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    Bosma Murder Trial 02.01.16 - Day 1, Opening Statements

    This is the Bosma murder trial discussion thread.

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    Scott Gardner ‏
    Lineup outside #HamOnt Sopinka courthouse. Day one of #Bosma trial


    https://twitter.com/Scottatthespec

    Susan Clairmont ‏
    My guess is 100 people in line now to get into #Bosma courtroom. Also an overflow room upstairs with live video feed.

    https://twitter.com/susanclairmont

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    Nicole Martin ‏@nmartinCHCH 2 Min.Vor 2 Minuten
    Sharlene #bosma just walked past the line of 100 friends family and reporters. She was escorted by court officials. @CHCHNews

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    Cool Trial Begins soon..

    Well today is the Day finally to start the trial...some of us have waited a long time....I have Twitter ready to go and will copy and paste in here as soon as it starts....I am sure many of the members realize that court proceeds do not always start on time especially with the first witness. Does anyone know if they will have the trial set up in chapters like they did for Tori's trial ?....sorry if has been mentioned in a thread earlier...However when I read the thread here about this trial ....I did not see any mention of it. If my memory is correct it was mentioned in the Tori trial BEFORE the trial...even began . I guess we may find out real soon...Trial is suppose to begin in 20 mins...10;00am..Breath deep as IMO this shall not be easy to watch. I did read Sharlene Bosma ....(Tim Bosma ) wife is suppose to be one of the FIRST witnesses for the Crown.I am sure the crown will begin with an overview of when Tim went missing May 2013 when he had his Ram Truck up for sale on Kijiji..thanks robynhood...
    Last edited by robynhood; 02-01-2016 at 10:47 AM. Reason: typo
    Five years from now, when people think of Victoria Stafford they are going to think of the little girl that changed Canadian Laws and made it a safer nation for all children.
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    **RIP Tim Bosma...
    Justice Shall Prevail

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    Nicole Martin ‏@nmartinCHCH 55 Sek.Vor 55 Sekunden
    Sharlene #bosma was not with the family. She is expected to testify and will not be inside the courtroom. @CHCHNews

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    Susan Clairmont ‏@susanclairmont · 7m7 minutes ago
    About 20 #Bosma family members/friends just allowed into courtroom. Tim's mom and dad among them, but not his widow Sharlene. #HamOnt
    Five years from now, when people think of Victoria Stafford they are going to think of the little girl that changed Canadian Laws and made it a safer nation for all children.
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    **RIP Tim Bosma...
    Justice Shall Prevail

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    With a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat i am eager to see the Bosma family get the justice they deserve for Tim.

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    Susan Clairmont ‏@susanclairmont · 1m1 minute ago
    Millard wearing white shirt. Smich white shirt under grey pullover. Millard looking around smiling. Smich staring straight ahead. #Bosma


    Just saw tweet that Dellen and Smich are in court in prisoner box...Looks like it will start soon..JMO..robynhood
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    Five years from now, when people think of Victoria Stafford they are going to think of the little girl that changed Canadian Laws and made it a safer nation for all children.
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    Rodney Stafford; Victoria's Dad

    **RIP Tim Bosma...
    Justice Shall Prevail


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    Good morning everyone. Hopefully we are all gathered here together to bear witness to long awaited justice for Tim Bosma and the Bosma family. For those so inclined, according to the family spokesperson, the family is gathering each morning at 10am for a daily prayer and have invited the public to join in. The prayer can be found at the following link. http://www.ancastercrc.org/, bottom left corner on home page. Thanks in advance to all who will be live tweeting.

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    Susan Clairmont ‏@susanclairmont · 1m1 minute ago
    Millard wearing white shirt. Smich white shirt under grey pullover. Millard looking around smiling. Smich staring straight ahead. #Bosma


    Smiling?!

    Ugh
    Last edited by Honey_West; 02-01-2016 at 12:29 PM. Reason: bbm

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    Adam Carter ‏@AdamCarterCBC 2h2 hours ago Hamilton, Ontario
    There's already a line and the courthouse hasn't even opened yet. #HamOnt #sc #TimBosma

    Adam CarterVerified account ‏@AdamCarterCBC 12m12 minutes ago
    We're now inside the courtroom. Room is totally full. Some being sent to the overflow courtroom. #HamOnt #TimBosma

    Mark CarcasoleVerified account ‏@MarkCarcGlobal 11m11 minutes ago
    "We're in the presence of demons...The devil is in the building," says one friend of #TimBosma as one of the accused is led into court.

    Adam CarterVerified account ‏@AdamCarterCBC 10m10 minutes ago
    Smich is now in the court, wearing a white shirt and a grey cardigan with his hair slicked to one side. #HamOnt #TimBosma

    Lisa Hepfner ‏@HefCHCHNews 11m11 minutes ago
    Cries of dismay outside as crowd told this courtroom is full. Accused Mark Smich is here. #TimBosma @CHCHNews

    Mark CarcasoleVerified account ‏@MarkCarcGlobal 9m9 minutes ago
    "There are two Devils in here. What's he smiling at!?" says same #TimBosma supporter as Dellen Millard is led in. #HamOnt

    NEWSTALK1010Verified account ‏@newstalk1010 9m9 minutes ago
    Dellen Millard is now seated in the prisoners box. He's wearing a white collared shirt and dark blue jeans. #TimBosma

    Lisa Hepfner ‏@HefCHCHNews 9m9 minutes ago
    Now Dellen #Millard is here. Both accused have a clean set of clothes: button-down white shirts. #Smich added a grey sweater #TimBosma

    Adam CarterVerified account ‏@AdamCarterCBC 8m8 minutes ago
    Dellen Millard now in court as well. He's wearing a white shirt and speaking with his lawyers. #HamOnt #TimBosma

    Zuraidah Alman ‏@ZuraidahCTV 4m4 minutes ago
    Millard keeps looking around, turned back and smiled almost smirking at one point. Smich no emotion looking straight ahead. #TimBosma

    NEWSTALK1010Verified account ‏@newstalk1010 4m4 minutes ago
    Millard and Smich are now out of the prisoners box and seated next to their lawyers. #TimBosma

    Lisa Hepfner ‏@HefCHCHNews 4m4 minutes ago
    The accused are sitting far from each other at a lawyers table, the third row of 3 rows of tables. #TimBosma

    Nicole Martin ‏@nmartinCHCH 3m3 minutes ago
    Millard has a grin on his face. He continues to ask questions to his lawyers before the judge and jury arrive. @CHCHNews #TimBosma

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    computer is acting strange with twitter But Dellen and mark Smich are in court and in prisoner box...seems like it is ready to start soon...robynhood
    Five years from now, when people think of Victoria Stafford they are going to think of the little girl that changed Canadian Laws and made it a safer nation for all children.
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    **RIP Tim Bosma...
    Justice Shall Prevail

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey_West View Post
    Susan Clairmont ‏@susanclairmont · 1m1 minute ago
    Millard wearing white shirt. Smich white shirt under grey pullover. Millard looking around smiling. Smich staring straight ahead. #Bosma


    Smiling?

    Ugh
    A number of tweets now have described him as smiling or grinning. It's his moment in the sun, I guess.

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