Dennis Oland expected to testify in his own defence at trial for death of father
SAINT 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.