Oakley sentencing pushed back

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Accused, David Oakley made an appearance in Pictou Provincial Court Wednesday afternoon in regards to a case of animal abuse. During his last court date, Oakley’s lawyer entered guilty pleas for two counts of unnecessary suffering and one count of striking an animal with an axe.

During Wednesday’s appearance, Oakley’s lawyer Elizabeth Cooper was absent due to a family emergency but appeared via teleconference at the courtroom.

During the appearance, Cooper shared that due to the recent late disclosure of information to her about the case as well as her inability to be at the courthouse in person she was calling for an adjournment of the case.

The case was ultimately adjourned to October 1 for sentencing at the Pictou Provincial Courthouse.

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Animal rights activists gathered in the Pictou Provincial Courthouse on Wednesday for the David Oakley sentencing.(Brimicombe photo)