Photos of gun, bundle shown in Millard/Smich murder trial

The jury at the first-degree murder trial of Dellen Millard and Mark Smith has seen a photo of a .32-calibre handgun which Millard allegedly purchased during the first few days of July, 2012. It also saw a picture shown before in court of a large bundle securely wrapped in blue plastic tarpaulins. The Crown says this photo was recovered from a phone camera backup on a computer seized from Millard’s home. It alleges that the picture was snapped in the early days of July 2012. The man who sold the gun, Matthew Ward-Jackson, 30, was in the witness box Wednesday afternoon, often evading the Crown’s questions. As reported by the CBC, he was wearing a black tracksuit with tattoos covering his face and neck. Mr. Ward-Jackson told the court he was there against his will, after Crown prosecutor Jill Cameron read out his criminal record which included gun charges and a conviction for the gun sale to Millard. The Crown alleges Laura Babcock, 23, was killed on July 3 or 4, 2012, at or near Millard’s home in Etobicoke. The motive offered by the prosecution is that Babcock was a threat to Millard’s relationship with his girlfriend Christina Noudga.

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