Trial of 2 accused of killing Tim Bosma enters 3rd day of testimony

HAMILTON - The trial of two men accused of killing a Hamilton man who took them for a test drive in his truck is set to hear more testimony as it enters its third day.

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On Tuesday, court heard from a fingerprint analyst who says a print on the rearview mirror of Tim Bosma's pickup truck matched one of the accused, Dellen Millard.

Millard, of Toronto, and Mark Smich, from Oakville, Ont., have both pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in Bosma's death.

The 32-year-old Bosma left his home on the night of May 6, 2013 and was never seen alive again. His body was found more than a week later "burned beyond recognition."

The Crown alleges Bosma was shot inside his truck and his body burned in an incinerator.

Robert Felske, a forensic identification officer with Halton Regional police, said the print he analyzed matched Millard's right thumb.

On Monday, Bosma's widow, Sharlene Bosma, told court about the night her husband disappeared, calling one of two men who came down her driveway just past 9 p.m. "sketchy."

Her basement tenant, Wayne De Boer, also testified about that night and about the frantic search he and Sharlene Bosma went on to try to find her husband before calling police.

In his opening statement, Crown attorney Craig Fraser said police found gunshot residue as well as Bosma's blood both inside and outside his truck.

Fraser said they have video of the incinerator being used outside an airport hangar owned by Millard in the early morning hours after Bosma disappeared.

The Crown said two of Bosma's bones, and many bone fragments, were later found in an incinerator outside an airport hangar owned by Millard.



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