I'll be in court today when Christina Noudga appears. Follow along for updates.
A smaller crowd here today, not as big as the last trial. Plenty of reporters though.
No sign of Noudga just yet.
Noudga just arrived at the courthouse.
We're now inside the courtroom. There are members of the Bosma family here, and his parents, Hank and Mary. Sharlene Bosma is not here.
There are also a small contingent of people who watched the majority of the Bosma trial here, too.
The judge today is Justice Toni Skarica.
Sgt. Greg Rodzoniak and Det. Sgt. Matt Kavanagh from Hamilton Police are also here.
Noudga is here in the courtroom, wearing a blue blouse and her hair up. She looks somber.
Noudga's mother is here is well, seated behind her daughter.
The courtroom is pretty full now, though it's a smaller one than was used at the last trial.
Noudga is now standing in the prisoner's box, with her lawyer Brian Greenspan in front of her.
Justice Skarica now here. We're underway.
Crown Craig Fraser says there is a new indictment.
Obstruct justice destroying evidence: Noudga pleads guilty.
There is an eight-page agreed statement of facts in the case.
The statement starts talking about how Millard and Noudga texted about a "mission" the night Bosma died.
In the statement, Noudga agrees that she knew that "mission" sometimes meant criminal activity.
While their texts are being read into the record, some of the Bosma family are crying and shaking their heads.
Noudga asks whether the "mission went well" in one of these texts. Also said "quite the long mission."
Crown Brett Moodie is reading the agreed statement of facts into the record.
Millard told Noudga that he had a "tiny mission" and could use her help. She said "sure, pick me up at 8:30."
When Millard arrived at her home, he was towing Tim Bosma's truck in a trailer. "There is no evidence that there was a discussion between Noudga and Millard about what was in the trailer," Moodie says.
Now talking about when they dropped the trailer at Millard's mother's home, and then when they went to the hangar, and then the farm.
"Millard told Noudga it needed to be moved because the old floorboards were creaking under it's weight," Moodie says about the Eliminator.
Moodie also talking about when Millard passed off the locked toolbox to Matt Hagerman that night.
Also talking about the gloves that were found on Millard, that contained DNA from Millard, Noudga and Bosma.
Now talking about when Millard's mother told Noudga about her then-boyfriend's arrest.
"Police and public alike were frantically searching for Tim Bosma, hoping for his safe return," Moodie says.
Now talking about when Noudga wiped down the trailer. Moodie says she did so "deliberately, and with forethought wiped her prints and Madeleine's prints from the trailer." Millard's prints were also removed.
Now discussing the letters Millard sent Noudga, where he asked her to be his "secret agent." Moodie says she did not reach out to anyone or assist Millard with fabricating evidence.
She was arrested on April 10. The letters were found then, alongside unsent letters for Millard.
"Noudga maintains that any acts that may have assisted Millard were done not knowing Tim Bosma had been murdered," Moodie says.
Those are the facts. She's found guilty on one count of obstructing justice.
Crown Fraser now up again. There's a joint submission.
"The Crown submits this is a just and appropriate resolution." The guilty plea spares the family of Tim Bosma from hearing the "soul destroying" detail's of Bosma's death, he says. "There has been a great deal of pain for Tim Bosma's family."
"They are relieved it has been resolved in this way," Fraser says, about the Bosma family.
Noudga is still held accountable for the role she played in destroying evidence, Fraser says.
Crown was in a "strong position," Fraser says, listing all the things Noudga did with the trailer, DVR and Eliminator.
Fraser says when it comes to intent, the Crown's case was "circumstantial," and there was no "direct evidence" that Noudga knew Millard had killed Bosma.
The "uncertainty" was the impetus for this resolution, Fraser says.
Fraser says Hamilton police and OPP are supportive of this resolution.