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Canada Millard called father a failure, trial hears

21:56  12 june  2018
21:56  12 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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TORONTO – A twice-convicted killer on trial for allegedly murdering his father , whose death was initially ruled a suicide, said his dad was depressed, an alcoholic and under a great deal of stress because of a new aviation business the two were working on together, court heard Monday.

Soon after Dellen Millard 's arrest, police reopened the case of his father 's death. They still had the gun that was found beside his bed, court has heard . In an obituary published in the Toronto Star in 2012, Dellen Millard called his dad a generous man.

TORONTO - A Toronto murder trial has heard that a man accused of killing his father called his dad a failure and blamed him for the family company's financial woes in the days around his death.

Dellen Millard has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of his father, Wayne Millard, whose passing was initially ruled a suicide.

Retired provincial police forensic detective Jim Falconer has presented scores of text messages in court from Dellen Millard around the time his father died on Nov. 29, 2012.

The texts were recovered from one of Millard's computers found at the home he shared with his father in Toronto's west end.

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“He said ‘my father was dead and it would appear to be by his own hand,'” Campbell told the judge-alone trial . 29, 2012 in the home the two shared in Toronto. The younger Millard called his mother, who came to the home and then called 911, documents show.

Dellen Millard has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in his father ’s death. It’s the third time the 32-year-old is standing trial for first-degree murder 29, 2012 in the home the two shared in Toronto. The younger Millard called his mother, who came to the home and then called 911, documents show.

The younger Millard texted his girlfriend in the early morning hours of Nov. 30, 2012 — the day after his father's body was found — that his dad had depression and shot and killed himself.

In the texts read out by Falconer, Millard tells Christina Noudga his world has never been so upside down and adds that he told his father he blamed him for problems faced by Millardair, the family's aviation business.

"The last time I spoke to him, I told him the company's financial troubles were his doing and that he was a failure," Millard wrote in the text read in court. "Usually he tells me not to worry. But this time he said maybe I was right."

On Dec. 4, 2012 Dellen Millard fired everyone working at Millardair and wound the burgeoning company down, court has heard.

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Dellen Millard has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in his father ’s death. It’s the third time the 32-year-old is standing trial for first-degree murder 29, 2012 in the home the two shared in Toronto. The younger Millard called his mother, who came to the home and then called 911, documents show.

It was revealed at both trials that the incinerator, called "The Eliminator," was used to burn human remains. Dellen Millard describes in murder trial video how he found father 's body. Police never examined blood-soaked pillow, key evidence was moved, Millard trial hears .

Wayne Millard had taken out a multimillion-dollar loan to build a new hangar at the Region of Waterloo International Airport in an effort to revamp the business and turn it into an operation that serviced, repaired and maintained aircraft, the trial has heard.

Just weeks before his death, Millardair had been approved by Transport Canada to operate the business.

The trial has heard that Dellen Millard told police he found his father dead in bed around 6 p.m. on Nov. 29, 2012. It has also heard that the younger Millard bought the handgun found next to his father's body from a weapons dealer and Dellen Millard's DNA was found on the handle of the gun.

Millard told police he last saw his father alive around noon the day before and said he stayed the night at his friend Mark Smich's house. Phone records indicate one of Millard's phones moved from Smich's house around 1 a.m. on Nov. 29, 2012, to his father's home where it stayed until shortly after 6 a.m.

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