Millard and Smich to be sentenced for Laura Babcock murder

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A sentencing hearing is set to take place Monday for convicted killers Dellen Millard and Mark Smich.

The pair were found guilty of first-degree murder in the presumed death of 23-year-old Laura Babcock.

The Toronto woman was reported missing in July 2012. Her body has still not been found.

During the trial, the Crown said Babcock was killed after becoming the odd woman out in a love triangle between Millard and his girlfriend.

Prosecutors told the jury Millard and Smich planned the murder for months and covered up the crime by burning Babcock’s body in an animal incinerator later found on Millard’s farm.

The men were automatically sentenced to life imprisonment with no chance of parole for at least 25 years in connection to Babcock’s murder.

Millard and Smich were previously found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2013 death of Hamilton man Tim Bosma.

The judge must now decide if the pair will serve consecutive or concurrent life sentences.


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