Canadian man who inherited millions convicted of murdering his own father
Dellen Millard, a 33-year-old man from Canada, appeared to have it all. His father ran a multimillion-dollar aviation business, the profits from which allowed him to enjoy a luxurious lifestyle, and there didn't seem to be anything in his life that was causing him any major problems. However, it seemed that having practically everything a person could wish for just wasn't enough for the man - and so he turned to murder.
In 2016, the millionaire heir was convicted of the murder of one Tim Bosma, a 32-year-old man who had met with Millard in order to sell him a truck. A year later, he was also found guilty of killing Laura Babcock, a 24-year-old woman he had been dating in 2012.
Now, it has been revealed that Millard's father, who was previously believed to have killed himself, was also murdered. And Millard was to blame.
The first killing took place back in 2012, though the exact date has never been confirmed. Laura Babcock, who was seeing Millard at the time (even though he had another girlfriend), went missing on July 24th. Her remains have never been recovered, and yet Millard, along with an accomplice, Mark Smich, was convicted of her murder.
Just a matter of months later, on November 29th, 2012, Millard called police and reported that his father had completed suicide. Wayne Millard, who was 71 years old, was discovered in his bed with a gunshot wound to his left eye. Millard claimed at the time that he had not seen the elder man since the day before, and had no involvement in his death.
However, phone records later showed that Dellen was at the house in the early hours of the day he died.
The millionaire was not investigated until the following year, however, when Tim Bosma went missing.
Millard had met with Bosma, again with his former accomplice, Smich, in order to test drive a truck he was selling. All three men set out in the truck, but none of them ever returned to Bosma's home. This forced his wife to phone police who, after a brief investigation, discovered that Millard and Smich matched the description of two men who had taken a different car for a test drive only days earlier. Calls that were made to the other car owner matched the phone number of a call made to Bosma, indicating that it was indeed Millard who had arranged the two test drives.
A week after Bosma went missing, burnt human remains were discovered on Millard's property. He was convicted of first-degree murder three years later, and the trial urged investigators to question deaths that Millard had previously been connected to in the past.
Sure enough, after some more detective work, it transpired that Millard had the means and the motive to murder both his former lover and his father. The man's DNA was also discovered on the weapon that killed his father, directly tying him to the scene.
It is not yet known how many years Millard will serve for his father's murder but, considering he already had two lengthy terms for the previous killings, it is almost certain that he will die in prison.