Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Jury Selected for Retrial of Dennis Oland in Murder of His Father

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Jury Selected for Retrial of Dennis Oland in Murder of His Father

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Jury selected for Dennis Oland murder trial

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SAINT JOHN, N.B. - The retrial of Dennis Oland for the second degree murder of his father, Richard Oland, will begin on Tuesday.

The final jury members were chosen on Wednesday, ending a three-day selection process that was originally scheduled for two weeks.

Justice Terrence Morrison of the Court of Queen's Bench thanked prospective jurors waiting in an adjoining courtroom, telling them they were free to go.

"I am sure that will make your day," he said, addressing the crowd on a closed circuit system.

"I know it has been challenging for all of you."

The jury is made up of 14 members and two alternates -- a larger-than-normal panel because the trial is expected to take so long, at least four months. …

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