The murder of Tim Bosma is a “heinous, despicable crime.”
Standing directly in front of the jury, Tom Dungey commanded their attention, going to the very core of this case.
“It strikes at the very heart of us all,” he said. “It could have been you, it could have been me, it could have ben any of us.”
Defending Mark Smich, Dungey said Bosma was killed “by a madman in the moment, for what reason we’ll never know.”
He said Smich doesn’t have to prove his innocence; the crown must prove it’s case beyond a reasonable doubt.
“There are only two people who can tell us what happened May 6th and 7th, and only one, my client, chose to take the stand. And, it’s the only evidence they have. Not once did he change his story. Mr Smich chose to make sure you have the full picture. He told the truth.”
Dungey told the jury they can’t decide innocence or guilty on suggestion or theories, only on evidence. He suggested the crown theory makes no sense. The motive was never shown, and because his client wasn’t in the truck, he can’t tell us what happened between Mr. Millard and Tim Bosma.
“All we know is a man was killed for a truck, for no reason.”