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Decision in Dellen Millard murder trial expected in September: judge

Last Updated Jul 19, 2018 at 11:49 am EDT

A forensic expert testifies Wayne Millard would have had to hold the gun upside down and use his thumb to pull the trigger. CITYNEWS/Marianne Boucher

A Toronto judge says she will deliver a decision in late September at the trial of a man accused of killing his father, whose death was initially deemed a suicide.

Dellen Millard, 32, of Toronto, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of 71-year-old Wayne Millard.

The judge-alone trial heard that Wayne Millard was found dead in his bed with a bullet in his brain on Nov. 29, 2012.

The Crown alleges the younger Millard killed his father because millions in potential inheritance money was being squandered on a new aviation business for the family company, Millardair.

The defence says Wayne Millard’s death was a suicide.

Justice Maureen Forestell says she will rule on the case on Sept. 24.

The murder trial is the third for Dellen Millard, who has been convicted of first-degree murder for the deaths of Toronto woman Laura Babcock and Hamilton man Tim Bosma.

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