Police not questioning Millard in other cases, lawyer says

The lawyer for Dellen Millard, who is accused of murdering Hamilton man Tim Bosma, says his client has not been questioned in connection with any other cases.
Dellen Millard as he appeared in court with his lawyer Deepak Paradkar on Wednesday. (CBC)

Dellen Millard, who was charged with first-degree murder in relation to the death of Hamilton man Tim Bosma, has not been questioned about any other cases, his lawyer says.

On Friday, reports surfaced suggesting that Millard, 27, may be connected to the disappearance of a 23-year-old Toronto woman, and that authorities were continuing to investigate the death of Millard's father last November.

But Deepak Paradkar, Millard's lawyer, told CBC News that police haven't questioned Millard about any case other than Bosma's. He met with his client Friday and may meet with him again Saturday afternoon.

Millard was arrested a week ago and was originally charged with forcible confinement and theft over $5,000. On Tuesday, police charged him with first-degree murder after they discovered the charred remains of Bosma, who had been missing since May 6.

None of the criminal charges or other allegations against Millard have been proven in court.

Millard had been identified by police as one of the two men last seen with Bosma as they left for a test drive of his black Dodge 3500. The truck was later located by police in a trailer parked in Millard's mother's driveway and police are currently completing forensic investigations on two of Millard's properties.

Phone records show that missing Toronto woman Laura Babcock made several calls to Millard before she disappeared last June, according to media reports citing Babcock's ex-boyfriend. But Paradkar said he is surprised at the suggestion his client had anything to do with her disappearance.

Paradkar also told CBC News he has spoken with Millard's mother, and the family is 100 per cent satisfied that the death of Millard's father was a suicide.

The Ontario coroner's office has an open investigation into the death of Wayne Millard. Police also opened an investigation at the time, but have since concluded the investigation stating the death was not criminal.