Prosecutors in the Tim Bosma trial said a series of text messages show how the co-accused in the case, Mark Smich (pictured) and Dellen Millard, meticulously planned to steal a truck, kill its owner, and incinerate the remains.
Crown attorney Craig Fraser showed texts between Smich and Millard talking about stealing a Dodge truck, the same one Bosma was trying to sell online.
Texts conversations more than a year before Bosma was killed talk about guns and an incinerator.
Bosma went missing May 6, 2013 after taking two strangers on a test drive. His body was found more than a week later burned beyond recognition.
Both Smich and Millard have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.
Millard has chosen not to take the stand in his own defence while Smich is currently being cross-examined by the Crown.
He has testified that killing Bosma was never part of the plan of stealing a truck.
However, Fraser pointed to text messages between the pair in early 2012 in which they discuss guns and an incinerator.
Smich has testified that killing someone was never part of the plan to steal a struck, but it was Millard who shot Bosma in his truck. His body was then placed in an animal incinerator — dubbed “The Eliminator” — that Millard had bought for $15,000.
Meanwhile Millard’s lawyer, Nadir Sachak, suggests that Smich is lying on the stand and that it was actually he who pulled the trigger.
Smich has said he went along with the coverup because he was terrified of his friend.