The court has begun hearing closing statements at the murder trial of Tim Bosma.
Dellen Millard, 30, and Mark 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.
Ravin Pillay, lawyer for Millard, took aim at Smich’s character; referring to him as sketchy, hostile, reclusive, violent and intimidating.
Pillay refuted all of Smich’s claims that it was Millard that shot Bosma, while he says he was framed.
Through Smich’s best friend Brendan Daly, ex-girlfriend Marlena Meneses, and Christina Noudga — whom Millard was dating at the time of the murder — the court learned that Smich told them all that he “screwed up”.
Pillay told the jury that it was Smich who killed Bosma, with the gun Millard bought and gave to Smich, according to Pillay.
“It went off accidentally,” Pillay said. “Nobody kills somebody for a truck. Not even Mr. Smich.
Pillay showed a photo of Smich holding the gun and read, “My .380 is no stranger. When I’m angered, you’re in danger,” Pillay tells the jury. “He’s telling you this is his gun.”
The gun has not been located and as Pillay leaned towards the jury, he said, “There’s an overwhelming proof the gun belongs to Smich. Remarkably, [Smich] loses memory of anything leading to its discovery, because it is his… and it was used to kill.”
While Pillay argued that Dellen Millard is too smart to get caught.
He argued that Millard is a helicopter and airplane pilot; making him “methodical and thoughtful.”
Pillay will be back up Tuesday before Smich’s defense team delivers its arguments Wednesday. The Crown will wrap up the arguments on Thursday.