Trial to resume for Dennis Oland, charged with murder of his businessman father

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SAINT JOHN, N.B. — The trial resumes today for Dennis Oland who is charged in the death of his father, well-known businessman Richard Oland.

The 46-year-old has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the high-profile case.

Court has heard that Richard Oland’s killer would have walked away from the crime scene spattered with his blood.

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Const. Duane Squires of the Saint John Police Force said he was called to Richard Oland’s office at 52 Canterbury St. on July 7, 2011. 

When he arrived, he testified that he noticed the smell of a decaying body and saw a lot of blood spatter in the room.

The Crown has told the jury that Oland was killed in a violent outburst that resulted in 40 blows to his head and neck.

The Canadian Press

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