Summonses being mailed for potential jury duty in Oland's second murder trial

Summonses are being mailed to some residents in the Saint John area for potential jury duty in Dennis Oland's second murder trial.

CBC reports the summonses do not specifically say the jury duty is for Oland's trial, but are for Harbour Station for proceedings starting October 15th that could be 65 days in duration.

Oland's retrial in the 2011 bludgeoning death of his father, businessman Richard Oland, is scheduled to begin October 15 in Saint John and Harbour Station is the same venue used for jury selection during his first trial because the courthouse wasn't big enough to accommodate the large potential jury pool.

He has been free on bail since October 2016 after the New Brunswick Court of Appeal overturned his 2015 second-degree murder conviction and ordered a new trial, citing an error in the judge's instructions to the jury.