Dennis Oland tries again to win bail pending appeal

FREDERICTON - Lawyers for Dennis Oland will be in court today to challenge a judge's decision to not grant him bail pending the appeal of his murder conviction in the death of his father.

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Earlier this month, Justice Marc Richard said Oland is not a danger to the public, but that's not a good enough reason to grant him bail.

Defence lawyers will ask Chief Justice Ernest Drapeau for leave to appeal and if he grants it, Oland's lawyer Alan Gold has said arguments will be heard immediately.

The body of Richard Oland was discovered face down in a pool of blood in his Saint John office on July 7, 2011.

He had suffered 45 blunt and sharp force blows to his head, neck and hands.

Oland was convicted of second degree murder in December and has begun serving a life sentence with no chance of parole for 10 years.


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