Judge Denies Millard’s Motion to Stay His Appeal in Father’s Murder Case -incinerator

The Ontario Supreme Court denied a motion by multiple murderer Dellen Millard to postpone an appeal hearing on one of his convictions. The Ontario Court of Appeal said Millard’s hearing on his appeal over his father’s murder will take place on Friday as scheduled. The court is also considering appeals against the convictions of Millard and Mark Smich for the high-profile murders of Tim Bosma and Laura Babcock this week. Judge Eileen Gillis, speaking on behalf of a three-judge panel, said there was no reason for the delay. Millard, who represents himself, has asked for an extension until April or August so he can either get the help of a lawyer or full representation to appeal his conviction for the 2012 murder of his father, a wealthy aviation executive whose death was initially ruled a suicide. Crown Counsel pointed out that the appeals have already suffered lengthy delays and Millard, who is also representing himself in Bosma’s appeal, missed several extended deadlines to file his papers. Lawyer Benita Wassenaar quoted a case management judge as saying in August 2021 that part of the problem stemmed from Millard’s “unwavering but misguided belief that he is in charge of making decisions” when appeals are heard. Wassenaar pointed to Millard’s long history of filing similar stay requests, including during Babcock’s trial when the judge found he had enough money and time to hire a lawyer. Millard justified the delay Tuesday after lawyers completed Babcock’s appeal, the first of three appeals scheduled this week. On Wednesday, the court will begin hearing Millard and lawyers for his once-close friend Smitch appeal their convictions for the murder of Bosma, a 32-year-old man who was killed after he took two men to test drive his pickup truck in May. 2013. In June 2016, a jury found Millard and Smich guilty for the first time of Bosma’s murder. The court heard that Bosma’s body was burned in an incinerator. The Crown claimed that the same incinerator was used to dispose of the body of 23-year-old Babcock, suggesting that Millard was motivated to kill his former mistress in order to patch up a love triangle with his then-girlfriend. Babcock, whose body was never found, disappeared in July 2012. Toronto Police also reopened an investigation into the death of Wayne Millard shortly after his son was charged with Bosman’s murder. Dellen Millard said he found his father dead in his home with a bullet in his eye. Millard was found guilty of first-degree murder after his father’s death. This report by The Canadian Press was first published on March 14, 2023.


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