Dennis Oland appeal

The provincial Court of Appeal has release a detailed written account of why it overturned Dennis Oland’s murder conviction in October.

The appeals judges said there was independant evidence that Oland’s statement to police about what jacket he was wearing was concocted. But it also says the judge erred in his instructions to the jury on that evidence.

The court says the jury’s guilty verdict was not unreasonable or unsupported by the evidence which is why it did not order an acquittal on the murder charge saying that would have been wholly inappropriate.