The lawyer for a second suspect charged in the death of a Hamilton father who disappeared after going for a test drive says they will be defending the case vigorously.
Twenty-five-year-old Mark Smich (schmick) was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Tim Bosma when he appeared in court today in Hamilton.
Lawyer Tom Dungey says Smich will plead not guilty.
Smich's next court appearance on the murder charge is set for June 13th, the same day the other suspect in the case is to appear.
Twenty-seven-year-old Dellen Millard is charged with first-degree murder as well as forcible confinement and theft of a vehicle.
His lawyer has said his client will also plead not guilty.
Police allege the suspects are the two men Bosma took for a test drive on May 6th.
He never returned and his remains were found about a week later.
Court records show Smich has five previous convictions, including two for drug possession in 2005 and 2006.
He is also facing a charge of mischief for allegedly spray-painting a highway overpass with graffiti.
(The Canadian Press