Jury deliberating in Hamilton murder trial

HAMILTON – A Hamilton jury will resume deliberations Wednesday at the trial of two men accused of killing Tim Bosma three years ago and burning his body in an animal incinerator.

The 12-member jury began deliberations on Monday after Justice Andrew Goodman concluded his instructions in the first-degree murder trial of Dellen Millard and Mark Smich.

Millard, 30, of Toronto, and Smich, 28, of Oakville, Ont., have both pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges in Bosma’s death.

Bosma, 32, disappeared on May 6, 2013 after taking two men for a test drive of a truck he had listed for sale online. His remains were found days later burned beyond recognition.

The Crown alleges Millard and Smich planned for more than a year to steal a truck, kill its owner and incinerate their body.

Smich testified that Millard shot, killed and burned Bosma. Millard did not testify, but his lawyer told court that Smich accidentally shot Bosma on a nearby highway in an attempt to steal his truck.

But the judge told the jury to disregard Millard’s version of events because it was not supported by evidence presented in the case.