Evening Update: Dennis Oland found not guilty in bludgeoning death of his father; CannTrust appoints lead of committee to investigate hidden cannabis

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Dennis Oland is found not guilty of second-degree murder in the death of his father

Dennis Oland has been found not guilty of second-degree murder in the 2011 bludgeoning death of his father, multimillionaire businessman and Moosehead brewing scion Richard Oland.

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In delivering his decision in a New Brunswick courthouse today, Justice Terrence Morrison said there were too many missing pieces of the puzzle to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Oland’s lawyer said his client’s immediate plans are to “mentally regroup” and spend quality time with his family.

It’s the second trial for Oland, who was charged in 2013 and found guilty by a jury in 2015. That verdict was overturned on appeal, and this trial was held before a judge alone.

Oland, who has always maintained his innocence, was the last

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