Tim Bosma's accused killer charged with 2 more murders

Dellen Millard, left, is accused of kidnapping and killing Tim Bosma. (File Photos)

Dellen Millard, left, is accused of kidnapping and killing Tim Bosma. (File Photos)

Chris Doucette, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:10 PM ET

TORONTO ─ Dellen Millard is now a suspected serial killer accused of snuffing out three lives in 10 months, including last year's heinous murder of Tim Bosma.

And investigators allege the Toronto man had help in at least two of the slayings.

Toronto Police ─ one of three law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation that sprang from Bosma's murder probe ─ held a news conference Thursday to reveal new charges in the death of Millard's father and disappearance of a woman with alleged romantic ties to the accused killer.

"I can advise you ... Dellen Millard, 28 years, has now been formally charged with first-degree murder in relation to the deaths of Wayne Millard and Laura Babcock," homicide Staff-Insp. Greg McLane said.

He said Millard was in court Thursday to be formally arraigned on the additional charges.

"Further, Mark Smich, 26 years, was also brought before the (courts Thursday) where he was formally charged with first-degree murder in relation to the death of Laura Babcock," McLane said.

Millard and Smich have been behind bars since their arrests by Hamilton cops last May on first-degree murder for Bosma's brutal killing.

The additional charges were a result of an ongoing investigation by police in Toronto and Hamilton as well as the Ontario Provincial Police, McLane said.

Bosma, 32, of Ancaster, Ont., took two men out for a test drive May 6, 2013, in a pick-up truck he advertised for sale online. The married father of a little girl never returned. His charred remains were found eight days later on a farm outside of Kitchener, Ont., owned by Millard.

Bosma's murder probe prompted Toronto's homicide squad to take a fresh look at two cases in their files.

Babcock was reported missing on July 14, 2012, McLane said.

The 23-year-old was believed to be romantically involved with Millard and her cellphone bills show he was last person she talked to by phone, her ex-boyfriend Shawn Lerner said at the time of Millard's arrest in the Bosma killing.

Toronto Police also delved deeper into the Nov. 29, 2012, death of Millard's father.

Wayne Millard was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head in the Toronto home he shared with his son. The wound was initially believed to be self-inflicted.

Toronto Police searched Millard's farm last year for any sign of his father's or Babcock's remains, but their search came up empty.

McLane said the investigation, dubbed Project Capella, is ongoing but he refused to provide any further details.

Meanwhile, OPP Sgt. Pierre Chamberland confirmed a third arrest has been made in Bosma's slaying.

Christina Noudga, 21, is charged with accessory after the fact to murder, he said, unable to confirm reports she is Millard's girlfriend.

Chamberland explained the OPP was assigned as the "major case manager," which is automatic in cases with links that cross jurisdictions to "ensure any information gathered is shared between all police services involved."

chris.doucette@sunmedia.ca


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