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spaminator
#121
MANDEL: Narcissistic killer Dellen Millard recognized as a lost cause
Michele Mandel
Published:
December 19, 2018
Updated:
December 19, 2018 8:38 AM EST
Once again, Dellen Millard will enter the history books.
The narcissistic serial killer must love that – though we wonder how much comfort that will bring as he looks at spending the rest of his sorry life behind bars.
At 14, he made the newspapers for being Canada’s youngest pilot. Almost two decades later, he’s set a more nefarious record: Millard has become the first murderer in Ontario sentenced to three consecutive life terms with no chance of parole for 75 years.
To which the haggard Millard simply smirked and turned his eyes to the ceiling.
Crown wants triple killer Millard jailed until at least age 102
MANDEL: Dellen Millard a serial killer after third conviction
Millard killed dad to get millions in inheritance: Crown
What an ignoble ending for the privileged playboy poised to inherit the aviation maintenance business his father Wayne Millard was building for his only child and heir. Instead of gratitude, he shot his father through the eye and made it look like a suicide, just as coldly as he murdered his former Toronto girlfriend Laura Babcock and Ancaster stranger Tim Bosma.
Along with his partner-in-crime, Mark Smich, Millard is already serving two consecutive life sentences for killing Babcock and Bosma and incinerating their remains in The Eliminator. Does it really matter that he was sentenced to a third consecutive — rather than a concurrent — life term for murdering his dad?
That he’ll now have to wait 75 years and not 50 before he can apply for release?
Laura Babcock, left, and Tim Bosma were murdered by Dellen Millard and Mark Smich, juries found.
Barring any slim chance on appeal, the 33-year-old was never going to know freedom again either way. But this was a message that you don’t get to take a life for free — and certainly not that of your own ailing father.
Now Millard will be 102 before he can apply for release.
There was a sense of finality and satisfaction as Ontario Superior Court Justice Maureen Forestell delivered her sentence to a courtroom filled with media, victims’ relatives and even some jurors from the Babcock trial.
“Dellen Millard has repeatedly committed the most serious offence known to our law,” she said.
“He has done so with considerable planning and premeditation. In the murder of his father, he took advantage of the vulnerability of his father and betrayed his father’s trust in him.”
The gun used in Wayne Millard’s death is shown at the murder trial of Dellen Millard. (Court supplied photo)
The killer’s lawyer had argued that a third consecutive life sentence would be unfairly harsh and would remove any incentive for good behaviour or rehabilitation.
The judge, though, recognized Millard as a lost cause whose chances of being rehabilitated are “so faint’ that they didn’t even enter the equation.
Laura Babcock, left, and Tim Bosma were murdered by Dellen Millard and Mark Smich, juries found.
”Mr. Millard committed three planned and deliberate murders in a period of less than one year,“ she said.
”It is necessary to impose a further penalty in order to express society’s condemnation of each of the murders that he has committed and to acknowledge the harm done to each of the victims. It is not unduly long and harsh.“
Convicted killer Dellen Millard. Facebook
Millard was handcuffed for the final time in this courthouse and led away to applause.
It’s been such a long road: First a Hamilton trial that saw Millard and Smich convicted for the senseless thrill kill of Bosma and then two Toronto trials — the sensational jury trial last year where he unsuccessfully represented himself on charges he murdered the missing Babcock and then the judge-alone conviction in September for killing his father.
”Today is a great day for justice,“ Crown attorney Jill Cameron told reporters.
”We are relieved that the last chapter of this lengthy saga has come to an end.“
Linda Babcock, left, mother of murder victim Laura Babcock, and Crown Jill Cameron, who prosecuted Dellen Millard, speak to the media after Millard’s sentencing on Tuesday December 18, 2018. Stan Behal/Toronto Sun
Cameron was assigned these cases back in 2014 and along with Ken Lockhart, prosecuted Millard for both the murders of Babcock and his father.
She never let him get in her head, she said, even as he sashayed about the courtroom pretending to be a lawyer. She knew she bore the trust and hopes of the victims’ families.
”The trials were incredibly intense. We didn’t sleep a lot and we worried a lot and we worked a lot,“ she explained later in an interview. ”It’s a huge relief to be able to move on from all this.“
The end, though, comes with no satisfying answers.
The spoiled rich kid had it all — why would he go on to kill three people? Was it out of boredom? Sport? A cocky belief that he could get away with anything?
”I really don’t know,“ said Det. Sgt. Mike Carbone.
”We may never know. I think that’s the bottom line.“
mmandel@postmedia.com
http://torontosun.com/news/local-new...eath-of-father
 
taxslave
+2
#122
so the ever suffering taxpayers is on the hook for three hots and a cot for 50 years or so. How much does 20ft of resuasble rope cost?
 
Twin_Moose
#123
Still cheaper than a 126 person delegation to a Climate change meeting in Poland that accomplished nothing but agree to give more Canadian taxpayer money to 3rd world countries under the guise of Carbon credits. At least this money means this dude will never see the light of day again.
 
Twin_Moose
#124
Both taxpayer sinkholes should see the axe IMO
 
JLM
#125
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

MANDEL: Narcissistic killer Dellen Millard recognized as a lost cause
Michele Mandel
Published:
December 19, 2018
Updated:
December 19, 2018 8:38 AM EST
Once again, Dellen Millard will enter the history books.
The narcissistic serial killer must love that – though we wonder how much comfort that will bring as he looks at spending the rest of his sorry life behind bars.
At 14, he made the newspapers for being Canada’s youngest pilot. Almost two decades later, he’s set a more nefarious record: Millard has become the first murderer in Ontario sentenced to three consecutive life terms with no chance of parole for 75 years.
To which the haggard Millard simply smirked and turned his eyes to the ceiling.
Crown wants triple killer Millard jailed until at least age 102

mmandel@postmedia.com
http://torontosun.com/news/local-new...eath-of-father


Right there is full justification for reinstating the death penalty!
 
spaminator
#126
Dellen Millard appeals conviction, sentence for dad's murder
Canadian Press
Published:
January 23, 2019
Updated:
January 23, 2019 7:51 AM EST
Dellen Millard Facebook
Triple killer Dellen Millard is appealing his first-degree murder conviction and sentence for the death of his father, arguing the outcome of his case was unreasonable.
Millard was found guilty in September of murdering his dad, Wayne Millard, whose death in 2012 was initially ruled a suicide.
In December, Justice Maureen Forestell sentenced the 33-year-old to his third consecutive life sentence, which means Dellen Millard will serve 75 years in prison before being able to apply for parole.
Two days after being sentenced, Millard filed a notice of appeal disputing Forestell’s conclusions.
“The verdict is unreasonable,” Millard wrote in the document dated Dec. 20. “The sentence is unconstitutional.”
Millard, who had pleaded not guilty to the murder of his father, a wealthy aviation executive, is also appealing his first-degree murder convictions and sentences for the deaths of Hamilton’s Tim Bosma, a complete stranger, and Toronto’s Laura Babcock, his one-time lover.
He committed those two murders with his former friend, Mark Smich, who is also appealing the verdicts in those cases.
Forestell, who presided over the Wayne Millard case without a jury, found that Dellen Millard shot his 71-year-old father through the left eye as he slept on Nov. 29, 2012.
MANDEL: Narcissistic killer Dellen Millard recognized as a lost cause
Millard a serial killer after conviction for murdering his dad
Millard killed dad to get millions in inheritance: Crown
She found that Millard took steps to set up a false alibi by leaving his car, a cell phone and his credit card at Smich’s house while he took a taxi to his father’s place in the middle of the night.
Forestell said at sentencing last month that there was faint hope for Millard’s rehabilitation.
“Dellen Millard has repeatedly committed the most serious offence known to our law,” she said. “He has done so with considerable planning and premeditation. In the murder of his father, he took advantage of the vulnerability of his father and betrayed his father’s trust in him.”
Laura Babcock, left, and Tim Bosma were murdered by Dellen Millard and Mark Smich, juries found.
Millard’s defence attorney argued the consecutive sentence without parole eligibility was unduly long and harsh but the judge disagreed.
“It is necessary to impose a further penalty in order to express society’s condemnation of each of the murders that he has committed and to acknowledge the harm done to each of the victims,” she said.
“Dellen Millard is capable of gaining the trust of friends, relatives and strangers. Mr. Millard has, however, used his ability to gain such trust as a vehicle for planned and deliberate killings.”
http://torontosun.com/news/local-new...or-dads-murder
 
Curious Cdn
#127
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Right there is full justification for reinstating the death penalty!

He's a nasty bit of business, all right.

What is the point of keeping him alive in captivity, never to see freedom again? Isn't that crueler than execution?
 
JLM
#128
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

He's a nasty bit of business, all right.

What is the point of keeping him alive in captivity, never to see freedom again? Isn't that crueler than execution?


Maybe THAT is the point of it.
 
Curious Cdn
#129
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Maybe THAT is the point of it.

.... at the cost of millions of my hard-earned tax money?

Execution by steam roller ...
 
spaminator
#130
Millard murder victim Laura Babcock's family fights to have her declared dead
Brad Hunter
Published:
October 2, 2019
Updated:
October 2, 2019 7:34 PM EDT
Laura Babcock screenshot from a video shown at the murder trial of Dellen Millard and Mark Smich.
Laura Babcock didn’t get a chance to vote in the 2015 federal election and provincial and municipal elections in 2018.
In fact, the young woman never had a chance to do much of anything.
She is dead, the victim of her psychopath ex-boyfriend Dellen Millard and his buddy Mark Smich.
That was 2012.
Those tragic facts didn’t stop Elections Canada from sending a voter card to the family home in Etobicoke, CBC News reports.
Dellen Millard, top right, and Mark Smich, bottom right, have been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Laura Babcock, left.
“It just hurts all over again,” her mother Linda Babcock told CBC News. “Two men are in prison for murdering her … she’s not lost at sea. We know what happened.”
The Babcocks have been trying to have their daughter officially declared dead for years.
And they’re trying to change the system. They don’t want other families to go through the agony they have.
Laura Babcock was one of three people murdered by Millard, 34.
The rich-kid killer was also convicted of first-degree murder in the death of his father Wayne and Hamilton-area man Tim Bosma.
The problem for authorities is that Babcock’s remains have never been found and as a result, there is no death certificate.
Clayton Babcock, right, and Linda Babcock read a statement outside a Toronto courthouse on Monday, February 26, 2018, after a sentencing hearing for Dellen Millard and Mark Smich, who were convicted of the first degree murder of their daughter Laura Babcock. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
A death certificate requires a cause of death and the manner in which it unfolded.
“A coroner cannot complete the medical certificate of death in the case of Ms. Babcock as they cannot answer the questions about cause and manner without examining a body,” Office of the Chief Coroner spokesman Cheryl Mahyr told CBC News.
But in the eyes of the court — and her family — Laura Babcock is dead.
As a result, voter cards keep showing up.
Linda Babcock said she believes she now needs to get a lawyer and go to court to have her beloved daughter declared dead.
“But then this could happen again,” she said. “That’s why I’m holding out for a law to be put in place … if I just (went to court again), nothing would change.

http://torontosun.com/news/local-new...-declared-dead
 
spaminator
#131
Lawmakers applaud Babcock family for sparking change to death certificate rules
Canadian Press
Published:
December 11, 2019
Updated:
December 11, 2019 2:29 PM EST
Murder victim Laura Babcock is shown in a Toronto Police Service handout photo.
A Toronto family has received a standing ovation from Ontario lawmakers for their efforts to change the heart-wrenching process to get a death certificate for people whose remains have not been found.
Linda and Clayton Babcock struggled for 18 months to get a death certificate for their daughter, Laura Babcock, who was murdered in 2012.
Clayton and Linda Babcock, parents of slain Laura Babcock, outside 361 University Ave. courthouse on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (Craig Robertsoni/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network)
Because Babcock vanished and her body was never found, the coroner could not declare her dead under existing laws.
Despite that, a jury found two men –Dellen Millard and Mark Smich — guilty of her murder in 2017.
MANDEL: What the Laura Babcock jury didn't hear
LAURA BABCOCK CASE: What’s a murder without a body?
The Premier and other ministers helped the Babcocks get their daughter’s death certificate.
Story continues below
The couple was on hand at Queen’s Park today as the province announced “Laura’s Law,” aimed at ensuring no other family in similar circumstances will have to go through the same bureaucratic process.

http://torontosun.com/news/provincia...tificate-rules
 

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