Men accused of assaulting Dennis Oland behind bars appear in court

Two Halifax men charged with assaulting Dennis Oland in a New Brunswick prison appeared briefly in court Thursday afternoon.

Convicted killer Cody Alexander Muise and Aaron Marriott, who was convicted in a 2008 drug shooting, allegedly attacked Oland at Atlantic Institution in Renous, N.B., on July 31.

The two appeared in Miramichi provincial court by video link from Atlantic Institution in Renous, N.B.

The case was adjourned until April 27 to allow the defence time for further consultations.

Oland had been jailed for 10 months after a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder in the 2011 bludgeoning of his multi-millionaire father, businessman Richard Oland.

The 48-year-old Saint John financial planner was released on bail in October after a court overturned his murder conviction and ordered a new trial.