The three people who have been charged in connection with the killing of Ancaster’s Tim Bosma appeared in a Hamilton courtroom Thursday.
Dellen Millard, 28, and Mark Smich, 26, are both charged with first degree murder in connection with Bosma’s death. Millard appeared by video in an orange prison-issue jumpsuit with his hands behind his back. His hair has grown longer and has almost reached his chin. Smich appeared in a similar jumpsuit with his hands clasped in front of him.
Millard has also been charged with killing both Toronto woman Laura Babcock and his father Wayne Millard, whose death was originally ruled a suicide. Smich is also charged in connection with Babcock's murder.
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Toronto woman Christina Noudga, 21, also appeared by video in court. Noudga has been charged with being an accessory after the fact in connection to Bosma’s slaying. She appeared on the video monitor in a green jumpsuit with her long brown hair worn down.
All three spoke little, except to say their names and agree on dates to appear again in court.
Bosma’s parents and his widow Sharlene were in the courtroom Thursday. The family has said they will be leaving the public eye for the month of May, but will be hosting the "Tim's Tribute" charity golf tournament on June 6 at the Century Pines Golf Club in Flamborough. That event falls 13 months to the day of Bosma's disappearance and Sharlene is expected to make some public comments then.
Tim’s Tribute is a charity the family started to support families who are victims of homicide.
An eight-week preliminary hearing in the case has been set for September, 2014. All three suspects are due to appear in court again by video on June 19.