A 33-year-old man was thrilled to have inherited a multimillion-dollar aviation company until he had been found guilty of first-degree murder on Monday, September 24.
He "had carried out a planned and deliberate killing of his father, whose death was initially ruled a suicide," Justice Maureen Forestell said.
33-year-old Dellen Millard is now serving time after he killed his father in 2012 and for two other unrelated murder cases of 32-year-old Tim Bosma and 24-year-old Laura Babcock.
71-year-old Wayne Millard, who was a wealthy businessman, was found dead in his bed with a bullet lodged in his skull on November 29, 2012, according to "Global News."
Millard pled not guilty in the death of his father, but the judge found otherwise during the hearing.
“I am satisfied that Dellen Millard killed his father by shooting him in the left eye as he slept,” said Justice Forestell. “I can find no theory consistent with innocence.”
Initially, Millard told police that he found his father dead in his bed at around 6 p.m. on November 29, 2012. He said that he last saw his father at around noon the day before. Millard said that he stayed at his friend Mark Smich's house.
However, when phone records were obtained, police discovered that Millard's phone moved from Smich's house at around 1 a.m., to his father's home until about 6 a.m.
During the trial, police discovered that Millard purchased a handgun, which was the one found next to his father's body. Millard's DNA was on the weapon, according to reports.
While Millard attempted to hold back tears, others who were attending the hearing were the parents of Millard's two other victims: Babcock and Bosma.
“It’s been proven that not only has the Bosmas and ourselves have lost a loved one, the Millard family must live with the fact this heinous individual murdered his own father,” Clayton Babcock, father of Laura, said outside. “There’ll be not a day in our lives when the loss of Laura, Tim or Wayne won’t be felt.”
A few months before his father's death, Millard killed Babcock, the woman he was seeing. Her body was burned inside an animal incinerator, according to reports. Police believe he killed her because he was seeing another woman. The following year, Bosma went to test drive a truck he was interested in buying from Millard and Smich. His body was also found in the incinerator on Millard's farm. The motive of Bosma's death is still unclear.
The judge ruled that Millard serve two consecutive life sentences. What do you think about this? Let us know your thoughts!