Tim Bosma murder accused going straight to trial

Sam Pazzano, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:56 PM ET

The two men accused in the murder of Ancaster man Tim Bosma will be going straight to trial, without the usual first step of a preliminary hearing.

Dellen Millard and Mark Smich will be facing first-degree murder charges, probably next year, as the attorney general’s office has agreed to the rare request made by the Crown’s office last month for a direct indictment. This manoeuvre bypasses the usual route of a preliminary hearing before advancing to trial in Superior Court.

“It’s very extremely rare as the vast overwhelming majority of cases, including most high profile ones, go to the preliminary hearing route,” Millard’s lawyer Ravin Pillay said.

 


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