TORONTO – Dellen Millard has been formally charged with first degree murder in the death of Tim Bosma.
Bosma disappeared from outside his rural Ancaster home last week when he took two men on a test drive of his black 2007 Dodge Ram pickup truck.
Millard will remain in custody until his next scheduled court appearance before a judge on June 13.
Millard’s lawyer, Deepak Paradkar, said his client will plead not guilty.
“He’s not someone who’s been in jail or used to jail. He’s very, very concerned and distraught and knows it’s a long haul,” Paradkar said. “He’s trying to take this one step at a time.”
Police announced they had found Bosma’s badly burned remains in the Waterloo region. Police wouldn’t confirm where Bosma’s remains were found but were conducting a large investigation in farmland owned by Millard in Ayr, Ontario.
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Police had also been searching aircraft hangars at Waterloo International Airport owned by the Millard family business, MillardAir.
Paradkar also dismissed the notion that Millard was in dire financial straits.
“His finances are fine, he is not in debt. He owns a number of properties that are paid for,” Paradkar said. “Police have confirmed that he had sufficient funds to easily purchase this truck had he wished to”
Millard, 27, was arrested on Friday while driving in Mississauga and charged with forcible confinement and theft over $5,000.
Paradkar maintained his client’s innocence while speaking with reporters outside of the Hamilton court on Wednesday.
Police are looking for at least one other man in their investigation but hint that there could be more suspects.
Paradkar said Millard is “exercising his constitutional right to remain silent.”
Police announced Tuesday they had recovered video evidence from near the Bosma home that showed a second vehicle following Bosma’s truck.
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