Monday, February 26, 2018

Cheers as Dellen Millard and Mark Smich Sentenced

A packed Toronto courtroom erupted into cheers and a standing ovation Monday after the judge announced two men convicted of murdering a young woman would not be eligible for parole for 50 years. Dellen Millard is "profoundly amoral and dangerous" while his partner in crime, Mark Smich, "enthusiastically" participated in the murder of Laura Babcock, 23, whose body was never found. Millard, 32, of Toronto, and Smich, 30, of Oakville, Ont., were convicted in December of murdering the Toronto woman in the summer of 2012 and burning her body in an animal incinerator. Millard and Smich had previously been convicted in the murder of Tim Bosma, a 32-year-old Hamilton father who went missing in May 2013 after going on a test drive with two men interested in buying his pickup truck.