A Toronto-area woman accused of being an accessory after the fact in the murder of Tim Bosma will likely have to wait another week behind bars to learn if she will be granted bail.
Christina Noudga, 22, sat stoically in a Hamilton, Ont. court Thursday, briefly smiling and waiving to her parents, Maxam and Emily Noudga, during her bail hearing.
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Wearing a sleeveless white blouse, skinny jeans and brown heeled boots strung together by the shackles on her ankles, Noudga barely moved throughout the day's proceedings. Before she was taken away, she waved and mouthed "bye" to her parents and supporters with a brief, nervous smile.
Noudga has been identified as the girlfriend of Dellen Millard, 28, one of two men facing first-degree murder charges in the death of Bosma, an Ancaster, Ont., man last seen by his wife when he left to take a pair of men on a test drive of a truck he was trying to sell online.
Bosma's remains were found charred beyond recognition on a Waterloo farm shortly after he went missing. Noudga is the third person charged in Bosma's murder, after Millard and Mark Smich, 26, of Oakville.
A standard publication ban has been placed on the details and evidence discussed at the bail hearing Thursday.
The hearing is set to resume at 10:30 Friday, but a decision on Nougda's bail application isn't expected then, and could possibly be pushed back by scheduling until next Friday.
Bosma went missing on May 6, 2013. His charred remains were found on May 15.
Bosma's widow, Sharlene, has normally made every court appearance related to the Bosma case, up until Noudga's bail hearing. She was not at Wednesday's court appearance, although Bosma's father, Hank was.
Neither were in the Hamilton court Thursday.
Millard has also been charged in the death of a missing Toronto woman, Laura Babcock, 23, and his father, Wayne - both of which were killed in 2012.
Smich has also been charged in the murder of Babcock, who went missing in the summer of 2012.
In a previous interview, Crown Attorney Anthony Leitch said the charge against Noudga relates to an allegation that she tried to help Millard "escape" on May 9, 2013. He would not elaborate as to what was meant by escape, or from whom. Police had at one time speculated there was a third person involved in Bosma’s abduction and slaying, but Leitch said Noudga likely had no part in it.
Millard and Mark Smich, 26, of Oakville, have been held in jail since being charged with first-degree murder in Bosma's death.
Tim Bosma memorial
With files from Adam Carter