Oland expected to testify in his own defence at trial for death

first_imgSAINT JOHN, N.B. — Dennis Oland is expected to testify in his own defence today at his trial for the second-degree murder of his father.The 51-year-old businessman will address the prosecution case, which claims he bludgeoned his wealthy father to death in a rage over money problems.He is also expected to discuss discrepancies in his interview with police on July 7, 2011, the day Richard Oland’s body was found lying in a pool of blood on the floor of his office in Saint John, N.B.The trial may hear from the defence team’s blood spatter expert before Dennis Oland is sworn in as a witness.The investment adviser was charged with his father’s murder in 2013 and has steadfastly maintained his innocence.He was convicted in a jury trial in 2015, but that verdict was set aside on appeal in 2016 and the new trial ordered.The Canadian Presslast_img

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