Court to de­cide on Oland re­view

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ATLANTIC -

FREDERICTON — The Supreme Court of Canada will an­nounce Thurs­day if it will re­view the sec­ond-de­gree mur­der case of Den­nis Oland, who was ac­cused of killing his mul­ti­mil­lion­aire fa­ther, Richard Oland, in New Brunswick in 2011.

The elder Oland was found face down in a pool of blood in his Saint John of­fice af­ter suf­fer­ing 45 sharp and blunt force blows to his head, neck and hands.

Den­nis Oland was con­victed of sec­ond-de­gree mur­der in 2015 and sen­tenced to life in prison with no chance of pa­role for 10 years. How­ever, he was re­leased on bail last Oc­to­ber when the New Brunswick Court of Ap­peal or­dered a new trial, cit­ing an er­ror in the trial judge’s instructions to the jury.

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