Heir Found Guilty of Killing Father for His Millions

Dellen Millard shot his dad in the eye as he slept
By Josh Gardner,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 24, 2018 5:30 PM CDT

(Newser) – A Toronto man has been found guilty in the 2012 murder of his father, a death that was originally ruled a suicide. Per the BBC, Dellen Millard told authorities his father, businessman Wayne Millard, suffered from alcoholism and depression as they investigated the death. After investigators concluded the gunshot wound that killed 71-year-old Millard was self-inflicted, the younger Millard was set to inherit millions from the family's aviation business. However, information provided to authorities by employees at MillardAir sparked a new investigation that would eventually change the suicide ruling to a homicide and lead to two more murder victims that police traced back to Dellen Millard.

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According to the Globe and Mail, investigators pinned Millard and a friend to the murder of Laura Babcock, a 24-year-old woman he'd been dating who was killed months before Wayne Millard. Unbelievably, Millard and the friend, Mark Smich, were soon also connected to the murder of 32-year-old Tim Bosma, which occurred months after the elder Millard was found dead. Millard and Smich were both convicted in the murders of Babcock and Bosma. They were already serving their time when Millard was found guilty in his father's death. Millard is due to be sentenced in this latest case Nov. 16. (Read more murder stories.)

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