The key witness in the Tim Bosma murder trial returned to the stand for more questions from the Crown.
Christina Noudga, the former girlfriend of co-accused Dellen Millard, was asked to identify Millard in the body of the court; she pointed at him as he bowed his head and closed his eyes.
The Crown then asked her to identify Mark Smich, the other man accused of first degree murder, and as she pointed, Smich stared straight ahead.
Noudga has now wrapped up three days of damning testimony under the Crown.
She finished by telling the court that on May 13, 2013, police arrived at her house. Noudga was advised not to speak to them.
Letters seized from her bedroom 11 days later — the day Noudga, herself, was charged with accessory after the fact of murder — spoke volumes to the jury.
There are 51 letters of correspondence between Noudga and Millard during his time in jail.
In them, Millard coaches Noudga on what to say to police and which witnesses to connect with, to get them to change their stories.
One of those witnesses is Millard’s roommate, Andrew Michalski.
In a letter, Millard tells Noudga that Michalski is the only person that can connect him to Tim Bosma.
“He has to change his story,” writes Millard. “He can’t say anything about stealing a truck.”
Also in the letters, Millard points a finger at Smich for “screwing up a truck theft” that Millard now had to “clean up”.
Noudga claims she didn’t do anything Millard asked of her and she didn’t think to go to police.
She was, after all, still in love with the man arrested for first degree murder.
Noudga says she still believed he was innocent.
Millard, 30, and Mark Smich, 28, are on trial for the first-degree murder of Tim 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.
Cross-examination of Noudga gets underway Tuesday.