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Tim Bosma is seen in an undated handout photo. Dellen Millard, of Toronto, and Mark Smich, from Oakville, Ont., are both charged with first-degree murder in Bosma’s deathThe Canadian Press

A man accused of killing Tim Bosma said Monday he could not recall key details, including where he buried a gun he says was used to kill the Hamilton father, and he insisted other witnesses have lied on the stand.

Under intense cross-examination from co-accused Dellen Millard's lawyer, Mark Smich repeatedly said it wasn't his gun he buried in a forest somewhere in Oakville, Ont.

Brandon Daly, Smich's friend, previously testified Smich told him it was his gun that he had received in a toolbox Millard owned.

"Absolutely not true," Smich said when asked if Daly told the court the truth about his statements.

Smich also testified he didn't talk to Millard's girlfriend, Christina Noudga, the night Millard was arrested. Both she and Marlena Meneses, Smich's girlfriend at the time, have testified Smich spoke to Noudga, which set in motion a plan to get drugs out of Millard's house.

Millard's lawyer, Nadir Sachak, grilled Smich all day, much of it about the gun, which Smich said Millard used to kill Bosma the night of May 6, 2013.

Sachak suggested it was Smich's gun that Millard had bought for him. Smich said it wasn't his gun and claimed Millard was trying to set him up.

Smich said he couldn't remember details of how long he had biked to the forest where he has said he buried the gun, or even which direction he went.

Under questioning from Sachak, he only recalled wrapping the gun with tape, placing it in a plastic bag and burying it with a spade that was of "average size."

"Is this a gun burial induced amnesia?" asked Sachak of Smich's memory lapses. "You've forgotten every detail except that it's in a magical forest."

"I was under a lot of shock and stress, I don't know where (the gun) is," Smich said, adding that he had smoked marijuana earlier that day and was drinking alcohol.

"Were you concerned about little kids picking up this gun?" Sachak asked.

"No, I buried it somewhere no one can find it," Smich said.

Smich and Millard have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder the death of Bosma, who vanished after taking two strangers on a test drive of a truck he was trying to sell.

Last week, Smich told court Millard fatally shot Bosma during the test drive and later burned his body in an animal incinerator.

He said he received the gun from a mutual friend and then buried it.

Court also saw several videos of Smich being interviewed by Hamilton police detectives on May 22, 2013, the night he was arrested. In the interview, Smich is seated, holding a blanket tightly and avoiding looking at the detective.

"Where is the gun son? Where's the gun?" Staff Sgt. Matt Kavanagh asks in the video, his voice rising. "Bring some peace to this family."

"I don't know," Smich responds in the video, sniffling into his arm.

Smich told court Monday he was under advice from his lawyer to remain silent, which is why he didn't talk much to police.

"Did you shoot Tim Bosma, yes or no? It's a simple question, Mark," Kavanagh asks in another video clip shown to court.

"I need to speak to a lawyer," Smich responds, his head resting on the wall.

During Monday's cross-examination, Smich agreed when Sachak noted that the missing gun "may have 100 per cent proof as to who held it when it was fired."

"And the jury will never have the benefit to see that gun?" Sachak asked.

"Correct," Smich replied.

Smich admitted he held the gun he said Millard used to kill Bosma after Sachak presented a photo — taken about 10 months before Bosma vanished — of a partially hidden man holding a gun with two fingers.

"That DNA (on the gun) can exonerate you or totally implicate you, you knew that?" Sachak asked.

"I knew I had handled the gun before and I knew that Dellen Millard used the gun to kill Mr. Bosma, so I wrapped it up," Smich said.

He also said he had tried to sell the gun, and sold some of the drugs that came from Millard's house in an effort to raise money for a lawyer.

Smich's testimony continues Tuesday.