The Son Of A Millionaire Turned Into A Convicted Murderer

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Jessica Powers

Dellen Millard literally had the world at his fingertips. At the age of 14, he had become the youngest Canadian to singlehandedly fly a helicopter and an airplane on the same day.

Yet he went on to become a killer for reasons that still to this day are not entirely clear, seeing as he lost so much in the process and will remain in prison for the rest of his life.

Dellen Millard Grew Up With A Lavish Lifestyle

Dellen Millard
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Born in 1985, Millard junior lived a crazy life of luxury. His parents divorced when he was a teenager and he was known for having an odd personality at his elite private school. Classmates say Millard would walk around the school snacking on bone-shaped dog biscuits, which clearly made him stand out.

Millard owned several million-dollar properties and a fleet of luxury cars by the age of 27 and worked for his father, Wayne, in the family’s aviation business.

But just six short years later, in December 2018, Millard was sentenced to life in prison for first-degree murder.

Millard And His Accomplice Killed Tim Bosma While Test Driving His Truck

Dell Millard and his first victim
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But Millard's life took a dark turn in May 2013 when he was charged with the death of Tim Bosma, a father who was trying to sell the diesel truck that he and his wife Sharlene had posted online.

Millard and his accomplice Mark Smich took the truck for a test drive with Bosma. There was a struggle in the truck and Bosma was shot dead and the body incinerated.

Millard later claimed that Smich shot Bosma by accident on the test drive and Millard then stepped in to protect his buddy with an elaborate coverup, including incinerating Bosma’s body and hiding Bosma’s truck.

The Duo Also Killed Laura Babcock, Millard's Ex-Girlfriend

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Millard and Smich also killed Laura Babcock, a former girlfriend of Millard’s who was last seen alive in July 2012.

Babcock had sent taunting texts to Millard’s new girlfriend, Christina Noudga, claiming she was still sleeping with her ex-boyfriend. She then disappeared soon after, triggering a large search that ultimately lead police to look at Millard as the prime suspect in the case.

Babcock's Body Was Never Recovered

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It is still a mystery whether it was Millard or Smich who pulled the trigger killing Bosma, but both were sentenced to life in prison, with no parole eligibility for 25 years.

During the trial for Babcock's murder, prosecutors said Millard killed Babcock to get out of the love triangle. Her body was never recovered.

Millard and Smich were again sentenced to life in prison, with the parole ineligibility period of 25 years to be served consecutively with that of the previous 25-year sentence.

Millard Will Likely Die Behind Bars For His Crimes

Millard remains in jail.
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Millard was later charged with the 2012 murder of his own father, who he shot through the eye in the family’s Toronto home. Millard first tried to claim his father's death was the result of suicide. But investigators later reopened the case and the truth was uncovered that Millard was actually responsible for the death of his rich father.

Millard had inherited a fortune when his father died, but his assets were frozen once he was charged with his murder.

With three concurrent murder convictions, Millard will serve a minimum of 75 years in jail. Parole will not be granted until at least 2088, by which time Millard would be 103 years old.

Millard, who is now 36, still to this day denies he is responsible for any of the three murders, but the courts have decided otherwise and he will remain behind bars likely for the rest of his time on earth.