“He and Sharlene had a bright future planned.”
“They wanted more children.”
“When you retire and consider your verdict… don’t forget Tim.”
With that, the Crown concluded its closing arguments in the murder trial of Ancaster’s Tim Bosma.
The jury was reminded that Bosma was “kind, decent and never violent. He would not fight these men who were armed to save his truck.”
“Mark Smich and Dellen Millard were celebrating the plan they had accomplished, the plan to murder and incinerate Tim Bosma,” Assistant Crown attorney Tony Leitch began. “Their celebration tells you everything you need to know about this case. They murdered together and they tried to destroy evidence of their crime together.”
The Crown pointed out that there was no evidence to show the murder was “accidental” or that Smich was scared, otherwise he would have run, said Leitch.
He also pointed out that the gun would have been a powerful tool for Smich to use against Millard and riding his bike to go bury it is “unbelievable.”
Leitch showed the jury a photo of The Eliminator, and says incinerating a human being and then cleaning up the mess is a two person job.
Smich earlier testified that it was Millard who dumped the body into the incinerator alone.
Leitch showed video of Smich’s ex-girlfriend Marlena Meneses testifying.
Millard and Smich picked her up, mere hours after allegedly burning his body.
“They were happy,” she said. “They wanted to celebrate. They just said their mission went well.”
Leitch pointed out, she said the same thing in her initial police statement.
He told the jury, “They killed Tim Bosma in his own truck. They took him from all of us. He just wanted to sell his truck.”
Then, Leitch explained the only real issue this jury must decide, is what they did inside that pick-up where Bosma was shot.
“Only three people know, and one of them is dead.”
The judge’s charge to the jury will begin Friday, June 10.