One of the men accused of killing Tim Bosma has taken the stand and says it was the co-accused who shot the Hamilton man while test driving his truck.
Mark Smich testified that it was Dellen Millard who killed Bosma and that he was in a separate truck when it happened.
Smich says he was following Bosma and Millard in Millard’s truck when they suddenly pulled over. Millard came out of the truck to get a flashlight from the truck Smich had been driving.
He added that pulling over was not part of the plan, but when he got out of the truck, he saw Bosma’s body slumped over the dash of the truck, and a bullet hole through the passenger side window.
Bosma disappeared after taking two strangers for a test drive May 6, 2013.
Millard, 30, and Smich, 28, have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.
The Crown believes that Bosma was shot point blank inside of the truck and his body was later incinerated.
Smich took the stand today in his first day of testimony.
He told a courtroom that he was in shock and utter disbelief when he saw the bullet hole and Bosma’s head laying against the front dash.
Moments before he began explaining details of the harrowing test drive, Bosma’s mother ran out of the courtroom.
Smich says Millard told him to change the licence plates on the truck, to which he complied.
The pair then went back to grab “The Eliminator,” the incinerator that was allegedly used to burn Bosma’s body beyond recognition. Smich testified they then went to the hangar where Smich was told to clean Bosma’s truck, getting rid of the carpet and seatbelts with an exacto knife.
Smich then says Millard turned on the incinerator and texted the hangar’s employees to stay away. Days later, the carpet and seats would be burned while Millard talked about painting Bosma’s truck.
Smich’s testimony continues tomorrow.