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

  • Young officer slain in Harlem joined to help 'chaotic city'

    World News CTV News
    NEW YORK -- The 22-year-old New York City police officer who was shot to death while responding to a call in a Harlem apartment came from an immigrant family and grew up in a community with strained police relations, but joined the force to make a difference in the "chaotic city," he once wrote. Source
  • U.K. accuses Kremlin of trying to install pro-Russian leader in Ukraine

    World News CTV News
    LONDON -- Britain on Saturday accused the Kremlin of seeking to install a pro-Russian leader in Ukraine, and said Russian intelligence officers had been in contact with a number of former Ukrainian politicians as part of plans for an invasion. Source
  • Mexican president says he has drawn up a 'political will'

    World News CTV News
    MEXICO CITY -- Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador spoke with unusual frankness about his health Saturday, acknowledging he spent the night in a Mexico City hospital after undergoing a cardiac catheterization Friday. Lopez Obrador said he had prepared a "political will" to be opened in case he dies to orient his followers, but said, "I don't think it will be needed. Source
  • Mexican president opens up about his health after overnight hospital stay for heart procedure

    World News CBC News
    Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador spoke with unusual frankness about his health on Saturday, acknowledging he spent the night in a Mexico City hospital after undergoing a cardiac catheterization. Lopez Obrador said he had prepared a "political will" to be opened in case he dies to orient his movement, but added, "I don't think it will be needed. Source
  • National recall in place for cake product containing undeclared milk

    Canada News CBC News
    A cake product sold nationally is being recalled because the product's label didn't say it had milk. Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. is recalling Shirakiku-brand Baked Red Bean Cake. In a notice issued Saturday by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, it said recalled products should be thrown out or returned to where they were purchased from. Source
  • Has Canada really passed the Omicron peak? Experts optimistic but urging caution

    Canada News CTV News
    Canada's top doctor has said the latest wave of COVID-19 driven by the Omicron variant may have reached its peak. But while the modelling appears encouraging, experts say the news should be interpreted with cautious optimism. Source
  • Northern border tragedy warns of new, unfamiliar immigration wrinkle for Canada, U.S.

    Canada News CTV News
    PEMBINA, N.D. -- The discovery of four people who perished in the cold trying to cross the Canada-U.S. border could put a new twist on the immigration debate in the United States. The group, which included an infant and a teen, were found Wednesday near Emerson, Man. Source
  • Border tragedy warns of new, unfamiliar immigration wrinkle for Canada, U.S.

    Canada News CTV News
    PEMBINA, N.D. -- The discovery of four people who perished in the cold trying to cross the Canada-U.S. border could put a new twist on the immigration debate in the United States. The group, which included an infant and a teen, were found Wednesday near Emerson, Man. Source
  • Wind-driven California wildfire above Big Sur forces people to flee their homes

    World News CBC News
    A wind-driven wildfire broke out late Friday in the rugged mountains above Big Sur in California, forcing residents to evacuate their homes and authorities to shut down a stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway. The fire started in a canyon and was pushed by 56 km/h winds to the sea, jumping the highway and burning on the west side. Source