Dennis Oland, Dick, Murder discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio


What impact it might it might give an impression that the perspective juror might favor, the police or my disfavor? The police example suppose, they had just pathetic and unpleasant experience with the police. Well, that's not something that we're entitled to know. Though in this case, you have of said that the police mishandled the case from the start. So maybe just give us a sense again as to what you think they did wrong investigating this murder. Well, the the the first trial simply reveals considerable number of missteps they're supposed to secure the crime scene. So that people don't wander in contaminated the evidence destroy will veal as it did at the last trial. For example, there was an exit door that was the more likely place for the actual killer do vaccinate they didn't even photograph that door. It was like they didn't even notice it. The they took over a hundred photographs of everything else in the location except this exit or they never checked that door for fingerprints. The crime scene was visited by people that had no business being there a crime scene. Like, this is very challenging for police force to make sure that the evidence. That every bit of evidence is found that might help solve it. And I think the challenge was just too great for this particular police force, then Dan is Ellen was found guilty by a jury already and that verdict was later overturned as as you well know, but so what why do you think that you can convince a judge this time that Dennis Oland had nothing to do with his father's. Well, again, we don't have to do the convincing. The crown, but the case is a circumstantial evidence case of involving some really quite extraordinary puzzles. There's a lot of smoke and the question is whether there's fire, and they judicial mind illegally trained mind who understands how faint how appearances can be deceptive who understand that you have to be careful not to jump to conclusions. That's the kind of mind can accurately and reliably look at this case, one of the key pieces of evidence is you know, is the during the first trial was the jacket a Brown jacket belong to Dennis Oland that had small bloodstains in DNA that that that seemed to match his father is that again going to be a key piece of evidence for the crown. I think I think in many ways, it's the key piece of evidence. And this is the kind of evidence that I'm talking about. Because at first. Bless you think. Oh my gosh. How could that happen? But the trial itself is going to bring forth evidence that, you know, these kinds of stains the transfer of stains as is not uncommon and the trial will also put forth all of the other evidence in which there were no bloodstains all of the other quoting shoes at cetera, which were carefully examined. So this is this is the point that a judge can look carefully at all of the evidence in and not just Bafokeng on one or two pieces of evidence that seemed to suggest guilt does your client Dennis Oland have any series as to how his father was killed. We we have we have no idea, and it'd be virtually impossible for us to have an idea because dick he he had certain aspects of his life that were kept secret from his family. We don't have a police force. We're not they're investigating the crime. Seen within minutes of the body being discovered. So no in in the real world. I think it's almost impossible for outsiders to to figure out who did it, that's the polices job. And we say they didn't do properly in this case this morning..

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