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    Laura Babcock Murder Trial 10.23.17 - Day 1, Opening Statements

    This is the Babcock murder trial discussion thread.

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    October 12, 2017
    By Sam Pazzano, Toronto Sun

    Laura Babcock murdered and cremated, court hears

    Aviation heir Dellen Millard and his pal Mark Smich pleaded not guilty Thursday to first-degree murder charges in the disappearance-death of Laura Babcock in July 2012.

    (Laura Babcock: Toronto Sun Files)

    Babcock, 23, was murdered on the night of July 3 or July 4, 2012. She was allegedly killed at Millard’s home at 5 Maple Gate Court in Etobicoke, added Code. Her body and her remains have never been found, said the judge.

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    ADMIN WARNING: RE PAYWALL SITES

    Under copyright law, any members who are signing up for a paid subscription to ABro's @TrialLive or her Patreon account (or any other subscription service) are NOT legally allowed to bring any information they obtain through those accounts over to Websleuths.

    Subscribing members may not pass the information to other members and have those third parties post the information here.

    Information that you post at Websleuths about the trial must be obtained through MSM or MSM social media (i.e. Twitter, Facebook) and linked.

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    Murder trial to finally shed light on Laura Babcock mystery
    By Trevor Dunn, CBC News Posted: Oct 23, 2017

    The long-awaited trial of the two men accused of murdering Laura Babcock is expected to answer many questions, beginning with the most basic what happened to her?

    The jury trial that begins today in Toronto will be overseen by Ontario Superior Court Justice Michael Code and is expected to last 10 weeks.

    During that time, the Crown will at last reveal its evidence about the disappearance of Babcock while attempting to prove her former boyfriend and his pal were behind it.

    Babcock was reported missing in June 2012. Her body was never found.

    She was 23 at the time, a recent University of Toronto graduate, outgoing and pretty.

    But the months leading up to Babcock's disappearance were rocky. She had been working in the online sex trade, police confirmed, and had recently moved out of her parents' Etobicoke home.

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    Here are the Twitter accounts I'm watching: some of these people (like Austin Delaney) just don't tweet much but I have them in the list in case they tweet a link to a news article.

    @TrialLive has been tweeting since 8:30 AM but I can't share that because it is by subscription. If you are looking for a play by play this is the feed you want though.

    Adrian Humphries, National Post, @AD_Humphreys
    Ann Brocklehurst, Dark Ambition, @AnnB03
    Austin Delaney, CTV, @AustinCTV
    Caryn Lieberman‏, Global,@caryn_lieberman
    Liam Casey, Canadian Press, @liamdevlincasey
    Lisa Hepfner, CHCH, @HefCHCHNews
    Live Trial Coverage, http://www.patreon.com/AnnBrocklehurst, @TrialLive
    Michel Mandel, Toronto Sun, @MandelSun
    Rosie DiManno, Toronto Star, @RDiManno
    Shannon Martin,CBC TV,‏ @ShannonMartinTV
    Trevor Dunn, CBC Toronto,@trevorjdunn
    Cristina Tenaglia, CP24, @cristina_CP24
    Marianne Boucher, http://www.courtsillustrated.com, @CityCourtsTO
    Last edited by sillybilly; 10-23-2017 at 12:23 PM. Reason: added reporter accounts

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    Caryn Lieberman ‏ 3minutes ago

    Laura Babcock murder trial opening arguments moment away.

    https://twitter.com/caryn_lieberman?lang=en

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    Looking forward to Laura and her family finally getting some justice. Glad to see many familiar faces and some news ones all here to stand witness to this long awaited trial.

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    Enough delays to get to this point (finally).... let's hope justice prevails for Laura's family and friends.

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    Shannon Martin - @ShannonMartinTV is live tweeting right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by henderdonald View Post
    Shannon Martin - @ShannonMartinTV is live tweeting right now
    https://twitter.com/shannonmartintv?lang=en


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    Ann Brocklehurst‏ @AnnB03
    I am tweeting from the Laura Babcock trial @triallive which is a subscription account

    Austin Delaney‏ @AustinCTV
    Huge line up of spectators for Dellen Millard Mark Smich murder trial of Laura Babcock @CTVToronto

    Caryn Lieberman‏ @caryn_lieberman
    Laura Babcock murder trial opening arguments moment away. @globalnewsto

    Caryn Lieberman @caryn_lieberman
    Long lineup to get into courtroom for Babcock murder trial. Opening arguments begin today. @globalnewsto

    Adrian Humphreys @AD_Humphreys
    Murder trial of Dellen Millard and Mark Smich for death of Laura Babcock begins today in Toronto before a 14-member jury. #court #crime #law

    Adrian Humphreys @AD_Humphreys
    Judge is Michael Code. Millard representing himself. Smich's lawyers: Thomas Dungey, Jennifer Trehearne. They've pleaded not guilty. #court

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    Shannon Martin‏ @ShannonMartinTV 10m10 minutes ago

    Crown opening statement "First I'm going to hurt her, then I'll make her leave. I'll remove her from our lives" Text fr Dellen Millard.

    Crown detailing text messages between co-accused Dellen Millard and Mark Smich - including msgs about an incinerator.

    The last time Laura Babcock used her phone was July 3, 2012 at 7:03 p.m.

    Crown puts up large photo taken by Dellen Millard's cellphone. Shows an item wrapped in a blue tarp. A dog sits next to it.

    Crown now shows a photo of a commercial piece of equipment, an incinerator. It's called The Eliminator.


    https://twitter.com/shannonmartintv?lang=en

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    Adrian Humphreys‏ @AD_Humphreys
    Lead prosecutor is assistant Crown attorney Jill Cameron; with her are Ken Lockhart and Katie Doherty. #court #law #crime

    Lisa Hepfner‏ @HefCHCHNews
    Standing room only for start of Laura Babcock murder trial in #Toronto. Dellen Millard & Mark Smich accused. Jury coming now. @CHCHNews

    Trevor Dunn‏ @trevorjdunn
    Day 1 of the Laura Babcock murder trial underway. Jury is about to enter. Dellen Millard and Mark Smich are charged with 1st degree murder

    Caryn Lieberman‏ @caryn_lieberman
    Crown Jill Cameron begins “first I’m going to hurt her: then I’ll make her leave. I will remove her from our lives.”

    Caryn Lieberman‏ @caryn_lieberman
    Crown recounts text messages from Dellen Millard “soon I’m going to want you to put together a home made incinerator”

    Shannon Martin‏ @ShannonMartinTV
    Crown opening statement "First I'm going to hurt her, then I'll make her leave. I'll remove her from our lives" Text fr Dellen Millard.

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    Adrian Humphreys‏Verified account @AD_Humphreys
    Millard with shoulder-length hair, Smich with short hair. Crown (Cameron) starts her opening to the jury.

    Caryn Lieberman‏ @caryn_lieberman
    Crown talks about how Millard and Smitch were best friends. She’s delivering her opening arguments.

    Adrian Humphreys‏Verified account @AD_Humphreys
    "First I'm going to hurt her, then I'll make her leave. I will remove her from our lives," Millard allegedly texted his girlfriend, Cameron.

    Caryn Lieberman‏ @caryn_lieberman
    Crown explains how “homemade incinerator” didn’t work so Millard paid mechanic to make one “the eliminator.”

    Shannon Martin‏ @ShannonMartinTV
    Crown detailing text messages between co-accused Dellen Millard and Mark Smich - including msgs about an incinerator.

    Lisa Hepfner‏ @HefCHCHNews
    "First I'm going to hurt her, then I'll make her leave." Crown Jill Cameron opens with text from #Millard to gf Christina Noudga.

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    Caryn Lieberman‏ @caryn_lieberman
    June 2012, Babcock, struggling with mental health, began working as an “escort” says Crown.

    Caryn Lieberman‏ @caryn_lieberman
    Crown says Laura Babcock was having a sexual relationship with Dellen Millard. Millard’s girlfriend was “very upset.”

    Caryn Lieberman‏ @caryn_lieberman
    July 2nd Millard exchanged text messages “suggests he was purchasing a gun.”

    Caryn Lieberman‏ @caryn_lieberman
    One day later, Millard’s phone records show he and Babcock were together. That was July 3rd. Last day her phone was used. 7:03pm, says Crown

    Shannon Martin‏ @ShannonMartinTV
    The last time Laura Babcock used her phone was July 3, 2012 at 7:03 p.m.

    Shannon Martin‏ @ShannonMartinTV
    Crown puts up large photo taken by Dellen Millard's cellphone. Shows an item wrapped in a blue tarp. A dog sits next to it.

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