WATCH ABOVE: Christine Noudga, Dellen Millard’s ex-girlfriend, was to stand trail on an accessory after the fact charge for the murder of Tim Bosma. Instead, she pleaded guilty to obstructing justice. Mark Carcasole has more on the plea deal.
There will be no lengthy trial for Christina Noudga, the one time girlfriend of convicted killer Dellen Millard.
Noudga, 24, had been charged with being an accessory after the fact to the murder of Tim Bosma. Her three-week trial was set to begin Tuesday in a Hamilton courtroom.
Instead, Noudga pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of obstructing justice for destroying evidence, her lawyer said.
An Oakville native, Noudga was arrested about a year after Bosma’s death and charged with accessory after the fact.
In June, a jury found both Dellen Millard and Mark Smich guilty of first degree murder in Bosma’s death. Bosma disappeared in May of 2013, after taking two men for a test drive in a truck he was trying to sell. His remains were found days later, burned beyond recognition in an animal incinerator.
Tim Bosma’s father welcomes the plea, saying it will spare the family another three weeks of graphic testimony.
Noudga was sentenced to time served plus one day, according to Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General. She has been credited with her pretrial custody which mean she will serve just one day and will be required to give a DNA sample.
According to an agreed statement of facts in her case, Noudga admitted to removing certain evidence, but had no idea Bosma had been murdered.
Noudga still faces a multi-million dollar civil suit launched by the Bosma family.
With files from AM900 CHML, Don Mitchell of AM640 Toronto, Global News