Dellen Millard

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Dellen Millard
Born (1985-08-30) August 30, 1985 (age 28)
Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Criminal charge
First-degree murder, forcible confinement, theft over $5,000[1]

Dellen Millard (born August 30, 1985) in Toronto, Ontario, is a Canadian aviator charged with three counts of first-degree murder.

Biography[edit]

Early life and education[edit]

He is the grandson of Carl Millard, legendary founder of a Canadian airline and aircraft maintenance company, Millardair and son of Wayne Millard, a pilot, and Madelaine Burns, a flight attendant. He was named Dellen in honour of his grandmother, Della. In 1999, at the age of fourteen, he held the world record for the youngest solo helicopter flight,[2] and became the youngest Canadian to pilot a helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft on the same day.[3] Millard attended the Toronto French School and graduated in 2003.[4]

Dellen Millard inherited the family business and became the company's CEO after his father died of what was initially determined to be suicide in November 2012.[5]

Career and arrest[edit]

On May 10, 2013, Millard was arrested and charged with forcible confinement and theft over $5000 in connection with the disappearance of Hamilton-area man Tim Bosma. He was subsequently charged with first-degree murder after Bosma's charred remains were discovered at Millard's North Dumfries farm.[6][7] A second man, 25-year-old Mark Smich, was also charged with first-degree murder on May 23.[8] in Tim Bosma's death.

As a result of Millard's arrest, Toronto police investigated him in the then-ruled suicide of his father[9] and in the disappearance of 23-year-old Laura Babcock, who went missing in July 2012.[10][11] According to Shawn Lerner, her former boyfriend, Millard and Babcock had known each other for several years and had a romantic relationship. Lerner reportedly provided the police with Babcock's telephone records indicating Millard was the last person Babcock spoke to on her phone before her disappearance. [12]

In October, 2013, the Ontario Provincial Police combined investigations into the murder of Tim Bosma, the disappearance of Laura Babcock and the death of Wayne Millard into a multi-jurisdictional probe under the province's major case management system.[13]

On April 10, 2014, it was announced that Millard had been charged with two additional counts of first-degree murder, in the deaths of his father, Wayne Millard, and ex-girlfriend Laura Babcock. His accomplice, Mark Smich, was also charged with murdering Babcock.[14]

Millard's murder trial is expected to take place in 2015.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mahoney, Jill. "Toronto police confirm search of Millard property related to two other cases". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Alamenciak, Tim (11 May 2013). "Tim Bosma: Suspect Dellen Millard comes from Toronto flight dynasty". Toronto Star. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Schwartz, Daniel. "Who is Dellen Millard, the accused in the Tim Bosma case?". CBC. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Humphreys, 2=Alexandra; Bosanac. "Suspect in Tim Bosma’s death was always ‘a little different’ and did ‘odd stuff’ at private school, classmate says". National Post. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Armstrong, James (April 10, 2014). "Dellen Millard charged with murder of missing woman, father". globalnews.ca. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  6. ^ Armstrong, James. "Tim Bosma: Suspect to be charged with first degree murder". Global News. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Police still guarding Millard farm property in Bosma death investigation". Kitchener.ctvnews.ca. May 21, 2013. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  8. ^ Strapagiel, Lauren (May 23, 2013). "Mark Smich charged in Tim Bosma's murder". o.canada.com. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  9. ^ Hayes, Molly (19 May 2013). "Police still probing Millard’s farm". Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "Unknown remains found on Dellen Millard's farm". cbc.ca. May 19, 2013. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  11. ^ Patrick White (May 19, 2013). "Police probe link between Dellen Millard and missing woman". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  12. ^ Casey, Liam; Pagliaro, Jennifer (May 17, 2013). "Missing woman's last call was to Dellen Millard, ex-boyfriend says". thestar.com. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  13. ^ Mahoney, Jim (October 4, 2013). "Cases of Tim Bosma, Laura Babcock and Dellen Millard's father linked: OPP". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Tim Bosma Murder: Dellen Millard Accused in Slaying, Charged with Additional Murders". Canadian Press. April 10, 2014. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  15. ^ Clairmont, Susan (November 12, 2013). "Bosma murder trial not until 2015". The Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved April 10, 2014.