Jul 08, 2016
By Christine Ross
The two men found guilty of murder in the death of Tim Bosma are appealing their convictions. Dellen Millard and Mark Smich were convicted last month of first-degree murder in the brutal killing of Hamilton father Tim Bosma. Both men have filed notices of appeal with Ontario’s top court. Millard claimes his rights were breached because the judge allowed evidence found on his farm and on cell phone and computers. Smich says his trial was unfair, claiming the judge made errors in both his charge to the jury and other rulings. Bosma vanished three years ago after taking two strangers for a test drive in a truck he was trying to sell online. His remains were found burned in an animal incinerator on Millard’s farm near Waterloo. Both Millard and Smich have requested to argue their appeals at the Court of Appeal for Ontario in person and, if granted a new trial, request another jury trial, instead of trial before a judge alone.