Dennis Oland's lawyers file appeal of murder conviction in father's death

SAINT JOHN, N.B. -- Lawyers for Dennis Oland have filed an appeal of his conviction on a charge of second-degree murder for his father's death.

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Oland was found guilty in December of killing Richard Oland in his Saint John, N.B., office in July 2011.

The body of the well-known businessman was found face down in a pool of blood on July 7, 2011.

He had suffered 45 blunt and sharp force blows to his head, neck and hands, although no weapon was ever found.

During the trial, the Crown focused on potential motives that included Dennis Oland's financial difficulties and the knowledge his father was having an affair.


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