Jury se­lec­tion be­gins to­day in Bosma trial

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA - The Cana­dian Press

HAMIL­TON — About an hour af­ter the sun had set on a day in early May 2013, Tim Bosma took two men for a test drive in his truck — never to re­turn. The trial of two men ac­cused in his death is set to be­gin to­day with jury se­lec­tion, which is ex­pected to last up to two weeks. Lawyers for Dellen Mil­lard and Mark Smich have said both men will plead not guilty to charges of first-de­gree mur­der. The case of the miss­ing 32-yearold Hamil­ton man — who had a wife and a two-year-old daugh­ter — and later the dis­cov­ery of his re­mains, “burned be­yond recog­ni­tion,'' rocked his tightknit Dutch com­mu­nity in ru­ral Hamil­ton and made head­lines across the coun­try. Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, on May 6, 2013, a man called Bosma to ar­range a test drive of his black, 2007 Dodge Ram pickup that he had ad­ver­tised for sale on­line. Around 9:20 p.m., two men showed up at his house. “I'll be right back,'' a smil­ing Bosma told his wife, Shar­lene Bosma would re­call at a news con­fer­ence a few days later. Within an hour, she called her hus­band on his cell­phone and when he didn't an­swer she called po­lice. “I ask and I beg and I plead to whomever has my hus­band to please let him go,'' she said through tears.

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