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06/15/2016 05:11 EDT | Updated 06/16/2017 01:12 EDT

Hamilton jury deliberating in murder trial of Tim Bosma's accused killers

HAMILTON — A Hamilton jury enters a third day of deliberations today at the trial of two men accused of killing Tim Bosma three years ago and burning his body in an animal incinerator.

Justice Andrew Goodman concluded his instructions to the 12-member jury in the first-degree murder trial of Dellen Millard and Mark Smich on Monday.

Millard, 30, of Toronto, and Smich, 28, of Oakville, Ont., have both pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges in Bosma's death.

Bosma, 32, disappeared on May 6, 2013 after taking two men for a test drive of a truck he had listed for sale online. His remains were found days later burned beyond recognition.

The Crown alleges Millard and Smich planned for more than a year to steal a truck, kill its owner and incinerate their body.

Smich testified that Millard shot, killed and burned Bosma. Millard did not testify, but his lawyer told court that Smich accidentally shot Bosma on a nearby highway in an attempt to steal his truck.