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Updated: Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:09:32 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Tim Bosma killing: Christina Noudga to be released on $100K bail



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 charged with being an accessory after the fact in the 2013 slaying of Tim Bosma, will be released on $100,000 bail, following a hearing that wrapped up in a Hamilton courtroom Friday morning.

The 22-year-old woman from Etobicoke, Ont., will be required to wear an ankle bracelet that will track her movements, and she will be under house arrest. Noudga will be allowed outside her home to go to work or to attend school. Her parents have agreed to be responsible for the $100,000 bail amount if she defaults.

Her lawyer, Paul Mergler, thanked the judge for granting Noudga bail and said his client wishes to resume her studies at York University before the trial. 

“She’s grateful that this phase of the ordeal is over and hopes to return to some degree of normalcy — not that there’s a lot of normalcy in a situation like this," said Mergler. 

Bosma's remains were found charred beyond recognition on a Waterloo farm owned by Dellen Millard days after he left his Ancaster, Ont., home on May 6, 2013, to take two men on a test drive of a truck he was trying to sell online. 

Millard, 28, of Etobicoke, and Mark Smich, 26, of Oakville, have both been charged with first-degree murder in Bosma's slaying. 

Last week, Noudga's bail hearing continued for three consecutive days. The details of the hearing are under a publication ban. 

Noudga's parents were at all of last week's bail hearing proceedings. Noticeably absent, at the request of the Crown, was Bosma's widow, Sharlene, who has attended nearly every court appearance related to her husband's slaying.

Bosma's truck found in Kleinburg, Ont.

The truck Bosma was trying to sell was found at Millard's mother's home in Kleinburg, Ont. 

Millard has also been charged in the death of a missing Toronto woman, Laura Babcock, 23, and his father, Wayne — both of whom police believe were killed in 2012. 

Smich has also been charged in the killing of Babcock, who went missing in the summer of 2012, and whose remains have never been found.

In a previous interview, Crown prosecutor Anthony Leitch said the charge against Noudga relates to an allegation that she tried to help Millard "escape" on May 9, 2013. Police have said she was dating Millard at the time of the alleged offence.

He would not elaborate as to what was meant by escape, or from whom.

Police had at one time speculated there was a third person involved in Bosma’s abduction and slaying, but Leitch said Noudga likely had no part in it.

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