The two men accused in the murder of Ancaster’s Tim Bosma were back in court, and revealing text conversations were shown between the co-accused; Dellen Millard and Mark Smich.
“I love u my knee grow. I love u a whole lot. Like large.big.huge.monstrously,” Smich wrote. “You r really like the brother I never really had”.
They discussed running “missions”, buying guns, purchasing The Eliminator and stealing a Dodge Ram 3500.
In March, 2012, Millard and Smich begin discussions about stealing that Dodge pickup.
“It needs to be a 3500”, says Millard
That is the same model that Tim Bosma owned.
Millard, 30, and Smich, 28, are on trial for the first-degree murder of Bosma, the Ancaster dad who disappeared May 6, 2013 after taking two men for a test drive in his pickup truck.
The Crown believes Bosma was shot point-blank in the truck and then incinerated.
Smich (who goes by the name, “Satan”) says in response to stealing a truck, “Yeah- we need a proper plan though. Let’s make that plan. We can’t make any mistake.”
May 15, 2012, Smich tells Millard about researching practice ammo for him, “5 fingered u some practice ammo. I did research. Short ones r good for what u got.”
In June, 2012, Millard and his friend, Shane Schlatman, discuss building an incinerator. Shane would end up purchasing The Eliminator.
On November 29, 2012, Millard’s father suddenly dies.
Four days later, Millard fires everyone on staff at MillardAir, except Shane Schlatman.
Millard says to Smich via text: “I’m under a lot of pressure. My dad was hiding debts. His death has put financial screws to me.”
Many text messages between Millard and Smich were deleted, but police were able to recover them using Cellebrite software.