09/21/2015 09:40 EDT | Updated 09/21/2016 01:12 EDT

Smell from Richard Oland's office was "nauseating," witness tells murder trial

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — A man who was among the first to see the scene after businessman Richard Oland's body was found told Dennis Oland's murder trial today the first thing he noticed was a sickening smell.

Preston Chiasson was at Printing Plus below Richard Oland's office in Saint John, N.B., on July 7, 2011, when the victim's secretary came into the shop looking for help.

He went to the office and found Oland's body.

Justice John Walsh of the Court of Queen's Bench warned the jury and people in the courtroom that pictures from the office would be graphic.

They showed the 69-year-old Oland face-down on the floor, his head and upper body in a pool of blood.

Dennis Oland has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.


The Canadian Press