One in all Dellen Millard’s former associates testified at his murder trial Thurday that she saw him with a gun someday before his father died.
Marlena Meneses additionally stated Millard randomly slept on the house of her boyfriend, Mark Smich, one night time in 2012 — one thing he’d by no means executed before — after which days later, she came upon Wayne Millard was useless.
The 71-year-old’s dying was initially dominated a suicide in 2012. He was discovered at his house at 5 Maple Gate Courtroom in Etobicoke, Ont., with a single gunshot wound by his eye. His son was charged after police began investigating the disappearances of Hamilton’s Tim Bosma and Toronto’s Laura Babcock.
Millard and Smich had been each convicted of first-degree murder within the deaths of Bosma and Babcock, a Toronto girl who as soon as dated the youthful Millard.
He has pleaded not responsible to killing his father within the judge-alone trial being held in Ontario Superior Courtroom in Toronto.
In keeping with courtroom paperwork submitted by the Crown, Millard was spending time with Meneses and Smich, in Oakville, Ont., on the night time Wayne Millard died.
Meneses did not specify a date in her testimony, however she stated that Millard was hanging out at Smich’s home before he left to “go on a date.”
She stated she and Smich walked him to a nook retailer in Oakville that night time, however the pair left before they saw Millard go inside. Millard had two cellphones with him that night time, she stated, and he left one among them at Smich’s house.
Millard returned to the Oakville house later that night time and slept there.
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Meneses described the gun she saw at Dellen Millard’s house before Wayne Millard died. She stated it was a “western-looking gun, with a picket deal with “and a tube.” Courtroom has beforehand heard a revolver was the alleged murder weapon within the case.
“Me and Mark had been downstairs, and we had been bored, so we went upstairs to bug Dell,” Meneses stated. “As we walked in, we saw a gun on his mattress.”
This marks Meneses’s third time testifying as a Crown witness in a case towards Millard.
She first appeared on the Bosma trial in 2016, the place she testified that Smich had instructed her Millard had shot and killed the 32-year-old father of 1 who was by no means seen once more after taking two males on a check drive of a truck he was making an attempt to promote.
She testified once more on the Babcock trial, saying she saw Dellen Millard and Smich “testing out” an animal incinerator.
It was revealed at each trials that the incinerator, known as “The Eliminator,” was used to burn human stays.
The trial is coming into its fifth day on Thursday and is predicted to final till the tip of the month.