Newspaper article The Canadian Press

'Unexpected Legal Issue' Delays Retrial of Dennis Oland in Father's Murder

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

'Unexpected Legal Issue' Delays Retrial of Dennis Oland in Father's Murder

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'Unexpected legal issue' delays Oland retrial

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SAINT JOHN, N.B. - The second-degree murder trial of Dennis Oland has been postponed for at least a day while lawyers on both sides address unspecified issues behind closed doors.

Evidence had been expected to get underway in the high-profile trial of Oland, who is accused of bludgeoning his multimillionaire father to death in 2011.

But the judge presiding over the case said Tuesday an "unexpected legal issue" has arisen, although he did not specify what that might be.

Justice Terrence Morrison said the adjournment will continue until the issue is resolved.

Oland, 50, has pleaded not guilty in the death of 69-year-old Richard Oland on July 6, 2011.

A few interested people showed up at the Saint John law courts Tuesday to watch the opening of the trial -- one of the most high-profile cases in New Brunswick history. …

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