Live updates: Tim Bosma trial resumes with cross-examination of tipster

HAMILTON - A man who provided police with an important tip in the Tim Bosma murder investigation continues his testimony today in Hamilton at the trial two men accused of killing Bosma.

See Full Article

The Hamilton man disappeared on the night of May 6, 2013 after taking two strangers on a test drive of a truck he was trying to sell and his body was found a week later burned beyond recognition.

Dellen Millard, 30, of Toronto and Mark Smich, 28, from Oakville, Ont., have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges.

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

Igor Tumanenko has told court about a test drive two men took in his Dodge Ram on May 5, 2013 - one of them, Smich, has admitted to being in the vehicle that day.

Tumanenko also said he remembered seeing the word "ambition" tattooed on the taller man's wrist, a clue that an investigator testified led to a breakthrough in the case. Millard has a similar tattoo on his wrist.

Tumanenko told the men he was familiar with the truck's diesel engine from his days in the Israeli army.

"There was a pause when he sit in driver seat," Tumanenko said, referring to the tall man that was now driving his truck at the entrance of Highway 407, just north of Toronto.

"Shorter guy (in the back) asked 'what did you do in Israel army?"' Tumanenko told court.

"I look at him and said 'you don't want to know what I did there."'

Last week, a former Millardair intern testified he found Bosma's truck inside an aircraft hangar owned by Region of Waterloo International Airport.



Advertisements

Latest Canada & World News

  • Late former French president Valéry Giscard d'Estaing helped reshape Europe

    World News CBC News
    No one who saw it will forget Valéry Giscard d'Estaing's imperious exit from the ÉlyséePalace. Seated alone at his desk, he offered a stiff televised farewell to the French who had voted him out of office, then stood and left the room. Source
  • A nurse and six of her family members have COVID-19, and it began with a small act of kindness

    World News CTV News
    New Jersey nurse Sofia Burke said it took one family member letting their guard down "for one second" for COVID-19 to infect seven of the eight people in her household. Burke spoke with CNN's Don Lemon through an oxygen mask Wednesday. Source
  • China hits out at U.S. after report of new visa restrictions

    World News CTV News
    BEIJING -- China on Thursday accused critics in the U.S. government of "an escalation of political suppression" against Beijing following a report of new visa restrictions on members of China's ruling Communist Party and their immediate family members. Source
  • Kyle Rittenhouse has preliminary hearing on Wisconsin charges

    World News CTV News
    KENOSHA, WIS. -- A 17-year-old from Illinois accused of killing two men during an August protest in Wisconsin is due in court Thursday for a preliminary hearing in the case. Kyle Rittenhouse, of Antioch, is also charged in the wounding of a third person on Aug. Source
  • Hundreds of Ethiopian immigrants get warm welcome in Israel

    World News CTV News
    BEN-GURION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ISRAEL -- Hundreds of Ethiopian immigrants on Thursday arrived to a festive ceremony at Israel's international airport, as the government took a step toward carrying out its pledge to reunite hundreds of families split between the two countries. Source
  • This London, Ont. teen wants a national, three-digit suicide help line and politicians are taking action

    Canada News CBC News
    After not being able to access help herself, a 19-year-old Ontario woman is pushing for a three-digit suicide help line and politicians are starting to listen. Madi Muggridge, from London, Ont., struggled with anxiety and depression at a young age, but the situation got particularly bad when she was 13 years old and scary thoughts started to trickle in, she told CBC News. Source
  • Fishing tournament organizer fined after nearly 200 fish found in dumpster

    Canada News CBC News
    A fishing tournament organizer and TV personality has brought his business to New Brunswick after being fined $9,000 and losing his Ontario fishing licence for not reporting the nearly 200 dead bass he threw into a dumpster. Ben Woo was convicted of failing to abide by the terms and conditions of the licence allowing tournament organizers to transport fish to be weighed and measured before they were returned live to the water. Source
  • Alberta planning COVID-19 field hospitals for 750 patients, internal document shows

    Canada News CBC News
    An internal Alberta government document shows the province has been planning for more than a week to set up indoor field hospitals to treat 750 COVID-19 patients. The Alberta Health Services (AHS) document, dated Nov. 28 and obtained by CBC News, details a draft implementation plan for two or more facilities, with 375 beds each in Calgary and Edmonton for patients with mild-to-moderate symptoms. Source
  • Canada-U.S. border rules: Why some travellers get to cross while others are shut out

    Canada News CBC News
    Kim Zavesky is desperate to return to her home in Golden, B.C. After retiring last year, she and her husband — both Americans — sold their house in Chandler, Ariz., and moved most of their belongings to their second home in Golden, in southeastern British Columbia. Source
  • Why the 1976 U.S. swine flu vaccinations may offer lessons for the COVID-19 pandemic

    Canada News CBC News
    For Pascal Imperato, a communicable disease epidemiologist who in 1976 was in charge of immunizing New York City against a potential swine flu epidemic, the effort to vaccinate the population against COVID-19 feels like a familiar challenge. "We were going to vaccinate six million people in six weeks," he said in a phone interview. Source