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Defence lawyers wrap up case in Oland trial, closing arguments set for Dec. 14

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — The defence has closed its case in the Dennis Oland murder trial.

Defence lawyer Gary Miller told the jury today that he would call no more testimony.

The defence had been expected to call more witnesses.

The trial has been adjourned until Dec. 14 when the defence and Crown will present closing arguments.

Dennis Oland has pleaded not guilty to a charge of second-degree murder in the death of his father, well-known businessman Richard Oland.

The 69-year-old was found face down in a pool of blood in his office on July 7, 2011.

The jury has heard he was killed the evening before and suffered 45 blunt and sharp-force wounds to his head, neck and hands, though no murder weapon was ever found.

The Canadian Press

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