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Updated: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:17:43 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Christina Noudga, accused in Tim Bosma death, in Hamilton court today



Christina Noudga, 21, has also been charged with accessory after the fact in connection to Bosma’s murder. Facebook

Christina Noudga, 21, has also been charged with accessory after the fact in connection to Bosma’s murder. Facebook

Christina Noudga, who is accused of being an accessory after the fact in the killing of Tim Bosma almost a year ago, made an appearance in a Hamilton courtroom this morning.

Police arrested the 21-year-old Toronto woman on Thursday. She's charged with being an accessory after the fact in the killing of the 32-year-old Ancaster, Ont., man.

Noudga, who has been identified as being the girlfriend of Dellen Millard, 28, one of two men facing first-degree murder charges in Bosma's death, appeared nervous in court. She was wearing a brown jacket with a green shirt and her long hair was down. She could be seen biting her lip and wringing her hands. Members of Bosma's family were in the courtroom and stared intently at Noudga during her appearance.

Noudga left the courtroom in shackles and remains in custody. She is due to appear in court again on May 5.

Bosma was last seen by his wife on May 6, 2013, when he took two men on a test drive in a truck he was looking to sell. He never returned home, and on May 14, police announced his burned remains had been found on a Waterloo-area farm.

Millard and Mark Smich, 26, of Oakville, have been held in jail since being charged with first-degree murder in Bosma's death.

Woman arrested

Noudga was arrested in the Greater Toronto Area on Thursday and then transported to Hamilton, police said.

Toronto police officers and Hamilton forensics investigators were at Noudga's family home in Toronto on Thursday afternoon.

Paul Mergler, Noudga’s lawyer, told CBC News he didn't have anything to say to the media. "I can’t tell you anything at this stage," he said.

Millard faces 2 more murder charges

On Thursday, Ontario Provincial Police also charged aviation heir Millard with first-degree murder in the 2012 deaths of his father Wayne and Toronto resident Laura Babcock, 23, who he was acquainted with. 

Smich has also been charged with first-degree murder in death of Babcock, who was reported missing in the summer of 2012.

No further statements: police

Babcock's death is now being considered Toronto's 55th homicide of 2012, while Wayne Millard's death is the 56th, Toronto police Staff Insp. Greg McLane said at a news conference Thursday.

"Now that the cases are before the criminal courts, police will not be making statements or taking questions," McLane told reporters.

"The investigation is continuing into all three matters until all investigative leads have been followed," he said.

Before he died, Wayne Millard was starting up Millardair MRO, described as "a new provider for aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul service." Millard Air was incorporated in 1963 and eventually had a fleet of 21 planes. The charter airline was based at Toronto's Pearson airport, and operated until it went into bankruptcy protection in 1990.

The elder Millard's body was found in November 2012. Police have not revealed what specific information led to the additional murder charges, but police reopened the case last fall after his son was implicated in Bosma's death.

Not in a 'traditional relationship'

Toronto police have said that Babcock and Millard were "romantically linked" but not in a "traditional dating relationship."

Det. Mike Carbone told CBC News last June that Babcock was known to be involved in the sex-trade business for several months prior to her disappearance, but he added that, as far as he knew, Millard was not involved in the sex-trade business. A farm owned by Millard in Waterloo Region was searched by police last last fall in relation to Babcock's disappearance.

Her family told CBC News that they are "completely devastated."

"As you can imagine, this is any parent's worst nightmare. It's been two years since she's been gone but a glimmer of hope remains — we want proof," the family said in a statement.

Toronto and Hamilton police are still heading up their respective investigations into the deaths of Bosma, Babcock and Millard's father, but the three cases have now been streamlined under the OPP's Major Case Management (MCM) system.

The MCM system is used so that valuable information that links multiple cases can be shared between police forces when “serial predators and offenders are concerned,” said OPP spokesman Pierre Chamberland.

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