Supreme Court decides not to review Dennis Oland murder case

The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed the application for appeals in the second-degree murder case of Dennis Oland, who was accused of killing his multimillionaire father, Richard Oland, in New Brunswick in 2011.

In a decision released Thursday, the court said it won't grant leave to hear arguments from the Crown and Dennis Oland's lawyers.

The Crown wanted the Supreme Court of Canada to restore Dennis Oland's conviction, while his lawyers asked the court for an acquittal.

The elder Oland was found face down in a pool of blood in his Saint John office after suffering 45 sharp and blunt force blows to his head, neck and hands.

Dennis Oland was convicted of second-degree murder in 2015 and was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years.

However, he was released on bail last October when the New Brunswick Court of Appeal ordered a new trial, citing an error in the trial judge's instructions to the jury.

Now that the Supreme Court has refused to hear the matter, the Crown will be asked to set a date for a new trial.