Judge to give final instructions in murder trial of Millard and Smich
The judge overseeing the trial of two men accused of killing a 23 year old Toronto woman is expected to give final instructions to the jury today.
Dellen Millard and Mark Smich, both serving time in the slaying of Tim Bosma of Ancaster, have pleaded not guilty to first degree murder in the death of Laura Babcock.
Yesterday, in its closing address the Crown says there is a mountain of circumstantial evidence to prove the two men killed the victim on July 3rd, 2012 then disposed of her body in an incinerator on Millard's farm near Waterloo.
Smich's lawyer also delivered his closing remarks, saying all the evidence the Crown has to point to his client's guilt is a rap song Smich sang about killing a girl and burning her body.
Millard, who is representing himself, told the jury Tuesday, that several witnesses testified they saw or heard from Babcock after July 4th, 2012.
A very successful 2017-2018 IceDogs regular season came to an end Saturday afternoon with a 6-3 win over Mississauga. A sellout St Patty's Day Meridian Centre crowd watched Niagara record their 35th win of the season for a total of 80 points in the OHL's Eastern Conference as Johnny Corneil lead the way with a goal and two assists.
Kirill Maksimov enjoyed a four point night while Johnny Corneil and Ben Jones each scored a pair in the IceDogs 6-3 Friday night win in Erie. With the win, Niagara has now secured home ice advantage in their first round playoff series with Oshawa.
Johnny Corneil scored the overtime winner exactly half-way through the extra period as the IceDogs prevailed 3-2 over visiting Hamilton for Niagara's fifth win in six meetings versus the Bulldogs. Stephen Dhillon was also big stopping 41 shots for the IceDogs fifth straight victory.