apply for legal aid Monday morning, but you have to be diligent hiring counsel,” McMahon said.
“Diligence takes time your honour,” Millard said.
He told court he is looking for a lawyer for the Babcock trial and may represent himself for his father’s murder trial.
There are two civil matters that have complicated matters, Millard said. His company, Millardair, which he inherited after his father died in 2012, is in receivership and the Bosma family has filed a $14-million lawsuit.
Millard cannot inherit his father’s estate because he is charged with his murder.
Lawyers for the civil case as well as legal aid lawyers are scheduled to return to court next Friday to help speed up the process.
Aviation heir Dellen Millard to apply for legal aid to help fund 2 murder trials
 
spaminator
#65
Dellen Millard 'has no money' to pay for defence at coming murder trials, court told
By Sam Pazzano , Toronto Sun
First posted: Friday, October 28, 2016 04:06 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, October 28, 2016 04:09 PM EDT
TORONTO - Dellen Millard, the convicted killer of Tim Bosma and heir to a multimillion-dollar aviation company, “has no money” to pay for his defence in two coming murder trials, court heard Friday.
“There is no money in my client’s hands to fund a defence,” said James Grout, the court-appointed lawyer who represented two of Millard’s companies now in receivership.
“The only assets of those two companies are a (vendor-take-back) mortgage of two — what I would call — shell companies,” Grout told Justice John McMahon.
The judge had ordered Millard’s civil lawyers to appear in court Friday to attempt to clear any hurdles preventing the accused from hiring lawyers for his looming trials.
Millard, who was convicted in June of first-degree murder along with Mark Smich in Bosma’s 2013 death and incineration, told court a week ago he cannot access his assets to retain lawyers.
Both Millard and Smich are now serving life sentences but are appealing their convictions.
The pair are charged with first-degree murder in the death of Toronto woman Laura Babcock and Millard alone is accused of first-degree murder in the death of his father, Wayne Millard, who was initially believed to have committed suicide.
Both trials have been delayed as Millard — who insisted he wanted to represent himself at the Babcock trial — remained without a lawyer.
Two weeks ago, the trial for Babcock was delayed from February 2017 to September 2017. The trial in Wayne Millard’s death is set for March 20, 2018.
The court also heard Millard will file two motions in the spring — the first aims to quash the direct indictment in the Babcock case. He also plans to file a severance motion because he wants to be tried separately from Smich in Babcock’s case.
Lawyer Ravin Pillay, who represented Millard in the Bosma trial, is Millard’s choice to handle those two motions, court heard.
Two civil proceedings have complicated matters, Millard said. His company, Millardair, which he inherited after his father died in 2012, is in receivership and the Bosma family has filed a $14-million lawsuit.
Court heard that the Bosma lawsuit won’t be proceeding until the coming murder trials are completed.
Millard cannot inherit his father’s estate because he is charged with his murder.
spazzano@postmedia.com
Dellen Millard 'has no money' to pay for defence at coming murder trials, court
 
spaminator
#66
Dellen Millard's ex Christina Noudga expected to plead guilty to obstructing justice
By Sam Pazzano , Toronto Sun
First posted: Monday, November 21, 2016 09:30 PM EST | Updated: Monday, November 21, 2016 09:42 PM EST
It’s anticipated that the former girlfriend of convicted killer Dellen Millard will plead guilty Tuesday to an obstructing justice charge connected to the Tim Bosma murder case, sources say.
Christina Noudga’s judge-alone trial on charges of being an accessory after the fact and obstructing justice was scheduled to begin Tuesday in a Hamilton courthouse, but sources told the Toronto Sun the case is likely to be resolved.
Millard, 30, of Toronto, and Mark Smich, 28, of Oakville, were each convicted by a jury of first-degree murder in the May 6, 2013 killing of Tim Bosma. Both are serving life sentences with no chance of parole until 2038.
Bosma, 32, was shot after taking Millard and Smich out for a test drive of a pickup truck he was trying to sell.
If the plea bargain goes awry, Noudga’s trial is expected to last two or three weeks.
No one from the Crown attorney’s office or defence counsel’s office would comment Monday.
Noudga testified during the murder trial, saying she accompanied Millard on his drive to park a tractor-trailer containing Bosma’s truck in his mom’s Kleinburg driveway three days after the murder victim’s disappearance.
She told the jury she couldn’t ask questions about the mission because she was busy satisfying Bosma during the hour-long drive.
“It was a sexual expedition. He was driving and I was performing sexual favours on him, so there was no room for questions to be asked,” Noudga testified.
She admitted she later wiped fingerprints off the trailer, court heard.
The couple then drove to his property near Waterloo, where she helped Millard move “The Eliminator,” an animal cremation device, from the barn to the middle of the bush on the sprawling property.
Millard and Smich used The Eliminator to torch Bosma’s remains after he was shot inside his truck, his trial heard.
Noudga said she and Millard donned black Latex gloves when they moved the machinery from the barn and concealed it in a wooded area roughly 80 metres away.
spazzano@postmedia.com
Dellen Millard's ex Christina Noudga expected to plead guilty to obstructing jus
 
Danbones
#67
maybe the guy was selling the truck to cover a debt the wife doesn't know about...
 
Mowich
+1
#68
Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

maybe the guy was selling the truck to cover a debt the wife doesn't know about...

I'd have to search out old publications but if memory serves me, they were selling the truck to buy a car as they had a new baby. It might also help if you read about the Bosma couple. From all accounts, they were a very close loving couple, Dan.
 
Danbones
#69
lol
you may be right

I work at street level these days, well, as a volunteer...and was a barman/musician for years on the street.
a situation like this:
There wouldn't be such a mystery if appearances were what they appear to be
Pills, crack, meth, gambling, lovers...even being a whistleblower can create these types of scenarios, and the wife might not know a thing...
or
HE might not know about her...
 
spaminator
#70
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.
spazzano@postmedia.com
Millard’s ex-girlfriend pleads guilty to obstructing justice in Tim Bosma murder
 
spaminator
#71
Bosma killer Mark Smich wants murder charge stayed in Babcock case | Toronto & G
 
spaminator
#72
Tim Bosma killer to gun dealer: 'She'll be a dirty girl' | Ontario | News | Toro
 
spaminator
+1
#73
Laura Babcock murdered and cremated, court hears
By Sam Pazzano, Toronto Sun
First posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 08:48 PM EDT
Aviation heir Dellen Millard and his pal Mark Smich pleaded not guilty Thursday to first-degree murder charges in the disappearance-death of Laura Babcock in July 2012.
Millard, 31, of Etobicoke, and Smich, 29, of Oakville, entered their pleas in front of more than 200 prospective jurors gathered in Ontario’s largest courtroom.
In outlining the allegations in the case, Justice Michael Code told potential jurors that Millard and Smich are accused of murdering Babcock and cremating her body in a large incinerator. That incinerator was later found on a farm property that Millard owned near Kitchener, court heard.
Babcock, 23, was murdered on the night of July 3 or July 4, 2012. She was allegedly killed at Millard’s home at 5 Maple Gate Court in Etobicoke, added Code. Her body and her remains have never been found, said the judge.
The allegations have not been tested in court.
The judge organized the huge jury pool into groups of 20. Each group will return, starting on Monday, as jury selection begins for a trial. It is estimated to last up to 10 weeks.
The judge said the trial may end before Dec. 22, 2017, but if it should go past that deadline, jury members will still get a two-week Christmas break.
spazzano@postmedia.com
Laura Babcock murdered and cremated, court hears | Toronto & GTA | News | Toront
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
#74
Fascinating case.
 
JLM
+3
#75
Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_Soldier View Post

Fascinating case.


They don't come much worse than those two low lifes, unless it's the pair who murdered the little girl in Ontario on her way home from school. Keeping those assholes alive is counter productive!
 
tay
+2
#76
Sadly there are many, many, lowlife's everywhere who do not deserve to live. I can see keeping them alive until they get the info on the missing Babcock.

And what's outstanding in all of these type's of cases is the frivolity of the cause.

They set up and killed someone to steal his used pickup!

How twisted does one brain have to be to ponder and executing this act plus all the other atrocities we see daily?

I've never been to jail, but I am claustrophobic so I wonder if keeping them locked up for all their lives is worse than death?

Being locked up to me would be worse than death but at least we wouldn't have to worry about them......
 
JLM
-1
#77
Quote: Originally Posted by tay View Post

Sadly there are many, many, lowlife's everywhere who do not deserve to live. I can see keeping them alive until they get the info on the missing Babcock.

And what's outstanding in all of these type's of cases is the frivolity of the cause.

They set up and killed someone to steal his used pickup!

How twisted does one brain have to be to ponder and executing this act plus all the other atrocities we see daily?

I've never been to jail, but I am claustrophobic so I wonder if keeping them locked up for all their lives is worse than death?

Being locked up to me would be worse than death but at least we wouldn't have to worry about them......


I just don't think keeping those bastards around is fair to the taxpayer! We already have enough on our plate supporting the legitimately handicapped.
 
taxslave
+1
#78
Quote: Originally Posted by tay View Post

Sadly there are many, many, lowlife's everywhere who do not deserve to live. I can see keeping them alive until they get the info on the missing Babcock.

And what's outstanding in all of these type's of cases is the frivolity of the cause.

They set up and killed someone to steal his used pickup!

How twisted does one brain have to be to ponder and executing this act plus all the other atrocities we see daily?

I've never been to jail, but I am claustrophobic so I wonder if keeping them locked up for all their lives is worse than death?

Being locked up to me would be worse than death but at least we wouldn't have to worry about them......

Problem is they never stay locked up. Our joke of a just us system will let them out in a few short years to reofend. PRotecting the innocent is not part of the mandate.
 
spaminator
#79
Jury selection to resume at Babcock murder trial
By Sam Pazzano, Toronto Sun
First posted: Monday, October 16, 2017 07:34 PM EDT | Updated: Monday, October 16, 2017 07:37 PM EDT
Nine jurors were chosen Monday to sit at the first-degree murder trial of aviation heir Dellen Millard and his pal Mark Smich.
Millard, 31, of Etobicoke and Smich, 29, of Oakville have pleaded not guilty to the charges in the disappearance-death of Laura Babcock in July 2012.
Prospective jurors were questioned Monday as jury selection started shortly after 9 a.m. and finished shortly before 7 p.m. Jury selection will resume Tuesday morning.
In outlining the allegations in the case, Justice Michael Code told potential jurors that Millard and Smich are accused of murdering Babcock and cremating her body in a large incinerator. That incinerator was later found on a farm property that Millard owned near Kitchener, court heard.
Babcock, 23, was murdered on the night of July 3 or July 4, 2012. She was allegedly killed at Millard’s home at 5 Maple Gate Court in Etobicoke, added Code. Her body and her remains have never been found, said the judge.
The allegations have not been tested in court. The trail is expected to start on Monday Oct. 23 and estimated to last up to 10 weeks.
spazzano@postmedia.com
Jury selection to resume at Babcock murder trial | Home | Toronto Sun
 
tay
#80
The long-awaited trial of the two men accused of murdering Laura Babcock is expected to answer many questions, beginning with the most basic — what happened to her?

The jury trial that begins today in Toronto will be overseen by Ontario Superior Court Justice Michael Code and is expected to last 10 weeks.

During that time, the Crown will at last reveal its evidence about the disappearance of Babcock while attempting to prove her former boyfriend and his pal were behind it.

Police believe Millard and Smich killed Babcock on July 3 or 4, 2012. Each is charged with one count of first-degree murder.

At the trial, the Crown will argue that Millard, 32, and Smich, 30, burned Babcock's body in a large commercial incinerator on a Cambridge-area farm once owned by Millard.

more

Murder trial to finally shed light on Laura Babcock mystery - Toronto - CBC News


I am listening to lawyer Ari Goldkind who was in attendance today and he said some very interesting things about this case.

Mallard is acting as his own lawyer and the first person he interviewed was Babcock's father. Goldkind said if it was him as the victims father he would have punched Mallard in the face but Mr. Babcock kept cool and did well.

He was also unable to answer some questions because there is a publication ban.........
 
Curious Cdn
#81
When psychopaths get together and form clubs ....
 
spaminator
#82
MANDEL: Dellen Millard and Mark Smich guilty of murdering Laura Babcock
Michele Mandel
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Published:
December 16, 2017
Updated:
December 16, 2017 2:27 PM EST
Dellen Millard (top right) and Mark Smich (bottom right) have been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Laura Babcock (left).
Justice at last for Laura Babcock.
Former friends and partners in crime, Dellen Millard and Mark Smich, have been found guilty in the murder of Laura Babcock — an aspiring actress missing for more than five years, her body never found.
The jury returned the verdict after four-and-a-half days of deliberation.
Her parents, who have attended every day of the trial, embraced in relief — as days went by, observers were increasingly worried the jury was having trouble convicting Millard, 32, and Smich, 30, on a case based on circumstantial evidence.
Clayton Babcock, right, stands next to his wife Linda as he reads a prepared statement outside court in Toronto on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Two men accused of killing a young Toronto woman and burning her body have been found guilty of first-degree murder. Dellen Millard and Mark Smich had pleaded not guilty to the charges related to the death of 23-year-old Laura Babcock, whose body has not been found. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
But these are their second convictions for a cold-blooded murder — and Crown attorney Jill Cameron is seeking consecutive life terms.
Justice Michael Code will ultimately decide on sentencing the repeat killers but the jury recommended Millard serve two consecutive life sentences — 50 years before parole — while they were divided on Smich.
With class and poise, as he and his wife Linda have exhibited throughout this trial, father Clayton Babcock faced the media after the verdict.
“We’ve sat through a six-week funeral for our daughter Laura. You all know what a wonderful woman she was as well as all the pains and struggles that she faced,” Babcock said.
“You also know about the evil beings that took her life and if society’s lucky, we will not see them again on the streets.”
So evil that Millard, acting as his own lawyer, seemed to enjoy his chance to cross-examine the grieving father of the woman he had murdered.
“Today was about justice for Laura and justice was served,” added Cameron, who led a brilliant Crown case against the two killers.
How relieved the jurors will be after learning what was kept from them: that Millard, an aviation heir, and his former best buddy, Smich, a drug dealer and aspiring rapper, are already serving life sentences for the senseless execution of Ancaster father Tim Bosma, murdered in May 2013 as he gave Millard and Smich a test drive of the truck he had listed for sale online.
Tim Bosma holds his daughter. The 32-year-old went missing from his Ancaster home after two men came to test drive his truck that was up for sale on May 6, 2013.
They’re appealing those convictions.
Millard also faces trial next March for the first-degree murder of his father.
Traces of Bosma’s remains were found in Millard’s animal incinerator hidden on his farm. The Eliminator was purchased just before Babcock went missing and it was used, according to the Crown, to burn her body on July 23, 2012 — the same day Smich wrote his infamous rap lyrics about a “b…ch” who turned to “ashy stone.”
The jury never heard about the Bosma murder during the Babcock trial so as not to prejudice their opinion of Millard and Smich.
The judge asked Bosma’s family not to attend, fearing their presence could jeopardize the publication ban, but after the jury began deliberating his parents arrived to lend support to the Babcocks as they awaited the verdict.
Babcock was their first murder victim.
She was lured to Millard’s Etobicoke home on July 3, 2012, at a time when she was struggling with mental health issues, fighting with her parents and had nowhere to sleep. Millard wanted her dead because she was complicating his love life — still infatuated with him after a short romance, she’d told his current girlfriend, Christina Noudga, that they were still sleeping together.
Christina Noudga (Postmedia Network files)
Millard had assured the jealous Noudga in texts from April 2012 that “first I am going to hurt her. Then I’ll make her leave.” In another, he promised he would “remove her from our lives.”
And so he did.
Supplied court exhibit image with the filename – eliminator – from the Dellen Millard and Mark Smich first-degree murder trial in the death of Laura Babcock.
In the spring of 2012, Millard and Smich exchanged a multitude of texts about obtaining an incinerator — first a homemade contraption that was a bust and then a commercial behemoth named The Eliminator from Georgia that set him back $15,000.
It wasn’t delivered until several days after Babcock was killed — in the meantime, her body was rolled in a blue plastic tarp stashed in Millard’s barn with a calendar entry on his iPhone to do a “smell check.”
Smich told him they’d need “bones” to test it; Millard announced on July 23, “ BBQ has run its warm up. It’s ready for meat.”
That day, Smich’s girlfriend Marlena Menenes testified she watched them try to hook up the incinerator at Millard’s farm but there was no electrical outlet. So they hauled The Eliminator to Millard’s nearby hangar at the Waterloo airport and plugged it in outside.
Then they actually photographed her bones burning inside and took an iPhone video of her ashes floating in the moonlight.
Babcock’s former boyfriend Shawn Lerner grew worried when she seemed to vanish — no one could reach her on the phone and she’d gone dark on social media — so he checked her phone bill and found that eight of her last calls had been to Millard.
He knew the “sketchy” rich boy as Babcock’s friend and had invited him to a birthday party he’d thrown her at Medieval Times the year before.
When Lerner reached out to Millard, he first avoided his texts and then agreed to meet in person to talk about it. In their brief conversation at a Mississauga coffee shop, Millard insisted he hadn’t seen Babcock, that she’d called looking for drugs and was mixed up with the wrong people.
Cellphone records told a different story: GPS signals showed the phones of both Millard and Babcock were together at Kipling station on the evening of July 3, 2012 and then at his Etobicoke home.
Millard told Lerner he should have “no reasonable expectation of finding her.”
He would know — he’d burned her body only days before.
mmandel@postmedia.com
MANDEL: Dellen Millard and Mark Smich guilty of Laura Babcock’s murder | Toronto Sun

Babcock family speaks out on murder trial verdict
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Published:
December 16, 2017
Updated:
December 16, 2017 3:34 PM EST
Clayton Babcock, right, stands next to his wife Linda as he reads a prepared statement outside court in Toronto on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Two men accused of killing a young Toronto woman and burning her body have been found guilty of first-degree murder. Dellen Millard and Mark Smich had pleaded not guilty to the charges related to the death of 23-year-old Laura Babcock, whose body has not been found.Chris Young / THE CANADIAN PRESS
TORONTO — The father of a young Toronto woman whose killers were found guilty of first-degree murder on Saturday says that while justice has been done, the verdict doesn’t ease his family’s suffering.
Dellen Millard and Mark Smich were automatically sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole for 25 years in the death of 23-year-old Laura Babcock, whose body has not been found.
“We’ve sat through a six-week funeral for our daughter Laura, and you all know what a wonderful woman she was, as well as all the pains and struggles that she faced. You also know about the evil beings that took her life, and if society’s lucky, we will not see them again on the streets,” said Clayton Babcock outside of court.
“Today’s verdict really brings us little joy. The loss of Laura is no easier today than when it was realized five years ago,” he added.
Babcock’s family and several jurors cried as the verdict was read out, amid quiet cheers from the courtroom.
The Crown alleged Babcock was killed in July 2012 because she had become the odd woman out in a love triangle with Millard and his girlfriend.
Prosecutors said Millard and Smich planned the murder for months and covered up their crime by burning Babcock’s body in an animal incinerator that was later found on Millard’s farm.
Millard, 32, of Toronto, and Smich, 30, of Oakville, Ont., said the Crown failed to prove that Babcock is dead.
The two men were convicted last year of killing Tim Bosma, a 32-year-old Ancaster, Ont., man who disappeared in May 2013 while trying to sell his pickup truck, and burning his body in Millard’s incinerator.
The pair was automatically sentenced to life imprisonment without a chance of parole for 25 years in Babock’s death.
All 12 jurors recommended consecutive sentences for Millard, while only five recommended that Smich receive the maximum parole ineligibility — the seven others made no recommendation.
Justice Michael Code told jurors the consecutive sentencing provision is new to the criminal code and said the final decision on sentencing rests with him, but he will consider their recommendations.
A sentencing hearing will likely take place sometime in the new year.
Babcock has not been heard from since July 2012. Earlier that year, she became involved in a feud with Millard’s girlfriend — Christina Noudga.
The animosity between the two women, who had been sleeping with Millard at the same time, hit its zenith in mid-April. That’s when Millard sent a text to Noudga that the Crown referred to time and again.
“First I’m going to hurt her. Then I’ll make her leave,” read his message. “I will remove her from our lives.”
Millard told court he didn’t care much about his girlfriend, or her feud with Babcock. He said he was sleeping with other women at the time, and his messages to Noudga were simply an attempt to placate a jealous girlfriend.
Court heard that Babcock’s life began to unravel in the months leading up to her disappearance. Her friends testified that she was using cocaine and struggled with her mental health, but was hopeful about a recent diagnosis of borderline personality disorder.
She fell out with her family and became transient, bouncing from place to place with her small dog, Lacey. She couldn’t find work and in June 2012 began working as an escort.
A former boyfriend, Shawn Lerner, told court he put her up in a west-end hotel in late June for two nights and lent her his iPad to help her search for apartments.
On June 30, Babcock and Millard exchanged text messages, according to cellphone data police found on Millard’s computers. Two days later, Millard purchased a 32-calibre gun from Matthew Ward-Jackson, who testified at trial.
Cellphone data shows that on July 3, the Babcock and Millard met near the Kipling subway station around 6:30 p.m. Both their cellphone then moved to Millard’s house, where Smich’s phone pinged off a nearby cell tower.
Babcock’s last outgoing call was made to voicemail at 7:03 p.m. that same day. Her phone, a BlackBerry, has not been found.
On July 4, Millard sent Smich a photograph of a large object wrapped in a blue tarp. The Crown said it was Babcock’s body.
The iPad she borrowed from Lerner was connected to Millard’s computer on July 4. Police later found the iPad and Babcock’s red bag at Smich’s house.
On July 5, the incinerator, which Millard referred to as the “BBQ,” arrived at his hangar at the Region of Waterloo International Airport.
Millard told people he was starting a mobile pet cremation business with his uncle, Robert Burns, who was a veterinarian. Burns testified that his nephew never asked him to launch such a business, and called the idea “absurd.”
On July 23 Millard wrote to Smich: “bbq has run its warm up, it’s ready for meat.”
Court saw photos of a smiling Smich in front of The Eliminator that night taken with Millard’s phone.
They also saw a photograph of objects inside the incinerator that two expert witnesses said were bones. However, due to the poor quality of the photo, they couldn’t say if they were human or animal bones.
In the early hours of July 24, a note was created on Smich’s iPad. It read:
“The bitch started off all skin and bone,
Now the bitch lay on some ash stone,
Last time I saw her was outside the home,
And if u go swimming u can find her phone”
Court also saw video of the rap by Smich, taken with Millard’s phone. Two witnesses said Smich performed the same song for them. Smich told them it wasn’t just a rap, but was, in fact, true.
Smich’s lawyer and Millard, who represented himself, said the Crown has not proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Babcock is dead.
Babcock family speaks out on murder trial verdict | Toronto Sun
 
spaminator
#83
Judge to sentence Laura Babcock's killers on Feb. 12
Sam Pazzano Courts Bureau
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Published:
December 20, 2017
Updated:
December 20, 2017 9:38 PM EST
Dellen Millard (top right) and Mark Smich (bottom right) have been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Laura Babcock (left).
Aviation heir Dellen Millard and Mark Smich will be sentenced for the first-degree murder of Laura Babcock on what would have been the woman’s 29th birthday.
The convicted killers, who are already serving life sentences with no chance of parole for 25 years for the murder of Ancaster father Tim Bosma, learned Wednesday they’ll be sentenced Feb. 12, 2018 for the July 2012 slaying of Babcock. She would have turned 29 on that date.
Crown prosecutor Jill Cameron said she will be seeking consecutive parole ineligiblity periods against Millard, 32, of Toronto, and Smich, 30, of Oakville, which, if granted by Justice Michael Code, would mean both murderers would serve at least 50 years before they could apply for parole.
Once a jury found them guilty of first-degree murder for Babcock’s slaying on Saturday, Millard and Smich were automatically sentenced to life imprisonment, but it’s up to Justice Code to determine whether the parole ineligibility periods would run concurrently or consecutively.
The jury that found Millard and Smich guilty of the Babcock murder didn’t know that the pair were convicted last year of killing Bosma, a 32-year-old man who disappeared in May 2013 while trying to sell his pickup truck.
The jury was also never told that Millard is facing another first-degree murder charge for the 2012 death of his father, Wayne Millard, which was initially deemed a suicide. That trial is scheduled for March 2018.
In the Babcock case, the Crown alleged the 23-year-old woman was killed in July 2012 because she had become the odd one out in a love triangle with Millard and his girlfriend Christina Noudga. Millard sent a text to Noudga that the Crown referred to repeatedly as his motive for killing Babcock.
“First I’m going to hurt her. Then I’ll make her leave,” read his message. “I will remove her from our lives.”
spazzano@postmedia.com
Judge to sentence Laura Babcock’s killers on Feb. 12 | Toronto Sun
 
Walter
#84
Throw away the key.
 
JLM
+1
#85
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Throw away the key.


I doubt if those two cowards will last very long in prison. I hope they are thrown in with general population!
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
+1
#86
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

I doubt if those two cowards will last very long in prison. I hope they are thrown in with general population!

People on the outside have this sense that prisoners doing hard time have some kind of social justice agenda. The fact of the matter is that the prison inhabitants are very much like them. Rapists, killers, drug dealers. Even if someone does pose a threat, they'll be moved into segregation like Paul Bernardo. As to whether or not they'll become the girlfriend of some queer bull is another matter all together.

Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

I just don't think keeping those bastards around is fair to the taxpayer! We already have enough on our plate supporting the legitimately handicapped.

Capital punishment is not the answer and inevitably it ends up costing more taxpayers money through court appeals. I used to support the death penalty, but I don't see it as a deterrent and the system is flawed. There are too many examples of wrongly convicted people to support the death penalty. I think of Guy Paul Moran, David Milgaard, Robert Baltotovich, Steven Truscott, who were some of many Canadians wrongfully convicted of murder.

Steven Trustcott was 14 years old when he was tried for the murder as an adult for the murder of a little girl he happened to give a ride on his bicycle. He was sentenced to death by hanging and was only saved when the Canadian government repealed the death penalty. Trustcott spent 50 years in prison until DNA testing set him free. The family of the murdered girl, Lynne Harper, never found justice because police never bothered to follow other leads.

Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Problem is they never stay locked up. Our joke of a just us system will let them out in a few short years to reofend. PRotecting the innocent is not part of the mandate.

These two will never step foot outside a prison wall again. They will be deemed dangerous offenders.

Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Throw away the key.

Agree, and that's pretty much is what's going happen.
 
tay
#87
A Toronto man who sold guns to Dellen Millard — who used one to kill Tim Bosma, and allegedly used another to shoot his father in the head — should be sentenced to 13 years in prison, prosecutors are arguing.

Last June, Matthew Ward-Jackson, 30, pleaded guilty to trafficking three separate firearms to Millard in 2012 and possessing a machine gun.

Unlike most gun trafficking cases, the court knows how at least two of the firearms were used, Crown attorney Ken Lockhart said Thursday at Ward-Jackson’s sentencing hearing.

“There’s no speculation or mystery about the danger here. Two of these firearms were used to cause death,” including the “planned and deliberate execution of a complete stranger,” Lockhart said referring to Bosma, a 32-year-old Ancaster, Ont. man.

The Crown acknowledged that most gun traffickers get less than 13 years, but said the circumstances of the case warranted a longer sentence.

more

https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2...tim-bosma.html


 
Curious Cdn
+1
#88
He looks like a piece of work, doesn't he?
 
JLM
#89
Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_Soldier View Post




Capital punishment is not the answer and inevitably it ends up costing more taxpayers money through court appeals. I used to support the death penalty, but I don't see it as a deterrent and the system is flawed. There are too many examples of wrongly convicted people to support the death penalty. I think of Guy Paul Moran, David Milgaard, Robert Baltotovich, Steven Truscott, who were some of many Canadians wrongfully convicted of murder.

Steven Trustcott was 14 years old when he was tried for the murder as an adult for the murder of a little girl he happened to give a ride on his bicycle. He was sentenced to death by hanging and was only saved when the Canadian government repealed the death penalty. Trustcott spent 50 years in prison until DNA testing set him free. The family of the murdered girl, Lynne Harper, never found justice because police never bothered to follow other leads.



These two will never step foot outside a prison wall again. They will be deemed dangerous offenders.



Agree, and that's pretty much is what's going happen.


I agree with most of what you say but there is one other little fact. In the cases you cite, D.N.A. or at least sophisticated D.N.A. technology was not in the picture.
 
spaminator
#90
Dellen Millard makes court appearance ahead of March trial for dad's murder
Sam Pazzano Courts Bureau
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Published:
January 5, 2018
Updated:
January 5, 2018 1:34 PM EST
Dellen Millard Facebook
TORONTO — Two-time convicted killer Dellen Millard is headed for his third murder trial — this time in the death of his father — this spring.
Millard, 32, who is already serving a life sentence for murdering his former girlfriend Laura Babcock and Ancaster father Tim Bosma, appeared briefly Friday in Superior Court before Justice John McMahon to set a date for a judicial pre-trial conference on Jan. 22.
Millard and co-accused Mark Smich were convicted last year of first-degree murder in the death of Babcock, 23, in July 2012. They will be facing sentencing on Feb. 12, where the prosecution seeks to double their parole ineligibility period to 50 years.
Both men were found guilty of first-degree murder in June 2016 and sentenced to life with no parole for 25 years for the slaying of Bosma. He was last seen taking a test drive in his truck with the killers in May 2013.
Laura Babcock, left, and Tim Bosma were murdered by Dellen Millard and Mark Smich, juries found.
Lawyer Ravin Pillay was in court Friday for Millard, but the veteran lawyer has yet to formally be retained. Pillay represented Millard at the Bosma trial in Hamilton. He is expected to be his lawyer when Millard stands trial in March in the death of his father, Wayne Millard.
The senior Millard’s death in 2012 was initially deemed a suicide. But in 2014, as his son awaited trial for the Bosma murder, he was charged with killing his father.
Laura Babcock’s killers should spend at least 50 years in jail: Crown
Babcock family speaks out on murder trial verdict
Dellen Millard and Mark Smich guilty of murdering Laura Babcock
Millard inherited the aviation company Millardair after his father’s death. The day after Millard was arrested in May 2013 for Bosma’s slaying, records show he signed over power of attorney to his mother, Madeleine Burns.
Bosma’s family is suing Millard for $14 million in damages in a civil lawsuit launched last August.
spazzano@postmedia.com
Dellen Millard makes court appearance ahead of March trial for dad’s murder | Toronto Sun
 

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