The Fifth Estate recently aired a program featuring the murder of Tim Bosma and the evil way in which he was killed.
May 6th, 2013, Tim Bosma took two men, Dellen Millard and Mark Smich, on a test drive to sell his Ram 3500 truck. Bosma was never seen again.
Soon after, Millard and Smich killed him and thought they had disposed of the body. They placed it in the industrial animal incinerator pictured and cremated it. Bone fragments and some ash were all that remained when police found The Eliminator on one of Millard's rural properties.
Millard and Smich were charged with first degree murderand on June 17, 2016 were convicted.
Dellen Millard had more chances in life than most. He was flying helicoptors and aircraft solo at the age of 14. Millard went to university although he eventually dropped out. When his father died, he inherited the family Aviation business.
Wayne Millard, seventy-one, was allegedly killed by gunshot by his son, Dellen. The death was staged to look like suicide but it has been determined it was not. Millard faces a first degree murder charge in the shooting death of his father.
It doesn't end there. He faces trial for the murder of 23 year-old Laura Babcock of Toronto. Her body has never been found.
The details revealed by The Fifth Estate are horrifying and mistakes were made in all of the investigations. That Millard went about, unsuspected, for so long is terrifying. His motives aren't revealed, although I read somewhere, Bosma's murder was for the thrill of it. Millard and Smich (evil in his own right), should face life in prison. Period.
The episode: The Murder of Tim Bosma: The Devil Had a Name can be watched on-line at
Dark Ambition: The Shocking Crime of Dellen Millard and Mark Smich by Ann Brocklehurst investigates the murders in depth.
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