Canada's high court rules Dennis Oland should have been freed on bail
The Supreme Court of Canada says Dennis Oland was wrongly denied bail pending an appeal of his second-degree murder conviction.
Today's decision by the high court could have influence beyond the high-profile New Brunswick case in which Oland was initially convicted of killing his father.
Well-known businessman Richard Oland was brutally murdered in his Saint John office in July 2011, and his son Dennis, now 49, was convicted in 2015.
He appealed the conviction and sought release on bail but the request was turned down and that decision was later affirmed by the New Brunswick Court of Appeal.
After spending 11 months in prison, Oland was granted release by the same court when a new trial was ordered.