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An officer had to order other copies away from the Oland crime scene, hear trials


Chris Morris, Canadian Press

Published Friday, November 30, 2018 EST EST 12:45

Updated Friday, November 30, 2018 3:41 PM EST

SAINT JOHN, N.B. – The many deprived body of Richard Oland millionaires attracted unnecessary attention by a number of Saint John police officers who visited the scene just before, Dennis Oland's murder trial was told on Friday.

"I ordered them to go out of my crime surgery," Sgt. Mark Smith stated that he described finding two unauthorized officers near the body on the day it was discovered, July 7, 2011.

Smith was the officer responsible for collecting forensic evidence in the round scene as a murder at the offices of Richard John, the 69-year-old and former executive Moosehead Breweries Ltd who was beaten to death on July 6, 2011.

Pictures show Oland lying at his desk, his skull had to be broken down by repetitive cuts of a weapon that was never found. A large pond of blood radiates around the upper half of the body.

The only son of Oland, Dennis, 50, is on trial for a second degree murder. This is the second Oland trial – the conviction of the jury in his first test in 2015 was set aside on appeal.

Prosecutors have told the court that this was caused by the serious financial problems of Dennis Oland. The defense says that Dennis, who has consistently maintained his innocence, is suffering from a peaceful police investigation and is urgent to judge.

The two officers appointed by Smith's husband were Inspector Glen McCloskey, deputy chief of police forces of Saint John later and who has now retired, and Const. Greg Oram. The second visit was McCloskey to the location that day and admitted during the first trial that he was there in the second occasion simply out of "curiosity."

McCloskey's conduct was the subject of an initial investigation by the New Brunswick Police Commission after another officer, the deputy chief said he did not tell the trial about his presence at the crime spot. However, a more detailed query was debated after McCloskey retired.

Smith said the two officers left when he ordered them out.

The defense asks punctual questions for police officers to testify in the trial, suggesting a failure of due diligence in preventing the contamination of the crime scene, and failure to explore such areas as an escape route possible back door and bathroom office.

Smith was not cross-examined by defense defenders on Friday. He will take the stall again later.

Two other police officers on the stand on Friday, Const. Rob Carlisle to Const. Don Weber described the work they did during the Oland investigation questioned by the P.J. Crown prosecutor. Veniot.

Both were responsible for searching for potential evidence, including anything that could have been a murder weapon, and they also collected a video surveillance film from nearby businesses.

Carlisle said we were asked to look for a video from the highway bedway from July 6, 2011, especially showing any people who wear beige pants, about 5 inches of 10 inches in height and wearing a dark blazer.

"No name was mentioned," said Carlisle at court.

Dennis Oland was caught on the camera on July 6, 2011, wearing beige pants and a brown jacket. He visited dad in the office late that day, and this is the last person to see Richard Oland alive.

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