Watch above: the husband of Daleen Bosse took the stand at the trial Douglas Hales, the man accused of killing her
SASKATOON – It was a tough day in court Tuesday at the Douglas Hales first-degree murder trial. The husband of Daleen Bosse took the stand and recounted the last day he saw her alive.
Jeremiah Bosse described the clothing his wife was wearing on May 18, 2004 as a black skirt and blouse. That was the day she said good-bye to him and left for a dinner date with friends from Onion Lake. It would be the last time he would see her alive.
That evening, Jeremiah says he went to bed late and woke with their child the next morning thinking Bosse may still be out partying.
When she failed to pick up their child at daycare later that day, Jeremiah says he was angry at the thought she could still be out drinking but his concern heightened when she still wasn’t home when he returned from work that evening at 11 p.m.
He phoned police but was told he would need to wait 24 hours before a report could be filed. Jeremiah went to the police station the next morning and told officers Bosse would never go that long without checking in.
“I was kinda scared for her.”
Approximately a month later Bosse’s car was discovered by a friend of Jeremiah’s in Saskatoon’s Sutherland area. Jeremiah noted that the driver seat was pushed back further than Bosse would have it while driving the car.
There were also several items missing from the vehicle including a car seat, seat covers, a steering wheel cover and floor mats.
In August 2008, the remains of the 25-year-old Bosse were recovered in a wooded area north of Saskatoon.
Douglas Hales was arrested that same month and charged with first-degree murder and offering an indignity to human remains.
On Monday, Hales pleaded not guilty to both charges.
During cross-examination, Jeremiah Bosse testified that his wife was on antidepressants to help cope with a miscarriage that took place months prior to her disappearance.
Around the end of April, early May, she had started to drink quite a bit, something she was advised not to do while on medication.