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    The gf took a plea for a lesser charge

    "Christina Noudga is a free woman, albeit with a criminal record, after taking a plea deal for her role in the Tim Bosma murder case.

    Though the 24-year-old had nothing to say Tuesday, she took with her a stern lecture from the judge, who warned her to choose friends and lovers wisely.

    "You learn in life that when you keep company with bad people ? and these people were beyond that, they were evil ? bad things happen to you," Superior Court Justice Toni Skarica told her. "If you keep company with good people, good things happen to you. I hope you conduct your future in that way."

    It was scheduled to be the first day of a three-week trial for the former girlfriend of convicted killer Dellen Millard. She was charged with being an accessory after the fact to the murder of the 32-year-old Bosma in May 2013.

    Instead, the 24-year-old pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of obstructing justice by wilfully destroying evidence ? wiping fingerprints from her boyfriend's car trailer ? on May 10, 2013.

    For this, Noudga was sentenced to a year and a day in jail ? which, after credit for the four months she served behind bars before receiving bail, as well as the two years she spent under "house arrest," means she has done her time.

    The resolution was fully supported by Tim Bosma's family, court heard. The judge noted that the guilty plea has spared them from having to relive the details of their tragedy once again."

    http://www.thespec.com/news-story/69...istina-noudga/

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    Trial for murder of Laura Babcock going on now. Millard is representing himself.

    https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2...der-trial.html

    Laura Babcock murder trial hears of her struggles with drugs, mental health

    (Oct. 24, 2017) In the months before she vanished, Laura Babcock was using hard drugs, working as an escort and actively seeking treatment for her mental health issues, the trial of two men accused of killing the Toronto woman has heard.

    Babcock has not been seen or heard from since July 2012, and her body has not been found.

    The Crown alleges that Dellen Millard, 32, of Toronto, and Mark Smich, 30, of Oakville, Ont., murdered the 23-year-old because she was the odd woman out in a love triangle. Millard was angry that Babcock had told his girlfriend that she was sleeping with him, the Crown alleges.

    Prosecutors believe Babcock was killed at Millard's home and her remains were incinerated a few weeks later at his farm near Waterloo, Ont.

    Both men have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges.

    Babcock had discussed her mental health struggles with various friends in late 2011 and early 2012, court heard Tuesday.

    Shawn Lerner, a former boyfriend who had broken up with Babcock months before she disappeared, told police that she suffered from severe depression at times, and was trying to get proper diagnosis for her mental health issues, court heard.

    He also testified that Babcock told him in late June she had been working for a short period of time as an escort.

    During several hours of cross-examination by Millard, who is representing himself, Lerner said Babcock told him in early 2012 that she had been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.

    "Her attitude was she would pursue treatment for that," Lerner said.

    She also struggled with her parents while living at home and was looking for a place to live, he said.

    By late June, Babcock had become transient, bouncing from friend to friend along with her small dog, Lacey, Lerner has testified.

    Lerner told court he confronted Millard a few weeks after Babcock went missing because her phone bill showed her last eight calls were to him.

    Millard questioned Lerner's recollection of events, including a meeting the two men had after Babcock disappeared.

    Lerner said that although it's been five years since he met Millard at a coffee shop in Mississauga, Ont., his memory of what he called "probably the most important meeting" of his life is clear.

    Millard asked Lerner several questions about the meeting.

    "I'm trying to get at your memory, your recollection, sir, you told us you have an average memory," Millard said.

    "I've been very explicit about my memory, this was a long time ago, but this was probably the most important meeting of my life and there are things I can remember clearly -- and I remember that clearly," Lerner said.

    At that meeting, Millard denied having anything to do with Babcock's disappearance and also denied he had a sexual relationship with Babcock, Lerner said.

    "I mentioned that she got into harder drugs, correct?" Millard asked.

    "You mentioned cocaine specifically," Lerner said.

    "Did I tell you she was looking for a place to stay?" Millard asked.

    "Yes," Lerner said.

    "Did I tell you that I refused arranging a place to stay for her," Millard asked.

    "Yes," Lerner responded.

    Millard also asked Lerner about the first time they met, when Lerner invited Millard to Babcock's birthday party at Medieval Times in February 2011. Part of the group, including Lerner and Babcock, ended the night at Millard's condominium in downtown Toronto.

    Lerner said he left with a bad impression of Millard, who he said gave Babcock drugs that night.

    "Do you know what drug that was?" Millard asked.

    "MDMA or ecstasy," Lerner said.

    "Correct," Millard said.

    Millard returned on several occasions to ask how Lerner felt about him.

    At one point Justice Michael Code interjected.

    "What he thinks about you is irrelevant to this trial," Code said to Millard.
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    https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/201...der-trial.html

    Jury begins deliberations in Laura Babcock murder trial

    The case against two men accused of killing a young Toronto woman whose body has not been found was put to the jury on Tuesday with the judge reminding jurors to rely on the circumstantial evidence they heard during the trial.

    The instructions from Superior Court Justice Michael Code capped the nearly eight-week trial of Dellen Millard and his friend Mark Smich, who pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the presumed death of Laura Babcock, who disappeared five years ago.

    “When you first start, it is unwise to take a firm, rigid decision,” Code told jurors. “You are judges, not advocates for one side or the other.”

    Code’s 350-page instruction to the jury over more than three days involved a comprehensive recap of the evidence and positions of the parties. The case, he said, hinges upon a “large and complex” body of circumstantial evidence about whether Babcock is dead and if Millard and Smich caused her death.


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    He left an apology note? Ok he's crazy.
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    that's what makes him crazy? I thought it was the chips.

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    Update:

    TORONTO ? The grieving parents of a young Toronto woman who disappeared five years ago said a guilty verdict of first-degree murder Saturday for two men accused of killing their daughter brought justice but little joy.

    It was the second such conviction for Dellen Millard and Mark Smich, who are serving life sentences for the 2013 murder of a Hamilton man, a fact the jury at their latest trial didn?t hear.

    Tears were shed and quiet cheers let out in a downtown Toronto courtroom as the pair was found guilty in the death of 23-year-old Laura Babcock, whose body has not been found. Millard and Smich pleaded not guilty in the case.

    https://globalnews.ca/news/3920745/l...trial-verdict/

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    Prosecutors are seeking stiff sentence for the man accused of selling Dellen Millard 3 guns.

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    Sorry phone posting. He goes on trial in February for his father?s murder.

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    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43172705

    Laura Babcock murder: Two men get consecutive life sentences

    Two convicted killers will serve consecutive life sentences for the first degree murder of Laura Babcock, Canadian media has reported.

    Dellen Millard, 32, and Mark Smich, 30, are already serving life sentences with no parole for another murder.

    The family of Babcock, whose body was never found, reportedly said in a statement earlier this month that they "learned to hate" after her murder.

    Millard and Smich will not be eligible for parole for 45 years.

    Babcock, a 22-year-old university graduate, was killed in July 2012.


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    that's what makes him crazy? I thought it was the chips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43172705

    Laura Babcock murder: Two men get consecutive life sentences
    Apparently there were cheers in the courtroom when the sentence was read.

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    Millard's trial for the murder charges in his father's death is set to begin in April I believe.

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