The Saint John Police Force said Wednesday it is not actively investigating the 2011 killing of multi-millionaire businessman Richard Oland despite last month's acquittal of Oland's son on a charge of second-degree murder in the case.
New Brunswick's Public Prosecution Services announced Tuesday they will not appeal last month's acquittal of Dennis Oland on a charge of second-degree murder in the 2011 bludgeoning death of his multi-millionaire father, Richard.
Dennis Oland has denied his personal financial problems were a motive to kill his multimillionaire father, Richard, but there's little doubt he was caught in a severe money crunch on the day his dad was beaten to death.
The prosecution has suggested Dennis Oland bludgeoned his father to death in a fit of rage triggered by his personal money problems. Oland acknowledged in court he was carrying a lot of debt, but he calmly insisted it was never a big concern.
Dennis Oland says he did not kill his father and he wants to clear his name. When the 51-year-old businessman started testifying Wednesday at his trial for the second-degree murder of his father, he immediately challenged the prosecution's assertion that he flew into a rage over money.