Crown To Begin Presenting Evidence in Landry Murder Trial
The jury in the trial of the first of four people charged in the death of a Richmond County man will begin hearing evidence today. 67 year-old James Joseph Landry faces a count of second-degree murder in the case of 43 year-old Phillip Boudreau. A jury of seven women and six men, including an alternate, was finalized by mid-day yesterday at the Justice Centre in Port Hawkesbury. The 13 jurors were chosen from a pool of more than 200 people from Richmond and Inverness counties. Boudreau is missing and presumed dead after his overturned boat was found at the mouth of Petit de Grat Harbour in June of last year. RCMP say he was involved in an altercation with the crew on a fishing boat, earlier that morning. The Crown is expected to call up to 24 witnesses over the course of Landry’s trial. At least 10 days have been set aside for the trial.