Dennis Oland sentenced to life in prison, no parole for 10 years
Dennis Oland has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years for the second-degree murder of his father.
A jury found Oland guilty of the crime in December following a trial that lasted four months and captured widespread public attention.
Richard Oland’s body was found 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, although no weapon was ever found.
The Olands are an establishment family in the history of the Maritimes, having founded Moosehead Breweries, though Richard Oland left the family business in 1981.
The key piece of evidence for the Crown was a brown jacket worn by Dennis Oland that had a number of small blood stains and also DNA that matched the profile of Richard Oland.
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