The first in a series of weekly updates in the second trial of Dennis Oland from CBC reporter Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon, author of Shadow of Doubt.
Sgt. Greg Oram, testifies for the first time today, revealing he was in the victim’s office with former inspector Glen McCloskey on the morning of July 7 moments after Richard Oland’s body was found. Read the full story here.
Defence lawyer Alan Gold argues that the Saint John police had such severe “tunnel vision” in believing Dennis Oland killed his father, they suffered from a “psychological phenomenon” that caused them to ignore any evidence that challenged their own theory. Gold says he intends to present evidence that the Oland family offered a reward for information leading to the arrest of Richard Oland’s killer two months after his death. Read the fully story here.
Glenn McCloskey, the former deputy chief of the Saint John Police Force, acknowledges mistakes were made during the Richard Oland homicide investigation, including his own movements within the bloody crime scene, which were more extensive than he previously admitted.
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