Trial for the murder of Tim Bosma begins after 3 years of investigation
Jan 18, 2016 01:28 AM EST
In early May 2013, Tim Bosma got killed after taking two men for a test drive in his truck. Almost three years later, the trial of two men who were accused of slaying Tim Bosma is scheduled to start next week in Superior Court in Hamilton.
The trial will begin this Monday with jury selection. According to CBC News, Mark Smich of Oakville and Dellen Millard of Toronto were both charged with first-degree murder in connection with Tim Bosma's death. Mark Smich and Dellen Millard's attorney are confident that both men will plead not guilty to charges of first-degree murder.
Tim Bosma had a wife and a two-year-old daughter. The Huffington Post reported that his body was left burned beyond recognition at the southwestern farm in Ontario which belongs to Dellen Millard. Mr. Millard was charged with theft of a vehicle and a forcible confinement in Tim Bosma's death. The police also reported that the two suspects know each other but would not want to elaborate more on how they met.
On Thursday, Christina Noudga, 21 years old was also charged with being an accessory to the crime. While the police said that Tim Bosma was killed the same night he went missing, the officers are not yet able to tell the full details of his death. No reports yet as to how and where he was killed.
The Spectator cited that there were 120 investigators assigned to work on Tim Bosma's case and more than 15 search warrants were already placed in orders. Moreover, the officials have already received 700 tips from concerned citizens.
Sharlene Bosma, the wife of Tim Bosma, could still recall how her husband bid his last farewell. She said his last word was "I'll be right back." She also said he left his home with a smile on his face. By 9:20 pm, two men showed up at the Bosma's house and so Tim then went to arrange a test drive of his black 2007 Dodge Ram pickup that he posted for sale on the internet.
The news made headlines all over the country. More than a week later, thousands of people gathered at a hall in Hamilton saying goodbye to Bosma, the same hall where Tim and Sharlene got married three years earlier. Meanwhile, Lowe, the childhood friend of Tim Bosma, who acts as the family's spokesman, said that the family is grateful for the love and support of the community and that they are praying that the case would be resolved in the soonest time possible.