Little more than pleasantries were spoken during the latest video court appearance of the two men accused of killing Tim Bosma.
Dellen Millard and Mark Smich appeared in Hamilton court via video link on Thursday afternoon. They set a date to appear again — May 22 at 2 p.m.
Smich, 26, merely nodded when the judge read the date to him. The Oakville man spoke over the hollow sounds of voices in the background at Toronto’s Metro East Detention Centre, where he has resided since police arrested him last May for Bosma’s murder.
Millard, 28, of Toronto said “That’s agreed. I understand” about his next court date. He’s at Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre.
Bosma, a 32-year-old Ancaster father, disappeared last May after he went on a test drive with two men in his truck. His burned remains were later found at a Cambridge-area farm.
Millard and Smich are charged with first-degree murder, and Millard is also charged with forcible confinement and theft.
Christine Noudga, 21, of Toronto is also charged with being an accessory after the fact. Noudga is believed to be Millard’s girlfriend. Her charge is related to the allegation that she tried to help Millard escape on May 9.
Millard and Smich are also charged with first-degree murder in the 2012 death of Laura Babcock, 23, of Toronto. Millard was reportedly casually seeing Babcock.
Millard is also charged in the 2012 death of his father Wayne.
Bosma’s family, including widow Sharlene Bosma, were in court on Thursday. They’ve attended nearly every court appearance.
Sharlene Bosma has launched a charity called Tim’s Tribute to benefit victims of crime. Organizers are in the midst of getting Tim’s Tribute designated as a registered charity, spokesperson Peter Lowe said. They’re also organizing a fund-raising golf tournament for June 6.