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Trial postponed for two men accused in death of Tim Bosma

A trial has been postponed to early 2016 for two men charged in the death of a Hamilton father, who disappeared after taking a pair of prospective buyers on a test drive of a truck he was trying to sell online.

Dellen Millard and Mark Smich are accused of killing Tim Bosma, whose remains were found about a week after he vanished on May 6, 2013, burned beyond recognition at a southwestern Ontario farm belonging to Millard.

The trial for the two men was expected to begin this fall, but it has now been scheduled for January next year.

A lawyer who has been representing Millard says pretrial motions in the case will be heard this September.

Deepak Paradkar says he was still in the process of being retained, so additional time was required to prepare motions.

Millard and Smich are also charged in Toronto with first-degree murder in the death of Laura Babcock, with whom Millard was romantically linked. Millard is also charged with first-degree murder in the death of his father.

He is also charged with forcible confinement and theft of a vehicle in Bosma’s death.

Police believe Bosma, 32, was killed the same night he went missing, but haven’t said where it happened.