VIDEO: 25-year-old Mark Smich appeared briefly in a Hamilton court today to face charges of first degree murder. Mark Carcasole reports.
TORONTO – Mark Smich, the second man accused in the death of Tim Bosma, a Hamilton father who went missing after he took two men on a test drive, was formally charged with first-degree murder in a Hamilton courtroom Thursday morning.
Smich was remanded into custody until his next court appearance on June 13.
His lawyer Tom Dungey said Smich will plead not guilty.
The 25-year-old was arrested Wednesday morning on Dorval Drive in Oakville.
Supt. Dan Kinsella of the Hamilton Police said Smich was known to police prior to the arrest.
Court records show that Smich has previous convictions for drug possession in 2005 and 2006, two convictions for failing to comply in 2006 and one impaired driving conviction in 2009.
He also faces a mischief charge for allegedly spray-painting a highway overpass.
Watch video from May 22 above, as Global News reporter Cindy Pom speaks to a friend of Mark Smich, the second man charged in the murder of Tim Bosma.
Police have already arrested 27-year-old Dellen Millard, who faces first-degree murder and forcible confinement charges in connection with Bosma’s death.
Investigators are also looking for another person, who has yet to be named, who was seen in video evidence following Bosma’s truck.
The unnamed suspect was driving a dark blue Yukon SUV owned by Millard, Kinsella said.
Bosma’s badly burned body was found in the Waterloo, Ont. area on May 14.
Police have not confirmed specifically where the remains were found but were investigating two properties in the area owned by Millard: a farm in Ayr and hangars at the Waterloo International Airport.
READ MORE: A timeline of the police investigation
Police also found an incinerator on the farm land.
Kinsella confirmed Wednesday that no other remains were found on Millard’s property.
Bosma disappeared after taking two men on a test drive of his 2007 Dodge Ram pickup. He had been trying to sell the truck through online classified ads and police said the suspects may have pretended to be interested in the truck.
The truck was later found outside of Millard’s mother’s home.
Hundreds of people gathered at a Hamilton church Wednesday morning to remember Bosma.