Dellen Millard will make a brief procedural appearance by video in Toronto court today to speak to the charges that he murdered his father, Wayne. There’s unlikely to be any real news, maybe just a tidbit or two about whether the Crown has yet provided any disclosure.
Last time, I was at court for this and the Laura Babcock murder charges, the defence attorneys were grumbling politely that they were still completely in the dark about what the evidence for the new charges was.
Millard and his co-accused have pleaded not guilty to all the first degree murder charges against them. Both are charged with killing Tim Bosma and Laura Babcock while Millard alone is charged with murdering his father. Millard’s girlfriend Christina Noudga is also charged as an accessory after the fact in the Bosma murder. She too has pleaded not guilty.
Last week, Matthew Ward-Jackson, one of three men accused of weapons trafficking and believed to have provided Millard with the gun used to kill his father, appeared in Toronto court by video on two sets of charges. This appearance allowed me to confirm his ID and tie him to his active social media accounts. Ward-Jackson will be back in court next week in person.
On Thursday of this week, MIllard, Smich and Noudga will all make procedural appearances in Hamilton court. Noudga has still not applied for bail and it will be interesting to see if her lawyers will reveal any new information about her intent. She’s now been in jail for more than two months.
Update: I did not attend this court appearance and it doesn’t look like any other reporters showed up. Dellen Millard will return to deal with the Wayne Millard charge by video on July 7. Both he and Smich will also appear on the Laura Babcock murder charge on the same day.
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