Mark Smich was back on the stand at the Tim Bosma murder trial, and still couldn’t remember much about the alleged murder weapon he buried… somewhere… in some woods… some day… at some time.
However, Smich knows for certain that it was the same Walther PPK handgun that he says Dellen Millard used to kill Bosma.
Nadir Sachak, lawyer for Millard, openly mocked and poked Smich about his selective memory: “I’m trying to figure out if this is gun burial induced amnesia. You seem to have forgotten every detail except that it’s a magical forest”.
Sachak continued during his 2-hours of relentless cross-examination, “If the gun is found, it could prove you’re innocent. You just can’t recall where you put it?”
Sachak then showed a photo of Smich holding a gun, to which the co-accused confirmed that it was the same weapon used to kill Bosma.
“This gun was used to kill a human being,” Sachak charged. “You were holding the very gun you used to shoot Tim Bosma. It wasn’t significant to you to remember the details?”
“It wasn’t a big thought in my mind,” Smich responded.
He remained defiant when shown photos of himself holding the gun. Smich continually claimed it wasn’t his gun, “it was Dell’s”.
Smich maintains that his only role in the murder was “cleaning up the mess” after the fact.
He says the reason he didn’t go to police was because he was afraid of Millard; “I’ve never seen that side of Dell before”.
Smich also accused Millard’s former girlfriend, Christina Noudga, of lying when she told the jury that she spoke to Smich on May 10, 2013.
Noudga told the court that Smich told her he “screwed up”.
Smich had told the court that he tried to sell the gun to cover his impending legal fees, to which Sachak silenced the court by saying, “Can you tell the jury how much you wanted to profit off Bosma’s life?”
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.