Christina Noudga’s love for Dellen Millard ended after he “got her arrested.”
Millard’s former girlfriend faced cross-examination for the first time Tuesday since she first took the stand last Wednesday at the Tim Bosma murder trial.
Noudga, 24, was still in a relation ship when Millard when he and Mark Smich were charged with first-degree murder in 2013 in Bosma’s death. Smich’s lawyer, Thomas Dungey, suggested Noudga was still in love with Millard. Noudga emphatically shot that idea down.
“You can suggest that,” Noudga responded. “But I have no feelings for him.”
When Dungey asked when her love for Millard ended, Noudga replied, “when he got me arrested.”
Noudga was arrested and charged in the Bosma case in April 2014, 11 months after Bosma was killed. Noudga was charged with accessory after the fact to murder.
Noudga went even further, stunning the court when she said, “I was arrested for what? Something stupid that (Dellen Millard and Mark Smich) did?”
Noudga said she started to hear rumours about Millard cheating on her. She told the court she was humiliated.
“I got to spend four months of my life in a tiny little box, and over time I started to feel a contempt towards him, a loathing,” she testified. “He put me in a situation I didn’t belong in … he also cheated on me and I found out after the fact.”
Dungey challenged Noudga, asking her why she didn’t call police when she began to believe Bosma’s truck might be in the trailer she helped Millard move in May 2013.
Noudga never told police Millard’s mother helped her wipe down the truck until she testified about it in court this week.
Noudga also faced cross-examination from Millard’s lawyer Ravin Pillay, who focused on the emotional side of the letters she received from Millard, ignoring the times when he asked her to tamper with witnesses.
Millard referred to Noudga as his “secret agent” in the letters.
“I just filled him with more love and support, I just avoided those questions in general,” Noudga told the court.
Pillay also provided the jury with a potential reason for why Noudga has had difficulty remembering key facts during her testimony, suggesting she was exhausted physically and mentally from work and school.
“It’s more difficult than people assume it to be,” she said.
Bosma, 32, vanished on May 6, 2013, after taking two men on a test drive in a pickup truck he was trying to sell.
This Friday will mark the three year anniversary of his murder.