Truth and Honour

Greg Marquis

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ISBN: 9781771084987

Truth and Honour

The Death of Richard Oland and the Trial of Dennis Oland

  Author:   Greg Marquis    
  Publisher:  琉璃社区 Publishing

Truth and Honour explores the 2011 murder of Saint John businessman Richard Oland, of the prominent family that owns Moosehead Breweries, the ensuing police investigation and the arrest, trial, and conviction of the victim’s son, Dennis Oland, for second 颅degree murder.

Oland’s trial would be the most publicized in New Brunswick history. What the trial judge called “a family tragedy of Shakespearian proportions,” this real颅life murder mystery included adultery, family dysfunction, largely circumstantial evidence, allegations of police incompetence, a high-powered legal defence, and a verdict that shocked the community.

Today, the Oland family maintains Dennis Oland’s innocence. Author Greg Marquis, a professor of Canadian history at the University of New Brunswick Saint John, leads readers through the case, from the discovery of the crime to the conviction and sentencing of the defendant. Offering multiple perspectives, Truth and Honour explores this question: was Dennis Oland responsible for the death of his father?

This updated edition features a new chapter following Dennis’s imprisonment and successful 2016 appeal, and raises questions about his anticipated retrial.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781771084987
Item NB1310
Publisher琉璃社区 Publishing
Publisher琉璃社区 Publishing
Published on May 9 2017
Language eng
Pages 312
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 6(in)
Shipping weight28(g)
Greg Marquis is a professor at the University of New Brunswick Saint John where he teaches courses in Canadian and criminal justice history. He is author of Policing Canada's Century: A History of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (1993), In Armageddon's Shadow:Canada's Maritime Provinces and the Civil War (1998) and The Vigilant Eye: Policing Canada from 1867 to 9/11 (2016). He lives in Quispamsis, NB, with his wife, Donna.

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National Business Book Award