Dennis Oland seeks bail today pending appeal

FREDERICTON -- Just a day after Dennis Oland was sentenced for the second-degree murder of his father, lawyers will be back in court today seeking to have him released on bail pending an appeal of his conviction.

See Full Article

The notice of appeal filed last month asks the court to allow the appeal, quash the conviction, and direct a verdict of acquittal or order a new trial.

The document alleges the trial judge made multiple errors in his instructions to the jury.

In an affidavit filed with the court, Oland says he would continue to work as a director of his father's companies and live at home with his wife, Lisa, if granted bail.

Both his mother and uncle say they have unencumbered assets of at least $1 million each and are prepared to provide whatever level of bail the court may set.

The bail hearing is being heard in the Court of Appeal in Fredericton.

Oland was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years for the murder of his father, Richard Oland, in July 2011.



Advertisements

Latest Canada & World News

  • Second abortion-related film to be shown at N.B. high school theatre

    Canada News CTV News
    SAINT JOHN, N.B. - A month after the showing of a controversial anti-abortion film at a high school theatre in New Brunswick, opponents of that film are screening a documentary on access to abortions at the same school tonight. Source
  • Cory Booker may end 2020 campaign if fundraising doesn't pick up

    World News CTV News
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Lagging in polling and fundraising, Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker said Saturday he may end his run unless donations from supporters increase quickly. "I don't believe people should stay in this just to stay in it. Source
  • Man and woman dead after attempted murder on Niagara River

    Canada News CTV News
    FORT ERIE, Ont. -- Two people have died after an attempted murder on the Niagara River that local police say also sent a child to hospital on Friday evening. Niagara Regional Police say they responded to a report of three people in the water in distress near the area of Jarvis Street and Niagara Boulevard in Fort Erie, Ont. Source
  • Democrats condemn Trump over Ukraine allegations. But what will they do?

    World News CTV News
    WASHINGTON - A whistleblower's complaint over U.S. President Donald Trump's interactions with a foreign leader is testing the power Democrats can use against a Republican president who so brazenly ignores protocol and presidential norms. Democrats were unanimous in their condemnation of Trump for going to extraordinary lengths to tear down a chief political rival by asking the new leader of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden's son. Source
  • Jason Kenney: Alberta will drop more inter-province trade barriers

    Canada News CTV News
    SAINT JOHN, N.B. - Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says his government is eliminating more of exemptions to a free-trade agreement between provinces. Kenney announced during a speech to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Saint John, N.B. Source
  • Green Party would decriminalize all drug possession if elected

    Canada News CBC News
    The Green Party would decriminalize all drug possession if elected in October, leader Elizabeth May said Saturday on the campaign trial in Winnipeg. May said legalizing possession of all drugs is necessary to curb the opioid crisis in Canada. "We must stop treating drug addiction as a criminal issue. Source
  • Climate activists step up protests in Britain and France

    World News CTV News
    PARIS -- Environmental activists in Britain and France stepped up campaigns Saturday to get their governments to confront climate change with greater urgency, part of a week of global climate actions. Thousands of people marched in south Paris to press French President Emmanuel Macron, world leaders at the United Nations and multinational companies to reduce greenhouse emissions faster, Source
  • Biden calls for transcript of Trump's phone call at centre of whistleblower complaint

    World News CBC News
    U.S. President Donald Trump urged the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate the son of former vice-president Joe Biden, a person familiar with the matter said. Democrats condemned what they saw as a clear effort to damage a political rival, now at the centre of an explosive whistleblower complaint against Trump. Source
  • Jailed former Somali child refugee to be released, transferred to treatment centre

    Canada News CBC News
    A former Somali refugee and foster child who is facing deportation will be released from the Edmonton Remand Centre where he has been held since March and will be heading to a treatment centre. Abdilahi Elmi had been scheduled for deportation in August because of his criminal record, until the UN petitioned Canada to delay his departure. Source
  • U.S. police assess rise in threat tips after 3 mass killings

    World News CTV News
    LOS ANGELES -- It had all the makings of a massacre. Six guns, including a Colt AR-15 rifle. About 1,000 rounds of ammunition. A bulletproof vest. And an angry Southern California man who threated to kill his co-workers at a hotel and its guests. Source