Two men accused in Tim Bosma murder head straight to trial
In a rare move, the attorney general’s office has agreed on a request made by the Crown to have Dellen Millard and Mark Smich skip a preliminary trial.
Bosma vanished on May 6, 2013 after leaving home in his pick-up truck with two men after posting an online ad to sell the vehicle.
Bosma’s remains were found about a week later burned beyond recognition at a southwestern Ontario farm belonging to Millard.
He and Smich have each been charged with first-degree murder.
The trial is expected to take place sometime early next year.
Tim Bosma: A timeline of the police investigation
Millard has additionally been charged with the murder of missing woman Laura Babcock and Millard’s father, Wayne Millard.
Police had originally deemed the father’s death a suicide in November 2012 but reopened the investigation after Dellen’s arrest.
The three murder cases are being treated separately by police.
With a file from The Canadian Press