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Dellen Millard's murder trial for death of his father, Wayne, begins

Coming UpDellen Millard's murder trial for death of his father, Wayne, beginsTwice-convicted killer Dellen Millard faces a first-degree murder charge in a Toronto courtroom Thursday, as his trial for the death of his father, Wayne Millard, begins.

Live blog for trial of man also convicted of Tim Bosma, Laura Babcock slayings begins at 10 a.m. ET

Dellen Millard, 32, faces a charge of first-degree murder in the death of his father, Wayne Millard. (Court exhibit)

Twice-convicted killer Dellen Millard again faces a first-degree murder charge in a Toronto courtroom Thursday, as his trial for the death of his father, Wayne Millard, begins.

The trial marks the final charges yet to be settled against Millard, 32, who is already serving consecutive life sen tences for the deaths of Hamilton's Tim Bosma in 2013, and Toronto's Laura Babcock in 2012.

The trial is being held before a judge alone in Superior Court in Toronto, and is expected to last about four weeks. Millard has pleaded not guilty.

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The 71-year-old Millard's death was originally ruled a suicide back in late 2012. He was found dead in bed at his home at 5 Maple Gate Court in Etobicoke, Ont. with a single gunshot wound through his eye.

After police launched investigations into Millard for Bosma and Babcock's murders, police reopened the case. He was then charged with murder in his father's death in April of 2014.

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The Crown co ntends that further investigation revealed Millard's DNA was on the grip of the gun that killed his father. It also says text messages and cell tower records show Millard was the one who bought the gun on July 2, 2012.

Millard represented himself during the Babcock trial. This time, he will be represented by lawyer Ravin Pillay, who acted as the head of his defence team for the Bosma trial.

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Assistant Crown attorneys Jill Cameron and Ken Lockhart are again prosecuting the case, after successfully securing convictions for Babcock's murder.

Justice Maureen Forestell will preside over the trial.

adam.carter@cbc.ca

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