Court hears Dennis Oland asked for cash advances before father's murder

Dennis Oland's former boss says he asked for cash advances in the weeks before his multimillionaire father was murdered in his New Brunswick office.

John Travis, who was Oland's former boss at CIBC Wood Gundy, took the stand today in Saint John, N.B.

Court heard that before the murder in 2011, Oland asked Travis for advances on his pay to get him through a ``crunch period.''

Crown prosecutors are in their fourth week of presenting their case against the 50-year-old, who is charged in the bludgeoning death of 69-year-old Richard Oland.

The prosecution believes Dennis Oland killed his father ``in a rage'' on July 6, 2011, saying he was on the edge financially when he visited his father that day.

Defence lawyers have argued there were errors and oversights in the Saint John police investigation of the case.